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In This Issue iNACOL Online and Blended Learning Symposium Help Us Improve With a Quick Survey Help Wanted! Submit Your Regional Conference Proposals CPE Rubric for Course Improvement Welcome New Subscribers
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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium Report
It was great to see so many QM supporters at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium. We hope you had a chance to stop by our booth and say hello! We were fortunate to participate in some exciting conversations about quality assurance in online and blended course design. We hope you did, too. The connections you made can be instrumental in helping you build consensus when instituting and sustaining your quality assurance efforts.
QM was proud to sponsor the 2014 Keeping Pace Report, published by the Evergreen Education Group and released at the Symposium, which tracks online and blended learning policy and practice across all 50 states.
Did you sit in on one of the sessions in which QM was involved? The research panel presentation, Preparing Teacher for Success in K-12 Online and Blended Contexts: Research from the Field, included K-12 Program Director Christine Voelker and gave an overview of the literature review conducted to inform the QM K-12 Secondary Rubric, Second Edition. In Climbing the Vendor Vine: Finding the Right Online Course Content, Chris outlined the footholds school systems can use to evaluate how closely third-part content aligns with your content standards and student need.
Thank you for your continued support of continuous improvement and quality assurance in K-12 education. We’ll see you next year!
Time for a Quick Survey?
In an effort to provide you with tools and services that you value, QM is asking you to take a quick nine-question survey about how you would like to be recognized for your professional development accomplishments. The survey is anonymous and should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Results will be kept confidential and used to make decisions about providing the community with valuable services and tools. The survey closes Monday, December 1, 2014.
Thank you for your help!
QM is looking to contract with those of you who employ best practices in one or more of the areas listed below to serve as subject matter experts on the development of exciting new professional development opportunities.
All of these topics refer to the online classroom:
- Online Classroom Management
- Effective Communication
- Promoting Student Engagement and Interaction (Discussion forums, etc.)
- Mentoring Online Students
- Promoting Student Self-Reflection
- Encouraging Self-Directed Learners
- Designing Collaborative Projects
Regional Conference Calls for Proposals Open
Submit your proposals for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference being held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before Wednesday, December 10. Develop your proposals based on a track in one of several formats.
The Call for Proposals for the QM Works in the Great Pacific Northwest Regional Conference is open. Submit your proposals before Tuesday, December 16. The Conference is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, Seattle, Washington. Choose from one of several tracks in a variety of formats.
Improve The Quality of Your School’s Professional Development with the CPE Rubric Are you providing your educators with the best-designed, highest-quality professional development possible? QM’s research-supported Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Rubric can assist in the design and evaluation of instructor-led, mentored, or self-managed online and blended courses that have pass/fail, skills-based or other completion or certification criteria, but do not carry academic credit. The CPE Rubric may be used to design, improve, or evaluate professional training and personal development courses like those your school or institution offers.
Contact QM’s K-12 Program Coordinator to learn more about the CPE Rubric.
Welcome New Subscribers
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