Virtual School Meanderings

September 30, 2022

SITE Presidential Updates

An update from the folks at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.

SITE - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Hello Michael Barbour:

I hope you are doing well! I have a few items to share with you.

First, I am looking forward to seeing many of you at SITE Interactive next week. There are some great sessions planned! Check out our website (https://site.aace.org/online/) for more information.

We’re also getting ready to head to New Orleans for the annual SITE conference. This will be my final SITE conference as president before handing it over to president-elect Jake Cohen. Send your proposal in by October 28!

Additionally, I will be seeing some of you at next Tuesday’s roundtable discussions if your institution is among the signers of the Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge.

SITE, alongside AAQEP, AACTE, CAEP, ISTE, and the U.S. Department of Education launched the Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge in June as a way to mobilize change in how Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) prepare future teachers for new learning environments.

COVID created an urgency to make fundamental shifts in how we prepare future teachers, but also a window of opportunity for innovation at all levels. With this pledge, we are looking to leverage this opportunity to innovate teacher preparation for success in new learning environments.

The following establishes principles intended for EPPs to signal their support for changes to how we prepare new teachers.

  1. Prepare teachers to thrive in digital learning environments.
  2. Prepare teachers to use technology to pursue ongoing professional learning.
  3. Prepare teachers to apply frameworks to accelerate transformative digital learning.
  4. Equip all faculty to continuously improve expertise in technology for learning.
  5. Collaborate with school leaders to identify shared digital teaching competencies.

We believe that SITE shares this vision and we want to invite you to join the growing number of EPPs signing on to the pledge. As a signatory, the coalition would invite both an EPP leader and a faculty champion selected to participate in bi-annual virtual roundtables to address strategies to bring about change (the first one is on Tuesday, October 4). Faculty champions are typically embedded in the program and model effective digital pedagogy for colleagues.

Already more than 60 EPPs have signed on and we hope you will consider joining this auspicious group. Head to https://iste.org/EPP-pledge to sign up.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Langran, PhD
SITE President
@SITEconf | #SITE23


SITE – Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
PO Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786-0719 USA
E-mail: info@aace.org * http://site.aace.org

September 29, 2022

Register Today & Save at SITE Interactive

Note this up-coming conference.

Register & Save By Monday, October 3.

NEW FOR 2022! Register for SITE Interactive 2022 Online and receive 20% off your registration to SITE 2023 in New Orleans. Save up to $120 on full price registrations.

*Register as usual and Select the bundled rate at Registration.

Rate Bundle Details
Register Now
Registration for SITE Interactive includes:
  • LIVE & Asynchronous presentation options
  • Paper publication in the LearnTechLib proceedings
  • Interaction with session’s participants before, during and after the event
  • Technical support for the online presentation platform
  • Access to all conference session discussions
  • Viewing of recorded keynote and invited speaker talks
  • Unlimited proceedings access via the LearnTechLib
  • Access to Keynotes & Invited Speaker talks
  • FREE LIVE Workshops
Daniele Di Mitri, DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Roxana Marachi, San Jose State University
Mary Rice & Miachael Barbour, Editors of Journal of Online Learning Research
Speaker Info
FREE to join when you register for SITE Interactive!
Workshop Info
Student Discounts
All currently enrolled students qualify for a discounted registration rate.
Available Discounts
State Your Case
Use our template to justify attendance to your advisor or your employer.
Download Letter
Group Discount
Receive 10% off your individual rates when 10 or more register from one university/insitution.
Group Rate Details
View this email in your browser
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Copyright © 2022 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you asked to receive updates for new posts to AACE Review.

Our mailing address is:

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

PO Box 719

Waynesville, NC 28786

September 19, 2022

AECT 2022 and K-12 Online & Blended Learning

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology‘s (AECT) international convention is coming up soon and the program is available online.  As I’m attending the convention, I’ve been searching the program to find sessions that would be of interest to me (which are essentially all of the K-12 distance, remote, online, and/or blended learning that I could find).


Pandemic Pedagogy in Canada: Lessons from the First 18 Months

  • In Event: DDL- Pandemic Pedagogy in Canada: Lessons from the First 18 Months

Mon, Oct 24, 2:40 to 2:55pm PDT (2:40 to 2:55pm PDT), Conf Center, Celebrity 2

Short Description

Following the shutdowns and emergency remote teaching in Spring 2020, the 2020-21 school year launched across Canada focused on in person learning (with limited attention to remote learning). As the year progressed, it was evident lessons that should have been learned in Spring 2020 had not been heeded. Most jurisdictions did not prepare for the 2020-21 school year to proceed in the expected ‘toggle term’ fashion – challenges that have persisted into the 2021-22 school year.

