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December 19, 2012. Welcome everyone! Happy Holidays. Please check your audio by going to: Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard. Agenda. December 19, 2012 Announcements 2012-13 Meeting Schedule Updates from iNACOL – Jonathan Oglesby S pecial Resources Report - Brianna Lawrence

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December 19, 2012

Welcome everyone!

Happy Holidays

  • Please check your audio by going to:Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
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Agenda

  • December 19, 2012
    • Announcements
    • 2012-13 Meeting Schedule
    • Updates from iNACOL – Jonathan Oglesby
    • Special Resources Report - Brianna Lawrence
    • Wiki Report – Holly Brzycki
    • Advocacy Report – TarynKilbert
    • Programming Report – Liz Glowa and Bekci Kelly
    • White Paper Preliminary Report - John P. Murphy
    • December Program : Open Discussion and Sharing – Everyone
    • Adjournment - Happy Holidays!
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ANNOUCEMENTS

December 19, 2012

Chris Harrington can’t be with us today. We’ll miss his contributions to our meeting.

Dorothy Maxwell has resigned as co-chair of our Resources subcommittee. We wish Dorothy well, thank her for her previous workon our behalf. Brianna, should we look for another co-chair?

Anything else from the Group?

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Meeting dates

  • September 26, 2012
  • October 17, 2012
  • November 21, 2012
  • December 19, 2012
  • January 16, 2013
  • February 20, 2013
  • March 20, 2013
  • April 17, 2013
  • May 15, 2013

All future meetings will be held from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month

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Updates

Jonathan OglesbyiNACOLDirector of External Affairs

joglesby@inacol.org

Rob Darrow

iNACOL Director of Membership Services

rdarrow@inacol.org

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Updates

  • Friendly reminder: please complete
    • iNACOL’s Research Agenda Survey
    • http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/59M6TZD
  • Upcoming Webinars in January - http://www.inacol.org/events/
    • The new! Research in Review – Jan. 15
    • Competency Works webinars – series of 6 starts on January 31, Number 2 on Feb. 1
    • Leadership and Teacher Talk webinars
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Updates

Upcoming Committee Meeting in January

  • Topic: New Learning ModelsDiscussion and Activity lead by Dr. Allison Powell.
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Updates

Some interesting reading – VISCED, our international friends completed report about international virtual schools. http://virtualschoolsandcolleges.info/outcome/handbook

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Updates

Wishes You and Yours

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Resources

Edweb

www.edweb.net/

Education Week

www.edweek.org/ew/index.html

Edmodo

www.edmodo.com/

iTunes U

www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

Subcommittee Report

Brianna Lawrence

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Resources

Free Technology for Teachers

www.freetech4teachers.com

Android for Schools

www.android4schools.com

Top 100 Sites and Apps for 2012

www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=5054

Teacher Resources

http://pinterest.com/lianec/teacher-resources//

Holiday Bonus

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Wiki Update

Subcommittee Report

Holly Brzycki

    • NorthEastern Group Wiki
    • http://inacol.wikispaces.com/NorthEastern
  • New articles were added under each topic.
  • Links to the Meetings are on the home page, organized by date.
  • There is a new Online Learning Organizations and Companies page. You can add you own information, or contact Holly and she will post if for you. We are asking that you limit your program description to around 100 words.
  • Meeting notes will be added to the wiki in the future.
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Advocacy

Subcommittee Report

TarynKilbert

  • Report on Advocacy Meeting Topics
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Programs

Subcommittee Report

BekciKelly & Liz Glowa

Programming Survey

Format - Four open-ended questions

What areas of online learning present the most challenges to you? To teachers in your program? To your students?

2. Please complete this statement: I would like to learn more about ….

3. Are you familiar with individuals who could present on these or other topics of interest?

Please share their contact information with us.

Do you have additional thoughts or ideas that you would like to share with the

committee in regards to programming you'd like to see offered?

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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Areas that present challenges:

  • Program/Course Quality (2)
  • Teacher Readiness and Evaluation (2)
  • Student Engagement (3)
  • Media Rich Content – interactive (2)
  • Time Management Strategies (2)
  • Flexible Blended Scheduling
  • Providing Services to Online Students
  • Differentiating in Online Environment
  • Synchronous Learning (2)
  • E-text Availability
  • Assignment Submission Requirements
  • Teacher Preparation for Online Learning
    • understanding LMS
  • Finding the best product for your students
  • Choice of LMS
  • Course Development (3)
  • Quality of free online courses/resources
  • Policy at local and state level to support blended learning
  • Choosing student for online learning (2)
  • Attendance – seat time (2)
  • Lack of accommodations around literacy challenges
  • Funding
  • What makes a quality online teacher?
  • Teacher inspired professional development

24. Student/Teacher communication

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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Learn More About…

