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October 19, 2017

USDLA National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is November 6- 10, 2017: Webinar Registration Now Open!

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

National Distance Learning Week
November 6-10, 2017
What will you do for NDLW 2017?
The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.
For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.
November 6-10, 2017
Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.
Please check our schedule often as more webinars will be added! 
Also, if you have an event that you would like us to share, please send to and we will add to our master calendar posted on the NDLW website!
For more information on NDLW 
contact USDLA at 617.399.1770 or today!
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar 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, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. 

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October 18, 2017

Webinar: 10/18 at 2:00pm EDT – Engaging Students in Authentic Data Practices in Online Science Classes

Note that this event is later today.

Plus new publications and podcasts!
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 Data are powerful both in science and our everyday lives. Opportunities for students to think of and with data as part of their learning are limited. This webinar discusses activities focused on work with data (or data practices) in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards and Michigan Science Standards as well as recommendations for engaging students in data practices based on findings from a design-based research study carried out at Michigan Virtual.

Joshua Rosenberg, Michigan State University

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The latest in MVLRI’s series of quantitative research reports exploring characteristics of students in state virtual school courses, specifically focused on those who took courses for credit recovery, is now available online. This report illustrates data-driven learning profiles focused on motivation to complete course assignments and academic time investments in courses. You can read the full report at the MVLRI website.
In the latest episode of the Virtual Viewpoints podcast, we’re joined by John Jacobs of the Wisconsin eSchool Network to learn about the digital learning landscape in Wisconsin and how his organization fits into that landscape, helping multiple entities across the state form a holistic approach to digital learning in the K-12 public school space. The full episode is available on our Soundcloud channel.
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October 17, 2017

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Just Uploaded A Video

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October 15, 2017

Coming Up | 15 New edWebinars For Educators

Note these up-coming webinars.

edWebinars for Every Educator

CE Certificate

Explore the world of free edWebinars – live or on-demand. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recordings. Register now and watch the recording later!
If you’re an edWeb member, you can now view all of your edWebinar activity on your member homepage and download your personalized CE certificates. Can’t attend live? Register below and the recordings will be saved to your activity page to view at any time, on any device..

New edWebinars with CE Certificates

Kathy Wahl
How to Implement Successful Inclusive Programming
Monday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kathryn Wahl, Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Visit Teaching All Students

Jill Eggleton
Unlock Deeper K-5 Comprehension with Better Questions
Monday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Jill Eggleton, Author and International Educational Consultant from Auckland, New Zealand
Visit Be a Literacy Hero in the K-5 Classroom

Melissa Williamson
The Power of Family Partnerships: 
Engaging in the Six Essential Building Blocks
Wednesday Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Melissa Williamson, M.Ed., Special Project Manager, Frog Street Press
Hosted by Stephen Fite, Award-Winning Musician/Writer

Visit Early Childhood Learning Solutions

Tom Bober
Close Reading with Historical Newspapers: Making Meaning from the Past
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Tom Bober, Librarian at RM Captain Elementary School in Clayton, MO
Visit SLC @ The Forefront

Michelle Luhtala
News Literacy as a Vehicle for Reading Skills Instruction
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT
Visit Emerging Tech

Pamela Evenshen
Designing Your Primary Classroom to Support Learning
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Pamela Evanshen, EdD; with Janet Faulk, EdD
Visit Classroom Management for Early Learning

Greg Turchetta
Overcome Social Media Barriers to Create a District-Wide Movement
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Collier County Public Schools in Naples, FL
Visit Family Engagement & Community Outreach in K-12

Cheri Sterman
Arts Integration Meets Diverse Learners’ Needs
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Cheri Sterman, Crayola Education Director; and Bobby Riley, Principal of Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington, VT
Visit Champion Creativity

Coming up Next

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers
Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO

Developing Fact Fluency with Understanding: Addition and Subtraction
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by James Burnett, President and Senior Author, ORIGO Education

Empowering Readers with Tech Tools
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Katherine Bush, Fourth Grade Teacher, Maury County Public Schools, TN

Character Education:
Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Simanek (Korean War)
Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Teaching Practices to Support Learning through Playin Your Preschool Program
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kristen Kemple, Ph.D., Professor of Early Childhood Studies,
University of Florida

Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Susan E. Miller, M.A., LDT-C, Assistant Director of the Robinowitz Education Center

Tapping Research to Personalize Early Elementary Math Learning
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise
Hosted by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director, Learner Positioning Systems, Digital Promise Global is a free professional learning network that encourages educators to connect and collaborate
to improve teaching and learning – anytime, anywhere.

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October 14, 2017

Online Event Invitation – Learn How To Build Collaborative Classrooms With Microsoft Teams

From Thursday’s inbox…

Email message sent on behalf of ISTE mission sponsor Microsoft.    |    Join the Microsoft free K-12 Educator Newsletter

Are you looking for a customized experience where you can easily manage your daily workflow all in one place? Then join our upcoming webinar with representatives from Microsoft who will show you how to leverage Microsoft Teams and Office 365 for free. Teams can help you facilitate content creation, build collaborative classrooms, and personalized learning in a digital hub experience. During this session you will learn how you can communicate in the moment and keep everyone in the know using Microsoft Teams, whether it’s for a PLC or your Classroom.

ISTE is teaming up with Microsoft to present this webinar. Please register today and learn more.

Webinar: Build collaborative classrooms for better learning outcomes with Microsoft Teams

Date: Oct 30 2017

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM PST

Register Today:

SpeakerShea Elam-Henley is a Microsoft Innovative Educator with 8 years of teaching experience including a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.


Hack the Classroom: 
Looking to spark creativity in your class?
Get inspired at #HackTheClassroom!

Date: Oct 14 2017

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM PST

Register Today:

Announcing this year’s #Skypeathon event!
Join us live Nov. 28-29.

Dates: Nov 28-29 2017

Time: Details coming soon

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