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June 22, 2022

What to do with your end of year funds…❓

An update from this US-based digital learning conference.

Digital Learning Annual Conference

Austin, TX in 2023

This is probably the 37th email you’ve received today about using end of year funds, and we know how much you love being told what to do with your money – but we have some really good ideas (and deals) to consider!

We purposefully make sure the Digital Learning Annual Conference registration is open well in advance for schools and districts to use those end of year funds! And by registering well ahead of time, you not only get to plan for some amazing professional development and speaking opportunities for February 2023 but you also will save! It’s what we like to call in the biz a win – win situation.

Feb 2023
13-15
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We know its a chaotic time of year so if you need a run down of the DLAC details – here they are:

➡️ DLAC is being held February 13-15, 2023
➡️ Onsite in Austin and Online
➡️ JW Marriott in downtown Austin is where the action will be
➡️ Are you a school or district? Chance to save ends July 30, 2022

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Don’t forget you also have a chance while registering to bundle a year long Digital Learning Collaborative membership for $99 dollars (a 20% discount)- the beauty of that is you gain membership right away and can start your #digitallearning  professional development now, along with planning for DLAC in February!

Questions? For the quickest response email us at DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com

DLAC Call For Proposals

Phase 1 of our Call for Proposals is open and we are so excited for the submissions rolling in. This first phase ends July 26, 2022 at which point we will review, regroup and reopen for Phase 2 starting August 9 – September 6, 2022. At the end of that second phase we hope to have 80% of the program complete –  so our advice? Submit your proposal early!

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DLAC Sponsors and Exhibitors

We have officially opened Sponsor and Exhibitor registration to the public. We are so grateful to have many Sponsors and Exhibitors from past DLACs returning. Do you want in on the action? Check out the details for sponsors here and exhibitors here or contact our DLAC team! Contact the DLAC Sponsor Director, Carol Klyver (sponsorDLAC@evergreenedgroup.com) or Exhibit Manager, Faith Anderson (faith@evergreenedgroup.com) with any questions!

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June 15, 2022

Everything you need to know about #DLAC23

An update from this K-12 digital learning conference.

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Everything you need to know about #DLAC23

We’ve announced a lot in the last few weeks, and (we know, we know) it’s an insanely busy time of year with school wrapping up and summer vacation just around the corner – so we wanted to give you a quick recap of the important stuff.

DLAC 2023 registration is now open, but that’s not all you need to know here…

Have you ever gone to DLAC (or any other conference), left inspired, full of ideas, questions you were going to research, connect with people you met – and then in a blink of an eye – 6 months have passed? ✋✋✋ Yea–us too. We keep the conversation going year around with our Digital Learning Collaborative membership community, and this year we’re offering a 20% discount for individuals registering for DLAC and bundling a year long DLC membership.

This option is available when you register for #DLAC23 whether you are joining us in Austin, TX or Online! Questions? Send us over an email at DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com

The DLAC Call For Proposals is now open… but that’s not all you need to know here either!

This year we are rolling out our Call for Proposals in phases to ensure our program is the best it can be for all of our attendees – whether they have been in the digital learning field for 20 years or are just dipping their toes into this online and blended learning world.

Our first phase ends July 26, 2022 at which point we will review, regroup and reopen for Phase 2 starting August 9 – September 6, 2022. At the end of that second phase we hope to have 80% of the program complete –  so our advice? Submit your proposal early!

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Sponsors And Exhibitors – We are beyond excited and grateful to have so many returning Sponsors and Exhibitors this year. With that said – we will be opening opportunities up for newcomers on June 20, 2022! Keep an eye out for our emails, bookmark our website, and follow us on Twitter for a reminder on when those registrations open!

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June 8, 2022

One weird trick for getting your DLAC session accepted

An update from this K-12 digital learning conference.

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#DLAC23 Call for Proposals

Yep, we’re not above using the occasional click-baity subject line.

But we do, in fact, have one weird trick to share with you for getting your DLAC session proposal accepted.

Submit it.

If you have:

  • a problem you’ve solved
  • a problem you haven’t solved
  • a research question
  • a research answer
  • a policy you love
  • a policy you hate
  • a success
  • a failure
Then you probably have a story to tell.

2023 will be the fifth DLAC. A common theme we hear every year is people saying “I wish I’d shared my story.”

We make it easy with session types ranging from seven to 75 minutes, and formats ranging from short lectures to long interactive workshops. We also have table talks, posters, Pecha Kuchas, and panel discussions.

