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July 10, 2015

iNACOL Symposium | One Week Left For Early Bird Registration Discounts

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Dear Michael,

Don’t miss out on Early Bird pricing when you register for this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium! Only one week remains to take advantage of Early Bird registration discounts, an offer that ends on July 15, 2015.
 
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is November 8-11 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.
 
Please register online at http://www.inacol.org/symposium/.
 
For questions, please contact Tracy Breithaupt, iNACOL Senior Events Manager, at tbreithaupt@inacol.org.

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
.

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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 online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.
Have you seen iNACOL’s new website? Browse the new features today:http://www.inacol.org/.
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July 4, 2015

The 1 Online Learning Conference Not To Miss

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Educators & trainers:
“The one conference I never miss. Madison in August is unbelievable.”
—John Orlando, Northcentral University
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Conference finale: Got challenges?
Engage with the experts to address some of the biggest challenges in distance education and online learning today.
Marc Prensky Cathy Sandeen Nick Floro Tanya Joosten Michael Moore
Thursday, August 13, 2:45pm
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Come early, stay late
At the conference you’ll get new strategies and new energy for teaching online. It’s a lot to cram in to just a few days. Why not come early for preconference workshops — and stick around to explore the sights and sounds of Madison.Preconference workshops — $95 each
Topics include:
  • Designing learning for results
  • Enhancing online learner engagement
  • Evaluating online teaching
  • Creating interactive lectures
  • Promoting presence and interaction online
  • Data visualization
  • Building community
  • Creating an online course
  • Developing excellent online instructors
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Best training for your budget

The sun is shining, and the lakes are shimmering. Madison is ready for you! Early bird registration is just $495—hundreds of dollars less than comparable events. Choose from 140 sessions to build exactly the skills you’re looking for.

Early-bird deadline July 21! Save $50!
REGISTER NOW >
ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!
Fundamentals of Online Teaching Conference Certificate
Designed for those new to online learning, this blended certificate entails pre- and post-conference work plus onsite conference activities. Receive both the conference registration AND certificate for only $850 ($1,200 value).
Must register by July 9 to participate. Learn more >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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July 2, 2015

ULearn15 One Day Options!

So today has been largely a Kiwi kind of day…

Register now for Permission to Play and the ULearn15 Research Strand!
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ULearn15 one-day options!

Tatou katoa, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana, Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.

Dear Michael,

If you’re pushed for time these October school holidays, you don’t have to miss out on attendingULearn15 with two one-day conference options!

Permission to Play is our one-day pre-conference focused on the Maker Movement. With half day and full day breakout options, you can choose sessions to suit your interests and maximise your time in this fun learning experience.

If research is more your thing, why not head along to our one-day research strand where the abstract world of educational research and inquiry meets the pragmatics of classroom practice.

Register now or check out more information below.

Virtual reality, coding & more!

Give yourself Permission to Play with a one-day pre-conference to imagine, invent, design and engineer!

Roll up your sleeves as you learn about robotics, Minecraft, 3D printing, design thinking, computer science, coding, website development, intelligent fabrics, stereoscopic virtual reality and more!

This one-day conference will immerse you in action-learning experiences and help you discover how to create a maker culture in your learning spaces.

Mark Osborne (CORE Education), Professor Jane Gilbert (AUT University) and Tim Carr (Mindkits) will be there to discuss makerspace drivers, the research, and what’s to be gained from the ‘maker’ culture.

Permission to Play will be held Tuesday 6 October 2015 in Auckland.

He Karanga – Research to Practice!

Want to see how research can transform teaching and learning practice?

This one-day research strand during ULearn offers pragmatic messages for educators to enhance and transform their teaching.

Presenters will include CORE Education e-Fellows, as well as educators from various primary, secondary and tertiary institutions from around New Zealand. A number of research topics from the ULearn15 strands will be explored including middle leadership in secondary schools, engaging in modern learning practice, and sparking curiosity in the junior classroom.

The ULearn15 research strand will be held Thursday 8 October in Auckland.

Earlybird offer closing soon

If you’ve been thinking about attending New Zealand’s largest professional development educational conference, now’s the time to act with only a few days left to register for ULearn15 at the earlybird price.

Whether you can spare just one day or if you’re looking to experience four full days of professional learning, we have something for everyone!

Earlybird offer closes 3 July 2015.

Register now

Any questions?

