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Distance Learning consists of many technology facets, allowing for a variety of learning opportunities, including e-Learning, online projects, and videoconferencing. In the Distance Learning Academy offered by Cooperating School Districts, participants will learn and experience methods of hybrid learning while also participating in projects with other classes. Additional uses of distance learning through point-to-point videoconferencing (VC) and multi-point connections using a Polycom, LifeSize or Cisco system will be examined. Participants will also learn and use other collaborative technologies such as Google Docs, blogs & wikis. This academy is designed to immerse participants in collaborative projects over distance learning – they will develop supplemental curriculum for project-based learning activities & lessons over the course of the sessions. The value in creating this personal learning network (PLN) is in the networking and connections between the participants and the distance learning experience throughout the academy. Participants will meet face to face at CSD and:
• Understand the definition of distance learning and become comfortable with – - – Videoconferencing, Skype & Google Apps
• Learn distance learning etiquette
• Understand social networking protocols
• Develop a collaborative Personal Learning Network
• Explore blogs, wikis, and other free collaborative online tools
• Examine problem based activities & lessons
• Participate in webinars
Dates: Oct 17 | Nov 15 | Jan 10 | Feb 12 or 13 (METC) | March 12 | April 23 | participants choose to attend at least one webinar
Time: 4-7 pm each day, except for attendance to the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) which is 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Cost: $395 member ; $495 non-member (includes the book) | Register Online
Learn from “Standout Schools” throughout June and July on how they implement Apple into their classrooms and curriculum. This free webcasts series promises that you’ll “learn from and speak with your peers as they describe best practices in their implementations from a leadership, IT, and curriculum perspective.” Here’s the line-up (registration is required):
• June 19, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for K12 Independent Schools
Innovating curriculum with Apple technology.
presented by Mireille Rabaté, Middle School Principal and Seth Hubert, Director of Academic Technology, French American International School, San Francisco, CA and Misty Overman, Middle School Principal and JoAnn Waldrop, Middle School Science Teacher, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross, GA.
• July 10, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Middle and High Schools
Engaging and empowering students with iPad and Mac.
presented by Margaret Murphy, Education Technology Specialist and Stephanie Meewes, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL and Mary Stewart, Principal and Julie Leach, 21st Century Literacy Teacher Leader, Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS.
• July 24, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Elementary Schools
Increasing student achievement with Apple technology.
presented by Emy Flores, Principal and Anna Kozma, 1st Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary School, Fullerton, CA and Dr. Kevin Juach, Superintendent and Gail Soriano, Technology Director, Avoca School District 37, Wilmette, IL.
• July 31, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Higher Education Graduate Schools
Advancing professional education with iPad.
presented by Yousuf Kahn, Chief Information Officer, Hult International School of Business, San Francisco, CA and Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Visit the website to read full descriptions and to register.