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Thursday, January 14 • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Online Learning: Are We REALLY Connecting?

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Online learning is no longer new. But are we REALLY connecting with its true potential? Maybe. Schools integrate tools like Blackboard, Edline, School Fusion, ItsLearning, Compass, Moodle, Apple, Google, Windows and more. Yet this smorgasbord approach isn't quite enough to advance our students toward college and career readiness.

This fast-paced workshop asks AND ANSWERS tough questions. Why are we involved in online learning? What are the differences between "redesigning" and "integrating?" Where is the "base" of your educational activity? How would you teach if you didn't have a classroom? Where does innovation most often begin? Why is innovation often blocked even with the best of intentions? What can teachers and administrators actually do in the face of limited budgets?

Find out what actually works! Learn how one district continues to expand online learning with high success even severe budget restrictions and with an extremely diverse student body with many special needs. Learn how this district uses teacher developed "pockets of excellence" in online learning to bring about systemic change. Learn about a real-world fusion of teacher innovation, professional development, and administrative leadership. Although Moodle is the demo platform for this workshop, the same concepts and approaches can be applied across many platforms. BRING YOUR ONLINE DEVICE. BRING YOUR YABUTS, TOO - "YABUT IN MY SCHOOL . . ."

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Romeo Marquis

Founder, The Learning Curve Consortium
Former chemistry teacher, high school principal, associate dean for academic technology and distance education. Strong focus on professional development related to similarities and differences between onsite and online instruction. Developer of "Unlocking the High School Environm... Read More →

Dante Quercio

The Learning Curve Consortium
Dante Quercio is the district online instructional coach in the Worcester Public Schools. Before that he was a middle school social studies teacher.

Thursday January 14, 2016 2:50pm - 3:50pm EST