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July 7, 2016

Register Today for July 14 AERA Webinar – Meet Members of Congress in Your District

This may be of interest to some…

AERA Webinar
“Meet Members of Congress in Your District”

Thursday, July 14
12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT

Register Today
The House and Senate adjourn on July 18 for a six-week district work period. This is a perfect opportunity for education researchers who seek to broaden the connections between education research and its sound uses in policy and research to visit members of Congress while they are home. This webinar will provide information to education researchers seeking to learn strategies and build skills in communicating research to elected officials in their district offices.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The value of visiting congressional offices in your district and state
  • Essential tips for a successful meeting
  • Effective strategies to communicate your research and its value to policy and practice
  • Approaches to building an ongoing relationship with a congressional office

After the presentation, webinar viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions. We will also provide supporting resources including a sample meeting request, a suggested meeting outline, as well as leave behind materials.

Speaker: Juliane Baron, AERA Director of Government Relations

Juliane leads AERA’s education and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. She directs strategy and outreach with the scientific and education communities that focus on research funding, research policy, and education.

This webinar is open only to current AERA members. Register today.


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July 6, 2016

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 7/13: Research and Approaches to Expand the Definition of Student Success

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LEADERSHIP WEBINARResearch and Approaches to Expand the Definition of Student Success 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership webinarto examine research and approaches embracing an expanded definition of student success.

A wide array of high-quality research shows that intrapersonal and interpersonal non-cognitive skills, such as self-control and social competence are well-established predictors of success in academics, career and well-being. Given the importance of these outcomes and the strength of the existing research, it is time for these competencies to be incorporated effectively into educational policy and practice. These non-cognitive skills complement existing academic and cognitive goals in order to ensure schooling works to help all students flourish.

Join this webinar to explore the importance of equipping students with the mindsets, essential skills, and habits (MESH) necessary to succeed. Learn practical steps for moving your school towards an expanded definition of student success and gain insights on approaches school systems can use to assess and develop students’ mindsets and skills at scale, with examples from Summit Public Schools.

Bruce Friend, COO of iNACOL said, “While student success has traditionally measured only academic outcomes, new research indicates that non-cognitive skills are strong predictors of student success later in life. By incorporating non-cognitive skills into education policy and practice, schools can focus on teaching the whole child and developing important skills for college and career preparedness.”

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

Webinar Title: Research and Approaches to Expand the Definition of Student Success

Presenters:

  • Adam Carter, Chief Academic Officer, Summit Public Schools
  • Richard Fournier, Director of District Partnerships, Transforming Education


About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Just Uploaded A Video

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Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute has uploaded MVLRI Webinar: Teacher Perceptions and Use of Open Educational Resources
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This session highlights findings from an international survey of over 600 teachers in face-to-face, online and blended settings examining how teachers adapt rather than adopt open educational resources and the importance of changing teacher habits in the quest to mainstream OER.
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June 29, 2016

[AECT] Webinar 6/29, 12pm (EST) – Shifting Paradigms: Instructional Designers as Change Agents

Note this event later today…

Shifting Paradigms from the Inside Out: Instructional Designers as Change Agents

Please join the Systems Thinking and Change Division on June 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST in a webinar that will discuss “Shifting Paradigms from the Inside Out: Instructional Designers as Change Agents” with Julaine Fowlin, Ph.D., Auburn University and Monica Sulecio de Alvarez, M.Ed., Distance Learning Experience Consultant.

A learning system is influenced by so many other factors which often requires a paradigm shift. Thus as learning and performance improvement professionals we have to be prepared to be change agents as well, and adapt the formal theoretical frameworks and strategies to fit the institution’s particular process and culture. This requires us to be patient and sensitive to the institution’s cultural nuances and decide on what theoretical approaches to insist on and when to let the institution organically formulate the method that works best for their system.

The webinar will address the increased need for instructional designers to be change agents. The presenters will share insights on approaches to navigating the complexity of implementing learning and performance interventions that generate paradigm shifts.

To sign up for the webinar or to receive information about viewing the recording, please register at:https://cc.readytalk.com/r/dip6ba80kgay&eom


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June 28, 2016

MVLRI Webinar – 6/29 at 2pm EDT

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Learn about how teachers are using open educational resources…
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Teacher Perceptions and Use of Open Educational Resources
Wednesday, 6/29/16, 2pm EDT

This session will highlight findings from an international survey of over 600 teachers in face-to-face, online and blended settings examining how teachers adapt rather than adopt open educational resources and the importance of changing teacher habits in the quest to mainstream OER.

Presenter:
Beatriz de los Arcos, The Open University

All webinars are held via Adobe Connect (https://connect.mivu.org/mvlri). Attendees are encouraged to participate in our webinar sessions using the text chat window. We also encourage attendees to chat on Twitter using #MVLRIchat.

The recording of our previous webinar, featuring research and discussion on K-12 online credit recovery courses with research from the American Institutes for Research, is now available on our YouTube channel. View it here.
OLC Accelerate is a conference focused on quality online learning and the sharing of best practices to advance innovation in learning worldwide. The conference is being held in Orlando from November 16-18this year. Registration is currently open and more information can be foundhere.
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