Virtual School Meanderings

January 22, 2013

Upcoming January Webinars!

From yesterday’s inbox…

Join us this month

for these free

webinar events!


Accommodating Students with Special Needs in the Online Environment

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Presenters:  Leslie Fetzer, SREB/iNACOL National Online Teacher of the Year and Laura Sampson, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO)

Webinar Room:

During this interactive live webinar, Laura Sampson, Online Facilitator with ETLO, will be joined by Leslie Fetzer, SREB/iNACOL 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year. Leslie is a pioneer in teaching students with special needs in online environments. Laura and Leslie will share their ideas on how to make the online learning environment more accessible for all.

According to the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching, a teacher should know how to accommodate curriculum to include all students and understand how to use assistive technologies. With a growing number of students turning to online learning, it will be increasingly important to know how to read an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan and make accommodations for these students online.

Using examples from ETLO’s Blended Learning training course and anecdotes from teaching in the field, Laura and Leslie will focus on some techniques to adapt online activities and ways to meet the details of an IEP. Webinar participants will also be encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences with accommodating the needs of all students in online environments.


Contextualizing Developmental Math for Career Pathways

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Guest Panelists:  Barbara Treacy, ETLO, Melissa Ball, Ivy Tech Institute for Technology and Marty Cooksey, Renton Technical College

Webinar Registration: (*Please note that this is an updated URL from the link in the January ETLO update)

Contextualization is one new model being explored as community colleges strive to accelerate student paths to college and career success. Advocates point to this model as a way to bring relevance to basic skills coursework and motivation to stay in school. During this interactive live webinar, sponsored by the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Network, learn about current and planned initiatives at three different colleges to leverage these new ideas.


Keys to Keeping Your Online Community Alive

Date: Tuesday, January 29
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Presenter:  Kirsten Peterson, ETLO

Webinar Room:

Join us for this interactive live webinar through our partnership with edWeb where we will explore practical ways to keep your online community vibrant. Drawing from her many years of experience developing and leading online professional development courses, ETLO’s Kirsten Peterson will explore strategies to keep learners engaged in your online community. She’ll demonstrate how effective interpersonal strategies can lend a “human touch” to online tools, leading to vibrant discussions and deeper learning.


Have you missed any previous webinars? Recordings are available on our website: See a complete list of upcoming webinars by visiting:

You can also continue discussions on the webinars and other online and blended learning topics in the ETLO Forum (login required):


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