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Wednesday, August 1

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    Pat Allen & Michele Nickels, Wisconsin Virtual School
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    Teacher Talk on Academic Integrity and Assessment Security. Now is your chance to collaborate with fellow online teachers and staff in a variety of online programs through an open forum conversation related to the topics of academic integrity and assessment security. As moderators we will provide a set of questions/items for discussion and feedback and save time at the end of the session for participants to also pose further items for consideration. Items we are looking to discuss are: discrepancies in performance on assessments verses assignments, plagiarism tools utilized and associated costs, required exam proctoring, policies and practices, why do we test? etc.
    Monday July 30, 2012 - 3:15 - 4:00 EST Breakout Sessions
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    8:53 am

Tuesday, July 31

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    Theresa Carter, Lisa Morgan, & Greg Cossette, IDLA
    Tar Heel Breakout Archive
    {Ask a Vet – Lessons from the Field.ppt}
    Stories from the field and strategies for success. Shared by three veteran online instructors.
    Session 3
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    3:22 pm
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    "Authentic Feedback"
    Jane O'Brien, Georgia Virtual School
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    Using the audio features, rubric tools, and Grademark at Turnitin.com, teachers can offer students feedback on a variety of learning assignments that is focused, detailed, and authentic. The presentation and discussion will provide secondary instructors with specific classroom examples and instructional strategies for the effective use of these features as a method of enhancing student performance and consistency of instruction.
    Session 2
    "Setting Up Engagement Through Text Messaging: Using Remind 101, Twitter and Google Voice in Online Courses"
    Jason Neiffer, MTDA
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    With student abandoning desktops, laptops and email for mobile platforms, online teachers must adapt their communication channels to reach students in ways they actually receive the message! This workshop will cover tools online teachers can use to reach students using text messaging, including Remind 101, Twitter and Google Voice.
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    "Models for Understanding"
    Peter Arashiro, MIVU
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    One of the biggest challenges in teaching, both online and in the traditional classroom, is assessing student understanding. Part of the challenge lies in the fact that there are different ways of understanding something and finding the most appropriate way to assess that kind of understanding. Another challenge is finding a way for students to demonstrate their understanding in a way that closely resembles what is in their heads. For less complex kinds of knowledge, such as memorizing facts and definitions, assessment is fairly straightforward. But what about more complex or high-order kinds of knowledge, like showing why we have seasons, explaining the conflict between Israel and Palestine, or explaining predictions of global warming?
    This session will discuss and show how models and a model way of thinking can help online teachers better assess understanding of complex knowledge and help online students better demonstrate their understanding of complex knowledge.
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    "Podcasting"
    Niki Walker, IDLA
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    If you are not familiar with the wide variety of digital media creation tools and hosting services, now is the time to catch up. Here you will learn the theory behind why it is being used, how it can make your courses more instructional, some common terms, and examples of tools and their common uses.
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    "Ask a Vet- Lessons Learned from the Field"
    Theresa Carter, Lisa Morgan, & Greg Cossette, IDLA
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    Heel Breakout RoomArchive
    Stories from the field and strategies for success. Shared by three veteran online instructors.
    Session 3
    "CyberBullying"
    Erin Mitchell, Georgia Virtual School
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    Cyber bulling affects many adolescents on a daily basis. Not only are half of all adolescents victims of cyber bullying, about the same amount are perpetrators. Why must this cycle continue? Technology is obviously a powerful tool, one we harness to educate students about content but also one we use to educate students about life issues. As online educators we need to be aware of the signs of cyber bullying and also provide knowledge to our students to rise above the hatred.
    Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 1:15 - 2:00 EST Breakout Sessions
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    "Google Forms as Data Gathering and Assessment Tools"
    Michele Nickels, Wisconsin Virtual School
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    Lakes Breakout RoomArchive
    An introduction to creating and using Google Forms, a free tool, to collect data and have it populate a spreadsheet. You will also discover how to use a form to create a quiz and add a script to self grade. In addition I will share with you have you can embed both a form and the resulting data into a site for real time feedback and data collection.
    Session 2
    "Building Engaging Announcements for the Virtual Classroom"
    Michelle Mattson & Christa Arent, IDLA
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    Best Practices in announcements, instructor feedback, and phone calls to students.
    Session 3
    "Cool Math Online Tools"
    Kim Wray, IDLA
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    Cool math tools for the virtual classroom.
    Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 2:15 - 3:00 EST Breakout Sessions
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    "OneNote"
    Sandra Nosik, IDLA
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    Using Microsoft OneNote (available in MS Office '07 and '10) to be an organized and effective online teacher.
    Session 2
    "Neuroscience of Online Learning"
    Joyce McKay, Georgia Virtual School
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    Brain research provides insight into the web-connected mind of the online student. Let's discuss research based strategies and practical ideas to promote learning and sustain attention using differentiation.
    Session 3
    "The Art of the Webinar"
    Jay Bennett, MIVU
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    Presenting via Webinar is an art. Join Jay Bennett as he talks about various tips and tricks for presenting professional development and other presentations through the medium of the the online presentation.
    {The Art of the Webinar.pptx}
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    SVSLA Teacher Panel
    Leslie Fetzer (NCVPS), Lisa Kabel (IDLA), Robyn Nuttall (MTDA), Annette Walaszek (WVS), and Asherrie Yisrael (GAVS)
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    A panel of experienced online educators from around the country will conclude this conference. Each teacher will share a tip, strategy, or best practice that has helped make them a successful online teachers. Participants in the audience will be encouraged to submit questions for the panel.
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    3:08 pm
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    Badger Breakout Room
    Presenting via Webinar is an art. Join Jay Bennett as he talks about various tips and tricks for presenting professional development and other presentations through the medium of the the online presentation.
    {The Art of the Webinar.pptx}
    Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 3:15 - 4:00 EST Breakout Session
    SVSLA Teacher Panel
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    12:00 pm
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