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Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in Norristown, PA

    The PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association cordially invites you to take an inside look into the innovative strategies that K-12 uses to create effective learning for their professional community and students. Whether you are in K-12, Higher Education or Corporate Training, come participate to add your perspective and determine how these principles can apply to your particular environment. 

    "Universal Design Strategies for Online Learning" presented by Ben DeSantis, Project Consultant @ MCIU

    The Office of Professional Learning (OPL) within the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) is charged with providing dynamic, effective, and cost-effective professional learning services for MCIU member schools. One component of these services that is growing is online learning for professionals. In recent years, the MCIU has expanded its online offerings for educational professionals, including teachers, support staff, and administrators. As with any targeted audience, there are specific requirements that we must be mindful of, but we largely rely upon universal design strategies for our online learning options. Come hear about the different types of options we offer, our design process, and specific strategies that we employ to keep our online learning engaging, meaningful, and effective.

    Ben DeSantis is a Project Consultant in the Office of Professional Learning at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU). As part of his responsibilities, Ben designs and assists with facilitating online professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators, ranging from brief continuing education seminars to certification programs. Prior to coming to the MCIU, Ben was a teacher at a public high school in the county.

    "Personalized Learning in the Digital Age: Supporting Paradigm Shifts" presented by Philip Vinogradov, Director of Technology @ the Upper Dublin School District

    Personalized Learning, Inquiry, Project-Based Learning, the 4C’s, all reflect a recurring theme in education predating Dewey, the perennial battle cry of curiosity, stifled by the very institutions meant to nurture it. Together we will explore the foundational elements that enable the paradigm and cultural shifts necessary to support authenticity and learner agency, specifically empowering student to be co-designers of learning. This is an interactive session, so please bring your device.

    Philip Vinogradov is a Google Certified Innovator, Director of
    Technology, and Instructional Technology Specialist who is passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to support transformative teaching, personalized learning, collaboration, and design thinking. With 20 years of classroom experience, he has led workshops on gamification and challenge based learning at ISTE, PETE&C, Google in Education Summits, and presented on leveraging emerging technologies to transform practice at PETE&C, NAIS, and NSTA conferences.
    Philip continually reminds those he works with that “We cannot teach our students everything, we empower them to learn anything”.

    ABOUT OUR HOST: The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU), one of 29 Intermediate Units formed by the Pennsylvania State Legislature in 1971, provides a vast array of effective and efficient services that meet the educational and social service needs of Montgomery County’s 200-plus schools, including the 22 public school districts, more than 150 nonpublic schools, four career-technical schools, three charter schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Past events

18 Dec 2018 16th Annual Conference & Expo: Complete Schedule, Session Descriptions & Presenter Bios Announced: REGISTER NOW!
11 Oct 2018 Designing Active Learning/Collaborative Environments: Case Studies Info Now Available
30 May 2018 REGISTER NOW! 3 Presentations
08 Mar 2018 USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference
15 Feb 2018 ROI Institute: FREE Introductory Webinar 2/15/18
19 Dec 2017 15th Annual Conference & Expo
19 Sep 2017 "Universal Design & Cyber Security"
21 Jun 2017 "Exploring the Technologies Behind Sustainable Competencies" Free Hors-d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
26 Apr 2017 Learning Technology Tour & Methodology Workshops
23 Feb 2017 "From Start-up to Success: Bringing Your Learning Tech Vision to the Marketplace"
20 Dec 2016 14th Annual Conference & Expo
16 Nov 2016 Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show: REGISTER NOW!
19 Oct 2016 Virtual Reality for Education & Training: PART II
28 Jun 2016 Virtual & Augmented Reality for Education & Training
03 May 2016 Planning and Implementing Active Learning Spaces @ Philadelphia University: Presentation & Tour
28 Mar 2016 Free Webinar Presented by PADLA Sponsor D2L Brightspace
24 Mar 2016 Drexel University eLearning 3.0 Conference - Discount for PADLA Members
16 Feb 2016 Instructional Design & Techniques for Creating Effective eLearning
17 Dec 2015 13th Annual Conference & Expo: Complete Conference Presentation & Exhibitor SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS w/BIOS ANNOUNCED: REGISTER NOW!
05 Nov 2015 FREE Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show: REGISTER NOW!
29 Sep 2015 Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Product Demos: AFTERNOON SESSION REGISTER NOW!
29 Sep 2015 Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Product Demos: MORNING SESSION FULL: Please register for the Afternoon Session
16 Jun 2015 IPEX Building Tour & Patient Simulation Technology Review: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
22 Apr 2015 "Wireless Collaboration @ Wharton: Case Study & Technology Review" PLUS "Penn Wharton China Center: A First Look": REGISTER NOW!
02 Apr 2015 SYMCO Technology Showcase
25 Mar 2015 Drexel University eLearning 3.0 Conference
24 Feb 2015 Mobile Learning: Case Study & Technology Review
16 Dec 2014 12th Annual Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Conference & Expo: Registration Closed
14 Oct 2014 FREE PADLA/PASSHE Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show
23 Sep 2014 Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Challenges Workshop: Corporate, Higher Ed, K12: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
01 May 2014 Social Media in Online Learning
19 Mar 2014 e-Learning Legal Issues & a New Interactive Engagement Methodology: 3/19/14 PADLA Meeting
30 Jan 2014 Cutting-Edge Learning Methodologies & Technologies
13 Nov 2013 COMPLETE Conference Schedule, Presentation Descriptions, Presenter Bios and Exhibitors Announced: 11th Annual PADLA Conference & Expo: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
13 Sep 2013 Distance/e-Learning/AV Technology Challenges Workshop: Presenters Announced!
18 Jun 2013 Teaching & Training via Telepresence Technology
25 Apr 2013 "Ask the Experts": A Higher Education Technology Symposium SPECIAL EVENT Registration Still Open but Luncheon Seating is Full
20 Sep 2012 Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Challenges: An Interactive Workshop
24 Jan 2012 Creating Learning Environments
18 Nov 2011 PADLA 9th Annual Conference & Expo
15 Sep 2011 "Distance/e-Learning/m-Learning Challenges": An Interactive Workshop
07 Apr 2011 PADLA @ the 7th Annual Villanova Tech Expo

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