Category Archives: VSTELive! Webinars

Archived Recording Available: CETL Certification Webinar, March 14, 2017

Archive Webinar Recording

The VSTE CoSN Council will be sponsoring a free informational webinar about the Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) certification on March 14, 2017, at 4:30 PM. The webinar will be hosted by Tim Tillman, Director of Technology and Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools, a CETL certified leader. Tim will discuss the certification in general and, for those who are currently studying for the exam, offer tips and techniques for preparing and taking the test.

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. As part of its mission, CoSN sponsors the Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) certification.  Earning the CETL certification will demonstrate that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to successfully build 21st century learning environments in your district. You can learn more about certification here.

The webinar is complimentary but we are asking for registration. Please use this form to let us now if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/xFSP4sATUrnMdZK02

The webinar will take place in VSTE's Adobe Connect room: http://vste.adobeconnect.com/vstelive.

Digital Learning Day 2016

Archived Recordings

VSTE will be partnering with the Virginia Department of Education to provide a full day of virtual events for Digital Learning Day 2016, February 17, 2016. Scroll down for the complete schedule along with links where you can view the Google Hangouts.

The VDOE will host two live webinars to provide updates on current and proposed technology-related initiatives. Join Mark Saunders, Director, Office of Technology & Virtual Learning and Bobby Keener, Chief Technology Innovations Officer at 10 AM and 1 PM.

VSTE will host an evening webinar beginning at 8 PM that will highlight the VSTE 2015 award winners talking about educational technology past, present and future: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Doug Saunders, Henrico County; Outstanding Leader of the Year, Dr. Helen Crompton, Old Dominion University; Innovative Educator of the Year, Kim Harrison, Virginia Beach Public Schools; and Making It Happen Award Winners, Janet Copenhaver, Henry County Public Schools and Mano Talaiver, recently retired from Longwood University.

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Throughout the day, VSTE will be featuring students across the Commonwealth talking about how they learn, how they use technology to learn and showing some of the innovative projects they are working on in their classrooms.

Digital Learning Day Schedule:

8:45 - 9: 45 AM
Students from Virginia Beach City, Frederick County, and Henrico County
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10 AM Virginia Department of Education Update
Mark Saunders, Director, Office of Technology & Virtual Learning
Link for Viewing

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Students from Hanover County, Frederick County, Henrico County, Falls Church City, and Bath County
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1:00 Virginia Department of Education Update
Join Bobby Keener, Chief Technology Innovations Officer
Link for Viewing

8:00 PM Ed Tech Past, Present, Future
Join our 2015 award winners--Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Doug Saunders, Henrico County; Outstanding Leader of the Year, Dr. Helen Crompton, Old Dominion University; Innovative Educator of the Year, Kim Harrison, Virginia Beach Public Schools; and Making It Happen Award Winners, Janet Copenhaver, Henry County Public Schools and Mano Talaiver, recently retired from Longwood University--to talk all things ed tech!
Supported by GEG Northern VA
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Connected Educator Month Webinars

VSTE will be hosting three webinars for Connected Educator Month.  All of them will be held in our Adobe Connect meeting room: http://vste.adobeconnect.com/vstelive.

Wednesday, October 21, 7 PM: Learning and Making
Join Meg Swecker and Tina Coffey from Roanoke County to learn how they are implementing engineering and design through makerspaces.

Missed It? You can listen to the archived recording here.

Monday, October 26, 8 PM: Minecrafting History: Iterative learning, virtual environments and you
Join educators from The Madeira School as they share how Minecraft can be used as a meaningful tool for curriculum and student engagement in the history classroom. It will also discuss the importance of virtual environments, world building and citizenship as part of a social sciences course. There will be classroom examples, lesson artifacts and student observations regarding their experiences in-game to help demonstrate why the Minecraft enabled classroom offers a safe, iterative environment as well as meaningful learning experiences for students of all levels of digital literacy.

Missed It? You can listen to the archived recording here and view the interactive Sway presentation here.

Wednesday, October 28, 7 PM: Coding for Students and Teachers
Join Marnie Hawk from Loudoun County and Charles Hinsch from Virginia Beach as they talk about how they are implementing coding programs for students and teachers. Marnie will describe the C.A.M.S. pilot program at Blue Ridge Middle School while Charlie discusses his work with teaching programming to adults as part of professional development.

Missed it? You can listen to the archived recording here.

Free Webinar Series: District Digital Conversion Framework

District Digital Conversion Framework Webinar Series

What Can You Expect to Learn During the series of 3 District Digital Conversion webinars?

Learn how key findings from Project Red have influenced the 10 Lessons Learned in the McGraw Hill Education Digital Conversion Framework.  Find out key considerations when creating a sustainable, digital ecosystem.

During the first webinar, we will work through the framework and unpack two-three of the key lessons learned and how they impact digital conversion.

During the next two webinars, we’ll build on those lessons learned and work through the rest. Whether your district is in the architecture phase, have rolled out a 1:1 initiative already, or don’t know where to begin, the Lessons Learned can assist all districts.

You’ll also learn how McGraw Hill Education has partnered with Future Ready Schools and exclusive offers to Future Ready districts. Participants are encourage to ask questions and will be asked to provide feedback on their successes, challenges, and asked to participate in polling questions throughout the webinar.

Three webinars, held Wednesdays, March 11, 25, and April 1, at 7:30 PM, will focus on the lessons provided in the white paper District Digital Conversion: Empowering Personalized Learning including information on digital framework, teacher growth, digital teaching practices, and ten key district digital conversion lessons.
VSTE is partnering with McGraw Hill Education to provide a free webinar series focused on the overarching question: How do we go from a status quo, paper driven organization, to a more progressive and engaging digital school system? Digital school districts are fast becoming the new normal and new ways of measuring efficiency and effectiveness will emerge that will make this discussion more routine. Districts about to start, or those who have initiated their digital conversions, may find the lessons learned and the District Digital Conversion Framework helpful in improving your current efforts.
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