The State University of New York - Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development is designed to encourage faculty & staff to explore emerging technologies.
The TOEP website highlights tools and resources to help you become familiar with photo sharing, audio, video, blogs, wikis, online applications, social bookmarking, citation management, and many other freely available online tools. Our focus is on your use of these tool sets to support student learning.
The deadline to complete TOEP Phase 2 for incentives
has been extended to
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:00 am!
Participants who have registered by January 31, 2014 and have completed the requisite TOEP discovery activities are eligible for 1st and 2nd place incentives.
Registration is still open!
Faculty and staff may still register, request to join the TOEP Community, complete Discovery Exercises, and earn badges, although newcomers are not eligible for the main incentives.
NOTE: This website will be a continuing resource.
TOEP Phase 2 includes NEW participation options, UPGRADED resources, and EXPANDED incentive opportunities!!!
TOEP has been awarded a second round of funding through the SUNY Provost's IITG initiative for 2013-14. Check out the highlights below. Keep an eye on this site for updated details.
Get introduced to TOEP in this introduction video.
What's new in TOEP Phase 2?
How do you register & participate in TOEP Phase 2?
To be eligible to be considered for 1st and 2nd place TOEP award incentives, you must have registered no later than January 31, 2014 and complete Discovery Exercises by March 3, 2014.
After January 31, 2014 you may still register, request to join the TOEP Community, complete Discovery Exercises, and earn TOEP badges.
To register and participate in TOEP, follow the steps on the FAQ page.
Complete your custom TOEP agenda in as little as 30 minutes weekly, to earn badges, a certificate of completion, and other incentives. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a discovery adventure… and remember, it's OK to have fun!
Who is involved in TOEP Phase 2?
TOEP Phase 2 is facilitated by Co-PIs and TOEP Fellows on 10 participating campuses:
The project's leadership team and Fellows will assist with campus recruitment, as well as provide mentoring and support as you progress through Discovery Learning activities. Check this list to get connected with the TOEP Fellows on your campus.
What incentives are there?
The major participation incentive is learning more about tools that have potential viability in your own practice. In addition, faculty and staff from partnering campuses also become eligible for project incentives. Completers will:
1st Place Awards - (Professional Development Awards valued at $300 each)
Most pedagogically intriguing use of a TOEP tool as evidenced through postings to the TOEP Community.
2nd Place Awards - (iTunes cards valued at $50 each)
Most personal progress using TOEP tools.
Best peer mentoring and support provided to other participants.
Who were TOEP Phase 1 Awardees?
Congratulations to the list of TOEP Phase 1 Awardees from the 2012-13AY!
Where can additional information be accessed?
What are the origins of the project?The inspiration for this project came from the Learning 2.0 website. Since the original program's launch it has fostered similar programs worldwide. If you are interested in duplicating or modifying this program for your organization please contact the SUNY TOEP Team to request a copy of this Creative Commons-licensed website to customize for your use.