Authors

  • Presenter: Michael Barbour, Touro University, California
  • Contributor: Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

Modeling and Peer Review Impact Preservice Teachers’ Learning on K-12 Online and Blended Learning: Comparing the Learning Outcomes between Virtual and Face-to-Face Edtech Courses

  • In Event: TED- Modeling and Peer Review Impact Preservice Teachers’ Learning on K-12 Online and Blended Learning: Comparing the Learning Outcomes between Virtual and Face-to-Face Edtech Courses

Tue, Oct 25, 1:30 to 1:45pm PDT (1:30 to 1:45pm PDT), Virtual, Online 2A

Short Description

This concurrent session will introduce the design and implementation of K-12 online and blended learning into the edtech course for middle grades preservice teachers. The presenter will discuss best practices and share findings on the comparisons of the learning outcomes from the virtual and face-to-face formats. The presentation content will benefit teacher educators and researchers in considering adding this topic into their courses with evidence-based instructional practices and starting conversations on conducting further research.

Author

  • Presenter: Yi Jin, Kennesaw State University

DDL- Preparing for the “New Normal”: Two Years into Emergency Remote Teaching

  • In Event: Roundtables B
    In Roundtable Session: DDL- Roundtables B

Wed, Oct 26, 11:30am to 12:25pm PDT (11:30am to 12:25pm PDT), Conf Center, Celebrity 4

Short Description

Beginning in 2020, teachers were forced to switch from traditional classroom instruction to emergency remote teaching. After two years of schools facing the urgent switch to remote learning, many schools have developed strategies to cope with virtual schooling. During Spring 2022, 21 K-12 teachers completed a field experience in online teaching as part of a state endorsement. These teachers completed a survey describing individual- and school-level preparations for any future transitions to online teaching.

Authors

  • Presenter: Elizabeth Downs, Georgia Southern University
  • Presenter: Cordelia D Zinskie, Georgia Southern University
  • Presenter: Lucas John Jensen, Georgia Southern University

DDL- Using Predictive Analytics to Support Student Success in K-12 Online Courses: A Proposed Intervention Study

  • In Event: Roundtables B
    In Roundtable Session: DDL- Roundtables B

Wed, Oct 26, 11:30am to 12:25pm PDT (11:30am to 12:25pm PDT), Conf Center, Celebrity 4

Short Description

Researchers have conducted seven educational data mining studies at a single K-12 online program since 2017. With each progressive study, the predictive power and accuracy of the data mining model has improved. The design of a proposed intervention study will be presented for discussion. Additional questions revolve around what type of information shared with teachers will be most effective in improving student outcomes and how best to align intervention types with student needs.

Authors

  • Contributor: Kerry Rice, Boise State University
  • Contributor: Jui-Long Hung, Boise State University

Understanding the performance of the cyber charter COVID cohort

  • In Event: TIL- Understanding the performance of the cyber charter COVID cohort

Thu, Oct 27, 9:10 to 9:25am PDT (9:10 to 9:25am PDT), Conf Center, Melrose 2

Short Description

Previous research concluded that the cyber charter school COVID cohort resembled prior groups demographically but reported greater success at their prior in-person schools and in cyber schools. As a corollary to those findings, we use data from a large cyber charter network (“National Cyber”) to assess whether students who enrolled in cyber charters due to COVID-related concerns performed better on entry STAR/NWEA assessments, and whether those assessments indicate stronger growth once enrolled.

Authors

  • Contributor: Ian E Kingsbury, University of Arkansas
  • Presenter: Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas
  • Contributor: Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas
  • Contributor: Tom Clark, Clark Consulting

An Open Resource to Guide K-12 Blended Learning, K-12 Blended Teaching (vol. 2): A Guide to Practice Within the Disciplines

  • In Event: TED- An Open Resource to Guide K-12 Blended Learning, K-12 Blended Teaching (vol. 2): A Guide to Practice Within the Disciplines

Thu, Oct 27, 1:30 to 2:25pm PDT (1:30 to 2:25pm PDT), Conf Center, Sunset 4

Short Description

This impact practice session will share examples of K-12 blended teaching practices in various elementary education contexts and secondary science, math, social studies, and English language arts, as collected in K-12 Blended Teaching (Vol. 2): A Guide to Practice Within the Disciplines. Presenters include both editors and authors of the book. They will provide an overview of the book, its findings, and its production.

Authors

  • Presenter: Cecil R Short, Emporia State University
  • Contributor: Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University
  • Presenter: Jered Borup
  • Contributor: Karen T Arnesen, Brigham Young University
  • Contributor: Michelle Jensen, Brigham Young University

Examining the Role of the Online Facilitator in Supporting Learner Engagement in a Full-Time Cyber School

  • In Event: LED- Examining the Role of the Online Facilitator in Supporting Learner Engagement in a Full-Time Cyber School

Fri, Oct 28, 8:20 to 8:35am PDT (8:20 to 8:35am PDT), Conf Center, Sunset 6

Short Description

Research on facilitators in K-12 schools has focused on supplemental programs where on-site personnel support learner engagement. The purpose of this study was to determine whether and how facilitators in a full-time cyber school could help to address students’ cognitive, behavioral, and affective engagement needs. We conducted mixed methods surveys with 30 parents, 25 students, and 23 teachers. Findings confirmed the need for a facilitator role to support online student engagement.

