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September 19, 2018

Collaboration In The Digital Classroom Course Starts Sept 24

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

Illinois Virtual School – Professional Development
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Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Collaboration tools help deepen student understanding, and this course will help you select the appropriate tools to plan and manage collaboration activities, which are increasingly an integral part of our digital world.

This course runs September 24 – October 28, 2018.
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This five-week facilitated course is only $100 and worth 25 PD Clock Hours.

In this facilitated course, participants will start at the same time and progress together through one module each week. During the week, participants will review interactive lessons, participate in a discussion board with the group, and complete one or two steps on a final project/action plan.

Participants can be online at any time. There are no set times to be online, but participants should plan to spend at least 3-5 hours per week completing weekly assignments that have a scheduled due date.

Visit our PD Portal at for our complete list of professional development opportunities.
Professional Development hours will be provided through the Peoria County ROE #48.
For more information, contact Danielle Brush Lewis at
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Appel À Tous Guide Interactivité REFAD

REFAD, en collaboration avec le CDÉACF, est en train de créer un guide sur les stratégies permettant d’accroître l’interactivité des formations à distance. J’encourage tous les programmes d’apprentissage en ligne de la maternelle à la 12e année à contribuer à ce produit.

REFAD, in collaboration with CDÉACF, is creating a guide on strategies to increase interactivity distance learning. I encourage all K-12 e-learning programs to contribute to this product.

Appel à contributions pour un guide sur les stratégies pour accroître l’interactivité des cours en ligne (design et mise en œuvre)

En collaboration avec le Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉ, le Réseau d’enseignement francophone à distance du Canada ( publiera au printemps 2019 un guide sur les stratégies permettant d’accroître l’interactivité des formations à distance. Les technologies évoluent rapidement dans le monde de l’enseignement et de la formation à distance. Elles offrent de nouvelles possibilités d’interactivité entre les participantes et participants et améliorent la convivialité des enseignements dématérialisés.

Ce guide a pour objectif d’outiller les enseignantes et enseignants dans la démarche de rendre leurs enseignements à distance le plus interactifs possible. Il abordera non seulement les technologies, mais aussi les bonnes pratiques nécessaires à la conception et à la mise en œuvre de formations à distance synchrones, asynchrones ou hybrides.
Vous avez :
– Des pratiques ou des expériences dans la création ou la prestation de formations à distance interactives
– Des études, des articles ou des ouvrages de référence que vous considérez comme des incontournables sur le sujet
– Des guides, vidéos ou autres ressources sur le sujet?

Nous aimerions les intégrer dans le guide qui servira à l’ensemble de la francophonie canadienne. Faites-en part directement à notre agente, Lise Chovino (, 514-876-1180 ou 1-866-972-1180, poste 1216), avant le vendredi 23 novembre 2018, s.v.p.

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(Ce projet est possible grâce à un financement du ministère du Patrimoine canadien)

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NEPC’s September Education Interview Of The Month Podcast Explores The Impact Of Immigration Policy On U.S. Schools

An item from the National Education Policy Center.

NEPC Education Interview of the Month is a great teaching resource; engaging drive-time listening; and 30 minutes of high-quality policy information for educators, community members, policymakers, and anyone interested in education.

Thursday, September 18, 2018

Publication Announcement

NEPC’s September Education Interview of the Month Podcast Explores the Impact of Immigration Policy on U.S. Schools


NEPC Education Interview of the Month is a great teaching resource; engaging drive-time listening; and 30 minutes of high-quality policy information for educators, community members, policymakers, and anyone interested in education.


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Patricia Gándara:

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BOULDER, CO (September 18, 2018) – Welcome to the second year of podcasts featuring conversations with educational researchers who are investigating some of the most critical issues currently affecting U.S. schools.

In September’s NEPC Education Interview of the MonthGreg Smith discusses the impact of the immigration enforcement regime on U.S. schools with Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

Professor Gándara and her colleagues recently completed a study of the impact of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies on schools, looking at the effects on children from immigrant families as well as the consequences for their teachers, principals, counselors, and fellow classmates.

The study found, not surprisingly, that millions of students are suffering. Effects include behavioral changes, increased absenteeism, academic decline, and less commitment to schooling. Enforcement policies have also had a major indirect effect on the other students. Seeing their friends abruptly disappearing from the classroom leads to agitation and concern. Teachers described the stress of not knowing the best way to handle parents and classmates.

With the enforcement regime affecting a much broader proportion of our citizens than is generally conveyed by the media or public officials, Smith and Gándara discuss policy recommendations for school boards, policymakers, Congress, and the courts, which includes keeping communities apprised of their rights and targeting funding for outreach to the community.

A new NEPC Education Interview of the Month, hosted by Gregory A. Smith, Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education, will be released each month from September through May.

Don’t worry if you miss a month. All NEPC Education Interview of the Month podcasts are archived on the NEPC website and can be found here.

Coming Next Month

In October, Greg’s guest will be Dr. Gordon Lafer of the University of Oregon, who will focus on the fiscal impact of charter schools on school district budgets.

Stay tuned to NEPC for smart, engaging conversations about education policy.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Visit us at:

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18 September 2018: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from yesterday.


As-it-happens update ⋅ September 18, 2018
Loopring [NEO] (CRYPTO:LRN) Trading 15.9% Lower Over Last Week

Loopring [NEO] (CURRENCY:LRN) traded 13.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on …
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Stay Informed On The Hottest Stocks: K12 Inc. (LRN), Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) shares ended at $17.17 with 0.11 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization at $669.63 mln. It opened …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 18, 2018
Analyst Opinion Summary: ACCO Brands Corporation (ACCO), K12 Inc. (LRN)

ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) tinted loss of -1.23% (-0.15 points) to US$12. The volume of 0.3 Million shares climbed down over an …
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MarketBeat Daily: Headlines and Analysts’ Updates for 9/18/2018

The MarketBeat update for K12, Inc. and Pearson Education from yesterday.

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