Consortium for Digital Learning

Preparing Alaska’s Students for Success in the Global Economy

AASB Conference Digital Learning Presentations Now Viewable Online

The Consortium for Digital Learning had a significant presence at this year’s AASB Annual Conference. Select keynotes speakers and other presenters were recorded and can be viewed HERE thanks to The Chariot Group and GCI. Included are presentations from the Experienced Board Members Academy by Joe Morelock, Director of Technology and Innovation at Canby School District in Canby, Oregon, and Dr. Michael Gielniak, Director of One-to-One Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

The Experienced Board Members portion of the conference was a continuation of the agenda presented at the Fall Boardsmanship Academy. Hands-on learning with iPads, instructional strategies used in lighthouse districts in and out of the state, substantive research, cutting edge solutions, and CDL directions were highlights.

Pete Vraspir, Apple Education Development Consultant, joined Joe Morelock, Director of Technology and Innovation, Canby School District, Canby, Oregon, to demonstrate instructional strategies and cutting-edge technologies used in Canby and around the country in the hands-on session. Dr. Michael Gielniak, Director of One-to-One Institute, Detroit, Michigan presented findings from Project RED, a national research study on technology implementation and cost effectiveness of high access learning environments.

Snap Shot sessions included, Joe Morelock and Dr. Michael Gielniak. Jim Coulon, Director of Strategic Initiatives presented sessions about Achieve 3000, a differentiated reading program that is used in several Alaska districts and is showing good results with students. Brad Caldwell, Director of Business Relations, from MasteryConnect demonstrated their web-based product to develop and track formative assessments aligned to standards through social networking with teachers. Ms. Tammy Stephens, President of NextGen Assessments, presented the cutting edge approach to 8th technology assessments, a requirement of all districts in the state.