Authors

  • Presenter: Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas
  • Presenter: Jered Borup
  • Contributor: Camie Wood, University of Arkansas
  • Contributor: Shaikha Rashid A A Al-Naimi, University of Arkansas

Communities of Support: Development of a Comprehensive Framework of Student Engagement in K-12 Virtual Learning

  • In Event: DDL- Communities of Support: Development of a Comprehensive Framework of Student Engagement in K-12 Virtual Learning

Fri, Oct 28, 9:10 to 9:25am PDT (9:10 to 9:25am PDT), Conf Center, Sunset 1

Short Description

The members of a virtual learning community are often critical to students’ overall academic success. While there is evidence of the importance of these relationships on academic achievement, less synthesized are how these members act together to impact student engagement, a critical function of online learning success. In this presentation, we describe our comprehensive framework and how students’ support system, both in school and at home, help impact their student engagement.

Authors

  • Presenter: Nathan Hawk, Texas A&M University
  • Contributor: Jingwen He, The Ohio State University
  • Presenter: Kui Xie, The Ohio State University

September 9, 2022

Your Final Chance to Present Virtually at SITE

A final update on this conference from the folks at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  As a reminder, SITE is the only academic organization that has a specific unit focused on K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning (i.e., the K-12 Online & Blended Learning SIG) and is also the sponsors of the only journal focused solely on K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning (i.e., the Journal of Online Learning Research).

JOIN US ONLINE OCTOBER 5-6!SITE Interactive is distinct from the F2F SITE Conference by spotlighting the improvement of practice and mentoring in online only format. SITE Interactive will now serve as the annual online conference for SITE. Sessions are highly interactive to model best practices that can be adopted by participants. SITE Interactive will also provide ongoing mentoring opportunities for graduate students and early-career faculty.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate! Make the most of this chance to network with leaders in the field of teacher education and technology. Join us, share your ideas, and explore best practices for in-person, online, and blended teaching and learning.

SITE Interactive is your exclusive chance to participate at a SITE conference virtually.

Beginning in 2023, the SITE New Orleans conference will be hosted as a primarily F2F conference.
SITE Interactive will take place online each Fall.

Submit a proposal or abstract by September 12.

Submit Now
NEW FOR 2022! Register for SITE Interactive 2022 Online and receive 20% off your registration to SITE 2023 in New Orleans. Save up to $90 on full price registrations.
Rate Bundle Details
Affordable
Flat rate registration for all attendees  and discounts provided for students.
Registration
Premium Content
Cutting-edge sessions and engaging formats for presenters & attendees.
Overview
Convenient
Customize your conference experience with live & virtual sessions.
Online FAQ
View this email in your browser
New updated themes have been added to reflect the current trends and challenges in our fields.

  • Decolonized, Inclusive, and Empowering: The role of Educational Technology
  • Beyond Emergency Remote Teaching: Supporting Learning and Engagement in Online and Blended Environments
  • The Big Picture: Educational Technology Policy, Ethics, and Big Data
  • Frontier Technologies: XR, AI, Makerspace, and More
  • Developing the Profession: Growing in Leadership, Academia, and Teaching Practice
Full Topic Descriptions
  • Best Practices
  • Mentoring Moments
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Research Papers
  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • SITE 360 LIVE: Posters
  • Innovator Playground Exhibits
Scope & Topics
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Copyright © 2022 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you asked to receive updates for new posts to AACE Review.

Our mailing address is:

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

PO Box 719

Waynesville, NC 28786

September 8, 2022

Bundle & Save $$$ at SITE!

Note this update from the folks at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  As a reminder, SITE is the only academic organization that has a specific unit focused on K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning (i.e., the K-12 Online & Blended Learning SIG) and is also the sponsors of the only journal focused solely on K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning (i.e., the Journal of Online Learning Research).

 

 

Abstract & Proposal Submissions Due: Sept 12

 

 

Dear Michael Barbour:

For the first time ever, SITE New Orleans and SITE Interactive are bundling registration fees! This opportunity will save you 20% off registration at the SITE 2023 New Orleans Conference! You read that right…20% OFF.

How do I save?

Register by September 26th for SITE Interactive 2022, here: https://conf.aace.org/interactive/2022/registration/ and simply select the “Bundle Rate” that applies to you. You will then be automatically registered for SITE 2023 in New Orleans with more than a 20% disount! Save even more by adding a LearnTechLib subscription!

Why should I attend to SITE Interactive Online?

SITE Interactive is your exclusive chance to participate at a SITE conference virtually. Beginning in 2023, the SITE New Orleans conference will be hosted as a primarily F2F conference. SITE Interactive will take place online each Fall.

What is SITE Interactive?

SITE Interactive is distinct from the F2F SITE Conference by spotlighting the improvement of practice and mentoring in online only format. SITE Interactive will now serve as the annual online conference for SITE. Sessions are highly interactive to model best practices that can be adopted by participants. SITE Interactive will also provide ongoing mentoring opportunities for graduate students and early-career faculty.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate! Make the most of this chance to network with leaders in the field of teacher education and technology. Join us, share your ideas, and explore best practices for in-person, online, and blended teaching and learning.

See you online!

Best,

Sarah Benson
SITE/AACE Director of Operations
@SITEconf | #SITE23 |#SITEInteractive22


SITE – Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
PO Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786-0719 USA
E-mail: info@aace.org * http://site.aace.org

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.