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February 16, 2020

New edWebinars | Reading, Autism, School Leadership, Equity, Music, And More!

Note these up-coming webinars.

edWebinars
Coming Up Next
Register to attend live or receive the recording.
Terrie Noland
Reading Instruction: When You Know Better, You Do Better
Tuesday, Feb. 18 @ 2 pm ET
Presented by Terrie Noland, C.A.L.P., Vice President, Educator Leadership & Learning, Learning Ally
edWebinar Presenters
Autism and Self-Regulation:
Facilitating Participation at School and in the Community
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Anna Greenspan, OTR/L, Director of the Occupational Therapy Department, Monarch Center for Autism; Alexandra Schriefer, OTR/L, Supervisory Occupational Therapist, Monarch Center for Autism; and Sarah Dean, OTR/L, Supervisory Occupational Therapist, Monarch Center for Autism
edWebinar Presenters
Leadership Essentials:
How School Leaders Make Real and Lasting Change
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Ivy Goggins, Principal, Dunwoody Spring Elementary School, Fulton County Schools, GA; and Joy Treadwell, Ph.D., Managing Associate, CT3
Tyrone Howard
Making Equity Matter: Strategies for Getting the Conversation Started
Monday, Feb. 24 @ 5 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Tyrone Howard, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education, Professor, Graduate School of Education, and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UCLA
Lili Levinowitz
Supporting Young Children’s Brain Development Through Music
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emeritus, Rowan University
edWebinar Presenters
Unstoppable Literacy Acceleration:
Engagement, Effectiveness, and Equity for Diverse Learners
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Debi Crimmins, Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000; and Louisa Aguirre Baeza, Director of Academic Language Programs, Ysleta ISD (TX)
edWebinar Presenters
Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems
Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 1 pm ET
Presented by Bernat Claramunt López, Ph.D., CREAF Researcher and Professor of Ecology, Autonomous University of Barcelona; and Cindy McGlynn, National Trainer, JASON Learning
edWebinar Presenters
A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation
Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director, Education Programs, Common Sense Education; and Merve Lapus, Vice President, Education Outreach & National Partnerships, Common Sense Education
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February 13, 2020

Your Webinar Recording + More Course Design Resources

These resources may be of interest to some readers.

Resources to Create Your
Own Quality Courses

Thank you for your interest in quality course design, including tools and resources that can help. The recording for the webinar “How Two Institutions Use Quality Matters and CourseArc for Course Design” is now available.

During the webinar, the presenters shared how they use CourseArc to create quality online courses that address key QM Standards such as General Standard (GS) 1: Course Overview and Introduction, GS 5: Learning Activities and Learner Interaction and GS 8: Accessibility and Usability. Now, take a deeper dive into those Standards and discover how they support your efforts to design courses that provide students with a clear pathway to success.

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Start Off on the Right Foot
Explore course design elements that are integral to student success in the two-week workshop, Design That Welcomes Your Learners (DTWYL). Topics include “Getting Started” instructions, introduction videos and learner support services. The next session starts on April 2, 2020. Register for the DTWYL workshop today.
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Improve the Experience
Learn how to create engaging online environments in the Using Instructional Materials & Technology to Promote Learner Engagement workshop (UMTE). During the two-week workshop, you’ll discover how course materials and technology can be put to work to support learner outcomes. The next session starts March 19, 2020 — register for the UTME today!
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Create Courses for Everyone
Get detailed information about accessibility, usability, readability, and how to design courses with all these topics in mind in the Addressing Accessibility and Usability workshop (AAU). Information is provided on Universal Design for Learning, challenges learners may encounter, creating accessible content, and designing courses that can be easily navigated. Register for the next AAU, which starts on February 27, 2020.
Quality Matters offers a host of tools and resources to help you create quality learning environments that contribute to student success. Contact QM’s Director of Community Engagement & Marketing Jim Snyder to discuss which of our professional development and course review options are right for you. Plus, learn more about how CourseArc can enhance your efforts. Schedule a demo today!
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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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February 9, 2020

New edWebinars | Reading, Assessment, Teacher Burnout, Autism, And More!

