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eMINTS: Coding and Game Design Without Breaking Your PD Budget

Posted by Carrie Watkins on Jan 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Topics: K-12, professional development

As your school continues to integrate technology into different facets of the curriculum, professional development is key to keeping the focus on the learning and faculty feeling comfortable with the pace.

For many tools and strategies, you don’t need to look farther than down the hall to other faculty and your instructional technology coaches to lead training. But sometimes concepts are a little too big, people are a little too busy, or ideas are a little too new and you need to look outside your walls for additional training.

shutterstock_340226828.jpgCoding and using game design as part of learning are often topics that are difficult to tackle with your internal team. MBS Direct and our partner eMints are now offering professional development in coding and game design that won’t break your professional development budget.

MBS Direct partnered with eMints, out of the University of Missouri, to provide an option for our partner schools looking for that next level of training. Led by certified teachers, all the sessions are focused on practical ways to use technology in the classroom to help achieve the learning goals you have for your school.

eMints has a session of their online courses starting February 24, including two courses on coding and game design. The seats typically cost $200, but thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation and Google, there are limited scholarships available for both of these courses.

If you are interested in attending either of these sessions, contact your account manager or check out the course list for more information. Scholarships are limited, so be sure to register today!

About Carrie Watkins

Carrie is a former digital consultant for MBS Direct, who specialized in traveling around the country to learn about new products and services MBS Direct can provide to partner schools and bringing those ideas back into the office to work on with the digital solutions team.

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