Beyond LMS Boundaries: Web 2.0 Enriching Online Learning and Assessment

In this session presenters demonstrate a variety of Web 2.0 tools that allow teachers to supplement their online or classroom instruction with open source content, collaboration, and creativity tools currently available for free (or nearly free) online. Tired of trying to keep up with the latest and greatest online tools available to teachers? Then review […]

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How States Use Digital Learning in Support of Education Reform

How can states and districts take action to integrate digital learning and technologies into education reform efforts? The co-presenters explore actionable policy and practice ideas that address key education reform goals at all levels. In a new report funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, Dr. Tom Clark and Dr. Elizabeth Oyer explore the […]

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Using the Online Learning Environment to Meet the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities

The 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year leads a panel discussion on common misconceptions and roadblocks to teaching students with disabilities online. Presenters from district and teacher levels identify the unique needs of students with disabilities as well as strategies to meet those needs in the online learning environment. The panel takes a look […]

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Implementing District Blended and Online Learning Programs

This leadership webinar focuses on implementing blended and online learning programs through the eyes of Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), in Golden, Colorado. They have built comprehensive and successful online and blended learning programs, ensuring teacher success, program savings, and meeting student needs. Jeffco’s Director of Online Learning provides information about their program and their […]

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Pain-Free Blogging Webinar for Competency Education Innovators: How to (Quickly) Turn Your Passion into Words

This webinar is designed to introduce practitioners, educational leadership, and community members to the basics of blogging with a special focus on effective strategies for sharing your knowledge. Jami Bernard of Barncat Publishing provides an overview for getting started, a number of tips to help you dodge common mistakes, and how to have fun blogging. […]

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Jumpstart Mobile Learning in Your Online and Blended Courses

This webinar presents several ways to enhance learning through mobile devices. Mobile learning design considerations are presented along with a few case studies. A variety of tools and alternatives, some of which are free, are also mentioned, in addition to tips and tricks for developing mobile content and leveraging the opportunities mobile learning provides. View […]

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What K-12 Online & Blended Education Can Learn from Higher Ed

Presenters share the Blended Learning Toolkit, originally developed by university experts for higher education, but it also serves as a valuable resource for school districts and teachers interested in implementing K-12 blended and online learning programs. The toolkit resources include: Guidelines – best practices, strategies, models and course design principles to assist in developing and […]

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REAL Classrooms in a VIRTUAL World

This presentation focuses on how to ensure online education is innovative, providing a learning environment where student potential is maximized. Best classroom teaching practices are translated to an online setting for simple implementation. The presentation also shares successful ways to create a social presence both as a student and a teacher in the online setting. […]

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Recipe for Success: Blended Learning School Models

In this Webinar, the presenters examine some of the emerging “recipes” for blended learning, the ingredients for success, and early results. The webinar is organized in the following sections: Blended learning models: lab rotation, classroom rotation, and flex. Considerations for creating your own blended learning model: school facility, technology resources, staff and student needs. Case […]

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Starting an Online or Blended Learning Program: Key Issues for Beginners

Presenters review critical first order issues to consider before kick starting an online or blended learning program, including: Stakeholder involvement Educational goals Targeted student groups Instructional staffing Curriculum choices Administrative and delivery systems Student services Quality assurance State and district policies Budgeting Hear from a school leader engaged in the challenging and rewarding daily work […]

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