Hurry! Next week, Pearson is hosting its annual online learning conference, and there’s still time to register.
If you can get yourself to Amelia Island by Tuesday, you can consider yourself among “the nation’s top educators, administrators, and corporate leaders.” Become a corporate sponsor, and you’ll see your products advertised throughout the conference.
Find out if you will disrupt or be the disrupted. Learn how you can grow results with GRIT. Get strategy tips on out how to gain stakeholder buy-in for your blended learning program. Take a virtual tour with Tom Vander Ark of the shift to digital learning.
On Tuesday, you’ll have a chance to “demystify” competency-based education by launching your own program using Pearson’s very own CBE playbook and assessment system (TM).
Later that day, learn how competency-based education “seamlessly integrates academic, industry sector and workforce readiness competencies into a contextualized curriculum design and assessment strategy involving the teaching of academic skills against the backdrop of specific subject matter to which these skills are applied, aligned and vetted by state industry experts.”
Not to worry. Ample time will be provided for question and answers with panelists.
For those interested in data-mining, attend a session with Pearson representatives called “CBE Meets Data-informed Learning Design.”
Or just watch this YouTube video here to find out how Pearson would like to measure how much your pupils dilate to see how well their programs are working.
If you’re a teacher feeling a little shaky about leaving your brick and mortar school behind to become an online teacher, you can attend a session called “Self-Efficacy and Isolation: Guiding Teachers in Making the Transition” for some coping tactics.
Then it all gets really awesome on Wednesday night.
Beachside bonfire, good eats and Polynesian dancers? Count me in.
Sound too good to be true?
It gets even better.
At the end of the conference, you’ll get a digital badge that you use to showcase what you learned and how you enhanced your professional development.
That’s right. No one will know that you really attended a trade show.
Hat Tip: Morna McDermott 🙂