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October 23, 2014

Due Tomorrow: SITE 2015 (Las Vegas) Call for Participation Due: Oct 23

Note that this is due today…

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   Call for Participation Due: October 23, 2014
March 2-6, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
NEW: SITE offers a peer refereed publication opportunity in the

SITE Research Highlights Book.

SITE 2015 is the 26th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Join with 1,300+ colleagues from over 60 countries in Las Vegas!

This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

NEW: SITE offers a peer refereed publication opportunity in the

SITE Research Highlights Book.

Registration & Hotel Information
Special discounted hotel rates

have been secured for SITE participants. To receive this special rate, hotel reservations must be
made by: January 29, 2015
(5PM EST US) and you must identify yourself as an attendee of SITE 2015.
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: Oct 23
 
 
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October 21, 2014

Book Notice: Online, Blended, and Distance Education: Building Successful School Programs (Online Learning and Distance Education)

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This showed up on Amazon for pre-order this past week (and in less than two days it was showing up as an ad on the side of my Facebook page – see image above).

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Below are some of the details (more to come as we are able to release it)…

Clark, Tom, & Barbour, Michael. K. (Eds.). (January 2015). Online, Blended and Distance Education: Building Successful School Programs. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishers. 256 pp.  DigitalPaperback, and Hardcover editions available for pre-ordering at Amazon.

Book Summary

This new title in Stylus Publisher’s Online, Blended and Distance Education series begins with a Series Editor Foreword by Michael G. Moore, the top U. S. academic in the field, and a Foreword by Cathy Cavanaugh, internationally renowned online and blended researcher and Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft.

Internationally, an explosion of K–12 online and blended learning activity has occurred in the last few years. In conceiving this book, Co-Editors Tom Clark and Michael K. Barbour asked, what can North American educators learn from international K–12 educators, and vice versa, about building successful online and blended learning programs?  They then went about finding the people and programs who could help them answer these questions.

The book features chapters by well-known experts in the field on key program components such as teaching, curriculum, and technology, and key issues such as educational equity, the controversy over full-time online schools, and the emergence of blended learning. It also features case studies by experienced practitioners who profile a wide variety of programs in the U.S. and five other nations, looking at challenges, lessons learned and effective practices for achieving program success.

In their overview chapter, the co-editors describe the current status of K-12 online and blended learning in North America and around the world. In the final chapter of the book, they summarize what chapter authors had to say about challenges and lessons learned and key policy and practice issues. Clark and Barbour conclude by presenting eight key trends (Global, Blended, Teacher-Facilitated, Personalized, Adaptive, Mobile, Open, and Evidence-Based) that can guide effective practice in K-12 online, blended, and distance education.

About the Editors 

Tom Clark is president of TA Consulting. In this role, he has undertaken many successful evaluations for state and federal agencies, universities, school districts, museums, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He led the evaluation of a five-year, $9.1 million project for online professional development and K–12 online learning funded through the U.S. Department of Education. TA Consulting served as contractor for team-based evaluations in the 2000s of state virtual school programs in Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, and Missouri, and the Chicago Public Schools Virtual High School. Dr. Clark has many related publications. He co-edited Virtual Schools: Planning for Success (2005) with Dr. Zane Berge; coauthored one of the first American books in the field, Distance Education: The Foundations of Effective Practice (1991), with Dr. Richard Verduin; and authored an early overview of K–12 online learning in the United States, Virtual Schools: Status and Trends (2001). Recognized as an author in distance and online learning in Who’s Who in America, he was an advisor for U.S. Department of Education’s Evaluating Online Learning (2008).

Michael Barbour is Director of Doctoral Studies for the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University in Fairlfield, Connecticut. He completed his PhD in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Barbour’s interest in K–12 distance education began after accepting his first high school teaching position in a regional high school in a rural community of approximately 3,500 people. Having been educated in an urban area, Michael was troubled by the inequity of opportunity provided to his rural students and began a program to offer Advanced Placement (i.e., university-level) social studies courses over the Internet to students at his own school and other schools in the district. For more than a decade now, Michael has worked with numerous K–12 online learning programs in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and around the world as an online teacher, course developer, administrator, evaluator, and researcher. His current research interests focus on the effective design and delivery of online learning to K–12 students in virtual school environments, particularly those in rural areas.

