teaching and learning, working and playing--in the 21st century
Thursday, September 27, 2012
EdTechLeadersOnline Fall Webinars
Re-shared from ETLO's email campaign! OF course I want you to take in all of these, but October 30? Probably attendance-required!
Join us for these fall webinar events!
Increasing Student Achievement: Digital Tools in Online Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET Presenter:Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT, Research Associate at The William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
this webinar, Dr. Hervey will discuss and reflect on the importance of
selected standards from the International Association for K-12 Online
Learning (iNACOL) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
related to teaching with multimedia and online tools. She will also
share several free, open-source digital tools that can support online
educators in meeting these standards.
The webinar will focus on four guiding questions:
How do the selected SREB and iNACOL standards address student
engagement? What does this mean for online educators?
Clarity: How can digital tools be the "solution" for increased student engagement in online learning environments?
How do digital tools such as Screencast-O-Matic, Diigo, and Voki engage
students? (a brief overview of each tool will provided)
Opportunity: What opportunity is there to encourage educators in using these or similar tools when teaching online?
To access EDC's Collaborate system:
1. Go to: http://econference.edc.org.
2. Type your name in the text box in the upper right corner of the page where you see the words "Type your name here."
3. Click the button titled "Log in as a Participant."
4. You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate.
Pre-registration is not required. Hope to see you there!
Creating and Running a Public Online High School: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned
Date: Tuesday, October 30 Time: 4:00-5:00 PM ET Presenter: Scott Merrick, Online Learning Specialist, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Virtual School
challenges and successes involved in crafting, improving, and
delivering an online public school are significant. MNPS Virtual School
in Nashville, Tennessee, now in its second year as the first public
virtual school in the state of Tennessee, has many lessons to share
about both the model MNPS Virtual School is using to build a strong
virtual district school and the challenges they have had to overcome
along the way. Scott Merrick, an Online Learning Specialist who has
worked with the school since it began in 2010, will discuss these
lessons and offer a personal vision of where public virtual education is
Scott came to the public school sector after 15 years as an educator in
a private school setting and feels dedicated to making sure his
currently 82,000+ student school district will continue to offer online
learning options to its incredibly diverse and growing population of
Growing a Successful International Baccalaureate Online Program
Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET Presenters: Kirsten Peterson, EdTech Leaders Online and John Willoughby, Pamoja Education
webinar will showcase online courses designed to prepare a global
collection of online teachers, site-based coordinators, and students to
run a successful online International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Over
the past two years, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) and Pamoja Education
have collaborated to grow the online IB program through a collection of
targeted professional development and orientation courses that focus on
teacher learning communities and student engagement. Come join a dynamic
discussion with ETLO and Pamoja Education leaders about how a
fast-paced needs-driven online program influenced program design and
facilitation. In addition to looking at example courses for IB teachers
and students, we’ll have a question and answer session built around some
of the more provocative “what would you do” scenarios faced by Pamoja
Education and ELTO throughout the program design and facilitation.