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February 7, 2018

CIDER Session – February 7th, 2018

Note this session later today.

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Athabasca University Social Software in Undergraduate Studies
Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to an upcoming session in the 2017-18 CIDER Sessions series on February 7, 2018. This free, online session will feature Fabio Nascimbeni and Daniel Burgos of Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), Spain.

Title: The Open Educators Factory Project: In Search for the Open Educator

The Open Educators Factory (OEF) project stems from the assumption that true progress in terms of openness in higher education (as well as in other educational sectors) requires a major cultural change in the mindset of all stakeholders from public policy makers to institutional leaders, to teachers and researchers, to students and parents.

The aim of the Open Educators Factory project is to explore how to transform university teachers from “agents of resistance” into “agents of change” for openness in education. This presentation will discuss results based on data collected from more than 400 HE teachers.

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/cider

Registration is not required; all are welcome. CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit us at:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:
Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

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CIDER sessions are brought to you by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education. The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research

EdmontonAB T5J 3S8

 

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February 6, 2018

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 2/14: Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

And from the neo-liberals to finish off today.

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR 

Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL will host a Leadership Webinar to highlight issues and action steps for state policymakers to support personalized, competency-based education.

States and local communities have an opportunity to rethink the definition of student success and articulate a vision for what students should know and be able to do upon graduation to succeed in college and the workforce. With clear, comprehensive definitions of student success, states can begin to transform state K-12 education systems to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills.

This webinar features recommendations from the recent iNACOL report, Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning, which offers action steps state policymakers can take to create the conditions for personalized, competency-based learning at scale.

This webinar will explore five issues policymakers can tackle to transform education systems to personalized, competency-based education:

  1. Redefining student success;
  2. Ensuring meaningful qualifications;
  3. Rethinking accountability to drive continuous improvement;
  4. Developing educator capacity for competency-based education; and
  5. Building capacity to lead change.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “This report provides policymakers with a roadmap to catalyze transformational change for K-12 education systems — with a vision moving from the current state to a future state — that ensures success for all students.”

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

Webinar Title: Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Presenters:

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  • Join @nacol Feb. Leadership #Webinar – Current to Future State: Issues & Action Steps for State #Policy to Support Personalized, #CompetencyBased #Learning. Register: http://ow.ly/HNkQ30hHeCw
  • #Edleaders: Upcoming #Webinar (2/14, 2-3pm ET) Current to Future State: Issues & Action Steps for State #Policy to Support Personalized, #CompetencyBased #Learning. http://ow.ly/HNkQ30hHeCw @nacol

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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February 5, 2018

8 février – Table d’échanges “Personnalisation des apprentissages en FAD”

A reminder of this webinar this week.

Invitation à participer sans frais à la table d’échanges techno-pédagogiques en formation à distance du REFAD du 8 février

Personnalisation des apprentissages en formation à distance

– Rappel –
Le jeudi 8 février (de 12h00 à 13h00, heure de l’Est), le Réseau d’enseignement francophone à distance du Canada (REFAD www.refad.ca) tiendra la troisième de quatre audioconférences reliées à son projet d’échanges pédagogiques et technologiques en formation à distance. Le thème abordé lors de cette réunion sera Personnalisation des apprentissages en formation à distance. 

Mme Lise Chovino (Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition  féminine / CDÉACF; www.cdeacf.ca) débutera la rencontre en donnant son point de vue sur le thème en une dizaine de minutesSites participants confirmés à ce jour : l’équipe de:
– Lauriane Laforge (Campus de Moncton de l’Université de Moncton)
– Hubert Lalande (CFORP)
– Isabelle Thibault (Collège Éducacentre)
– Marcelle Parr (Consultante – Action Compétences)
– Christine Simard (Université TÉLUQ)
– Lise Niyuhire (Campus Saint-Jean / University of Alberta)
– Carolle Roy (Université de Saint-Boniface)
– Jean Perron (Cégep régional de Lanaudière)
– Rosa Sirleia (Cégep Saint-Laurent)
– Lysandre Malo-Cloutier (Collège d’Alma)
– Marie Andrée Dion-Gauvin (APOP)
– Alain Villaume (Éducation nationale / France)
– Mada Lucienne Tendeng (Étudiante / Université Laval)

* IMPORTANT: La formule retenue est celle du partage en discussion. Les sites participants inscrits devront donc intervenir ensuite afin de partager à tous leur vision du thème de la rencontre.

