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November 10, 2014

Best Practices for Online and Blended Learning | Register Now

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Best practices for implementing online and blended learning in K-12 school districts
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2014
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2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour

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Join us November 12th, to hear how an increasing number of schools and school districts are implementing online and blended learning. The digital initiatives boost graduation rates; address academic shortfalls across multiple student populations; expand course catalogs; and provide a flexible, personalized learning experience for every student. To ensure the success of these programs—whether they are individual courses or full-time online programs—it is important to understand the challenges and obstacles educators may face.

This webinar will examine results from Market Data Retrieval (MDR)’s 2014 Benchmark Report, an annual survey of experienced educators that looks at best practices when implementing online and blended education programs in K–12 schools.

Other topics will include:

  • Success stories from educators who have implemented online and blended programs
  • How different models of online and blended learning can be used to personalize instruction
  • Factors critical to successful implementation of online and blended learning  programs

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, we encourage you to sign up anyway to receive the archived version of the event.

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Webinar Speakers:

Marci Goldberg,
Dedicated Analyst, EdNet Insight, and President, K-12 Market Advisors, LLC
Dan Mahlandt,
Coordinator of Virtual Education, Ephrata Area School District, PA
Joel Smith,
District eLearning Facilitator, Spring Branch Independent School
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Fuel Education

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November 9, 2014

Free Webinars & Events: National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 10-14, 2014

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National Distance Learning Week–November 10-14, 2014

 

 
What will you do for NDLW 2014?

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Purpose:

The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

 

Goal:

For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.

 

When:

November 1014, 2014

 

Who:

Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.

 

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For more information on NDLW contact USDLA at1.800.275.5162.

 

 

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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org

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November 7, 2014

Webinar: Planning for Speak Up 2014

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Webinar: Planning for Speak Up 2014

Wednesday, November 13, 2014

8:00AM PT / 11:00 AM ET

Speak Up provides a quick and easy way for your students, parents, teachers, librarians, administrators and community members to have a voice in local, state and national discussions about emerging technologies in education. Since 2003, over 3.5 million education stakeholders from over 30,000 schools have participated in Speak Up.

Be a part of this year’s Speak Up movement! Join Julie Evans CEO, Project Tomorrow for a 45 minute webinar on Wednesday, November 12 to learn about key Speak Up findings from last year and how your school or district can participate in Speak Up this year. Topics to be covered include:

▪ What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of students, parents, teachers & administrators?

▪ Do we have a shared vision for digital learning?

▪ Background Information on Speak Up and the benefits of participation

▪ How your district can participate in Speak Up 2014

Interested? Register to attend this special webinar or contact Lisa Chu atlchu@tomorrow.org or (949) 609-4660 ext. 11.

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November 4, 2014

[CNIE-L] Invitation to CIDER session ­- 5 November 2014 | Invitation à un atelier de « CIDER » – le 5 novembre 2014

From Friday’s inbox…

Dear CNIE Member,

We invite you to the November CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This free, online session will feature Dr. Norman Vaughan and Erin Krysko of Mount Royal University.

Title: Applying the CoI Framework to a K-12 Context

This session will demonstrate and discuss how the CoI framework can be applied to a K to 12 context to foster an inquiry-based approach to learning.

An advance reading for this session is available at our website:

http://cider.athabascau.ca/sessions

When: Wednesday, 5 November 20141:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/

The CIDER Community of Inquiry Webinar Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry website athttp://coi.athabascau.ca is acting as a companion site for the series and includes a wealth of background materials and further readings.

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit our website:

http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:

Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

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CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

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November 3, 2014

Invite Your Class To An Interview With Medal Of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha

Another reminder of this event…

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Clinton L. Romesha,
Medal of Honor Recipient.

Former Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha was born in Lake City, California, in 1981. He enlisted in the Army in September 1999 and was deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. On February 11, 2013, he received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh, Afghanistan, in 2009. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Romesha’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and many others.

Romesha separated from the Army on April 4, 2011. He and his wife Tammy and their three children currently live in Minot, ND where Romesha works as a Field Safety Specialist with an oilfield construction company. His grandpa, a WWII veteran, told him to always do his best, and that the integrity of the family name was Romesha’s legacy to be cherished. When he gets time away from restoring his 100-year-old home, he enjoys watching and attending hockey games.

Free Webinar

Heroism in the War on Terror:

An Interview with Clint Romesha, Medal of Honor Recipient

Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Register early to submit a question from your class!

For his actions in the October 3, 2009 battle at Outpost Keating in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor. Five years later, in this interview with Medal of Honor Foundation President Ron Rand, Romesha reflects on that day and the direction his life has taken since.

Now a working civilian, husband, father, and one of the youngest of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients, Romesha dedicates some of his precious free time to sharing his story with teachers and students. During this webinar, he will take questions from the audience and share his thoughts on his experiences. While all the Medal of Honor stories are inspiring, youth can especially connect with this national hero who is still young enough to be their brother or cousin.

The Medal of Honor Foundation and edWeb.net invite you and your students to join us for this live event.

Interviewer, Ron Rand, President and CEO, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
 
A retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general, Rand has more than 40 years of leadership and corporate communications experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including most recently as a senior vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Rand also brings a strong track record of developing leadership potential in others and executing complex outreach programs and events.

A Free Professional Learning Community

Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice:
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program

This professional learning community, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, highlights a free character education program that includes 50+ lesson plans, 100+ video vignettes, webinars and primary source documents for secondary school teachers to use in the classroom as examples of courage, integrity, and good citizenship. The program is built on the premise that all people have within them the capacity for extraordinary bravery and selfless service.

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