Below is a listing of the Durham Museum‘s new (and current) distance education offerings. For more information and scheduled video conferencing events, please contact: Abby Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Irwin (email@example.com).
2013 Wayne Fisher Distance Learning Outstanding Professional Award
The NDLA 2013 Spring Conference and Vendor Fair was held in Lincoln March 14-15, 2013. During the NDLA membership meeting at this annual conference, one person is recognized for their outstanding leadership in regard to distance learning in honor of Wayne Fisher. This year the Wayne Fisher Distance Learning Outstanding Professional Award was presented to John Stritt. Congratulations! John.Pictured to the right above: Mike Irwin, NDLA Board President, presenting the Wayne Fisher Award to John Stritt, ESU #10.
Attendees were able to visit with vendors, choose from many breakout sessions and had the opportunity to network with other professionals throughout the two days. Here is a glimpse of the two-day event…
Below is the 2013 NDLA Spring Conference and Vendor Fair Program. This program may be viewed in your browser or maybe downloaded by using the link below.
Ten Tips in Designing and Implementing a Blended Learning Environment
This presentation will define how the concepts of blended learning can be used as enrichment to any learning environment or as a new pedagogical technique. Michael Pregot will show specific instructional designs that accompany an on-line program. He will also discuss some of the pros and cons that are inherent in a distance learning program. Two of the major goals include a highlight of what a blended format would actually look like and also offer a critical review of the differences between traditional and blended instruction.
Michael V. Pregot, Assistant Professor of Leadership, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Pregot has served as a secondary school administrator at the middle school and Continue reading
NDLA is currently supported by these sponsors for 2013. Would you like to be a sponsor?
CCS Presentationsspecializes in interactive whiteboards, digital projectors, classroom amplification systems, classroom response systems,document cameras and audio visual equipment.
Bizco Technologiesprovides end-to-end technology solutions for small to medium-sized business, government, education, and medical clients.
December 5 interactive video conference with Astronaut Clay Anderson has been postponed!
NDLA received word this week that Astronaut Clay Anderson has been directed “to travel on business all of next week. This is an unexpected trip and we are looking for another date in December or January to connect to all of your schools.”
This is all of the information we have at this time. Our contact from NASA is waiting to hear back from the Astronaut Appearance Office with a list of dates and times that Clay Anderson will be available. As soon as we receive word of the rescheduled date and time, we will let everyone know.
Educators from Lincoln Public Schools, Franklin Public School, Niobrara Public School, HTRS in Humboldt, and ESU 9 dialed into a videoconference program showcasing Virtual Music Programs on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 after school. They learned about videoconference programs for the classroom from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Manhattan School of Music, and how the programs can increase student engagement and integration of music in schools. Other events planned by NDLA for Nebraska Distance Learning Week are described here.
On December 5, 2012 (10:00-11:00 am.), the Johnson Space Center’s Digital Learning Network and the Nebraska Distance Learning Association invite you and your students to meet Nebraska’s Astronaut, Clay Anderson. Students in grades 5-6 will learn about Clay’s journey to NASA, his missions into Earth’s orbit and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Although space is limited for participating in a live, interactive connection with Clay Anderson, the event will be streamed so all can participate in this event. Go to the NASA’s DLN website for more information. On the day of the event, click on the “Watch the webcast” link for December 5. During the event, participants viewing the webcast, will be given the opportunity to email questions they would like to ask of Astronaut Anderson.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact your local ESU distance learning coordinator or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
“To promote awareness and increase knowledge of distance learning resources, and to coincide with the National Distance Learning Week, Nebraskans are encouraged to learn about special programs and opportunities to improve distance learning experiences.”
Therefore, on October 17, 2012, Governor Heineman proclaimed November 5-9, 2012 as Nebraska Distance Learning Week. Below is the proclamation signed by the Governor. Also pictured here are a few of the Nebraska Distance Learning Association (NDLA) board members with the Governor during the proclamation signing ceremony. Continue reading
Nebraska Distance Learning Week (hosted by NDLA)
- NDLW – Monday, Nov. 5: Holocaust Institute
- NDLW – Tuesday, Nov. 6: Music Education
- NDLW – Wednesday, Nov. 7: Virtual Field Trips from Nebraska
- NDLW- Thursday, Nov. 8: NASA’s Digital Learning Network
- 9:00 a.m. and repeated at 1:00 p.m. – for Elementary Grades
- 10:00 a.m. and repeated at 2:00 p.m. – for Middle School Grades
- 11:00 a.m. and repeated at 3:00 p.m. – for High School Grades