Virtual School Meanderings

September 30, 2020

USDLA Webinar Friday Series

Note this webinar coming up on Friday.

USDLA Friday Webinar Series
Friday, October 2, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
FREE Event
 “Remote Learning – Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”
Presented by: Cathy Skora
13+ Years as teacher in Charter School
Certificate In Responsive Classroom
Skilled and experienced in lesson planning including differentiated teaching and learning, and solid classroom
management skill.
Extensive experience in training and development in educational, personal development, and corporate settings.
Skilled at student-centered, active, and inquiry based teaching and learning
The presentation will explore how parents and teachers may assist students in succeeding with online learning.
In this presentation we will:
  • share obstacles
  • problem solve to transform obstacles to opportunities
Our process will include:
-brief overview of creative problem solving process
-use evidence- based teaching and learning methods
  • student-centered learning
  • active learning
  • inquiry-based learning
Overview of responsive classroom techniques as a classroom management strategy for remote learning.
Each of the above categories will be utilized as opportunities to make remote learning a more user friendly experience for teachers and parents.
National Distance Learning Week November 9-13
Call For Proposals NOW OPEN Through September 30!
Registration Open Now
USDLA Annual Legislative Forum October 9
IFWE International Forum for Women in eLearning – Virtually
December 2 – 3
USDLA 2020 State Chapter Events
September 29 – October 2
September 30 – October 2, FDLA Annual Conference]
December 14 -15
Thank you for supporting USDLA and our State Chapters.
Dr. Rhonda Blackburn, President
Mrs. Janet Major, Chairwoman
Dr. Arletha McSwain, President-Elect
Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director
Mr. Pat Cassella, Chair Emeritus
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

September 22, 2020

USDLA Webinar and Updates

Some interesting items from the USDLA that may be of interest to some readers – including a webinar this Friday.

USDLA Friday Webinar Series
Friday, September 25, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
FREE Event
“Swimming in Online Teaching: Using Open Educational Resources, Practices, and Pedagogies To Keep You From Drowning During COVID”
Presented by: Gerry Hanley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, SkillsCommons and MERLOT
MERLOT and SkillsCommons have a wealth of free and open resources to help
you move teaching and learning online without overwhelming you.
The presentation will demonstrate how to use and find the free teaching
resources. faculty teaching ePortfolios freely sharing their teaching
practices with technology, and open pedagogy strategies to engage
students in their learning by collaboratively contributing to the
teaching of your course.
National Distance Learning Week November 9-13
Call For Proposals NOW OPEN Through September 30!
Registration Open Now
USDLA Annual Legislative Forum October 9
IFWE International Forum for Women in eLearning – Virtually
December 2 – 3
USDLA 2020 State Chapter Events
September 29 – October 2
September 30 – October 2, FDLA Annual Conference]
December 14 -15
Thank you for supporting USDLA and our State Chapters.
Dr. Rhonda Blackburn, President
Mrs. Janet Major, Chairwoman
Dr. Arletha McSwain, President-Elect
Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director
Mr. Pat Cassella, Chair Emeritus
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

September 17, 2020

IFWE 2020 Conference

A second USDLA item for today.

Greetings
Due to the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the face-to-face version of IFWE 2020 to 2021.
The good news is we’re hosting an abbreviated, virtual version.
a FREE EVENT, December 2-3,2020
Registration is still required.
In the tradition of IFWE, online sessions will include eLearning topics as well as sessions to inspire us to be healthy and productive. And of course, what would IFWE be without a little fun? Get ready for speed networking, the IFWE Happy Hour, IFWE Book Club, and other surprises! The best news of all? IFWE Unmasked! is FREE (but you must still register)!!!
IFWE is the International Forum for Women in E-Learning, recognizing the role of women leaders in the field. Launched by USDLA in 2004, IFWE includes open discussions, shared ideas, and a number of presentations involving conversations that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into resources that include mentorships, eLearning programs and products, and an opportunity to learn from experts in our profession about relevant topics.
In addition, attendees gain a better understanding of how to be a successful leader, up-and-coming leader, or support person in distance and online learning. Whether you are from K-12, higher education, corporate, military, government, or Telehealth, IFWE welcomes you!
Check out IFWE Unmasked and register today! Be sure to consider being a sponsor!!
Please join our IFWE Facebook Group for announcements and other pre-IFWE information!
Looking forward to seeing you in December!
Warm Regards from the IFWE Team!
Darcy Hardy
IFWE Founder & Chair
USDLA Chair Emerita
Janet Major
IFWE Co-Chair
USDLA Board Chair
Mark Your Calendar for NDLW November 9-13, 2020
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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

Cares Act Funding USDLA Webinar

A couple of items from the USDLA concerning up-coming webinars.

USDLA Friday Webinar Series
Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
FREE Event
Funding Facts Friday
This is the first of three webinars about the Cares Act
(3rd Friday of September, October, November)
Our presenters will provide a view of this years CARES ACT funding and a
look into what may be on the horizon for distance learning and telemedicine.
We’ll explore specific programs and review current trends in grants focused
on connected education, healthcare, and justice.
Presenters:
Kjierstin Layton, Vyopta
Kristin DeProspero, Solutionz, Inc
USDLA 2020 State Chapter Events
September 29 – October 2
September 30 – October 2, FDLA Annual Conference]
December 14 -15
More USDLA 2020 Events
  • National Distance Learning Week – November 9-13 – Details coming soon!
  • USDLA Annual Legislative Forum – October 9 – Details coming soon!
  • IFWE International Forum for Women in eLearning- December 2-3 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR IFWE
USDLA Webinar Recordings
If you did not get a chance to attend our summer webinars like, To Tech or Not Tech: Exploring When to Use Technology in an Online Class. To view our archived recordings, visit Distance Learning Resources
Thank you for supporting USDLA and our State Chapters.
Dr. Rhonda Blackburn, President
Mrs. Janet Major, Chairwoman
Dr. Arletha McSwain, President-Elect
Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director
Mr. Pat Cassella, Chair Emeritus
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

September 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

Note these professional learning opportunities (one of which is in an hour or less).

USDLA Friday Webinar
Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
FREE Event
4D Vision: Strategies For Achieving Student Success in Online Learning Environments
Presenter:
Joshua Byrd is Program Chair & Professor, for the School of Criminal Justice at AIU Atlanta
USDLA 2020 State Chapter Events
September 29 – October 2
September 30 – October 2, FDLA Annual Conference
December 14 -15
More USDLA 2020 Events
  • National Distance Learning Week – November 9-13 – Details coming soon!
  • USDLA Annual Legislative Forum – October 9 – Details coming soon!
  • IFWE International Forum for Women in eLearning- December 2-3 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR IFWE
USDLA Webinar Recordings
If you did not get a chance to attend our summer webinars like, To Tech or Not Tech: Exploring When to Use Technology in an Online Class. To view our archived recordings, visit Distance Learning Resources
Thank you for supporting USDLA and our State Chapters.
Dr. Rhonda Blackburn, President
Mrs. Janet Major, Chairwoman
Dr. Arletha McSwain, President-Elect
Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director
Mr. Pat Cassella, Chair Emeritus
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002
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