And here’s one more weird trick up our sleeve–because we have so many short sessions, not only are they relatively easy for you to plan and prep, but if you submit one or more good proposals, at least one is likely to be accepted. This is especially true if you’re a school or district leader, teacher, or researcher.

This year we are doing something a little different and rolling out our Call for Proposals in phases to ensure our program is well rounded and valuable to all of our attendees! Here is the plan:

Submit Proposal!

Questions? We’re here too. DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com

DLAC is hosted by our membership community the Digital Learning Collaborative. This year we are offering attendees a chance to register for DLAC and become a member at a 20% discount (available when registering).

One of the many perks of being a member is participating in our Monthly DLC Webinars. Coming up fast is our next one: What’s Your Take? Differing views on online schools on June 9, 2022 at 3:00pm ET!

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June 2, 2022

Learn and Share Online Learning Standards at #DLAC23!

An item from this “national standards” initiative.

Learn and Share Online Learning Standards at #DLAC23! 

The National Standards for Quality have always had a big presence at The Digital Learning Annual Conference and we’re sure 2023 will be no exception. The Call for Proposals is opening June 7, 2022. Need some ideas on how to make the most of DLAC?

  • Join us at DLAC in Austin and/or Online to learn more about the Standards and how others use them to improve their online, blended, or hybrid learning.
  • Submit a proposal telling us how you use the Standards!

DLAC has many different session types ranging from 7 minutes to 75 minutes long, and we encourage submissions that may not have all the answers but asks all the right questions. If you have a half baked idea – feel free to email us DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com and we can help you think about what session type would be best and what would help our conference attendees the most!

Whether you submit a proposal or not, DLAC 2023 registration is now open and now is the time to get the lowest price possible. Need a refresher on when, what and where DLAC 2023 is being held next year?

DLAC 2023 Details:

  • Location: Austin, TX and Online
  • Hotel: JW Marriott
  • Dates: February 13-15, 2023

We hope to see lots of NSQ submissions again this year and get perspectives from all over the field on how and why you use the standards – share your story and help others along the way!

Questions? DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com

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June 1, 2022

#DLAC23 Call for Proposals coming soon! 🌟

An update from this K-12 digital learning conference.

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Start brainstorming ideas on what you might present at DLAC 2023!

Mark your calendars! The first phase of the #DLAC23 Call for Proposals will open June 7th, 2022. We are ready to start building the most robust, well rounded DLAC program to date–and we hope to have more presenters than ever. Please consider adding your voice, whether in a short contributed talk, an even shorter Pecha Kucha, leading a table talk, or in another of our session types.

We gathered lots of feedback from past DLAC attendees to find out what session topics would be the most valuable – here are a few trends that may inspire your session!

  • Student engagement and building community in online learning environments (by far our #1 response)

  • What’s new and next in digital learning (the future of digital learning)

  • Best practices for leading/running/starting an online program/school

  • How to support special student populations (ELL, Special Education, Gifted, etc.)

This is just a start for your consideration of the topics you would like to explore with others! Remember, everyone attending DLAC is looking to learn from each other. We want to hear your stories, even if they are about what didn’t work. As Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Another email will be sent when the CFP portal is officially open. If you have questions about your session ideas shoot us an email! We would love to help – DLAC@evergreenedgroup.com

Interested in Sponsoring and/or ExhibitingWe will be opening private registration for returning sponsors and exhibitors very soon, and in mid-June, registration will be available for new sponsors and exhibitors. Keep an eye out for updates, or reach out to us for more information! Contact the DLAC Sponsor Director, Carol Klyver (sponsorDLAC@evergreenedgroup.com) or Exhibit Manager, Faith Anderson (faith@evergreenedgroup.com).

What’s Your Take? Differing views on online schools: a conversation 

Are online schools serving students well or poorly? Are the companies supporting online schools a valuable part of the education system, or do they represent the neoliberal front lines of the privatization of public education? Does the recent GAO report on online schools suggest that digital learning policy disputes are shifting, as the DLC’s John Watson writesor is he missing the mark, as Michael Barbour of Touro University believes?

Michael Barbour recently wrote “Usually, John and I agree on most things.  We come to a similar position from very different routes often times, but our end point is usually in the same general area. But on these issues, the two of us have recently diverged.”

This session will be a conversation between Barbour and Watson about what they believe and why, moderated by DLC Director Chris Rapp. Join us and bring your questions!

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