IDEAL Institute - Summer 2016

Report on the 2016 IDEAL Institute

Read the report on the 2016 IDEAL Institute including sections on what member states are up to, policy highlights, and featured presentations.

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Insitute Attendees

Two or more representatives from the states of Arizona, California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia

IDEAL Institute Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, August 23

Morning - Introductions and Updates

  • 8:30 Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by World Education, Inc.)
  • 9:00 Welcome & Introductions
  • 9:45 Updates from member states
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Updates from member states

Lunch (Sponsored by Aztec Software)

Afternoon - IDEAL Consortium Updates

  • 12:50 Reconvene
  • 1:00 Update on new materials: Handbook of DE and Blended Learning and PD courses
  • 2:00 Preview IDEAL course system
  • 2:45 Discussion on new materials. How do you plan to use them? How do they align with PD initiatives in your state?
  • 3:15  BREAK
  • 3:30 Northstar Digital Literacy Standards as state ABE standards and the new Information Literacy assessment - Tom Cytron-Hysom (MN)
  • 4:00 PS-TRE - Considering a problem-solving framework for DE - Jen Vanek
  • 4:30 Concluding discussion - reactions to the day; early thinking about how new PD materials and topics may be used in each member state.

Adjourn 5:00

6:00 Leave WEI for Sunset Cruise of Boston Harbor (Hosted light dinner) - (Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education)

Day 2 Wednesday, August 24

Morning - Programmatic Issues

  • 8:30 Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment)
  • 8:50 Convene - Announcements
  • 9:00 Policy Discussion - Consideration of impact of new technologies on state policy regarding Proxy Contact Hours
  • 9:45 Allocating proxy hours for teacher-created materials - Destiny Simpson (PA)
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 WIOA: Language about DE and impact of WIOA Alignment DE in ABE.
  • 11:15 Update and Q&A from OCTAE leadership

Lunch (Sponsored by Essential Education)

Afternoon - Instructional issues

  • 12:50 Reconvene
  • 1:00 Research presentation on blended learning - Robert Murphy (SRI)
  • 1:45 Focus group discussion: Characteristics of ideal online learning resources
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 OERs: Use and evaluation presentation - Penny Pearson (OTAN/CA)
  • 3:30 Concluding discussion

Adjourn 4:00 PM

A special thanks to our sponsors:

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