Past Virtual Events

Learning Counsel flash internet seminars are designed to be rapid researched-based professional development for education executives and administrators. Leaders in edtech and district and school transformation share their experience, best-practices and tools on how they are making the shift.

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Past Event Recordings

In this year’s Southern California Panel, the gloves came off and all issues were on the table. You won’t want to miss this very entertaining and helpful discussion.

Don’t miss this candid, revealing discussion from California. You’ll find so much that you can use in your own state, and you’ll be amazed at the creative solutions that are in play.

You’re supposed to be the boss, but just this once, indulge someone else telling you there are standards even for you. These standards for school administrations impart the new professional responsibilities for selection and management of digital curriculum and systems. The operative word is responsibilities. Like keeping up on what’s going on with your digital inventory of things spreading like troubling tribbles across your organization, possibly wrecking all operational continuity while you weren’t paying attention. And there’s more.

We double-dare you! Take the Instructional Design Challenge and create at least one lesson using each of the two modalities. Participating teachers entering the challenge have a chance to win 1st Place - $2000, 2nd Place - $1500, or 3rd Place $1000. Digital is different. Attend to be briefed on the EduJedi model, ask questions, and get busy.

How about leaving the Industrial Age behind when it comes to designing instruction? Digital Instructional Design holds great promise to drive vastly improved student agency. Curated resource libraries and the open internet are instantly available for students to discover knowledge unlimitedly. How could and should this change Instructional Design? What about “chunked” and experience-oriented learning online? Rev-up what you’re doing for students by understanding Instructional Design for Digital is different.

An over 50-year-old model of instructional design doesn’t make sense once you know what technology can do. Learn about digital workflow logistics and a model that detaches the assumptions of place, time, teacher-centricity, and prior structure to learning. Create better student agency and goal setting. Acknowledge the potential of multi-standard, cross-curricular address from multi-modal links and unlimited digital libraries. Ensure your designs are for now and also for always-accessible and anywhere-virtual with live-chat or on-demand “uberized” live direct instruction as needed for any lesson.

Just one of the definitions in this section deals with data literacy, so different than digital literacy. Other definitions help anchor your perception of the digital learning universe with terms like API, Big Data and Goggles.

There's a reason most websites are asking your permission to "cookie" you before allowing you to see their site. Other potentially hostile characteristics must be known for the sake of staying in legal lanes for student privacy and security, not to mention unforeseen costs. Stop putting your head in the sand - know terms like Adware, Browser Hijacking, Social Experimentation, Stickers, Zombie Armies and more.

Many administrators and teachers are finding free software is not free. In software, mostly “free is like a puppy.” The work involved, and the liabilities to your carpets could be significant. In the school software case, to your long-term viability because of stolen identities, stolen and misused data, cost over-runs and more. Everyone should learn about the various business models in the ed-tech world to be more discerning in their choice to use free in some places and pay in others. Learn terms like Lesson Time Used (LTU) and Bots.

Machines can do things to administer learning like never before, but what are those mechanisms doing and can we count on them? Will “animation plotting” be something to cause engagement, or maybe collaboration-ware? What about using embedded formative assessments, storyboarding and manipulative-object interplay? Just what is meant by “courseware?”