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September 18, 2019

Register Now For A Free IMS Global Webinar: The K-12 Digital Learning Landscape

Note this up-coming webinar next week.

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We’re excited to share that Jay Heap of Georgia Virtual School and John Watson of Evergreen Education Group will join IMS Global’s Karen Daughtery in an upcoming IMS Global webinar focused on the K-12 Digital Learning Landscape. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, at 3pm Eastern. Registration is open, and we hope to see you there!
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About the Digital Learning Collaborative

Online, blended, and digital learning in elementary and secondary schools are on the rise. Yet despite the growth, emerging practices, and examples of success…countless basic questions remain about policy and practice. The Digital Learning Collaborative exists to fill the information gap. Whether you are an educator, school board member, reporter, researcher, policymaker, or concerned citizen, the DLC can help you better understand the K-12 digital learning field and apply that knowledge to your work.

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September 16, 2019

Copyright & Creative Commons 101 for eTeachers – Reminder

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September 11, 2019

Deliver Your Interactive, Engaging Lessons Directly Inside Of Your Institution’s LMS

See the up-coming webinars listed below.

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You have a learning management system (LMS)—but is the CONTENT in your LMS course ENGAGING and INTERACTIVE?

In this webinar, we’ll show a fast and easy way to create high quality online lessons that are interactive, engage students and work WITH your existing LMS. Did we mention it’s FAST and EASY?

Register for a FREE webinar today and see how you can create a professional-looking, interactive, online lesson in an hour with SoftChalk Cloud!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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September 9, 2019

Your Webinar Recording + More K-12 Resources

Note this recording, which should be of interest to many.

Answer the K-12 Call for Quality

Thank you for your interest in improving the online learning experience for K-12 students. The recording for the webinar “National Standards for Quality Online Courses: What You Need to Know” is now available.

During the webinar, QM’s K-12 Program Director Christine Voelker and Cindy Hamblin, Director of the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), explored the standards and explained how you can use them to improve learning. You can answer the call for quality by putting this tool to work and leveraging available resources:

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Take the Standards to the Next Level
The National Standards for Quality Online Courses and the Quality Matters K-12 Rubric are closely aligned, with the Rubric offering an expanded presentation of the standards and full Annotations. These added elements allow for a robust review process. Course design certification — which serves as the mark of course quality for The National Standards for Quality Online Learning — is achieved through QM Official Reviews using the QM Rubric.
QM Connect ConferenceOctober 27 – 30, 2019 Grapevine, Texas
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#QMConnect with the K-12 Community
In October, join your K-12 peers at the QM Connect Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Sessions on the K-12 Rubric, the National Standards for Quality and other key K-12 topics will strengthen and expand your use of QM. Plus, countless networking sessions, including a K-12 dinner, will give you the opportunity to connect one-on-one with individuals on shared challenges and successes.
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Schedule Dedicated Professional Development Sessions
Available in online and face-to-face formats, dedicated QM workshopsprovide faculty and staff with a built-in support system and a common language for fostering a culture of quality assurance. Choose from many topics, including course design, blended learning, teaching online, and active learning.
Impact online course quality and build your resume by becoming a QM-Certified Course Reviewer.
And — for a limited time — save on the process with the K-12 Course Reviewer Direct Pathway.
Take both the K-12 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and the K-12 Reviewer Course and
save 20% on individual registration fees. To receive the discounted rate, visit the registration
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Quality Matters QM
Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.
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September 8, 2019

Coming Up | 8 New edWebinars For Educators

Note these up-coming webinars.

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The Empowered Superintendent: Driving K-12 Innovation
Monday, Sept. 9 @ 5 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Deborah Kerr, Superintendent, Brown Deer School District, WI, President of AASA; Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214, IL, Chair, CoSN Superintendents Advisory Panel, AASA 2018 Superintendent of the Year; and Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
Communicating by Generation: Boomer, GenX, and Millennial Parent Preferences
Tuesday, Sept. 10 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Suzanne Carreker
Teaching Students with Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Effective Intervention with Structured Literacy
Tuesday, Sept. 10 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in All Classrooms
Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Melody McAllister, Flocabulary Platinum MCE; and Joquetta Johnson, Flocabulary Platinum MCE and Library Media Specialist
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Changing Our Relationships with Grades
Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 5 pm ET
Presented by Starr Sackstein, NBCT, Author, Blogger, and Constant Learner
Ezra Werb
Engagement Strategies for Students with Attention Challenges: Lower Anxiety and Raise Confidence
Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 2 pm ET
Presented by Ezra Werb, M.Ed., Educational Therapist
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Building Blocks for Including and Teaching Young Children with Disabilities
Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Susan R. Sandall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, College of Education at University of Washington, and Senior Advisor for EarlyEdU Alliance, University of Washington
5 Mindfulness Practices for Back to School with Bari Koral
Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Bari Koral, kids yoga expert and popular recording artist
Visit the edWebinar Calendar and register for free edWebinars with CE certificates.
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Visit our State Requirements Mapto learn about getting credit for edWeb CE certificates.
edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that encourages educators to connect and collaborate to improve teaching and learning – anytime, anywhere
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