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Top 3 ½  Takeaways from ISTE 2017
Image represents the opportunity to engage the students in what would be a 12 year journey....


1) Active Learning
Active learning seemed to be a over arching principle focused this year....it is in direct focused to address the image above.


Limiting seat time…ACTIVE Learning!!!

2)   Breakout EDU presentation with Adam Bellow
*Opportunity to meet Adam and have him be a guest speaker in a future PLC contributes to what I planned to take away from the conference to benefit the group and my job. Building professional relationships with key stakeholders is important.

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Online Teaching Conference 2017: Best Practices and Takeaways

Best Practices  In June of 2017, I attended the Online Teaching Conference (OTC) in Anaheim, California. Interestingly enough, this conference was originally catered to CCC educators, staff, and/or administration, being that there are over 100 community colleges in the state of California. 
 However, over the years, other external people have heard about the conference and wanted to learn from such a successfully school system, one of the largest community college systems in the nation as a matter of fact! The California Community College (CCC) System really does a great job of collaboration and forming a strong online community. They created a site called the Professional Learning Network (PLN) that all CCC faculty can access and collaborate on.

This reminds me of our monthly Professional Learning Community (PLC) as we utilize this time to learn from each other as well as share our knowledge with others who have interest. It would be great if we could form some type of resource site…

FocusOn Learn Conference 2017 Top 3 Takeaways

Attending my first eLearning Guild FocusOn Learn Conference highlighting mobile, games, and video was fulfilling. I look forward to implementing and sharing the many new skills I have learned.

Ma ka hana ka ʻike.
In working one learns. [#2088]

The ʻōlelo noʻeau above describes my experience. One key quote that stuck with me from a session was to budget in "5+ minutes of playtime daily." [Take away #1] In order to stay innovative and engaged, we need to cognizantly build in playtime, especially when we have such busy lives. Since returning home, although I have not been able to integrate daily play time, I have increased my time to explore new apps or ideas that come up. I explored the Word Swag app an tweeted for my first play time since the conference ended.


My take away #2 was not something new, but a good reminder that the field of instructional design continues to evolve. Although mobile, games, video, virtual reality (VR) are key trends at the moment, it truly comes dow…

Tech Tip: Create a Fillable Form out of a Microsoft Word Document

Joan gives us some great tips on how to create a fillable PDF form out of a Microsoft Word Document.

She also shares some tips when working with the Hawaiian Fonts as well as some best practices in creating PDFs.

Required Software:
Microsoft Word (or a similar program)
Adobe Acrobat Pro (or a similar program)

TCC 21st Online Conference - Virtual Makerspaces (Feb. 25, 2016)

TCC 21st Online Conference – Virtual Makerspace (#tcc21st)

Make the Future! Create a Virtual Makerspace Feb. 25, 2016 During this session, we explain and discuss makerspaces and how to leverage the maker movement in online education. The tinker spirit asks, “How does that works? What would that look like? How can we do it better?”

Speaker: Cynthia Calongne – CTU & CCCOnline

Presentation -- http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/presentations

Recording -http://2016.tcconlineconference.org/make-the-future/ TCC Virtual Makerspace 2016 Resources: TCC Virtual Makerspace 2016 Ideas – Google Doc The three types of spaces we live in: Home/work/social == heart/mind/body Spaces 1st space is where we spend the most time (home) 2nd space is typically school/work

Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference

About the Conference
When it comes to learning about educator professional learning, this is THE conference. Join thousands of other practitioners, presenters, and thought leaders that attend each year as they share:

How to solve professional development challenges at all levels; New research;Introductory- and advanced-level learning; andThe latest topics and data on professional learning best practices and technology.
Full day sessions Attended:A08-Self-Directed Evaluation Conversations (SC)
E06-Leadership Moves, Essential Elements: Preparing Schools to Use Data Effectively (SC)
K48-Walking the Talk: Reflective Coaching (SC)A08-Self-Directed Evaluation Conversations (SC)-Simon Cording
Handout
A08 Monday, December 7, 2015 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM and continuing 02:15 PM – 04:15 PM
School districts are developing new professional performance review protocols for use in the teacher evaluation process. Understand how communication between the evaluator and teacher determines whether the eva…