NEWTON, MA | May 20, 2011
Program practitioners and national experts in online learning will gather for the seventh annual Online Learning Institute sponsored by EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The institute is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, immediately following the ISTE annual meeting.
The institute highlights the latest thinking about online learning, bringing together practitioners from online professional development and virtual school programs as well as national experts to share strategies for implementing successful online and blended learning programs in states, districts, schools, colleges and universities, and other organizations. A highlight of this year’s institute will be a keynote address by former Governor Bob Wise (W. Va.), president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and a strong proponent of online learning.
“We look forward to this institute all year. The best part is meeting with online teachers, administrators, and program managers to share great ideas and learn from one another,” said Barbara Treacy, director of ETLO, a project of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). “Every institute teaches me something new and useful.”
Roundtable discussions will include Implementing Common Core in Online Courses, Internet Safety and Cyberbullying, Using Twitter for Learning, Designing Dynamic Online Courses, Moving a Leadership Program Online, and many more.
A lunchtime panel discussion will feature Alison Powell, vice president of iNACOL; MaryAnn Wolf, author of Innovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning; and Caleb Harding, student experience advocate at Florida Virtual School.
The institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and other networking opportunities. For a full agenda, go to http://oli.etlo.org or follow ETLO on Twitter (@edtechleaders) for the most recent conference updates.
For more information or to register, contact Leinda Peterman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to address urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC conducts more than 350 projects in 35 countries. Visit www.edc.org.
EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) enables K–12 school districts, state departments of education, and other educational organizations to provide effective online learning programs. ETLO programs include graduate level training courses for online instructors and a catalog of online workshops on specific subject areas and grade levels. Visit http://edtechleaders.org/.