iNACOL Virtual School Symposium 2012
Sunday, Oct. 21 - Wed, Oct. 24

Event Schedule

The morning general sessions on Monday October 22, Tuesday October 23, and Wednesday October 24 as well as the lunch-time general session on Monday October 22 will be available via live-stream and can be accessed by clicking on the session title below. All other sessions will be recorded and made available for playback as soon after the conclusion of the conference as possible.

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Videos are marked in orange. All times are in CDT.

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1:00pm - 5:00pm: Competency Education
Pathways to Mastery-based, Personalized Student Learning (Susan Patrick, Chris Sturgis,Laura Shubilla)
8:00am - 9:30am: Opening Keynotes & Plenary Session
Part 1: A Conversation on Next Generation Learning, Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO and Stacey Childress, Deputy Director of Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Part 2: Leading Transformational Change: Tinkering or Transforming, John White, State Superintendent of Schools, Louisiana
10:00am - 11:00am: Session 1
Research Beginning Online Advanced Blended Charter Beginning Blended Advanced Blended - Non-Charter Student Support Services Quality Competency Education
New Research on Online Learning: Preparing Teachers and Administrators Starting an Online or Blended Learning Program: Key Issues for Beginners Blended Learning is Messy: Reflections from the Field Implementing District Wide Online and Blended Learning An Online Model for Implementing Response to Intervention Ensuring Success: Supporting Students in Blended and Online Environments The Accreditation of Online Schools/Programs Introduction to Competency Education
11:15am - 12:15am: Session 2
Professional Development Advanced Online Full-Time Policy Teachers Content Student Support Services Research Competency Education
Professional Development needs for Blended Learning Engaging Parents Meaningfully in your Virtual Learning Program Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: Presentation on 50 State Policies & Trends High-Touch & High- Tech: Best Practices in Online Teaching Fourteen Tips on Running a Clearinghouse of Online Courses Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities: Improving Approaches to Include Students with Disabilities in Online Learning Characteristics and Outcomes of Students in Colorado's Full-Time Online Schools The Art and Science of Designing Competencies
12:45pm - 1:30pm: Creative Leadership: Invention & Innovation
Chic Thompson, Author and President of Creative Management Group
1:45pm - 2:45pm: Session 3
Policy Beginning Online Beginning Blended Quality Communication Content Research Competency Education
Digital Learning Now 2.0 Disrupting ourselves: Lessons from the trenches Lightning Round: 20 Trends in Online/Blended Learning and what we can learn from other fields State approval of online providers - policy in practice How to Build Relationships and Communicate with Policy Makers Beyond Cool Tools: Standards-Based Digital Media for Virtual Students The Online Educator Self-Efficacy Scale (OESES): A New Research-based Tool for Assessing Online Instructor Performance Mastery for the Masses: 4 keys to leveraging mastery based education to improve student outcomes in ANY school.
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Session 4
Advanced Blended - Non-Charter Content Content OER Research Content Research Content
A Conversation About Blended Learning Trends, Models and Teachers Project Based Learning and the Common Core -- a Win, Win Situation Making Mobile Media Meaningful for Distance Learners "Opening" Mathematics: New Resources for New Approaches Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning Environments Online Course Development Models Students, Parents and Educators Speak Up about Online Learning: A 5 Year Retrospective Review Learning Maps, Common IDs and the Common Core
9:30am - 10:15am: Student Panel
11:00am - 12:00pm: Session 5
Research Beginning Online International* Professional Development OER Student Support Services Beginning Online Competency Education
Supporting At-Risk Students in Virtual Schools Key Elements of Effective Online Learning Programs International perspectives using Blended Learning as a transformational force in Schools iNACOL panel of virtual schools and teacher education program collaborations: Preparing preservice teachers for K-12 online teaching OER Essentials: How to Build, Adapt and Supplement Online/Hybrid Courses Using Open Educational Resources Online Student Life - Engaging Students Beyond Online Courses NCAA Eligibility Center - Beginners Using PBL to Meet Multiple Competencies
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Session 6
Policy Professional Development* Research* Advanced Online Supplemental International Communication Student Support Services
Funding Models for Full- Time and Supplemental Online Learning Programs Quality Blended/Online Professional Development: There's No Debate! Effective Teaching Practices: What Works in Online Learning? NCAA Eligibility Center - Advanced Innovative Good Practice in Virtual Schooling in Europ Communication - Turning the Tide: Correcting Misconceptions About Online Learning Inspiring Inquiry and Creativity in Your Online Learners: Leveraging the Expertise and Resources of Libraries to Maximize the Potential of Online Environments for Your Students
2:45pm - 3:45pm: Session 7
Competency-Based Learning Research Quality Foundations OER Beginning Blended Advanced Online Full-Time Competency Education
Common Core State Standards as a Platform for Innovation New Research on Online Learning: Strategies to Support Learning iNACOL Quality Project: Performance Indicators and Policy Partnerships with Foundations Online, Blended, or Flipped: Serving Up High Quality, NO-COST Content (hands-on exploration) How to increase the impact of blended learning by rethinking staffing and extending the reach of excellent teachers Living While Learning: Online Students and Socialization Proficiency-based Study: How 150 Teachers Disregard Calendar, Clock, & Curriculum to Develop a Proficiency- based Teaching & Learning Framework
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Session 8
Advanced Online* Teachers Professional Development Student Support Services Beginning Online Student Support Services Competency Education
Blending, Flipping, or Going Fully-Online? Don't Forget Infrastructure, Cloud Resources, and Connectivity Using Interventions in Online Learning Creating a Win-Win: How Quality Online Teaching Pays Off in Both Virtual and Face- to-Face Classrooms Flex: Online Credit Recovery Success Model Great eLearning vs. Online Roadkill Strategies to Protect Academic Integrity in Online Educatio Implementing a Response to Intervention Program Through Blended Learning and Digital Tools
9:00am - 9:45am: Connecting the Dots: Transformative Trajectories
Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, John Bailey, Executive Director of Digital Learning Now!, Michael Horn, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Education Practice of Innosight Institute
10:00am - 11:00am: Session 9
Professional Development* Beginning Online* Communication Quality Student Support Services Teachers Competency Education
Teachers First: Proven Professional Development for Quality Courses and Instruction Where are the Landmines? - A Primer for Online Learning Planning Increasing Statewide Awareness of Your Online Program Demonstrating Quality as an Online Learning Provider Identify, Monitor, and Reach At-Risk Virtual Learners Blending STEM and Service: Online Students Integrate Technology into Museum Exhibits Off the Clock: Moving Education from Time to Competency
11:15pm - 12:15pm: Session 10
International* Student Support Services* Professional Development Quality Student Support Services Communication Competency Education
Engaging and Motivating with Project Based Learning - John Graham, Virtual Learning Centre Learning Beyond the Classroom: Using Ohio's Credit Flex Model to Support and Engage Student Learning Recharge Your PD Program the iNACOL Way Trust but Verify: Ensuring Positive Student Experiences through Quality Assurance Mentoring At-Risk Students in an Online Environment Increasing Statewide Awareness of Your Online Program Off the Clock Cont'd