||Please join us for the 5th annual speaks VOLumes, Virtual Online Learning Conference on July 29 – 31, 2015. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). PASS THE WORD ON!The speaks Volumes conference audience is primarily K-12 district/campus administrators, student mentors, online instructors and online course developers with an interest in online learning, implementation, student/educator support, instructional strategies, course development and a vision of the future.
There is NO COST to participate in these 3 days. Yes, you read that correctly, it is FREE!
- No travel needed
- No substitute needed
- All sessions recorded for anytime viewing
- CPE documentation
- FREE, FREE, FREE
Register now at: http://pd.txvsn.org/login/signup.php
NOTE: If you have attended the speaks VOLumes conference before, no need to register, just login with your previous account and attend!
Each day will feature live online presentations by keynote speakers and guest educators during which you interact with presenters and peers. All sessions will be recorded and posted immediately for those who cannot attend live.
Featured Speakers include:
- Mawi Asgedomis a refugee turned Harvard graduate, Mawi has trained over 1,000,000 students and written eight books used by thousands of classrooms and school districts. He has trained educators at the Harvard School of Education and at conferences across the world.
- Raymond Rose is a veteran of online education having been on the team that created the country’s first virtual high school. He has been a proponent of educational equity his entire life, and created the first virtual school special needs policy. He is currently writing a new publication that incorporates the latest case law and legal interpretations of the US Dept of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
- Dr. Nelson Coulter is the Superintendent of Guthrie CSD in Guthrie, Texas. Guthrie is very small, in the rolling plains of West Texas. Every student PreK-12 has a district-provided device. Wireless network is throughout the district. They use many Web 2.0 tools, including Google Docs and softwares premised on game theory (Study Island, Vantage, Rosetta Stone, etc.). They use open source applications, text, email, Skype to communicate, and they use project-based learning.
- Mark Evans is the Program Coordinator for Digital, Distance and Online Learning for Klein ISD.
- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Australia to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience.
- John Watson from Keeping Pace. Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice, is a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states.
- Peggy George has been a professional educator for over 45 years. She has had many administrative/leadership roles throughout her career. Since her “retirement”, she has been involved in many educational technology projects related to Web 2.0 and best practices for technology integration in schools/universities. She co-hosts the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate.
- Michael Simonson is the Program Professor, Instructional Technology and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University. He is also the editor of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and Distance Learning Journal.
Be a Volunteer! Would you like to help our conference and volunteer as a presentation facilitator. All that is required is for you to come and show off your great personality! All necessary presentation setups will be done for you. For more information visit: http://pd.txvsn.org/mod/data/view.php?id=3133
speaks VOLumes 2015 promises to deliver with timely topics and engaging speakers sure to have an immediate impact on the work you do every day. We look forward to seeing you!
For more information and creating a conference account visit: http://pd.txvsn.org
speaks VOLumes conference Team, TxVSN
Professional Development and Communications
Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
(972) 348-1094 (voice)
(972) 348-1095 (fax)
You are receiving this notice based on your TxVSN speaks VOLumes account. If you wish to be unregistered and removed from the conference site please email Connie Swiderski at firstname.lastname@example.org to delete your account.