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Thinking about K12 Online Conf 2016

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We are currently beginning to brainstorm ideas for the 2016 conference and would love your input. We are especially interested in discussing ways to increase participation and views of the conference sessions and are looking at a variety of out-of-the-box ideas, including different formats, timeframes, content focuses, etc.

Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Join us for a Google hangout on Thurs. Jan. 21 at 7pm ET. Contact us if you would like to participate and/or TUNE IN HERE.
  • Chime in on this Google doc with your ideas.
  • Add your comments here with any ideas or thoughts you have.

Thank you for helping us make this yearā€™s conference a success!

2015 Announcements

K12ONLINE CONFERENCE DAY 10: OCTOBER 30, 2015

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k12 online badgeWelcome to day ten, the last day of the 2015 K12Online Conference. All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Watch for announcements of upcoming live events!

Week Two - Today we have three presentations. Take your time to enjoy them. Share what you learn with your colleagues. You can always come back to view sessions you missed or those you want to see again. Everything is archived. Why not add a comment after watching the session!

Today’s sessions:

BEYOND THE CORE: ART AND MORE

Teaching the 21st Century Musician
Thomas West

 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

High-Quality, Free, Online Professional Development
Devery Rodgers

What IS Your Next, Ontario?
Donna Fry and Mark Carbone

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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 #k12online15.

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What IS Your Next, Ontario?

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Presenter: Donna Miller Fry and Mark W. Carbone
Location: Ontario, Canada (Thunder Bay and Cambridge)

@fryed

@markwcarbone

Presentation Description: “The whole world is watching to see what Ontario does next.”

Simon Breakspear, Ontario Leadership Congress, April 2015

So we are asking, Ontario, what’s your next?

What will you learn? What will you read? What will you create?

Pack your thinking into a 15 to 20 second video clip. We’ll put the clips together into a final product where we show the world what our next will be, on a very practical, “this is what it looks like” scale.

This is a peek into the “HOW” of implementation – how people leading on the front line are making change in their day to day work.

This is about the next choice you plan to make to improve your practice.

Join us in viewing what Ontario plans to do next!

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://ossemooc.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/hey-ontario-whats-your-next-a-collaborative-video-project/

Additional Information:
Donna Miller Fry: https://fryed.wordpress.com/

Mark W. Carbone: http://blog.markwcarbone.ca/

2015-Overcoming Obstacles

High-Quality, Free, Online Professional Development

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Presenter: Dr. Devery J. Rodgers
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
@D_Educator

Presentation Description: Within this presentation, participants will learn to expand their professional learning networks (PLNs) to include online modes of professional development. After sharing research as foundation for the effectiveness of ongoing PD, participants have the opportunity to engage in an interactive activity which garners their thoughts and ideas around the present state of PD in their environments. We then discuss PLNs and what the research says about the power of harnessing these networks. We’ll then expand our PLNs to include a myriad of professional development opportunities online. Participants will be introduced to webizines, social networking, open courseware, professional organization opportunities, webinars, online conferences, portals of PD, etc. Participants are able to access the multimedia presentation with links, research, videos, testimonials, and guiding data. There is also a monitored backchannel, in addition to connected discussion on Twitter.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://deveryrodgers.weebly.com/pres–pub.html

Additional Information:
http://DeveryRodgers.com

2015-Beyond the Core

Teaching the 21st Century Musician

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Presenter: Thomas J. West
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
@thomasjwest

Presentation Description: The new Common Core Standards for the Arts contain many standards involving greater levels of creativity and independence for music education. These standards, coupled with preparing today’s students for an ever-shifting professional landscape that requires more independent and collaborative technology skills, presents America’s traditional secondary performing music ensemble programs with a challenge: how do we still provide high quality performing ensembles and develop the individual students’ musical and creative abilities. Thomas J. West explains how incorporating the SAMR Model of Technology Integration along with cloud-based methods of Blended Learning enables middle school and high school instrumental music students to take control of their own learning and become independent, well-rounded musicians capable of 21st Century Artistry.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/21st-century-musician

Additional Information:
My website: www.thomasjwestmusic.com
My blog: www.thomasjwestmusic.com/apps/blog

2015 Announcements

K12ONLINE CONFERENCE DAY 9: OCTOBER 29, 2015

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k12 online badgeWelcome to day nine of the 2015 K12Online Conference. All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Week Two - Today we have three presentations. Take your time to enjoy them. Share what you learn with your colleagues. You can always come back to view sessions you missed or those you want to see again. Everything is archived. Why not add a comment after watching the session!

Today’s sessions:

BEYOND THE CORE: ART AND MORE

Connecting Creativity
Erin Olson and Leslie Pralle Keehn

Lesson Plan: The Worst Preso EVER!
Jon Corippo

 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Social Media for Continuous Professional Learning
Angela McDurmon

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and “like”¯ us on FacebookSubscribe 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 #k12online15.

2015 2015-Beyond the Core

Lesson Plan: The Worst Preso EVER!

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Presenter: Jon Corippo
Location: California
@jcorippo

Presentation Title: Lesson Plan: The Worst Preso EVER!

Presentation Description: Do you need to: Embrace the 4Cs in your class? Get your students quickly up to speed on presenting or making slides in most any slide-making tool? Just want to do something that’s really fun with your class? Well, making The Worst Preso Ever is just what you need. This gateway-level lesson design idea will help you to go “uptempo” in your classroom and really embrace all the 4Cs with your students (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and TONs of creativity. This will be one of your “go-to” lesson plans, watch today!

Brief Description for iTunesU (235 characters max with spaces)

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://sites.google.com/site/mistercorippo/

Additional Information:
http://www.cue.org/jcorippo

 

2015-Beyond the Core

Connecting Creativity

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Presenter: Erin Olson & Leslie Pralle Keehn
Location: Pocahontas, IA

@eolsonteacher
@LPralleKeehn

Presentation Description: The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The four monthly quests we will feature include opportunities for students to combine poetry, photography, design, video, and, of course, creativity. The numerous facets of visual arts and literacy converge in the highlighted quests. Additionally, Connecting Creativity is not only about meeting learning goals, it is about helping students see their world and share with their world.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://rethinkredesign.org/connecting-creativity

Additional Information:

2015-Overcoming Obstacles

Social Media for Continuous Professional Learning

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Presenter: Angela McDurmon
Location: Athens, Georgia
@angelamcdurmon

Presentation Description: The presenter attests to the benefits of using social tools for continuous professional learning.

Participants will learn to:

* Find educational conversations (discussion groups) to participate in on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Edmodo.
* Search for issues, content, and sites that are trending in social media platforms.
* Use common educational hashtags.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://www.smore.com/enytv

Additional Information:

None

2015 Announcements

K12ONLINE CONFERENCE DAY 8: OCTOBER 28, 2015

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k12 online badgeWelcome to day eight of the 2015 K12Online Conference. All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.

Week Two - Today we have three presentations. Take your time to enjoy them. Share what you learn with your colleagues. You can always come back to view sessions you missed or those you want to see again. Everything is archived. Why not add a comment after watching the session!

Today’s sessions:

BEYOND THE CORE: ART AND MORE

Fairytale Compositions
Samuel Wright

 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Robots in Class: Mimetics’s Experience
Michael Predko

Meeting Parents and Students Where They Are
Josh Allen

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and “like”¯ us on FacebookSubscribe 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 #k12online15.