CETPA 2012 Summer Clinic
Online and Blended Learning
Join us for the 2012 Summer Clinic focusing on Online and Blended Learning. There will be informative, relevant sessions, networking opportunities and food!
This year's registration for members is only $75.00!
$100 for Non-members. Become a member.
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynote, sessions and exhibit show.
This year's clinic with cover three strands:
- Tools of the Trade - with vendors and users of various learning management systems and other tools used in the virtual, online and blended environments.
- Real World Applications - Hear from those who have successfully opened and are operating in these environments.
- Legal and Policy Issues - Get the latest information on attendance, AUPs and Board Policies and Administrative Regulations.
|7:30 am||Registration, and Networking with a Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 am||Welcome, Introductions and Keynote|
|9:30 am||Sessions and Exhibits|
|12:30 pm||Lunch, Exhibits and Networking|
|1:40 pm||Sessions and Exhibits|
KEYNOTE by Dr David Haglund, Principal, Riverside Virtual Academy, Riverside Unified School District
Dr. David Haglund serves the Director of Educational Options for Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) and oversees school programs that provide non-traditional learning opportunities for students in grades K-12. This includes the innovative Riverside Virtual School (RVS), a blended-model program that incorporates the district’s full-time online school and offers online courses to students in traditional schools across Southern California.
Dr. Haglund consults with school and district leadership teams across the state. He supports research relating to the “how” and “why” of technology-enabled learning environments found in traditional, online, or blended-learning classrooms.
His transformative vision for 21st-century schools includes development of school leaders who understand how emerging information and communications technologies can extend learning beyond the school day, placing virtual and blended learning experiences at the core of the instructional program of schools. Haglund has vested 25 years in California’s public schools, teaching at the middle school, high school and college levels and serving as a site and district level administrator.
Real World Applications
Taking K-12 Instruction Online: Out of the Classroom and into the Home
In this breakout session you will learn how Lake Elsinore USD employees took a board mandate in January and successfully opened a dependent online charter school in August of the same year! The two speakers will discuss their involvement in the challenges, successes and failures with staff recruitment, community questions, marketing, finding curriculum, determining technology needs and how LEUSD overcame a myriad of small and some not so small nuances in the journey from concept to deployment to successfully enrolling students and instructing them online!
Ryan Mulvanny, Principal, Southern California Online Academy
J. R. Rea, Director, Information Technology Services
Education in the 21st Century
There are many things to consider when planning to offer online classes in your district. On the administrative side, LMSs, instructional design, best instructional practices and "customer" service are important components that must be accounted for. On the instructional side, there are benefits and costs for teachers and students with online blended courses. These will be the topics addressed in this presentation.
Bob Hiles, Teacher, Orange County Department of Education
Randy Kolset, Coordinator Education Technology Online Learning
iHigh Virtual Academy: How San Diego Unified Launched a Virtual High School
Many districts are considering best options for offering online courses to high school students. Will courses be credit recovery or also UC a-g approved? Will the course numbers be the same as current district courses? How do science, VAPA and P.E. classes work in an online format? This session will share helpful suggestions and lessons learned in launching a virtual high school.
Patty MacIntyre, Principal And More from Capistrano Unified and Riverside Virtual Academy
Riverside Virtual School and the Open Campus Concept
Why is everyone talking about blended learning and online schools? What makes blended learning programs work? How can personal learning pathways be supported within and outside of a traditional school environment? Are virtual and blended learning programs actually scalable? This session will focus on the Riverside Virtual School program design and investigate why the program has been recognized nationally as one of the stand-out new school models in the country and how any school district can benefit from the growing California Open Campus consortia.
Dave Haglund, Director, Educational Options, Riverside Unified School District
Legal and Policy Issues
Rise of Hybrid Schools and Distance Learning: Emerging Legal Issues
This workshop will cover a gamut of legal issues arising from the increased use of distance learning and hybrid schools. These issues will include:
a. Negotiating collective bargaining issues
b. Impact on teacher evaluations and job descriptions
c. Drafting district participation issues
d. Online participation agreements and free education guarantees
e. Online copyright issues
Mike Fine, Assistant Superintendent, Riverside Unified School DistrictMark Williams, Partner, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost
Kerrie E. Taylor, Associate, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost
Great eLearning vs. Online Road Kill: How Can You Tell the Difference?
What should you expect from a great online course? How do you know if it’s any good, if your students will be highly engaged, if activities provide multiple learning paths, if the course is accessible to all students or if teaching and learning goes beyond knowledge and comprehension? We’ll review iNACOL’s standards for quality online courses, explain how to take a course for a test drive, share how to select engaging courses and speak to course features you should be expecting from publishers.
