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April 26, 2012

Early Bird Registration Ends Tuesday, May 1 For The Onine Learning Institute At ISTE

inacolThis was posted to the iNACOL forums yesterday or the day before.

REMINDER: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS TUESDAY, MAY 1 for the Onine Learning Institute at ISTE on June 27th at the Omni Hotel in San Diego! Register now for the Early Bird rate of $119 and save $30! For more information on how to register see Registration includes breakfast and lunch, networking and an outstanding agenda!

THE 8TH ANNUAL ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE on June 27th at the Omni Hotel in San Diego is a unique day-long learning event, sponsored by ETLO, ISTE and SREB. It includes keynote presentations and remarks by:

Dr. Chris Dede,
Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies
at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education

Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D.,
Professor of Instructional Systems Technology
at Indiana University

Remarks by:

Leslie Fetzer, SREB/iNACOL National Online Teacher of the Year


Matthew Wicks, Vice President, iNACOL
Overview of National and International Online Learning

EXCITING IN-DEPTH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Confirmed tables and their presenters:
-Creating a Multidimensional Learning Environment: Our Experience David Jakes, Glenbrook South High School, School District 225, Glenview, Illinois
-Specifically K12: Practices and Community Scott Merrick, MNPS Virtual School
-Career and Technical Education: Health Professions Course Opportunities Virtual School Programs Nanette Morris, South Carolina Virtual School Program
-Speaking Up about Online Learning: Listening to the Student, Parent and Teacher Point of View Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
-Blended Learning Strategies for Credit Recovery and Student Intervention Carmella Doty, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland
-Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Instruction: Convention and Disruption Laura Hennessey DeSena, Innovations in Online Education and NYU
-Next Generation Business Models for Blended Learning Bryan Setser, 2Revolutions
-Virtual and Brick and Mortar Schools – A Partnership Tony Baldasaro, The Virtual Learning Academy, NH, and Andy Littlefield, The Cooperative Middle School, NH
-Designing Interactives and Multimedia for Online Courses Nevin Katz, ETLO
-Increasing Student Engagement: Digital Tools in Online Learning Environments Lisa Hervey, The William and Ida Friday Institute, North Carolina State University
-Netiquette for online discussions Gail Snider, Monticello STEM Center
-Implementing Online Instruction in Rural Schools Don W. Brown, Lane Education Service District
-Engagement: Students Creating Learning Objects Christopher Rozitis, Vancouver Learning Network and BC Educators for Distributed Learning
-Impact of Mobile Devices and Mobile Apps for Teaching, Learning, and Workforce Development Robbie K. Melton, eLearning Tennessee Board of Regents
-Understanding the Impact of Emerging Digital Learning, David Jakes, Glenbrook South High School, School District 225, Glenview, Illinois
-Meeting New Standards –Implementing Common Core in Mathematics, Nevin Katz, ETLO
-Open Source Tools for Program Development Christie Terry and Cathie Loesing, eMINTS National Center
-Practical Applications of Open Educational Resources (OER) Terri Rowenhorst, National Repository of Online Courses
-Elements for Online Professional Development Capacity Alex Dreier, ETLO, and Pam Jacobs, American Institute for Research
-Great eLearning or Online Roadkill: How Can You Tell if it’s any Good? Brian Bridges, California Learning Resource Network
-Supporting Your Online Educators and Prospective Students Professional Development Opportunities Connie Swiderski, Texas Virtual School Network
-Designing Blended Learning Programs: Planning, Professional Development and Student Engagement Kirsten Peterson, ETLO
-Web 2.0 Tools & Online Learning Jennifer Hanson, Primary Source
-Blended Learning Design Strategies that Work Lisa Gillis, CEO Integrated Educational Strategies
-Meeting New Standards –Implementing Common Core in ELA Leinda Peterman, ETLO
-Integrating Open Source Technology CCSS ELA Instruction Nancy Quinlan and Kim Michel, Stratford Foundation
-Breaking Away from the Four Wall Classroom Carol Teitelman, ESC Region XIII, TX
-Community wide Professional Development and Training John Willoughby, Pamoja Education
-Financial Incentives for Implementing Blended Learning and Digital Content Jay Heap, Georgia Virtual School
-Reducing Recurring costs Using Open Software Environments, James Smith, Open Projects and Services
-Using Cell Phones to Enhance Online Facilitation and Collaboration, Lesley Reilly, ETLO

TO REGISTER: Go to the ISTE registration site: and click “Register Online.” Look for and add the “Online Learning Institute,” under “Special Events” at step 10. To register for the Online Learning Institute only, please contact Leinda Peterman at for more information.

Join our group at or follow us on Twitter @edtechleaders for the most recent conference updates.

For additional information, contact: Leinda Peterman, ETLO,, Myk Garn, or Barbara Treacy, ETLO,


Barbara Treacy
Director, EdTech Leaders Online
Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458


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