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Welcome to ISTE's Special Interest Group for Online Learning!





SIGOL is a network of educators involved with computer-based communications—either standalone stations or in combination with other media. Members are able to share experiences and learn from each other through various professional development and networking activities, including webinars, online resource databases, and ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition events.

SIGOL also recognizes teachers for their pioneering use of online learning networks with the SIGOL Online Learning Award


News:

Vote for the ISTE Board of Directors

Learn more about the candidates and help shape the future of ISTE by voting for the new ISTE Board of Directors. Voting ends April 18th!
https://www.iste.org/about-iste/governance/board-of-directors/elections


Volunteer with ISTE

Are you looking for more leadership opportunities within ISTE? Are you ready to step-up your involvement with a SIG/PLN? Do you have great ideas you’d like to share with others? Consider becoming an ISTE volunteer. There are lots of fantastic opportunities to share your knowledge, volunteer your time and expertise, and meet other wonderful ISTE volunteers in the process. Click the link below to find out more and begin your application.
https://www.iste.org/connect/volunteer-with-iste

FREE Week-Long Modules from BIE's PBLU Launching in April

PBLU offers a series of free one-week modules on key topics related to project management and assessment. Example projects, anchored to Common Core State Standards, are provided by BIE & partner organizations and used as the basic content for the modules. These modules, facilitated by BIE staff or National Faculty, require 5-6 hours of work time per module. Participation is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual teachers can register or teams from schools can move through the modules as a cohort.
http://bie.org/intro/pblu


FREE Webinar Series from Microsoft in Education & ISTE!

More info and registration for all webinars: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/series/34/seriessignup.aspx
Each webinar offered at 7AM & 5PM PST.
  • Wednesday, March 26: Project Based Learning
  • Wednesday, April 9: Teaching Special Needs Kids
  • Wednesday, May 7: How a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher
  • Wednesday, May 14: Connected Learning. Connected World - Mobile Learning
  • Tuesday, June 10: The latest in Flipped Learning

Read anything interesting lately?

Follow the link to submit your picks for a SIGOL Book Club!
**http://goo.gl/C27MFv**

SIGOL'S Current ISTE Leadership Team Announced:


ISTE 2013 Board Election Results Announced

Seven education leaders from around the world will join nine continuing board members to lead the association as it advances learning and teaching through the innovative and effective use of technology in education. Read more...

SIGOL is looking for volunteers!! Click here to learn more


Webinars:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

7:00PM ET
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning with an Online Learning Twist!
Register: http://goo.gl/smmyLN
Webinar link: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/sigol2014
Webinar archive link: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p4dfvbtrjzj/

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is popping up everywhere -- in district and state initiatives, in the National Educational Technology Plan, in the Higher Education Act, in the latest educational tools and apps, and at ISTE. But what is UDL? What does UDL have to do with online learning? How can using the UDL framework address the learner variability we encounter daily? Join Mindy Johnson from CAST on Thursday, February 27th at 7:00pm ET to learn the basics of UDL and discover why it’s one of the most important frameworks in education today.




~ SIGOL Leadership Team ~
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