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January 23, 2017

The Leadership Dilemma: Developing the ‘New’ Post-Secondary Leader

From Friday’s inbox…

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The Leadership Dilemma: Developing the ‘New’ Post-Secondary Leader
Dear Michael,

In her most recent blog post on OLC Insights, “The Leadership Dilemma: Developing the New Post-Secondary Leader,” OLC CEO, Dr. Kathleen Ives, discusses the importance of continuously developing “the skills and capabilities necessary to guide, direct, and navigate the institution through a rapidly emerging higher education environment.” Ives points out that as the field of online and digital education evolves and matures, emerging leaders will need more than a ‘learn by doing’ strategy.


OLC CEO Dr. Kathleen Ives ponders “The Leadership Dilemma: Developing the New Post-Secondary Leader” in her recent blog post.

Are you ready to take the next step build upon your leadership competencies? The OLC Institute for Professional Development invites you to join faculty member, Dr. Laurie Hillstock, for the nextLeadership in Online Learning Mastery Series which begins onFebruary 1st.

You’re also invited to join a select group of your peers for a unique blended learning leadership development program offered by Penn State and OLC, The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). Deadline to complete the application is April 14, 2017.

Best Regards,

Jennifer Rafferty | Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development | Online Learning Consortium | 617-716-1414 |

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Symposium Program Launched!

From the inbox late last week…

Canadian eLearning Network

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2017 Symposium Program & Descriptions Available – Over 60 sessions!

Thur/Fri Apr.6/7 full program details // Wed Apr.5 program here

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Thursday Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk

  • Michael has appeared on Oprah, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”
  • Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events, sharing his technology expertise and passion for youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries
  • A Student Panel moderated by Michael follows his keynote presentation

Friday Closing Keynote: Remi Kalir CU Denver & Remi(x) Learning

  • Remi’s research-focuses on partnerships at the intersection of technology, equity, and learning
  • His research also includes game-based learning in teacher education, and investigating how teachers design gameful curricula, pedagogy, and digital media

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Sean Lessard, Assistant Professor Indigenous Education Core Studies, University of Regina andCEA Award winner
    • Redefining ways Indigenous learners and their teachers can engage in traditional and non-traditional educational spaces
    • Using social media to create healthy ways to connect indigenous families and community
  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe, CEA Award winner
  • Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate), CEA Award winner
    • Blending Boundaries between classroom & open learning spaces;
    • Blurring Boundaries between school, home & community.
  • François Guité, Consultant en éducation, Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
    • Technological & Social forces shaping schools – Presenting in French & English

April 5 (pre-conference) – Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

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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

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CANeLearn Symposium Promo Jan 2017


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20 & 22 January 2017: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from Friday and Sunday…


As-it-happens update ⋅ January 20, 2017
The K12 Inc (LRN) Position Decreased by SECOR Capital Advisors LP

SECOR Capital Advisors LP lowered its stake in shares of K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) by 12.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing …
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Analysts Update Their Price Target On K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN)

Recently analysts working for numerous investment brokerages have updated their research report ratings and price targets on shares of K12 Inc …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ January 20, 2017

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Stock Technicals Hit Strength

This is a technical analysis stock rating for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) . The company has a four bull technical rating which indicates some strength. The risk …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ January 20, 2017

Watching the Charts on K12 Inc. (LRN)

The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors. The RSI operates in a range-bound area with …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ January 22, 2017
Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN)

The share price of K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) was up +3.68% during the last trading session, with a day high of 16.94. 166394 shares were traded on K12 …
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LRN – MB Daily: Headlines and Analysts’ Updates for 1/20/2017

The MarketBeat update for K12, Inc. from yesterday… Daily Update: Analysts' Upgrades, Downgrades & New Coverage Facebook  Twitter  StockTwits
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January 22, 2017

Streaming Breakfast Seminar — Digital Technologies And The NZC – What’s It All About?

An item for my Kiwi readers…

Inspiring professional learning at your convenience — streamed straight to you!
Kia ora Michael

We invite you to join our next streamed breakfast seminar on Friday 3 March:

Digital technology and the NZC – what’s it all about? 

In this live-streamed presentation, Tim Bell will discuss the addition of Digital Technology as an integrated strand of the Technology learning area in the New Zealand Curriculum and as a whenu within the Hangarau Wāhanga Ako of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa by 2018. This is the first change to the NZC since its introduction in 2007 and represents an exciting development. He will also define key topics such as programming, data representation and algorithms and discuss what they might look like in the classroom.

This CORE breakfast seminar will

  • Explain the topics in the new curriculum strand
  • Give reasons for introducing this into the curriculum
  • Show how these topics can be integrated within other subject areas
  • Demonstrate how computing topics can be taught without using computers
  • Report on the learnings and successes from a Christchurch pilot

 Viewing options

Live stream –  7:30am – 8:30am – watch the seminar live, with the opportunity to ask the presenter questions via a virtual discussion space. $80 plus gst.

Recorded video – view a recording of the seminar at a convenient time. We aim to have this available the Monday following the event. $80 plus gst.

Live stream and recorded video – watch the live seminar, benefit from the discussion space and receive access to the recorded video. $120 plus gst.

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About our presenter

Tim BellTim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is widely used internationally with the supporting materials (books and videos) in 20 languages. Tim has received many awards including the ETH (Zurich) ABZ International Honorary Medal for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Science Education (in 2013) and the IITP (NZ) Excellence in IT Education Award. Since 2008 he has been involved in the design and deployment of the approach to the teaching of digital technologies in New Zealand schools.

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