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August 17, 2018

CIDER Sessions: Call For Presenters

I always encourage those in the K-12 environment to consider presenting as a part of the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research offerings.

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CIDER Sessions: Call for presenters

As we look ahead to our 2018-19 season of CIDER Sessions, we invite researchers working in distance, distributed, online, or blended education to present in our ongoing monthly seminar series.

The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Canada’s largest graduate and professional distance education programming provider, at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University.

The CIDER Sessions are an online, open and free seminar series where researchers or research groups can present their work to a broad audience of fellow researchers, practitioners, and students from across Canada and around the world. Sessions are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon Mountain time, though some exceptions may be possible to accommodate the presenter’s time zone. Presented through Adobe Connect, they are one hour in length, including questions from the audience, and are recorded, archived, and distributed through the CIDER site, at:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

A small number of spots may be available for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis. International presenters are welcome; all presentations are held in English.

If you have recent research for our CIDER audience and would like to present in this season’s series, please contact Dan Wilton at dwilton@athabascau.ca with a brief description of your research topic and approximate date when it will be available for presentation.

Dan Wilton
CIDER Sessions coordinator and host
Athabasca University
dwilton@athabascau.ca

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August 16, 2018

Reminder – iNACOL Webinar | 8/28: Fit For Purpose: Taking The Long View On Systems Change And Policy To Support Competency Education

And from the neo-liberals to finish off the day.

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SPECIAL EDITION WEBINAR 

Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2-3 p.m. EDT (register)

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, iNACOL (@nacol) will host a webinar to explore details of a CompetencyWorks report discussing the long game in moving toward personalized, competency-based education.

Earlier this year, the iNACOL CompetencyWorks project released Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education, which introduces four “threshold concepts” to help us think differently about what is possible in an equitable future education system where all students succeed. Fit for Purpose also tackles deep-seated system design flaws across K-12 education.

Join this webinar to be a part of the conversation about designing learning experiences for true preparedness and to be a part of the work to accelerate the shift toward a holistic competency-based education system that ensures mastery for every student.

This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

Presenters:

About iNACOL

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August 13, 2018

Reminder: 2018 NCVPS Virtual Open House – August 14, 11 AM, August 16, 7PM

Note these up-coming sessions from the North Carolina Virtual Public School.

Next Stop: The North Carolina Virtual Public School’s Open House.
Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM -12 PM
 Thursday, August 16,  7 PM – 8 PM
The North Carolina Virtual Public School invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
WhenTuesday, August 14, 11 AM – 12 PM or Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
This year we are offering two opportunities to attend the Annual Virtual Open House.  Please choose the date that works best for your schedule.
Where: The event will be hosted in an NCVPS online classroom. Details will be sent following registration.
Presenters: NCVPS staff, teachers, and students.
Topics: The presentation will include Who is NCVPS?, Teaching and Learning with NCVPS, Meet the Teacher, See the Classroom, Support All Around, and Q & As.
Audience: The NCVPS Open House is open to the public. While our presentations are geared toward parents and students in public schools, private schools, and home-schools, we have something for everyone. Educators will learn about the NCVPS teaching and learning process.  The general public will discover what online learning is.
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August 12, 2018

Coming Up | 10 New edWebinars For Educators

Note these up-coming webinars.

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Summer is a great time for edWebinars that are free and fun. Register for an upcoming edWebinar and catch up on any you missed. Join edWeb to connect with colleagues around the world who are passionate about teaching and learning!

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Gaia Bernstein
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Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse
Monday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Gaia Bernstein, Law Professor and Director, Institute for Privacy Protection, Seton Hall Law School, NJ; and Najarian Peters, Assistant Professor, Institute for Privacy Protection, Seton Hall Law School, NJ

Sally Goldberg

Best Practices for Promoting Development: Birth to Age Three
Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Sally Goldberg, Ph.D., Early Childhood Educator

Maya Goodall

Framing Language for English Learners
Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Maya Goodall, Senior Director, EL Curriculum, Lexia Learning

David Woods

Starting the School Year STEM Strong: How to Power Deeper Math Learning
Thursday, Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting, DreamBox Learning

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Lacie Braun

Creative Expression as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Tool
Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Helena Hillinga Haas, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC, Art Therapist for Seattle Children’s Hospital, Training Consultant for Art with Heart; and Lacie Braun, MA, LMHC, Trauma Therapist, Training and Curricula Consultant for Art with Heart

Coming up Next

Create Powerful STEM Lessons Through Design Thinking
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Christine Gonzalez, former educator and Customer Advocate, 3P Learning

My Class is Out of Control: What is My First Move?
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO

Single Sign-On and Rostering: Why Districts Are Going in a New Direction
Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Larry Jones, IT Network Administrator, Greeneville City Schools, Greeneville, TN; and Megan Uotila, Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink

Back to School Basics:
How to Reach the Child who Struggles from the Start
Thursday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Jill Molli, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor

Sensors: Past, Present, and Still Processing
Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presented by Dylan Portelance, Product Manager, Wonder Workshop; and David Ko, Firmware Engineer, Wonder Workshop

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August 11, 2018

iNACOL Webinar | 8/28: Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

And from the neo-liberals to finish off a busy Saturday of blogging.

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR 

Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
2-3 p.m. EDT (register)

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, iNACOL (@nacol) will host a webinar to explore details of a CompetencyWorks report discussing the long game in moving toward personalized, competency-based education.

Earlier this year, the iNACOL CompetencyWorks project released Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education, which introduces four “threshold concepts” to help us think differently about what is possible in an equitable future education system where all students succeed. Fit for Purpose also tackles deep-seated system design flaws across K-12 education.

Join this webinar to be a part of the conversation about designing learning experiences for true preparedness and to be a part of the work to accelerate the shift toward a holistic competency-based education system that ensures mastery for every student.

This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

Presenters:

About iNACOL

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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