Nous vous invitons donc à y participer sans frais. Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez communiquer directement avec le REFAD: refad@sympatico.ca

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***** Veuillez contacter directement le REFAD si vous désirez être retiré de notre liste courriel: refad@sympatico.ca
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COORDONNÉES DU REFAD
C.P. 47542
Comptoir postal Plateau Mont-Royal
Montréal (Québec) H2H 2S8
Téléphone : (514) 284-9109
Courriel : refad@sympatico.ca
Site Web : www.refad.ca
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– Colloque REFAD 24 et 25 mai 2018 – Ville de Québec www.refad.ca/colloque_2018.html
– Panorama des pratiques en FAD au Canada francophone www.refad.ca/publications-et-rapports-de-recherche/rapports-de-recherche/panorama-des-pratiques-en-formation-a-distance-au-canada-francophone/
– Webographie de la FAD http://webo.refad.ca
– Guide sur l’inclusion scolaire en formation à distance www.refad.ca/publications-et-rapports-de-recherche/rapports-de-recherche/guide-sur-linclusion-scolaire-en-formation-a-distance

 

February 4, 2018

10 New edWebinars | Early Learning, STEM, Leadership And More

Note these up-coming webinars.

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Creating a Supportive Environment for Problem Solving in the Math Classroom Autism and Mood Disorders Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers Girls Rising

edWebinars are a great way to stay current with professional learning that is free and fun!Join edWeb to view all of your edWebinar activity on your member homepage. Connect and learn with colleagues by joining one of our innovative professional learning communities. edWeb can help you have a big impact on teaching and learning!

Upcoming edWebinars with CE Certificates

Cynthia B Kaye

Engaging Early Learners with Augmented Reality
Monday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Cynthia B. Kaye, CEO, Chief Zoo Keeper, Alive Studios

Eisha Buch

The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education
Monday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Eisha Buch, Senior Manager of Education Programs, Common Sense Education

Sara Delano Moore

What’s the Problem? Creating a Supportive Environment for Problem Solving in the Math Classroom
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Sara Delano Moore, ORIGO Education

Dr. Sonal Moratschek

Autism and Mood Disorders: Assessment & Intervention
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Sonal Moratschek, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Monarch Center for Autism, and Clinical Senior Instructor at Case Medical Center

Coming up Next

The 21st Century District’s Framework for Evaluating Digital Curriculum
Monday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Tim Hudson, Senior Vice President of Learning, DreamBox Learning

Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers
Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach, Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95, IL

Fostering Confidence to Engage Students in Learning
Tuesday, February 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., Educator, Author, and Consultant
Visit Social-Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior, and Student Achievement

Girl Rising: Inspiring Global Citizenship and Local Engagement
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kayce Freed Jennings, Senior Producer, Girl Rising

Bari Koral Presents Yoga and Mindfulness for Children
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Bari Koral, National kids yoga educator and beloved recording artist for kids yoga, music and movement

Leveraging Educator-­Researcher-­Developer Partnerships to Improve Student Learning
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Savitha Moorthy, Director of STEM Equity Research, Digital Promise; and Sierra Gibson, Research Associate, Digital Promise

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February 3, 2018

iNACOL Webinar | 2/15: How Teachers Are Incorporating Positive Youth Development Strategies In Personalized Learning

And from the neo-liberals…

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TEACHER TALK WEBINAR 

How Teachers Are Incorporating Positive Youth Development Strategies in Personalized Learning

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL will host a Teacher Talk webinar to explore how teachers are incorporating positive youth development into their personalized learning environments.

Research from the learning sciences indicates that the search for identity and autonomy is a primary aspiration of all young people. Schools and teachers are pivotal in supporting students on this journey, helping them build competencies that connect to purpose, providing opportunities for meaningful contribution, and ensuring that they know their contributions and perspectives are valued. Adults must intentionally create thriving ecosystems of learning that provide the right balance of supports and autonomy to help all students reach their potential.

This webinar will explore Springpoint’s five tenets of positive youth development and share how they are incorporated into personalized learning models:

  • Caring, trusting and supportive relationships
  • High expectations
  • Voice, choice and contribution
  • Intentionally engaging learning experiences
  • Consistency

Join this webinar to hear teachers share examples and promising practices for implementing positive youth development into their student-centered designs. They will share insights on how these tenets of positive youth development can help prepare all students for successful futures.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “Educators across the country are shifting toward highly personalized, intentionally designed models, grounded in the learning sciences research and youth development theory, which spark the development of important skills and dispositions that are critical to future success.”

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

Webinar Title: How Teachers Are Incorporating Positive Youth Development Strategies in Personalized Learning

Presenters:

Share With Your Colleagues:

  • Join @nacol Feb. Teacher Talk webinar: How #Teachers Are Incorporating Positive Youth Development Strategies in #PersonalizedLearning w/ @msxgarcia http://ow.ly/ylPu30hGb5l
  • #Teachers: Upcoming Webinar (2/15, 6-7pm ET) on how to incorporate positive youth development strategies in #PersonalizedLearninghttp://ow.ly/ylPu30hGb5l @nacol @msxgarcia @springpointEDU #PYD

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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