Best Open PD of 2013

K12 Online has been nominated for the Edublog Awards in the category of Open PD, and we’d love to get your vote!

There are some other great nominees as well, and you can vote for more than one.

K12Online13 Day 10 1 November 2013

Welcome to day ten of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

It’s the last day of an incredible 2 weeks. You can always come back and watch the sessions – everything is archived.

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Day 10 presentations include:

LEADING LEARNING

V. Paige Hale: Leading by Example: Harnessing the Internet to Promote Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning

Laura McBain: Deeper Learning Online

BUILDING LEARNING

Vinnie Vrotny and Sheryl Peterson: STEAM: Creating a Maker Mindset

Claire Kreuger: Constructing Identity with an iPad

If you’re not already, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook. Subscribe to our email list if you’re not already receiving email updates from us. Also remember all video presentations are available in iPad / iPhone / iPod touch compatible format in our iTunesU Portal! If you tweet about the conference please use the Twitter hashtag #k12online13.

Constructing Identity with an iPad

Presenter: Claire Kreuger
Location: Moose Jaw, SK CANADA
@ClaireKreuger

 

Presentation Title: Constructing Identity with an iPad

Presentation Description: “…everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Join Claire Kreuger as she shares the ways in which she has used iPads in her classroom to help her students construct their own identity. She will show you a variety of different apps and how to use them. This presentation will be useful for all teachers interested in using or improving their use of iPads in their classrooms. It is also of particular interest for teachers in Canada looking for ways to integrate Treaty Education into their programs.

In Saskatchewan, teachers are required to teach Treaty Education at every grade level. This is a program that explores the historical relationship between the First Nations of Canada and the Canadian government. For a variety of reasons, up until now, few teachers, the presenter included, have successfully integrated this area of study into their programs. Over the past school year, with the help of a U of R research team, Claire Kreuger looked at how to use digital storytelling as a way of engaging students with learning about the treaties. She approached this project as a learner herself and aimed to learn and create alongside her students. The central question was “What does it mean to be a treaty person?”

Additional Information:
Blog: http://treatypeople.edublogs.org/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ClaireKreuger

LinkedIn:
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/claire-kreuger/74/145/7a4

Deeper Learning Online

Presenter: Laura McBain, Ryan Gallagher
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
@sdmcb, @dlmooc

Presentation Title: Deeper Learning Online

Presentation Description: This video shows what deeper learning looks like from the perspective of a superintendent, teacher and student. It also shows why we need deeper learning and defines the various aspects of it.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
www.hightechhigh.org
Deeper Learning MOOC

STEAM: Creating A Maker Mindset

Presenter: Vinnie Vrotny and Sheryl Peterson
Location: Palatine, IL US
@vvrotny and @speterson224

Presentation Title: STEAM: Creating A Maker Mindset

Presentation Description: Look around a lower grade or early childhood classroom. You will see a flurry of activity, students building, constructing, and experimenting with materials. This dynamic changes in middle and high school, as these once confident students begin with questions such as, “Why are we doing this?”, “Am I doing this right?”, and “Is this on the test?” which changes to the statement, “I am not good at this.”

A new movement which is emerging, the Maker Movement, which now challenges students to become the learner they once were, willing to try and confident in their ability to learn. It is:

School Projects + Technology = Maker 2.0

During this session, you will learn how one school has transformed its space and created a STEAM curriculum designed to allow students to rediscover their inner kindergartner. The focus of this session will be on the curriculum is being built to allow middle school students to either explore and discover their passions or dive deep into a self-identified areas of passion so that they can become someone who is willing to try, confident in their ability to learn new things, often with the help of others, and a willing to prototype, fail, reflect, and rebuild.

