Virtual School Meanderings

June 17, 2019

Fiscal Year Surplus Or Fiscal Year Planning?

An item from yesterday’s inbox.


Do you need to spend leftover money before the end of this Fiscal Year, or are you working on your budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year?

Is it time to transform your face-to-face teaching into an interactive online experience?
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Watch The Webcast: “The Impact Of Weapons And Violence On Schools And Surrounding Communities”

Note the recording of this important webinar from last week.

Watch the Webcast:

“The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools

and Surrounding Communities”

Watch Now

On June 12, nearly 100 congressional staff, federal employees, and members of the research community attended a congressional briefing held by the American Educational Research Association, the American Academy of Social and Work and Social Welfare, and the National Academy of Education to address current scientific data surrounding the pressing need to reduce violence in schools and communities.

The event was livestreamed on the AERA Facebook page, and is now available on the AERA YouTube channel.

Held in the Rayburn House Office Building, the briefing included panelists Ron Avi Astor, Pia Valenzuela Escudero, Dorothy Espelage, Lauren Hogg, Sean Joe, and Marlene Wong, who detailed the impact of gun violence on students, their families, and local communities.

The panel addressed evidence-based policies and practices that can help successfully mitigate weapons and violence, increase student empowerment, and enhance community safety.

For more information about the briefing, please click here.


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Washington, DC 20005
(202) 238-3200

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Follow The Keynote Speeches Live On YouTube

Note these live opportunities over the past few days.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019


Conference Live Stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Live Stream Schedule

Monday                09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Monday                14:00 – 15:15 CEST
Tuesday               09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Wednesday          11:30 – 13:30 CEST

Tune in to EDEN’s YouTube channel to watch the keynote speeches live!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates on the conference.


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[REPOST] OSTA-AECO : sondage sur l’apprentissage en ligne – élèves

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Depuis quelques semaines, le réseau CANeLearn interagit avec l’équipe dirigeante du « Ontario Student Trustees’ Association (OSTA)/l’Association des Élèves Conseillers/ères de l’Ontario (AECO) ». En ce moment, l’OSTA-AECO mène un sondage auprès des élèves de l’Ontario qui ont suivi ou non un cours en ligne. Nous partageons le lieu au sondage au cas où nos membres de l’Ontario souhaiteraient le partager avec leurs élèves.

Lien au sondage (uniquement en anglais) sur l’apprentissage en ligne :

Le sondage est UNIQUEMENT à l’intention des élèves de l’Ontario.

L’équipe dirigeante de l’OSTA-AECO souhaite préciser qu’aucun de ses membres n’est un parent, une enseignante, un enseignant, une employée ou un employé du gouvernement, etc. L’OSTA-AECO souhaite entendre uniquement la voix des élèves sur des sujets de l’heure.

[REPOST] OSTA-AECO: Student e-Learning Survey

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Over the past week or so, CANeLearn has been interacting with the leadership of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association (OSTA)/l’Association des Élèves Conseillers/ères de l’Ontario (AECO).  At present, the OSTA-AECO are conducting a survey for students who have and have not taken e-learning.  We are sharing a link to that survey here in the case that our Ontario-based members want to consider sharing this survey with their students.

The e-learning survey is available at:

Note: The survey is intended for Ontario students ONLY.

The leadership of OSTA-AECO wanted to underscore the fact that no members of the organization are employed by the government, and that they are not teachers, parents, etc., and the desire of OSTA-AECO is to solely bring forth student voice.

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