  • MOOCs (2)
  • Teacher preparation for online learning
  • Current research overview
  • OER
  • Assessment
  • Plagiarism
  • Online Teacher Evaluation
  • Regional blended programs and sharing courses across district lines
  • Instructional Design
  • Elementary Programs
  • Dealing with students who get behind – teaching strategies/differentiation

12. Helping students with low literacy skills

13. Funding resources for online and blended

learning

  • Formalized skillset for online and blended

learning

15. Various platforms for online learning

16. Vendor demo with break out sessions

  • Support special education students
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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – People to Contact:

  • Katherine Kennedy
  • Professor Laura DeSena on plagiarism – judeobsc17@gmail.com
  • VHS collaborative
  • John Watson – Evergreen Education Associates
  • Aventa – Dan Pechtol –

dpechtol@k12.com

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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Additional Thoughts:

  • Political happenings with each state
  • Legislative updates
  • Principals – working with teachers
  • Teacher training in online classes
  • Time to participate
  • State summaries for considering virtual/blended learning

7. Local events

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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Themes:

Knowing and involving your students and parents (Engagement and Persistence)

  • Communication
  • Community building
  • Synchronous learning
  • Feedback
  • Assignment submission requirements

Individualization/Personalization/Differentiation

  • Accommodations for literacy challenges
  • Dealing with students who get behind – teaching strategies/differentiation
  • Assessments and assessment Strategies
  • Helping students with low literacy skills
  • Supporting special education students
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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Themes:

Instructional Design and Products

  • Quality
  • Instructional Design
  • Media Rich Content – interactive
  • E-text Availability
  • Standards (CC, AP, etc)
  • Competency approach
  • Finding the best product for your students
  • Choice of LMS
  • Course Development
  • Various platforms for online learning
  • Vendor demo with break out sessions

21st century learning approaches and learners

  • Student ownership and responsibility
  • Time management
  • What’s different in instruction
  • MOOCs

Resources and Extended Learning Opportunities

  • Orientation
  • Tech Support
  • Prerequisite technology skills
  • Offline activities
  • Quality of free online courses/resources
  • OER

More

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Programs

PROGRAMMING SURVEY FINDINGS – Themes:

Professional Development and Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher readiness and evaluation
  • Teacher preparation for online learning
  • Teacher preparation for online learning and understanding LMS
  • What makes a quality online teacher?
  • Teacher inspired professional development
  • Online teacher evaluation
  • Formalized skill set for online and blended
  • learning

Other

  • Current research overview
  • Regional blended programs and sharing courses across district lines
  • Elementary Programs

Program Management and Policies

  • Flexible blended scheduling
  • Providing services to online students
  • Plagiarism
  • Policy at local and state level to support blended learning
  • Choosing student for online learning
  • Attendance – seat time
  • Program funding
  • Funding resources for online and blended
  • learning

More

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White Paper

Subcommittee Report

John P. Murphy

  • Preliminary Report on Paper
    • White Paper Organization and Structure

I.     Executive summary

       A.  Abstract of the whitepaper

       B.  What needs to be done in education

II.  Identification of the Problem = Actions Needed - What we need done?

        A.  Explanation of problem/need - Why we need to do this?

                  1.  Online/Blended learning is moving rapidly...legislation takes a long time to implement

                  2.  Determine needs from NE survey and other sources

                  3.  Untie hands of those who want to be innovative

                  4. Limited information regarding online/blended learing.

                  5. False perceptions of effectiveness, delivery, etc.

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White Paper

  • Preliminary Report on Paper
    • White Paper Organization and Structure

III.    General research

        A.  National

        B.  State-specific

IV.   Call to action - including benefits to be realized

        A. types of actions that accommodate?

        B. State specific actions/policies that need to be

  V.    iNACOL boiler plate information (NE Regional Committee)

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Program

December Programming

Format: Open

Discussion Points: Membership Highlight

1. Share what you are doing with teacher training and support

2. Highlight a success you’d like to share with the group

Future Programming:

In January: Allison Powell, Vice President iNACOL, will be our guest. Allison will be presenting a brainstorming session to all regional committees asking for input, thoughts, and ideas on new learning models.

February through May Programs will be determined by survey results and announced later.

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Open Forum

Discussion & Questions

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Committee

  • Northeast Regional Committee Co-Chairs:
    • Dr. Chris Harrington – charrington@bridgesvirtual.org
    • Stan Freeda - Stanley.Freeda@doe.nh.gov
  • Programming Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
  • Dr. Liz Glowa - lglowa@verizon.net
  • Bekci Kelly – rkelly@qcsd.org
  • Advocacy Subcommittee Chair:
  • TarynKilbert - tkilbert@pavcsk12.org
  • Committee Wiki Manager:Holly Brzycki - hBrzycki@caiu.org*** http://inacol.wikispaces.com/NorthEastern ***
  • Resource Specialists: Brianna Lawrence - blawrence6@schools.nyc.gov
  • iNACOL Director of Member Services: Dr. Rob Darrow – rdarrow@inacol.org

Next Meeting

January 16th

11:30 am – 12:30 pm