Brian Bridges, Director, California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)
Space Case: Campus Safety and in a Viral World
Learn from this legal expert and advisor to CETPA and districts throughout the state, the guiding questions that you can ask to effectively embed technology use best practices into your district’s existing policies. The key to success in today’s technology rich society is to embed messages and policies about digital citizenship into all appropriate work. This workshop will specifically cover safety and security topics across student and employee matters, including:
a. Search and Seizure: Balancing the First and Fourth Amendment against safety concerns
b. Cyber-Bullying: New laws
c. Records retention
d. Employee and student conduct policies: Best Practices
Gretchen Shipley, Partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
This statewide initiative partners CETPA with CSBA, ACSA, CUE, Fagen Friedman Fulfrost, and many others. It's built around (among other things) updating policies to accommodate all aspects of technology buse by moving the discussion from the technology to the behaviors. Simple but very powerful concept that has a lot of promise to help us overcome these "trying to nail Jello to a wall" challenges we face.
Speaker: Dr. Kelly Calhoun, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Bond Dollars and Blog Posts: Financing and Procuring Technology
This workshop will examine how technology and distance learning may be financed and procured. Topics will include information about preparing bond programs with technology as an essential component; what types of technology and equipment may be purchased using bond funds and proper public contract code procedures for technology acquisitions.
Jared Boigon, TBWB Strategies
Mark Williams, Partner, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost
Leslie Reed, Associate, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Tools of the Trade
Blended, Virtual, Online: How to Make it Work
There's no doubt that technology is changing the world, and it has the power to transform education, too. Mobile devices, online resources, collaboration: all of these put learning right in the students' hands - anytime, anywhere.
What challenges does virtual and mobile learning pose for schools? How can you balance and integrate classroom learning with virtual learning? How can it all be done safely and effectively - so technology becomes more than a tool and instead a platform for lifelong learning, problem-solving and communication?
JOIN US TO DISCUSS:
* The latest trends in education - what matters, and what's a fad?
* Best practices and lessons learned when implemented virtual, mobile, or blended learning.
* How to engage students while keeping them safe and keeping the focus on education.
* How you can manage it all without overburdening IT staff or educators.
See how you can meet your goals and solve the challenges of effectively integrating technology into learning in this collaborative discussion.
Jennifer Scott, Compton Jr. High School, Teacher & Technology Enthusiast
Brent Dunlap, Lightspeed Systems, California Regional Manager
Expand Your Blended, Virtual and Online e-Learning Solutions with Connected, Complimentary Technologies
How do your schools measure up to the “21st Century Learning Environment?”
Learn how you can incorporate personalization into the traditional classroom, run virtual and distance learning programs with mobile and interactive technologies, and even open new avenues to parent engagement and student achievement by integrating best-of-breed communication tools into your blended learning environment.
You’ll come away with new ideas on how to implement complimentary technology platforms that help you engage students, incorporate best practices, and stay current with the latest K-12 trends – all while utilizing connected tools that expand the capabilities of the traditional LMS.
Sonia Cassatt, Blackboard
John Kim, Blackboard
Erik Komurek, Blackboard
Online Course with CaliQity
CaliQity is a free learning management system (LMS) giving teachers access to a fully integrated standards-based repository where they can search for both free and fee-based online courses and learning objects.
CaliQity is ideal for integrating e-learning technology into a traditional classroom, for enabling effective distance learning, or for creating a powerful blended learning environment that combines the best of both worlds.Speaker: Edward Avelar,
Effective Use of Student and Educator Data in a Blended Learning Environment
While having student and educator effectiveness data in the classroom has always been important, in a blended learning environment, it is absolutely crucial to leverage data to provide educators with the insight into each learners progress; Join us to learn
- How educators today are using technology tools to gain insight and access learning resources (such as open educational resources) in teaching and learning
- How Pearsons Schoolnet Instructional Improvement System, which has been in place at leading school districts and states for over a decade, provides critical data to inform educators
Michelle Farmer, Senior Account Executive, Pearson
Melina Nauta, Account Executive, Pearson
Ron, Rheinheimer, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Pearson
The Advent of Online Learning - Apex Learning
School Districts continually strive to serve the needs of all of their students, but providing the right opportunity for every student has been elusive, until now. The advent of online learning opens a world of flexible possibilities and districts throughout California are jumping at the opportunity to implement blended learning to remain competitive by offering innovative and cost effective programs in the challenging climate we face today.
In this session, we’ll take an in depth look at several districts journey from vision to implementation with successful and sustainable digital curriculum programs that leverage proven research methodology from leading theorists in education technology. We will focus on the why and how for….
- Virtual schools
- Expanding access to AP courses
- Drop out recovery programs
- Credit recovery
- Independent Study for original credit
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