Note these up-coming webinars.

edWebinars
Coming Up Next
Register to attend live or receive the recording.
edWebinar Presenters
Online Assessment:
An Effective, Coordinated, District Leadership Team Approach
Monday, Feb. 10 @ 5 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Michael Loughead, Superintendent, Hampton Township School District, PA; Dr. Jacquelyn Removcik, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Hampton Township School District, PA; and Dr. Ed McKaveney, Director of Technology, Hampton Township School District, PA
Justin Ashley
Catching Happiness:
How to Work Through Burnout and Be a Joy-Filled Teacher
Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 2 pm ET
Presented by Justin Ashley,
Award-Winning Teacher, Motivational Speaker, and Author
Andrew Coulson
Evaluating Edtech Programs at the Schoolwide Performance Level
Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 1 pm ET
Presented by Andrew R. Coulson,
Chief Data Science Officer, MIND Research Institute
Terrie Noland
Reading Instruction: When You Know Better, You Do Better
Tuesday, Feb. 18 @ 2 pm ET
Presented by Terrie Noland, C.A.L.P., Vice President, Educator Leadership & Learning, Learning Ally
edWebinar Presenters
Autism and Self-Regulation:
Facilitating Participation at School and in the Community
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Anna Greenspan, OTR/L, Director of the Occupational Therapy Department, Monarch Center for Autism; Alexandra Schriefer, OTR/L, Supervisory Occupational Therapist, Monarch Center for Autism; and Sarah Dean, OTR/L, Supervisory Occupational Therapist, Monarch Center for Autism
edWebinar Presenters
Leadership Essentials:
How School Leaders Make Real and Lasting Change
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Ivy Goggins, Principal, Dunwoody Spring Elementary School, Fulton County Schools, GA; and Joy Treadwell, Ph.D., Managing Associate, CT3
Lili Levinowitz
Supporting Young Children’s Brain Development Through Music
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 3 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emeritus, Rowan University
edWebinar Presenters
Unstoppable Literacy Acceleration:
Engagement, Effectiveness, and Equity for Diverse Learners
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 4 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Debi Crimmins, Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000; and Louisa Aguirre Baeza, Director of Academic Language Programs, Ysleta ISD (TX)
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February 6, 2020

Quickly And Easily Create High Quality Online Lessons That Are Interactive And Engage Students

See these up-coming webinars from SoftChalk.

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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!

The SoftChalk Team

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

February 5, 2020

Free Research Webinar: Moving Beyond Superficial Data To Focus Your QA Efforts

A free webinar from the folks at Quality Matters.

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QM Research Webinar

The Tip of the Iceberg: Moving Beyond Superficial Data to Uncover the Underlying Issues Beneath

Thursday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Quality Matters
Could you be missing something important buried in your data? Come hear what Dr. Bethany Simunich, our new Director of Research and Innovation, has to say! In this webinar, Bethany will discuss how to move beyond existing institutional data and common research questions to more fully explore the complex situations and stories behind quality assurance efforts.

By diving deeper into the context surrounding your data, you can better understand how to advance QM implementation and focus your quality assurance efforts to help students succeed. This is also a great opportunity to meet our new Director of Research and Innovation and get your questions about QM research answered!

Register Now
Presented By:
Bethany Simunich
Bethany Simunich, Ph.D., is QM’s Director of Research and Innovation. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years and has over 15 years of experience in eLearning research, instructional design and online pedagogy. As QM’s Director of Research and Innovation, she helps provide research-based tools, ideas and solutions to enable individuals and institutions to assess and achieve their quality assurance goals. Her research interests include presence in the online classroom, online student and instructor self-efficacy and satisfaction, and outcomes achievement in online courses.
globe with magnifying glassCan’t make it? No need to register — recordings of QM Research Webinars can be found on our website. Find information about the Research Webinar Series and other research-related resources in the Research section of the QM website.
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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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