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February 24, 2017

Request for Presentation Proposals is Open | iNACOL Symposium 2017

An item from the neo-liberals in Wednesday’s inbox…

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Dear Colleagues:

iNACOL is now accepting Requests for Presentation Proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium, held at the Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida on October 23-25, 2017.

Submit your presentation proposal here.

iNACOL’s annual conference is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators gather and work to transform education.

To access the RFP and submit your proposal to present, please click here. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. You can download the RFP questions in advance by clicking this link. The iNACOL Program Committee will notify applicants of proposal status no later than Monday, May 1, 2017.

The iNACOL Program Committee will give priority to proposals that provide engaging and interactive learning opportunities, modeling personalized, competency-based and blended learning environments, drawing on participant experiences and promoting dialogue and exchange.

For tips on submitting your presentation proposal, we are hosting a special edition webinar onThursday, March 2, 2017 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will explain the RFP process and timeline for proposal selection, and highlight ways to design interactive sessions that generate meaningful collaboration and foster engagement. Register for the webinar here.  If you can’t attend the webinar due to timing issues, you can still register and we’ll send you the archived webinar to view.

If you have questions regarding the RFP, please contact Ally Swensen, Chair of the iNACOL Program Committee, at symposium@inacol.org. For other frequently asked questions, explore the Symposium FAQs web page.

Registration for the Symposium will open in early spring. Find more information on theiNACOL Symposium website, and follow our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feeds for updates.

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  • iNACOL is now accepting presentation proposals for #inacol17. Submit your proposal by 3/15: http://ow.ly/YFrY3 @nacol
  • Interested in presenting at the @nacol Symposium, Oct. 23-25 in Orlando? Submit proposal here: http://ow.ly/YFrY3

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About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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February 23, 2017

[Lists] 2017 Symposium Featured Keynote 2 (Remi Kalir)

More promotion for the Canadian eLearning Network annual symposium in Vancouver, BC from 5-7 April 2017.

2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

http://canelearn.net/symposium/

 

Canada’s premier blended and flexible learning event for classroom & online educators

Remi Kalir – Featured Keynote

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Teachers as designers and pioneers: Online Publication

  • Disrupted and Transformative Professional Learning – Pre-conference keynote
  • Digital Disruption, Education Innovation, and Equitable Learning – closing keynote
  • Recent publications here http://remikalir.com/research/publications/

 

Video interview https://youtu.be/_uwZB2cudpA

 

Symposium Main Program details here // Pre-conference details here

Register here – Late fee applies after Feb.28!

Friday Keynote: Suzanne Hoffman – BC Ministry of Education

 

Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk – TakingITGlobal.org

  • How students can change the world by getting online

 

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Sean Lessard – redefining Indigenous learner engagement
  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe – Makerspaces & Learning Spaces
  • Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate) – blending classroom boundaries
  • François Guité – technological & social forces shaping schools

April 5 (Mini Symposium) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Only $15 daily parking!

View the program schedule here http://2017presymposium.sched.com/

April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/

Click Here for Info or to Register

 

Help us get the word out! Download a one-page PDF with program info:

CANeLearn Symposium Promo

 

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February 22, 2017

2017 Updated Keynote Speakers: Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, Senior Vice President, Online Learning and President, Drexel University Online w/ Marci M. Powell, CEO/President, Marci Powell and Associates

From yesterday’s inbox…

 
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USDLA 2017 National Conference
April 30 through May 3, 2017
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, IN
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2017 National Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry. This year’s conference (April 30 through May 3, 2017) promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will bring together distance learning practitioners from across the country to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Keynote Speakers
 
Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning Consortium
The Many “E”s of e Learning!
The Conversation about e-Learning is Shifting!  We are taking the “E” in e-Learning and expanding from Electronic Learning to the wider set of personal and organizational dimensions.  Elliott Masie will provide a unique perspective about the following Learning Shifts:
  • “E” for Everywhere Learning – Bringing Learning to the Learner – rather than the Learner to the Learning Room.
  • “E” for Engaging Learning – Moving from Presentation to Challenging, Competitive and Cooperative Engagement of Learners.
  • “E” for Evidence and Research on Learning – Big Data, Metrics and Accountability for Learning Approaches
  • “E” for Everyone as Learners – Personalization, Machine Learning and Learners as Co-Designers
  • “E” for Experiences – Mixed Reality, Labs vs. Classrooms and Expertise from Open Sources
  • “E” for Effective Curation – The Learner and the Organization Must Curate from the Panorama of Learning Choices
Elliott will share evolving and disruptive dimensions of our opportunities in the changing world of Learning!
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Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, Senior Vice President, Online Learning and President, Drexel University Online 
w/
Marci M. Powell, CEO/President, Marci Powell and Associates
Racing to Virtual Success

