Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 Virtual School Symposium

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

Today I let an all day pre-conference on Google Apps for Education. It was a lively group and I enjoyed working with Cindy Lane and Andy Crozier, two Google Apps experts!

Tomorrow the conference begins and I have a full slate of sessions on my agenda. Here's my planned scheduled along with a few comments of my own.

For liver conference updates, follow #vss11

Thursday Sessions:
  • Current Research on Developing Effective Teachers for Online and Blended Learning
  • Inducting New Hires-Transitioning Brick and Mortar Practitioners for Success in the Online Environment
  • Online School and Service Learning: A Perfect Blend
  • The Empowered School Leader
  • How to Ensure Quality in Your Digital Learning Program
  • Top Ten Tech Tools to Try Tomorrow! 
Friday Sessions:
  • "Be Careful! What you Measure is What You Get! " Performance Pay and Evaluation System for Online Teachers
  • How to make personalized learning collaborative
  • Importance of Fostering Online School Communities
  • Private Schools- Trends and Projections Related to Technology
  • The Demographics of Online Learners
  • Enabling Rapid Growth of Successful Blended Learning Models
  • Get Your Head in the Clouds! Making the Most of Cloud Computing Tools for Online Learning
  • Access to and Usage of Virtual Education and Online Learning in Michigan High Schools
  • Mentoring Program for Online Teachers

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