iNACOL Virtual School Symposium

Thurs, Nov. 10 - Fri, Nov. 11





Event Schedule


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Thursday, Nov. 10

8:00am - 8:30am: Welcome and Opening from Susan Patrick
8:30am - 9:15am: KEYNOTE PANEL - Why Online Teaching Matters
9:30am - 10:30am: Session 1
Mobile Learning
Special Populations
Teaching Methods
New Learning Models
Administration & Management of Online Programs
Quality
Administration and Management Track
Professional Development
8 Ways to Jumpstart Mobile Learning in Your Courses (Kody Stimpson, Idaho Digital Learning Academy) Virtual Classrooms that Accommodate All disABILITIES (Debbie Vincent, Texas Virtual School Network) Rolling, Rolling, Rolling - Teacher survival techniques for multiple enrollment models (Christine Gregory, Illinois Virtual School) Turnaround Schools - a potential for Hybrid Solutions? (Sajan George, Matchbook Learning Solutions) The Curation and Creation Debate: The Future of Digital Learning (Bryan Setser, OpenEd Solutions) Growing a Quality Online Program (Matt Waymack, Gwinnett County Online Campus) Starting an Online or Blended Learning Program - Key Issues for Beginners (Chris Rapp, Evergreen Education Group) The Emerging Leader Program: Developing Online Leaders (Ilene Lieber, Florida Virtual School)
10:30am - 10:45am: Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45am - 11:45am: Session 2
New Learning Models
State Virtual Schools
Curriculum & Online Course Development
Advocacy
Mobile Learning
Professional Development
Special Populations
Administration and Management Track
Recipe for Success: Blended Learning School Models (Anthony Kim, Ed Elements) Growth Doesn't Just Happen, You Plan For It! (Johnice McRae, Georgia Virtual School) Incorporating Interactive and Engaging Content into your Online and Blended Courses (Bruce Friend, Deborah Gray, SAS) The Federal and National Education Policy Landscape (Reg Lechty, Education Counsel) Breaking Free: A Picture of Learning in the Mobile Age (Julie Young, Florida Virtual School) Building Scalable Teacher Online Professional Development Programs (Barbara Treacy, EDC/EdTech Leaders Online) How Virtual Guidance Counseling Meets the "College and Career Readiness" Challenge (Barbara Frey, Connections Academy, LLC) Marketing Your Virtual School: An Action Plan for Success (Linda Frederickson, Michigan Virtual University)
11:45am - 12:00am: Break
12:00pm - 2:00pm: Luncheon
Keynote - Steve Midgley: "State Leadership Toward Transformation: Next Generation Learning and Reform"
2:00pm - 2:15pm: Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Session 3
Advocacy
Special Populations
Curriculum & Online Course Development
State Virtual Schools
Advocacy
Research and Evaluation
Technology
New Learning Models
Keeping Pace with K12 Online Learning: Presentation (John Watson, Evergreen Education Group) Providing Special Education Services in a Virtual Setting (Lori Newby, Lawrence Virtual School) iPad textbook in an Online Course (Cheri Kelleher and Gail Warren, Virtual Virginia) Inducting New Hires-Transitioning Brick and Mortar Practitioners for Success in the Online Envrionment (Christine Gregory, Illinois Virtual School) Common Core State Standards (Linda Pittenger, CCSSO) Multimedia tour of six K-12 blended-learning Models (Katherine Mackey, Innosight Institute) A New Perspective on Technology: Changing the Rules to the Game of School (Brandt Redd, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) Current Research on Developing Effective Teachers for Online and Blended Learning (Susan Lowes, Institute for Learning Technologies, Teacher College/Columbia University
3:15pm - 4:00pm: Ice Cream Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Session 4
Technology
Professional Development
Advocacy
Advocacy
Teaching Methods
Curriculum and Online Course Development
State Virtual Schools
Research and Evaluation
Top Ten Tech Tools to Try Tomorrow! (DeLaina Tonks, Open High School of Utah) Building Strong Leaders with Online Professional Development (Bob Ferrace, NASSP) Learning Registry: Sharing what we all know in new ways (Steve Midgley, USDOE) Beyond Funding Challenges - Opportunities, Trends and Legislation from 2011 (Lisa Gillis, iNACOL) A Day In the Life of an Online teacher: High Quality Lessons from the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year (Matlea Parker, SREB) Digital Content Strategies for Online and Blended Learning (Mark Luetzelschwab, Agilix Labs, Inc.) NCAA Eligibility Center 101 (Lisa Mills, NCAA Eligibility Center) Current Research on Online and Blended Learning to Meet Student Needs (Susan Lowes, Institute for Learning Technologies, Teacher College/Columbia University