This session will share the environment and classroom tools which will supplement this. You will find out how you can start small, for less than 0 and scale upwards from there.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZpjMxZwq-5sWqqgE-9vAPO1iMCocxauESVo3RhStZc0/edit?usp=sharing

Additional Information:
Vinnie Vrotny
vvrotny.org
keepingupwithit.edublogs.org

Sheryl Peterson
http://petersonartblog.blogspot.com/

Leading by Example: Harnessing the Internet to Promote Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning

Presenter: Paige Hale
Location: Salvisa, KY
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/paige.harrisonhale

Presentation Title: Leading by Example: Harnessing the Internet to Promote Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning

Presentation Description: This presentation will explore an educational professional’s ongoing journey as a leader and lifelong learner. It will examine free online resources for promoting personal professional growth including: social media-based communities of practice, Open Courseware, webinars, listservs, and blogs. This session aims to provide educational practitioners with ideas and inspiration for using the Internet as a tool for ongoing professional growth. Participants will see how a small investment of time can enable them to become active members in current communities of professional practice. The presentation will be produced via video though which the presenter will personally articulate her unique personal experiences and insights.

K12Online13 Day 9 Presentations 31 October, 2013

Welcome to day nine of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

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Day 9 presentations include:

LEADING LEARNING

Julia Osteen: The Promise of Leadership

Kelly Dumont: Creativity Rising

Candice Clark: Digital Portfolios

BUILDING LEARNING

Ann Oro: Building Knowledge of Web Search

Stephen Ransom: Making Space to Make

If you’re not already, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook. Subscribe to our email list if you’re not already receiving email updates from us. Also remember all video presentations are available in iPad / iPhone / iPod touch compatible format in our iTunesU Portal! If you tweet about the conference please use the Twitter hashtag #k12online13.

Digital Portfolios

Presenter: Candice Clark
Location: WV
@ClarkCandice3

Presentation Title: Digital Portfolios

Presentation Description: I show a cool app by PEGeeks called Easy Portfolio. I demonstrate the basics of how to use Easy Portfolio on the iPad to create student portfolios electronically. It is a simple and neat app that is easy to use and very useful for assessment.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6h1ywo5tsy9dajr/Directions%20for%20Easy%20Portfolio%20on%20the%20iPad.docx

Additional Information:
I used Reflector and a mic to record this app from my iPad to my PC. There are parts that look glitchy. This is simple the video as I switch between screens on the iPad. The audio sounds great. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I had a difficult time figuring out how to record my iPad screen without simply using a camera while maneuvering through the app.

Making Space to Make

Presenter: Stephen Ransom, Ph.D.
Location: Rochester, NY USA
@ransomtech

Presentation Title: Making Space to Make

Presentation Description: The idea of making things is nothing new. It’s timeless. However, as culture and technology have shifted, we’ve moved, as Dale Dougherty points out, from making things out of necessity and just “being smart” to being much more consumers of things and of information. The culture of schooling has shifted right along with this as we watch standards and accountability take much more of a front seat, often resulting in kids’ making of interesting things and immersing themselves in interesting projects wane. In this presentation, I share from a father’s perspective how making at home keeps my kids’ interest and passion for learning sharp. The tools of the trade are very much of the traditional kind, yet new tools have opened up new doors and new possibilities for them as they are able to pursue their passions and discover new passions like never before possible. I suggest here that the same learning opportunity can and should happen at school and not be limited to a club or home experience. Our new technologies and new interest-based/passion-based learning spaces make this more possible than ever before.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://ransomtech.edublogs.org/2013/10/29/making-space-to-make/

Creativity Rising

Presenter: Kelly Dumont
Location: Sandy, Utah
@kdumont

Presentation Title: Creativity Rising

Presentation Description: There sure are a lot of changes happening in education today, mandated this and have to do that. One of the most important things that may be getting lost in this era is the chance for teachers and students to exercise creativity. This presentation will suggest ways to keep creativity rising to the top of what happens in the classroom, despite everything else that is being imposed upon teachers and students.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://journeyofanedtech.weebly.com/trainings-presentations.html

Additional Information:
http://theeducationalmac.com