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Track: K-12
Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) is one of many K-12 schools making the shift to offering courses that meet the Common Core State Standards. Blackboard has several tools that can be used to incorporate the higher level thinking skills, collaboration opportunities, speaking and listening skills, and the mathematical practices into online courses. This session will review some of those tools, how IDLA provides professional development on those tools, and share some examples of how the tools are used in currently offered online courses to meet the Common Core State Standards.

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Location: WebEx
Date: 4/28/2014 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Track: Getting Started
Most educators agree that the purpose of a lecture is to lay the conceptual foundations of a topic for students. This session will provide the participant with some valuable tools, tips and tricks for creating an edutaining lecture for the online classroom.
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 5/1/2014 1:00:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Track: K-12

Sarasota County Schools are using Blackboard to give teachers a location for curriculum, pacing and resource support. Curriculum Specialists, Technology Specialists, and teachers are working together to create grade level and subject resources. The guide that is the backbone for these courses has been derived from state testing and data gathered from district created benchmark tests delivered through our learning management system. Teachers K-12 will have access to either an elementary, middle, or high school Instructional Focus Guide course. These courses have a variety of resources available across multiple disciplines. Content is organized for ease of  navigation and access. Teachers can use these courses as a pacing and resource guide for themselves or add students and assignments to it for a blended learning environment.

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Location: WebEx
Date: 5/5/2014 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Track: Getting Started and Assessing Learners
Learn the basics of Open Badges and how they can be used to motivate learners, track competencies, and show progress toward learning achievements. Participants will see step by step how to create badges in Blackboard, including the description, metadata, criteria for earning the badge, and the badge image. Create fully-functioning, Mozilla-compatible badges in your own Blackboard courses!
Location: Web Conference via Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 5/15/2014 1:00:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))