As we celebrate 30 years of driving excellence, we grasp the speed at which the landscape of distance education in the digital age is being reshaped. Time for a pit stop, refuel, and a bit of inspiration.
Join Susan and Marci at “Victory Lane” as we look at a few forward-thinking institutions who are re-inventing education using an array of innovative practices and engaging technologies to gain significant momentum in the race toward virtual success.
Registration for USDLA 2017 is now open!
REGISTRATION
  • USDLA Member Rate – $525.00
  • Non Member Rate – $575.00
  • Join Today Rate – $625 ($525 Member Rate + $100 Special Member Rate)
Regular Registration (on and after February 18, 2017)
  • USDLA Member Rate – $625.00
  • Non Member Rate – $675.00
  • Join Today Rate – $725 ($625 Member Rate + $100 Special Member Rate)
Special K-12 Registration Rate ($200 for limited access pass)
USDLA is pleased to announce a special rate for K-12 educators at the USDLA 2017 Conference.  K-12 educators are invited to participate in the whole conference at the registration rates above OR join us for one Pre-Conference Workshop on Sunday, April 30, 2017 and a one day pass on Monday, May 1, 2017 for a reduced cost of $200.  If interested please contact Patricia Marcelonis at pmarcelonis@usdla.org or 617-399.1770 today.
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
As a leader in the distance learning industry, we welcome and invite your participation as either an Exhibitor or Sponsor for this year’s event.  Attendees include professionals from K-12, higher and continuing education, and corporate, government and military training, as well as from the telehealth and distance learning consultant organizations.
By Exhibiting or Sponsoring at USDLA 2017 you have the opportunity to get your name in front of attendees and interact in many of our activities throughout the Conference.   Our Exhibitor Showcase is limited, so please contact us today!
SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR LEVELS
Silver Sponsor ($5,000)
  • General Session Sponsor (Address Conference Attendees during General Session and introduce Keynote Speaker)
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • 3 Attendee Passes
  • Concurrent Session Opportunity
  • Conference Bag Literature
  • Website and Program Listing
Bronze Level ($2,000)
  • Breakfast Sponsor
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • 2 Attendee Passes
  • Conference Bag Literature
  • Website and Program Listing
Exhibitor Only ($1,500)
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • Website and Program Listing
Friends of the Conference Level ($500)
  • Conference bag literature
  • Website and Program Literature
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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org

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CANeLearn Symposium 2017: Featured Keynote – Remi Kalir

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2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

http://canelearn.net/symposium/

 

Canada’s premier blended and flexible learning event for classroom & online educators

Remi Kalir – Featured Keynote

Click here to see this in your browser

 

Teachers as designers and pioneers: Online Publication

  • Disrupted and Transformative Professional Learning – Pre-conference keynote
  • Digital Disruption, Education Innovation, and Equitable Learning – closing keynote
  • Recent publications here http://remikalir.com/research/publications/

 

Video interview https://youtu.be/_uwZB2cudpA

 

Symposium Main Program details here // Pre-conference details here

Register here – Late fee applies after Feb.28!

Friday Keynote: Suzanne Hoffman – BC Ministry of Education

 

Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk – TakingITGlobal.org

  • How students can change the world by getting online

 

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Sean Lessard – redefining Indigenous learner engagement
  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe – Makerspaces & Learning Spaces
  • Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate) – blending classroom boundaries
  • François Guité – technological & social forces shaping schools

April 5 (Mini Symposium) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Only $15 daily parking!

View the program schedule here http://2017presymposium.sched.com/

April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/

Click Here for Info or to Register

 

Help us get the word out! Download a one-page PDF with program info:

CANeLearn Symposium Promo

February 20, 2017

REPOST: Getting Excited About The 2017 CANeLearn Symposium – Michael Barbour

This entry was originally posted at http://canelearn.net/2017symposiumblog1/

Name: Michael K. Barbour

Position: Associate Professor of Instructional Design – Touro University, California

CANeLearn Involvement: Founding board member, honourary lifetime member

Will you be attending the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium?

I would love to be able to, but I have commitments to attend a conference two weeks before this one and a second conference two weeks after.  I will be participating in any of the sessions that are streamed online.

What 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?

There are two sessions that I’m particularly excited about.  The first is:

Distributed Learning Audit Workshop
Joanne Armstrong – Compliance Program Lead, BC Ministry of Education
Wednesday, April 5 • 13:45 – 15:15 – http://sched.co/9NN5

The DL Audit Compliance Program supports the ministry’s efforts to provide accurate funding to boards of education and independent school authorities.

Goals and objectives
– To provide assurance to the ministry and school boards, and independent school authorities that ministry requirements are being followed
– To promote compliance with ministry funding directives
– To support the accurate allocation of education funds based on the funding formula

Major program activities – Conducting audits and reviews in the following areas:

  • K-12 Regular Enrolment
    (including English Language Learning and Aboriginal Education)
  • Continuing Education Enrolment
  • Special Education
  • Distributed Learning Enrolment
  • Summer Learning

As the only province that has a legislative regulatory environment, I’m always interested in finding out as much as I can about those regulations.

The second session that I’m excited about is:

The frontierland of secondary school eLearning: Conquering fear and fostering courage
Alanna King – Teacher-librarian/eLearning teacher, Upper Grand District School Board
Thursday, April 6 • 11:45 – 12:30 – http://sched.co/9NzT

This session will show you the results so far of our action research project in improving student motivation. Through teaching strategies for increasing student curiosity, control, collaboration, scaffolded challenges and recognition we are conquering fear and fostering courage in the frontierland of secondary school elearning. You will gain full access to our strategies as we harvest your ideas for further exploration and testing.

As a researcher of K-12 distance, online and blended learning, those sessions that feature the systematic collection of data to inform practice have always appealed to me.

So, what 2017 CANeLearn Symposium session(s) are you excited about ?


To register for the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium, click here.

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