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CUE/iNACOL eLearning SIG (eLSIG)
CUE & iNACOL's California eLearning Special Interest Group
CUE & iNACOL's California eLearning Special Interest Group

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Now accepting nominations for the eLearning Strategies Symposium (ESS) awards for Online Teacher of the Year and eLearning Advocate of the Year. Learn more at . Nominations are due September 2!

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Early Bird Registration Extended
Great news! Early bird registration for ESS is extended until October 25, 2012. Don't miss out on this opportunity to save money AND attend what promises to be an excellent opportunity for learning and networking. #elearning   #onlinelearning   #blendedlearning  

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Recording from today's CUE/iNACOL eLearning SIG meeting

This month we featured Brian Bridges, the Director at the California Learning Resources Network (CLRN). Brian shared updates on CLRN initiatives related to online and blended learning including the CLRN online course reviews, data from the eLearning Census, information on the UC/CLRN partnership for course reviews, and more. To view the recording, please visit:

Brian has also made his slidedeck from this morning available online at his blog:

We'll be taking a break from webinars between now and early September as we enter into the summer conference and travel season. Updates will still be sent out to the eLSIG list serv as new information, resources, and announcements come our way. We will also be sending out a poll to the SIG members to find out which day/time works best for the majority of our members.

Have a great summer-
Chris Bell & Rob Darrow
CUE/iNACOL eLearning SIG

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May's Monthly eLSIG Webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 11:00 AM PDT

This month we'll have Brian Bridges, the Director at the California Learning Resources Network (CLRN), with us to share updates on CLRN initiatives related to online and blended learning including the eLearning Census. Tune in to our Blackboard Collaborate room at 11:00 AM PDT for what promises to be an excellent learning opportunity. Guest access:

And if you're looking for a great blog to read, be sure to subscribe to Brian's blog "Brian @ CLRN" for entertaining and informative blog posts on a regular basis.

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Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara now available for $139 during the Google Apps for Education California Summit:

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Link to the recording from today
If you who were not able to attend the the online meeting today and listen to Dr. David Haglund discuss the Student Bill of Rights initiative, then we have the recording available at this link:

For more information on the Student Bill of Rights & Education Forward, please visit

Our Next Webinar
Tuesday, March 20 @ 11:00 AM
For our post-CUE 2012 wrap up, Dr. Greg Ottinger, Director of Online Learning at the San Diego County Office of Education, will share what the he and his colleagues have been doing to support San Diego County schools and districts as they move towards online and blended learning.

Have a great week!
Chris Bell & Dr. Rob Darrow
CUE/iNACOL eLearning Special Interest Group

#elearning #onlinelearning #blendedlearning

A quick reminder that we'll be meeting at 11:00 AM

February 21 @ 11:00 AM
Dr. David Haglund, chair of the California Student Bill of Rights Initiative and principal of the Riverside Virtual School, will be with us to discuss the ballot initiative and its intended impact for California student.

To access eLSIG webinars on the day of the event, please visit:

Chris Bell
CUE/iNACOL eLearning SIG

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Leading Edge Certification for Online Teachers

Are you interested in teaching online, but unsure where to start, or are you already teaching online and want to enhance your skills? Are you a school or district looking to provide professional development for your teachers, but don't know where to begin? The Leading Edge Alliance, a partnership formed of nonprofits, universities and regional educational service agencies has developed a certification program for K-12 teachers. The certification is a national program to prepare instructional leaders for online learning. Content includes building community, moderating discussions, supporting diverse learners, and implementing frequent formative assessments. Time to complete the curriculum is estimated at six to eight weeks, including portfolio work, but will vary based on participants’ experience with the tools used. For more details visit:

A cohort will be kicking off at #cue2012 on Thursday, March 15. For more information and to register, please visit

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Call for Speakers: eLearning Strategies Symposium

The superhero organizations CLRN and CUE have joined forces to produce the eLearning Strategies Symposium that will kick off December 7-8, 2012. This conference will be the premiere event for online/blended learning in K-12 for California administrators, officials, and educators.

Have something to share regarding your experiences with online learning? Then head on over to and submit a speaker application today.
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