October 20, 2014

[CSSE-SCÉÉ]CSSE – Conference – SUBMISSION REMINDER – 3 weeks | SCÉÉ – Congrés – RAPPEL À SOUMETTRE – Trois semaines

From this past Wednesday’s inbox…

Dear Colleagues:  The deadline for submissions of proposals for the 2015 CSSE conference is Wednesday, 5 November 2014.  You can find further information at http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/. Thanks, Tim

Chers collègues, la date limite pour soumettre des projets d’exposés pour le congrès annuel de la SCÉÉ de 2015 est le mercredi 5 novembre 2014.  Vous trouverez plus amples renseignements au http://www.csse-scee.ca/congres/. Merci, Tim

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October 17, 2014

SITE 2015 (Las Vegas) Call for Participation Due: Oct 23

From Wednesday’s inbox…

 

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   Call for Participation Due: October 23, 2014
March 2-6, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
NEW: SITE offers a peer refereed publication opportunity in the

SITE Research Highlights Book.

SITE 2015 is the 26th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Join with 1,300+ colleagues from over 60 countries in Las Vegas!

This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

NEW: SITE offers a peer refereed publication opportunity in the

SITE Research Highlights Book.

Registration & Hotel Information
Special discounted hotel rates

have been secured for SITE participants. To receive this special rate, hotel reservations must be
made by: January 29, 2015
(5PM EST US) and you must identify yourself as an attendee of SITE 2015.
Social Networking

AcademicExperts.org is an academic expertise resource & community connecting thousands of academics & professional specialists.
 Join today to stay connected with your SIGs!
.

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our blogView our videos on YouTube

Deadlines & Quick Links
 
 
Sponsored By:
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Conference Proceedings and internationally distributed via EdITLib.org
AACE Conferences
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October 16, 2014

SITE Update—Autumn 2014

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

Hello SITE Members!

I wanted to send another update to you at this very important time of year in the SITE calendar.

SITE 2015 in Las Vegas!

First and foremost, please note the submission date for the SITE 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, NV proposals is Thursday, October 23 and that day is rapidly approaching! http://site.aace.org/conf/call.htm

I already am excited about what a great conference we are going to have in Las Vegas in March, but I encourage you to be active in the SITE community now.

➢ Submit proposals at http://site.aace.org/conf/call.htm

➢ Sign up to be a reviewer at http://conf.aace.org/site/review/

➢ Complete your Academic Experts profile at http://academicexperts.org/ .

➢ Contribute to the conversation at http://siteblog.aace.org/.

All accepted conference papers will be internationally available and distributed via the EdITlib Digital Library, http://EdITLib.org

Update: National Technology Leadership Summit

After proposals are due, work continues for SITE reviewers and SIG leaders toward final decisions for what’s sure to be a wonderful 2015 conference program in Las Vegas! I encourage you also to consider submitting a proposal in the Full Proposal (Edited Book) category. Acceptance in this category will allow your paper to be considered for publication in the Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education book published in the EdITLib Digital Library (http://EdITLib.org ). This publication carries the same weight as a journal publication.

On September 24-26, 2014, SITE hosted the National Technology Leadership Summit (http://www.ntls.info/ ) at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education headquartered in Washington, DC. At this summit, 12 education association presidents including the Association for Mathematics Teacher Education (AMTE), the Conference on English Education of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), School Science and Mathematics (SSM), the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the Teacher Education Network of the International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE), and the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA), just to name a few, as well as other leaders in education technology and teacher education met in strands to consider three current topics in technology and teacher education.

The first strand focused on using technology to enhance Informal Learning. The second strand was focused on Personalized Learning, including the role of wearable devices in education. The third strand considered educational implications of the Make to Learn movement and focused on using 3-D printing to reproduce American inventions to create integrated STEM lessons and curriculum in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. All three of these strands will have sessions at SITE where you can learn more about what was discussed and how to get involved.

I hope to see you all at SITE 2015 in Las Vegas!

Thanks!

David A. Slykhuis
President, SITE – Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

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