Contact us at ulearn15@core-ed.org

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DEANZ 2016 Call For Submissions Now Open

From Tuesday’s inbox…

29/06/15DEANZ 2016 Call for submissions now open

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DEANZ2016 Conference
Call for Submissions
Conference dates: 17th-20th April 2016

Conference Venue: The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

THEME: There and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education

DEANZ2016 conference website: http://conference.deanz.org.nz/

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We invite you to submit a paper/presentation/workshop and participate in the biennial DEANZ conference, a premier conference in New Zealand for leaders, practitioners and professionals involved in open, distance, flexible and mobile learning across the compulsory schooling sectors, vocational, tertiary and professional development settings.

The conference theme, There and Back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education and its sub-themes, draw inspiration from Hamilton’s close proximity to the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. Hobbiton Movie Set is a permanent legacy of the films Sir Peter Jackson directed, based on the trilogy Lord of the Rings andThe Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien. An exciting event is the conference dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set. This includes an exclusive private group tour of Hobbiton (lasting 1.5 hours), dinner at the Green Dragon Inn (replica of the inn featured in the Lord of the Ringsand The Hobbit), and, a unique after dinner evening lantern tour. The dinner event includes bus transport to and from the venue, 45 minutes away.

The conference promises keynote speakers who are active in providing a range of perspectives on online and distance learning from Professor Curtis Bonk (University of Indiana), Dr Dianne Forbes (University of Waikato) and Carolyn Alexander-Bennett (FarNet). To that end, the main conference theme offers conference delegates the opportunity to reflect, rethink and reimagine open, mobile, flexible and distance learning contexts in relation to one of the sub-themes which are:

  • THEME 1: Ako: Reclaim the Kingdom: reclaim teaching and learning as ‘‘king’; this positions technology as its servant not its master; Context rather than content is also highly relevant in any purposeful and deliberate use of technologies…
  • THEME 2: Rings Around Practice: examples and possibilities in collaborative learning, culturally responsive pedagogy supported by technologies, communities of practice, social justice and equity issues…
  • THEME 3: Surprising Journeys: innovations, any surprises of/in practice and theory, such as challenges, dilemmas or outlier ideas…
  • THEME 4: Emerging Stories: future-focused/blue-skies thinking and practice; developments or trends in the mobile, open, flexible and distance education field; research in progress…
  • THEME 5: Twin Pillars: organisational aspects; management/ leadership issues; infrastructure, logistics and policy issues and challenges; LMSs; systems; technology issues; intractable or enabling systems; isolation/access for distance learners…

Important dates to diary:

Call for Submissions opens: 30th June 2015
Submissions due by 30th September 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 30th October 2015
Revised Papers due: 29th January 2016 for inclusion in the conference proceedings
Final versions of papers due for submission to the DEANZ Journal (JODFL): 30th May 2016
Early Bird Registration ends: 15th Feb 2016

In addition to the traditional DEANZ Award for best practice in the field, three other awards will be presented at the 2016 conference:

  1. Best Refereed Paper Award Certificate. This award is for a paper that represents significant and innovative work in research, development, or applications related to any of the main conference sub themes.
  2. Best Paper published in JODFL Award Certificate, and,
  3. Best paper submitted to the Postgraduate Student Paper category, the PostGrad Prize which is available ONLY to enrolled postgraduate students (part-time or full-time). The winner receives a certificate and a prize of $200 sponsored by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER), The University of Waikato. The award indicates the potential of the submitted paper to make a significant contribution to the field of interest to the conference themes.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate in the conference please visit the website or contact us for more information. Visit the conference website: http://conference.deanz.org.nz/

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in DEANZ2016.
Submit now! Take advantage of the early bird registration rate.For further enquiries contact: deanz2016@deanz.org.nz

To learn more about DEANZ (the New Zealand association dedicated to making ako1accessible for all): http://deanz.org.nz/
1Ako  is a te reo (Māori language) term encompassing both teaching and learning.

DEANZ – Making ako accessible for all
http://www.deanz.org.nzJOFDL, DEANZ’s refereed journal, publishes research & welcomes submissions in this field

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June 25, 2015

iNACOL Symposium | Three Weeks Left For Early Bird Registration Discounts

A final word today from the neo-liberals…

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Dear Michael,

Don’t miss out on Early Bird pricing when you register for this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium! Only three weeks remain to take advantage of Early Bird registration discounts, an offer that ends on July 15, 2015.
 
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is November 8-11 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.
 
Please register online at http://www.inacol.org/symposium/.
 
For questions, please contact Tracy Breithaupt, iNACOL Senior Events Manager, at tbreithaupt@inacol.org.

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
.

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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 online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.
Have you seen iNACOL’s new website? Browse the new features today:http://www.inacol.org/.
Forward this email to a friend

Stay connected:
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This email was sent to: mkbarbour@gmail.com

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