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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Online educaTiOn SympOSium fOr independenT SchOOlS

January 31, 2013 - February 1, 2013 Marina del Rey, California

Friday, February 1, 2013




Dear OESIS Participant, I am pleased to welcome you to OESIS in Marina del Rey, the first-ever Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools. Over the next two days, you have an unprecedented opportunity to engage in a dialogue of critical importance to independent schools today. A wide range of thought leaders and other educators have prepared keynote presentations and working sessions addressing key challenges and opportunities impacting our schools. As youll learn from those on the front line, many independent schools have begun to unlock the vast potential that online learning holds; they have embraced the disruptive innovation that our Friday Keynote Speaker Michael Horn has written about. Yet even these early adopters face tough obstacles financial, cultural, structural, and pedagogical. We trust that youll find ample opportunity to question, to learn, to network, to strategize, and to understand better what you and your school need to manage successfully in these exciting times. We welcome your input on topics, speakers, and locations for future OESIS events. Thank you for being part of these important conversations. Best wishes, Jeff Bradley OESIS Organizer; Partner, Educators Collaborative oesis@educatorscollaborative.com

registrationAll participants must be registered and wear their name badge at all times during the Symposium. Our registration desk is open: Wednesday, January 30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm Thursday, January 31 6:30 am 11:30 am Friday, February 1 6:30 am 11:30 am

Schedule-at-a-GlanceThe two-page spread following this page provides a summary schedule of the Symposium. For detailed descriptions of all sessions, please see pages 8-19.

consortium hourOn Thursday afternoon, six different independent school consortia will offer an overview of their structure and answer questions about how they operate and how schools can benefit by joining a consortium. See page 13 for details.

Wireless internet accessOESIS 2013 offers participants free wireless Internet access in the meeting rooms and Lobby area.

meals and refreshmentsA breakfast buffet is available each morning outside the Bayview Ballroom on the Penthouse Level, from 7:008:30 am. Lunch buffet will be served at Bayview each day from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. In the area outside the California Ballroom on the Lobby Level, we will have morning and afternoon coffee and refreshments. Be sure to join us for our Thursday evening cocktail reception outdoors in the Glow Lounge on the Lobby Level (or Bayview Ballroom, in case of inclement weather). Use the ticket you received at registration for a complimentary drink; additional drinks are available at the cash bar. For dinner, there are numerous options within walking distance or a short taxi ride.

Table of contentsSchedule at a glance...........................................................4 Keynote speakers ................................................................7 Thursday sessions in detail ................................................8 Friday sessions in detail ...................................................15 Roster of Schools (as of January 15) ..............................23 Roster of Speakers (by Last Name) ...............................24 Roster of Speakers (by School/Organization)...............25

marina del rey marriottThe Concierge Desk, located in the main lobby, can provide information about attractions, restaurants, and shopping during your stay.



OeSiS Schedule at a GlanceFull session descriptions can be found on pages 8-19.

Thursday, January 31, 20136:30 - 11:30 am 7:00 - 8:30 am 8:15 - 9:30 am Registration Open Breakfast buffet WELCOME AND KEYNOTE A1 A Financial and Strategic Context for Formulating a Strategic Plan for Online Learning 9:40 -10:40 am BAYVIEW BAYVIEW BAYVIEW BAYVIEW

A2 How Online and Blended Learning Environments are Redefining What It Means To Go To School PACIFIC II-III A3 Futures of Learning: Adapting and Building for the Future A4 A conversation with Mark Milliron SIERRA II PROMENADE

10:40 - 11:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 noon 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Coffee Break on Penthouse and Lobby Levels B1 Blended Learning: What It Is and Where To Start B2 The Challenges of Course Development, from Curriculum Design to Student Assessment PEP Talk 1: K-8 Online Issues Lunch buffet Affinity Tables: Networking opportunities for Heads of School; K-8 Educators C1 Building Relationships and Global Understanding by Tearing Down Classroom Walls C2 A conversation with Ruth Rominger BAYVIEW SIERRA II PACIFIC I BAYVIEW SIERRA II PROMENADE SIERRA I PACIFIC II-III PACIFIC I PROMENADE SIERRA II PACIFIC II-III SIERRA I PACIFIC I Lobby Level PROMENADE

1:00 - 2:00 pm

C3 Repurposing the Wheel: Marrying the Best of the Old to the Possibility of the New C4 What Every Tech Director Should Know about Online/Blended Learning PEP Talk 2: Humanities and Writing D1 Its About Time: How Blended Learning Changes the Bell Schedule D2 The Mechanics of Launching an Online Learning Initiative

2:10 - 3:10 pm

D3 Robust and Responsible Digital Citizenship D4 Leveraging Your Millennials PEP Talk 3: Mathematics

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break E1 The Role of Governance in Transitioning an Educational Model

E2 Beyond Silo Stored Content: Why We Must Envision a New Curriculum Along With the New Tools PACIFIC II-III 3:30 - 4:30 pm E3 Using Computer-Based Laboratory Simulations in a Blended and Traditional Classroom Environment E4 Revolutionary Alliances: Transformative Language Instruction PEP Talk 4: Assessment 4:40 - 5:40 pm 5:45 - 6:45 pm CONSORTIUM HOUR See page 13 for details. Cocktails and Music, featuring Josh Balbien, guitarist SIERRA II SIERRA I PACIFIC I 6 locations GLOW LOUNGE


OeSiS Schedule at a GlanceFull session descriptions can be found on pages 8-19.

friday, february 1, 20136:30 - 11:30 am 7:00 - 8:30 am 8:15 - 9:30 am Registration Open Breakfast WELCOME AND KEYNOTE F1 The Minefield Created by Online Learning for Independent School Accreditation 9:40-10:40 am F2 Practical Application of Learning Styles: A Personalized Approach to Big Data F3 Taming the Panther: Copyright and Fair Use in Online Learning PEP Talk 5: IT and Infrastructure 10:40 - 11:00 am 10:45 - 12:15 11:00 am 12 noon 12:00-1:30 pm 12:40 - 1:30 pm 12:40 - 1:30 Coffee Break on Penthouse and Lobby LevelsWORKSHOP: 90-Minute Crash Course in Planning an Online/Blended Learning Program for your School



G1 A Conversation with Michael Horn and John Watson G2 The Opportunities for Higher Order Assessments through Online Learning G3 Using Online Chats to Create Student Collaboration Lunch buffet Affinity Tables: Division Heads and Deans; Directors of Technology Online Independent Schools: Defining a New Generation of Excellence PEP Talk 6: Sciences H1 Develop a Blended Learning Program In-House 1:40 - 2:40 pm H2 The Role of the Virtual School Teacher

H3 The College Try: The Present and Future of Universities Running Online High Schools PROMENADE PEP Talk 7: World Languages PACIFIC I Lobby Level PACIFIC II-III PROMENADE SIERRA II PACIFIC II-III SIERRA II PROMENADE

2:40 - 3:00 pm

Coffee Break J1 Nurturing a Community of Practice for Developing Online Courses

3:00 - 4:00 pm

J2 Leading Students, Faculty, Parents and Trustees in the Culture Shift J3 Beyond Blended Instruction Avatar-Based Synchronous Online Education Final Panel: Academic Honesty in an Online World

4:10 - 5:10 pm

Final Panel: Professional Development to Support Blended Learning Where Do We Go From Here? A Town Hall Discussion



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