When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Why this dichotomy? How are today’s innovators different and what qualities make their schools stand out? ASCD Best-selling author Thomas C. Murray will share key factors in how district leaders are creating cultures of innovation that empower both teachers and students, and talk about how all educators can create cultures of innovation inside their schools.
Michelle Moore – My Learning Consultants
All too often, course design begins with content. Your go-to resource may be a textbook, a video, slide decks, or a favorite lesson. With the content in hand, you set out to build a course to match, wrapping things up with a nice assessment!
Have you ever considered beginning at the end? In this workshop, we’ll do just that! We’ll take a fresh look at one of your courses and reframe it with the end in mind. We’ll define meaningful learning goals, consider a variety of effective learning activities, before we figure out where your content fits into the mix. We’ll also discuss, of course, how to make all of this happen in Moodle.
Facilitator – Shalimar Anderson and Kelly Dempsey
Role creation and management can seem daunting to new Moodlers. In this session, Shalimar will discuss the prime directive of role-creation, as well as other tips and tricks learned in her decade of serving diverse Moodle sites. The session is suited for Site Admins and Managers.
Participants will learn:
The importance of Roles and their contexts within Moodle
How to make new roles with confidence
Why context is everything!
Sustainability in role management/tinkering
Examples of “after-market” roles, and their uses
Vanessa Royce, Training Coordinator
Todd Mathews, Director of Implementation Services
Items to bring:
Pen/Pencil and Paper
Laptop recommended but not required
This workshop is designed for Moodle administrators to new users. Anyone who is looking to help increase their knowledge from authentication setup, to theme design, to long term maintenance and upgrades will benefit from this Moot Workshop.
Vanessa Royce and Todd Mathews (Training Coordinator and Director of Implementation Services respectively for eThink Education), will help walk through some of the key foundations to consider when creating, maintaining, and growing a successful Moodle instance. During the workshop you’ll be able to utilize Vanessa and Todd to help talk through the below topics to help see how these fundamental building blocks of Moodle might fit together to help build your complete Moodle site. From the initial site setup steps needed, to training you staff, faculty, and learners, from the first day of your site launch, to continued maintenance, we’ll work to cover all the bases of an effective Moodle setup.
Workshop topics to include:
Site Creation and Setup
Authentication and User Creation
Enrollment and Course Creation
Continued Site Management and Support
Course Content Creation
Ongoing Support and Maintenance
Moodle workshop is a complex and powerful Moodle core module that allows students to asses each other using a common rubric. Workshop then generates a grade for the students’ submissions as well as their assessments of one another. Come see how this works from a student perspective and bring your peer collaboration to the next level.
Ryan Hazen, Carroll College
Dr Leah Blakey, Drury University
After economic struggles impacted budgets, Drury University has slowly and deliberately built a team of strategic individuals and refurbished its online classes in Moodle
Ryan Hazen, Carroll College & Solange Lalonde, Moodle HQ
This presentation covers Carroll College’s April-July 2019 beta test of the Moodle Educator Certification. This will summarize and interpret that first Moodle Educator Certification beta experience.
Kristin Kilburn, eThink Education
Extend your learning ecosystem through the endless integration options available with Moodle. This session will provide an overview of the integrations available to enable the exchange of data between Moodle and many other systems including ERP, SIS, and eCommerce solutions to name a few.
Lillian Hawasli, UCLA
We created a tool called (QB)², or the “Question Bank Quick Builder”, that allows us to leverage Moodle’s XML import feature to more easily create and import quiz questions.
Inda Humes, Medical University of South Carolina
Vanessa Royce, eThink Education
In this session, eThink Education’s Training Coordinator will share best practices for utilizing Moodle functionality to conduct training sessions that provide end users with a robust, effective learning experience.
Do you have any Moodle questions? Tweet them with #mootq or drop questions at the My Learning Consultants booth! Or ask your questions during the session!
Michelle Moore, My Learning Consultants
Dr Tonya Riney, Intelliboard
The Dev team has been wildly busy this last year. Come share what you need, what you want, and we’ll let you know what’s on the roadmap!
Annelies Dejonckheere, Wooclap
Modern tools allow teachers to engage students during class through interactive lessons. In this workshop, we will see how to extend this behaviour outside the classroom and help students study at their own pace while providing meaningful and personalized guidance.
Courtney Bentley, Vice President of Services, eThink Education
Any leading role needs a supporting cast, and Moodle is really no different. While the LMS usually plays a starring role, come hear about some of the best supporting actors our clients have used to take their learning solutions to the next level. Whether it’s content plugins like Go1 or H5P, writing completions and other information to another system using the APIs, incorporating Intellicart by Intelliboard to simplify purchasing courses, drawing users in from other LTI enabled platforms, or mapping curriculum with Coursetune, eThink is dedicated to helping clients assemble the right cast to let Moodle shine.
This presentation will cover increasing student engagement in on-line tutoring, flipped classrooms, group collaboration, and full online classes. We’ll cover the latest capabilities in BigBlueButton and the road map ahead (feedback welcome!).