Friday, Nov. 11

8:30am - 9:30am: Keynote - Paul Peterson "A Vision for Change: Creating Urgency for Transforming Education in Today's Global Market"
Moderator - Michael Horn
9:30am - 9:45am: Break
9:45am - 10:45am: Session 5
Curriculum & Online Course Development
Advocacy
State Virtual Schools
Administration and Management Track
New Learning Models
Advocacy
Engaging and Motivating Students Online
New Learning Models
Project-Based Learning Online - Aligning to the Essential Elements (Andrew Miller, Miller Educational Consulting LLC) Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone… Any Results? (Joesph Freihoff, Michigan Virtual University) "Be Careful! What you Measure is What You Get" Performance Pay and Evaluation System for Online Teachers (Laural Nelson, Idaho Digital Learning) NCAA Eligibility Center 202 – Working Together, What Was Learned (Mark Hicks, NCAA) Blended Learning to Help Turnaround Struggling Schools (Bob Wise, AEE) Keeping Pace with K12 Online Learning: Panel (John Watson, Evergreen Education Group) How to make personalized learning collaborative (Rusty Greiff) Blended Model Schools Tour and the Elements that Make Them Successful
10:45am - 11:30am: Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
11:30am - 12:30am: Session 6
Technology
Professional Development
New Learning Models
Advocacy
Research and Evaluation
Curriculum & Online Course Development
New Learning Models
Special Populations
Get Your Head in the Clouds! Making the Most of Cloud Computing Tools for Online Learning (Jackie Mangieri, University of Phoenix) Leading Edge Online Teacher Certification (Mike Lawrence, CUE, Inc.) Student Panel: Expanding Opportunities & Closing Gaps in K12 Education with Multiple Online Learning Models (Katie Gallagher, Blackboard) Utah Turned the 10 Elements fo Digital Learning Now Into a High Quality State Policy and So Can You! (Robyn Bagley, Parents for Choice in Education) The Demographics of Online Learners (David Glick, David B. Glick & Associates, LLC) Innovative Instruction with Free Digital Content (Jon Fila, District 287, MN) If You Build It, They Will Come (Kim Hendrick, Indiana Online Academy) Comprehensive Web-based Tools to Simplify RtI (Ryan Todd, School Specialty Literacy and Intervention)
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Luncheon - Birds of a Feather (Grand Ballroom)
1:30pm - 2:00pm: Chocolate Break in Exhibit Hall
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Session 7
Engaging and Motivating Students Online
Advocacy
Research and Evaluation
New Learning Models
Administration and Management Track
New Learning Models
Professional Development
Curriculum & Online Course Development
Project Bassed Learning in the Digital Age (Barbara Frey, Connections Academy, LLC) Competency-based Learning: Highlights of Promising Practices and Policy Frameworks (Susan Patrick, iNACOL) Fostering Self-Directed Learning through E-Learning (Ilene Lieber, Florida Virtual School) Panel Session - International Perspectives in blended learning - (Westley Field, MLC School) Challenges of Managing and Overseeing Online Charter Schools (Randy DeHoff, Coorado State Board of Education) Jeffco's Four Models of Blended, Hybrid, and Online Learning (Judy Bauernschmidt, JeffCo's Public Schools) Mentoring Program for Onlilne Teachers (Kristin Bird, Sevenstar Academy) The Best Fieldtrips You Can Take without Leaving Home: Enhancing Online Learning with Library and Museum Resources (Jennifer Boraland, Rockman Et Al)
3:00pm - 3:15pm: Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm: Student Panel

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