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Online Scholar Program Join us for a Free Webinar on Innovation in Arts Education
posted 2/6/17

Are you looking for a way to tap into the power of immersive reality to help your students curate an art exhibit online? Would you like to find a way to help your students improve their ability to look closely at works of art? Are you interested in implementing a blended learning model in your high school art classes?

In celebration of Digital Learning Day, join us on Monday, February 27, at 1 p.m. (EST) (Add to Your Calendar) for the interactive webinar “Innovation in Arts Education,” where we’ll explore these questions and more!

The webinar will feature the two new online courses developed by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Online Scholar Program. During this hour-long webinar, you’ll hear from a panel of art educators who have been teaching with the Crystal Bridges online courses. You’ll also hear from Anne Kraybill, director of education and research in learning for Crystal Bridges, and Kirsten Peterson, director of EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online, who helped develop the courses.

Webinar participants will be invited to ask the panelists questions and learn about the application process to become a member of the Summer 2017 cohorts of the Online Scholar Program, a competitive, all-expense-paid program for educators to learn how to teach Crystal Bridges’ online courses.

To access the EDC Adobe Connect webinar room for this webinar:

Pre-registration is not required. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Crystal Bridges Online Learning website.

Image from course Art Courses are Making a Positive Impact
posted 1/21/17

Read about the positive impact of the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar courses developed through a partnership between EDC's EdTech Leaders Online and Crystal Bridges in this recent article. The article highlights how the courses are being offered to high school students in Missouri by artist and arts educator, Diane Denton.

Diane shares, "Crystal Bridges is providing opportunities to experience art and talk about it in a meaningful way...The level of academics put into this class is amazing...It was so rewarding to see these kids grow and build confidence."

Contact Crystal Bridges if you would like information on how you can offer the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar courses to students in your area.

EDC Particpates in Workforce Development Collaboration
posted 12/6/16

Erin Earnst will be discussing EDC’s work with the Massachusetts Department of Education's Adult and Community Learning Services unit during the Workforce Innovation and Oppotunity Act (WIOA) Partner Convening on December 6 in Westford, Massachusetts. This meeting brings together leaders in education, labor, and health and human services to collaborate on ways to form partnerships to implement Governor Baker's vision for transforming Massachusetts' workforce system to build a skilled workforce that meets business needs.

EDC leads the Massachusetts Department of Education's System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) Communication Center. SABES provides innovative online, blended, and face-to-face professional development and support for adult basic education (ABE) educators. EDC developed the SABES website (www.sabes.org) and calendar registration system (www.sabes.org/calendar) used statewide for professional development offerings and manages the communication needs of SABES.

ETLO Presents at Conference about Our Work in Adult Basic Education
posted 9/22/16

Erin Earnst will be discussing ETLO's work directing the Communication Center for the System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), the ABE professional development system of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services unit during a panel presentation at the Fourth Annual Conference on Implementing the College and Career Readiness Standards in the ABE and English Speakers of Other Languages Classroom on October 18 and 19 in Devens, Massachusetts.

ETLO developed the SABES website (www.sabes.org) and calendar registration system (www.sabes.org/calendar) used statewide for professional development offerings and manages the communication needs of SABES.

Three Tenets for Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences
posted 4/19/16

ETLO's Director, Kirsten Peterson, shares three key instructional deign tenets in a recent EDC blog post on Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences.

In the blog post, Kirsten outlines and provides details from ETLO's current work on these three key instructional design tenets for designing engaging online and blended learning experiences:

  1. Learning is a Social Endeavor
  2. Use the Right Tool for the Right Purpose
  3. Focus on Human Infrastructure

Read the full blog post HERE. Feel free to contact Kirsten at kpeterson@edc.org if you have questions about the three tenets or want to explore how ETLO can help you meet your goals for learners.

Webinar on Assessment in Online Learning
posted 3/22/16

Join us on Tuesday, May 3 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time (Add to Your Calendarfor an interactive webinar led by ETLO's Lesley Reilly. This webinar will focus on the role of assessment in the design and delivery of online learning experinces.

To access ETLO's Webinar Room for the May 3 webinar:

•   Visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/etlo at the scheduled time.

•   Type your name in the text box and select "Enter Room". 

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

 

 

Free Webinar on Interactive Self-Paced Online Professional Development: March 22, 1 p.m. ET
posted 3/2/16

How can the self-paced model of online learning be used effectively for licensure renewal?

Join us on March 22 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern Time (Add to Your Calendar) for an interactive webinar led by ETLO Director, Kirsten Peterson and Moira Rodgers, Director of Professional and Online Learning at TEC. This webinar will feature the two new self-paced courses ETLO developed in partnership with TEC, Strategies to Enhance Instruction for English Language Learners in the Classroom and Engaging All Students with Differentiated Instruction.

Moira and Kirsten will explore the instructional design process of creating engaging self-paced courses and discuss the process of offering these courses as a way to fulfill licensure renewal requirements. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences with developing or participating in self-paced professional development.

To access ETLO's Webinar Room for the March 22 webinar:

•   Visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/etlo at the scheduled time.

•   Type your name in the text box and select "Enter Room". 

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

 

Preview of ArtSpace Free Webinar Feb. 24 on ArtSpace: Instructional Design Strategies for Custom Learning Tools
posted 2/2/16

How can custom learning tools be used effectively in instructional design for online learning?

Join us on February 24, 2016 from 3 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time (Add this event to your calendarfor a collaborative webinar led by ETLO Director, Kirsten Peterson and Anne Kraybill, Director of Education and Research at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as they share instructional design strategies for creating online courses that use custom learning tools. (Please note: this webinar was previously scheduled for January 19, 2016).

Kirsten and Anne will discuss the process of creating of ArtSpace, a custom online portfolio tool for student and teacher use, designed by EDC in partnership with Crystal Bridges. This webinar will showcase the online course Art + Process: Creating a Body of Work, in which the ArtSpace tool plays a pivotal role, and webinar participants will be given access to a demo version of the course and additional details about how this course will be available, free of charge, for delivery in Fall of 2016.

To access ETLO's Webinar Room for the February 24th webinar:

•   Visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/etlo at the scheduled time.

•   Type your name in the text box and select "Enter Room". 

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

 

Free Webinar Dec. 9th on Increasing Engagement in Online and Blended Learning
posted 12/1/15

Looking to provide more engaging experiences in online and blended learning environments?

 

Join us on December 9th from 3 - 4 PM ET for a collaborative webinar led by experienced online facilitator and course developer for ETLO, Lesley Reilly. This webinar will explore tools and techniques that can be used by course facilitators and course developers to provide learners with more effective and engaging learning experiences.

 

To access ETLO's Collaborate Webinar Room for the December 9th webinar:

  • Visit: http://go.edc.org/Dec9webinar 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.

You can add this event to your calender HERE.

 

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

 

If you have suggestions for topics or speakers you would like to see in future webinars, please contact Erin Earnst at eearnst@edc.org.

SABES Banner ETLO Presents at Conference about Our Work in Adult Basic Education (ABE)
posted 11/20/15

Erin Earnst will be discussing ETLO’s work directing the Communication Center for the System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), the ABE professional development system of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services unit during a panel presentation at the Third Annual Conference on Implementing the College and Career Readiness Standards in the ABE and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classroom on November 19th and 20th in Devens, Massachusetts.

ETLO developed the SABES website (www.sabes.org) and calendar registration system (www.sabes.org/calendar) used statewide for professional development offerings and manages the communication needs of SABES.

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