Excellent Free Professional Development: the K-12 Online Conference 2014 BEGINS!

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Now in its 7th great year, the incredible excellent K-12 Online Conference begins this week!  The K-12 online conference is a free professional development event that publishes excellent content created by teachers, for teachers on how to up your game with in your school or classroom.

Each year, the conference chooses strands to organize their presentation, and this year’s topics are excellent for teachers of all skill ability teaching all grades, including GamificationStories for LearningPassion-Driven Learning, and STEAM.

The topical presentations starting next Monday, but, the conference kicks off this week with a keynote address from Wes Fryer, a friend of the tech-savvy teachers and well-respected professional development trainer and teacher.  In his address, he speaks about the need to ignite innovation in the classroom and pulls in some great voices from across the learning landscape, including someone you may recognize from NCCE:

Enjoy this year’s conference!  Check our our commentary on Twitter, or check back here for our favorite presentations!

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Dr. Jason Neiffer is the NCCE Tech-Savvy Administrator in Residence. Jason is the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has led a team of over 150 teachers building a supplemental online education program delivering over 120 course titles to tens of thousands of students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two high schools building thriving programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production, and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen,” Blackboard Catalyst for Teaching and Learning, and NCCE Eric Jensen Leadership awards.

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