Given that blended learning skyrocketed 49% last year, we’re pleased to include a Common Core strand at this year’s eLearning Strategies Symposium. Join us in December for these and other great sessions about eLearning’s pedagogy, content, big picture, capacity building, and gear.
Blended and Online Common Core: Creating Dynamic Thinkers in All Subject Areas
Blended and Online Common Core: Creating Dynamic Thinkers in All Subject Areas is an interactive training that will equip educators with an understanding of their role in addressing the instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Applying CCSS across all subject areas helps transform students who are accustomed to thinking about text-explicit concepts into dynamic thinkers able to draw inferences and reach evidence-based conclusions no matter what course they are in. Learn ways that higher-order questioning can be infused into Live Lessons/Collaborations and be the beginning of an exciting change in learning outcomes.
Technology in the Common Core Age
Common Core and the Smarter Balanced assessments are changing our classrooms. K-12 online and blended learning environments are poised to lead the change. This session examines the specific role of technology in this transformation – including research and best practices. We will examine some of the ideas and the applications gaining traction as teachers make the connections between ed tech and the Common Core.
The Core of the Common Core
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are now a part of all classrooms, but how can you quickly and easily create and develop lessons that will allow you to meet multiple CCSS and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? This session will provide you with strategies on how to develop tool sets, workflows and power lessons that will allow you to supercharge the teaching and learning in your classroom. This session will also allow you to get the students to teach each other and in turn deepen their own learning.
Authoring and Adapting Online Content with CK12 – the Leading OER Platform
CK-12 is the leading Open Educational Resource (OER) for quality, free common core aligned online courses and curriculum concepts. Find a complete course or curriculum concept and use it directly out of the box… or copy it, edit and adapt it, and make it your own by adding your words, links, and resources. In this session, you’ll get an overview of the CK-12 OER system, learn how to search for and find courses and concepts, copy and edit courses and concepts, and even author and publish your own courses and concepts. Quality AND free… CK-12!
Discussion Boards: Purpose and Power
Participants will explore the purpose and power of Discussion Boards. Discussion Boards can be used for the following three purposes: 1) deepening a student’s knowledge, 2) initiating peer tutoring, and 3) demonstrating mastery of material. Discussion boards are powerful tools for meeting many ELA Common Core Anchor Standards. In this workshop participants will take an in-depth look at how to use Discussion Boards effectively. Key concepts that will be looked at include developing essential questions, online deliberation, and argumentation. Be prepared to discuss these concepts.
The eLearning Strategies Symposium returns December 12th and 13th, 2014 and focuses on K12 educators, administrators, policymakers, industry, and advocates. The San Mateo Mariott will host the two-day event. Pre-registration for the eLearning Strategies Symposium is now open until October 3rd. Individual pre-registration is currently $179 and groups of two or more may register for $165 each.
The San Mateo Marriott, a short, free shuttle ride from San Francisco International Airport, is centrally located by Highways 92 and 101 on the San Francisco Peninsula. Single and double rooms, which are $139 per night, include free wi-fi and self-parking. Room reservations must be made by Friday, November 25, 2014 to ensure the ESS group rate. Secure your room through the eSS hotel reservation page,