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February 17, 2015

Virtual Schools Need Your Help With Research!

For my research colleagues…

Hi everyone!

 

Hope this email finds you well.

 

You may remember the series of webinars that MVLRI hosted in December on the Virtual School Leadership Alliance (Alliance) (http://www.virtualschoolalliance.org) and their research needs. For this webinar series, about 8-10 of the Alliance members shared their research needs with the research community. After the series was done, we reviewed the topics and made a table to summarize the needs to see where there might be overlap. That table is attached. Take a look at those topics and see if you might see anything that catches your eye. As you can see from the attachment, there’s lots to do! Please feel free to reach out directly to the programs using their email addresses that can be found on our Webinar page:

 

http://www.mvlri.org/Presentations/Webinars/Past-Webinars

 

Thanks!

MVLRI

 

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
A Division of MVU
MVLRI@mivu.org
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Twitter: @MVLRI_MVU
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Webinar Series: http://www.mvlri.org/Presentations/Webinars

Attachment: VSLA_ResearchNeeds_CrossReference.pdf

February 11, 2015

Coming Up Next Week | Game-Based Learning, OER, E-rate, Early Learning…

Note the OER webinar in particular…

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E-rate: A Well-Constructed Application 

Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Makerspaces: 
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Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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OER 101: 
What are Open Educational Resources and Why Are They Important?
Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time

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Building Young Children’s Sounds, Words and Brains: Your Words and Interactions Matter
Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

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Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces
Thursday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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February 10, 2015

New Webinar | OER 101

And another item from yesterday’s inbox…

New webinar on OER. View as a webpage.

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Katherine Quinn-Shea is the Director of Marketing at Net Texts. She works with schools and teachers who want to integrate open educational resources into their curriculum. Prior to working at Net Texts she worked at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners helping edit and format the national board exams for Osteopathic Doctors. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Santa Clara University.

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Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time

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Open educational resources, open source, open education, online content…how does anyone keep it all straight? In this session we will delve into what open educational resources (OER) are and why they are so important to education today. We will cover the background of OER, some key players in the space, and the endless possibilities of how to integrate this content into your classroom and school. We will include a 10 minute demo on how to use Net Texts, a free resources that has a library of over 120,000 pieces of OER sorted by grade, subject, multimedia type, and Common Core State Standard. Join us if you’re tired of being overwhelmed by the possibilities out there and are looking for clear direction on what OER are and how to use them!


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The community hosts online discussions that make it easy for educators to stay connected over time with fellow educators to share ideas, practices, examples, lesson plans, and any of the issues that might arise in using OER. The community is a growing resource center with webinar archives, CE quizzes, and support materials that can be accessed at any time, anywhere.

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February 9, 2015

It’s Not Too Late! Join Our Webinar!

Another reminder from today’s inbox of an event tomorrow…

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REMINDER: Webinar 2/10 at 3PM ET on Expanding Innovation in the Digital Arts through Digital Learning

From today’s inbox…  Note that this event is tomorrow…

 

 

 

 

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Expanding Innovation in the Digital Arts through Digital Learning

 

Date: Tuesday, February 10th (RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 27th) Add to Calendar
Time: 3:004:00 PM ET

Presenters: Anne Kraybill, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bruce Friend, Friend Consulting, and Kirsten Peterson, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO)

Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/feb10webinar

 

During this interactive webinar, learn more about innovative free online courses for high school students that focus on American art and history. These courses enable students to discuss and interpret paintings from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and other museums throughout the country while also learning about careers in museums. In addition to courses for students, this webinar will discuss online training courses for teachers and resources that will be available for educators in a teachers portal.

 

Webinar presenters will discuss the process of collaborating and designing effective online courses that align with learning outcomes. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with online course design.

 

To join this webinar, please use the following link to enter ETLO’s Collaborate Webinar Room:http://go.edc.org/feb10webinar. Pre-registration is not required for this webinar and it will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar Series website.

 

About the Presenters:

 

Anne Kraybill is the Distance Learning Project Manager at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. She is formerly the museum’s School and Community Programs Manager and she has spent the majority of her career in art museums and arts organizations that support teachers and students through arts exposure, arts education, and integration of the arts into classroom teaching. Anne has a B.F.A. In photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a M.A. in Museum Education from University of the Arts and a M.S. in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.

Bruce Friend of Friend Consulting is a pioneer in K-12 online learning and accomplished educational leader who has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sector building quality learning opportunities for students through the use of online learning. As a founding member, teacher, and chief administrator of two state-wide virtual school programs (Florida and North Carolina), Bruce has considerable experience in the creation and business operations of virtual schools and other online learning programs.

Kirsten Peterson is the Interim Director of EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) at EDC. For the past 16 years, she has been managing online learning and instructional design projects for ETLO, a national capacity-building online learning program for educational organizations. Since ETLO’s inception in 1999, Kirsten has led teams of instructional designers, content experts, media specialists, and web developers in helping clients understand and meet their educational needs through online learning. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Montana State University and an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
 

Listen to Learn: Building Critical Listening Skills Using Online Tools

 

Date: Tuesday, February 24th (Add to Calendar)
Time: 3:004:00 PM ET
Presenter: Monica Brady-Myerov, Listen Current

Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/feb24webinar

 

During this live webinar, Monica Brady-Myerov, veteran public radio journalist and founder and CEO of Listen Current, will explore the role of online tools in building critical listening skills in students of all ages. With so many exciting new digital tools that are focused on audio, educators are challenged to select tools that best align with the listening standards and the needs of their students. Using high-quality audio sources, directed questions and comprehensive lesson plans, educators can engage students in subject-based topics while also teaching them how to become better listeners.

 

Webinar participants will learn about tools they can use to help students build critical listening skills. They will also explore how to use mobile devices and computers to record sound and edit it in the classroom. Some of the tools that will be featured include Listen Current, AudioBooM (formerly Audioboo), and VoiceThread. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with building listening skills using audio tools.

 

To join this webinar, please use the following link to enter ETLO’s Collaborate Webinar Room:http://go.edc.org/feb24webinar. Pre-registration is not required for this webinar and it will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar Series website.

 

About the Presenter:

 

Monica Brady-Myerov is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist and host and the founder of Listen Current. Before founding Listen Current, she was Senior Reporter and Assistant Managing Editor at WBUR in Boston. Her reports have been heard on NPR, Marketplace and numerous other outlets nationally and internationally. Monica’s reporting on education won two 2005 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her stories on closing the achievement gap and First Prize from The Education Writers Association in 2009 for her series on the high school dropout crisis.

 

 

Have you missed any of our previous webinars? The recordings are available on the

ETLO Webinar Series website.

 

You can also continue discussions on the webinars and other online and blended learning topics in the Google+ ETLO Community Forum.

 

 

       

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