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TERC Partners with ETLO to Create Online PD
posted 9/22/14

This fall, ETLO continues an ongoing partnership with TERC to develop media-rich online professional development courses for TERC’s national elementary math curriculum, Investigations.

Three courses (Making Sense of Fractions, Implementing Investigations, and Computational Fluency and the Common Core) have been developed over the last two years and are currently being offered to educators around the country.

A fourth course will be developed this fall, focusing on supporting math learning, and two more will be developed in 2015. For more information about the courses currently being offered, please visit http://investigations-workshops.terc.edu/pd_offerings_online/index.cfm.

 

Join ETLO for Upcoming Free Webinars
posted 9/22/14

On Tuesday, October 7th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Add to Calendarwe’re hosting Office Hours for Online Facilitators  in celebration of Connected Educator Month and its theme of “helping educators thrive in a connected world.” Come prepared to ask questions from other online facilitators or feel free to just listen in and learn from others. To join this webinar, please use the following link to enter ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/facilitatorofficehours.

The second webinar is on Tuesday, November 18th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Add to Calendarand focuses on Converting Face-to-Face to Online: Challenges and Opportunities. During this interactive webinar, hear from Myriam Steinback and Cynthia Garland Dore from TERC and ETLO's Liz Farmer as they share about their recent collaboration on creating asynchronous online courses based on face-to-face professional development. During the development process, they faced the challenge of converting the hands-on, interactive, and collaborative experiences from face-to-face professional development, to online courses. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with this process. To join this webinar, please use the following link to enter ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/nov18webinar.

Pre-registration is not required for these webinars and webinars will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar Series website. To review any previous recordings, visit the ETLO Webinar Series website.

Read Our Latest Newsletter
posted 9/22/14

Learn about ETLO's upcoming conference presentations and webinars, partnership with TERC, development of open educational resources (OER) repository and more in our September ETLO Update newsletter.

Free Webinar Free Webinar on Using Google Docs in Online Course Design
posted 7/29/14

Join ETLO on Tuesday, August 12th at 3 PM Eastern Time (Time Zone Converter) for a webinar focusing on Designing an Online Course with the Help of Google Docs. During this interactive webinar, Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison from Virtual Arkansas will share how they used Google Docs and Google Drive as they developed content for a personal finance online course designed for high school students.

While participating in ETLO's Online Course Design online course facilitated by Lesley Reilly, Leesa and Diana maintained an organized system of folders in Google Drive for each module of the course which allowed for seamless collaboration during course development and allowed additional contributors to provide them with feedback on their work in progress.

Each module of their course creatively presents content through a mix of text, Voki (audio enhanced) scenarios, and other multimedia. A variety of assignments throughout the course allow students to apply what they learn in ways that meet a variety of learning styles.

Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with using Google Docs for online course development and collaboration.

To access ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room for the August 12th webinar:

  • Visit: http://go.edc.org/Aug12webinar at the scheduled time.
  • Type your name in the text box and select "Log In." 
  • You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.

Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar page.

 

Hope you can join us!

ETLO Director Speaking at BLC14 Conference
posted 7/14/14

Join ETLO Director, Barbara Treacy, at the innovative Building Learning Communities (BLC) Education Conference. Hosted by Alan November, an international leader in education technology, the BLC Conference is being held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Barbara will be leading the following sessions:

For registration information and more details about the BLC14 Conference, visit http://novemberlearning.com/blc-education-conference-2014/.

 

iNACOL Logo ETLO Director Discusses Blended Learning During iNACOL Webinar
posted 6/19/14

ETLO Director, Barbara Treacy, will be a featured speaker during the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Teacher Talk Webinar on Educator Competencies for the Blended Learning Classroom. This free webinar is taking place on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM ET. For more details and registration information, please visit http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/teacher-talk.

Join Us for a Free Webinar on Tips for New Facilitators
posted 6/9/14

Join us on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET (Time Zone Converter) as we explore Tips and Strategies for New Online Facilitators. During this live interactive webinar, hear from a panel of educators who have recently started facilitating online courses as they share their tips and strategies for effective online facilitation. Panelists will discuss time management tips, favorite facilitation tools and advice on how to keep participants engaged in the course. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own facilitation advice.

To join the webinar, visit http://go.edc.org/june10webinar at 3:00 PM ET. Type your name in the text box and select "Log In." You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.

Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar and the webinar will be recorded and posted in on the ETLO Webinar Page.

We hope you can join us for this exciting conversation about how to be an effective online facilitator even if it's your first time facilitating!

Read Our Latest Newsletter
posted 6/3/14

We're celebrating blended learning success, preparing for the Online Learning Institute at ISTE, partnering with an art museum on an online course and lots more! Visit the link below to read all about what's new with ETLO in our latest newsletter.

ETLO Newsletter: June 2014
Blog Celebrating 10 Years: The Online Learning Institute at ISTE
posted 5/14/14

ETLO's Director, Barbara Treacy, reflects on the history of the Online Learning Institute in this EDC blog post. The 10th Annual Online Learning Institute took place on Tuesday, July 1st during the ISTE Conference in Atlanta. For recordings and resources from the Online Learning Institute, please visit http://oli.etlo.org.Select the link below to view Barbara's blog post. 

EDC Blog: Celebrating 10 Years: The Online Learning Institute at ISTE, May 2014
OLI Photo Register NOW for the 10th Annual Online Learning Institute at ISTE
posted 4/28/14

Join leaders in online and blended learning for the 10th Annual Online Learning Institute on Tuesday, July 1st from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This unique day-long event is co-sponsored by ISTE, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

Early-bird registration is $139 and ends May 1st! After May 1st, the registration fee is $169. Registration is available at the ISTE registration site. Just add the Online Learning Institute to your conference registration on the Special Events page.*

Highlights of the day are an exciting keynote presentation by Julie Evans from Project Tomorrow and dynamic roundtable discussions. The registration fee also includes breakfast and lunch which provide additional time for making connections with others interested in online and blended learning.

Don’t miss this chance to learn and share strategies and lessons about implementing successful online and blended learning programs in states, districts, schools and other organizations with school, district, state and national leaders in the fields of online and blended learning!

Visit the Online Learning Institute website for the preliminary agenda and be sure to follow us on Twitter for the most recent Online Learning Institute updates.


For more information, please contact Erin Earnst, ETLO; Mike Abbiatti, SREB; Barbara Treacy, ETLO or Rob Darrow, iNACOL. We're looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

*To register only for the Online Learning Institute, please contact Erin Earnst.

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