Are you exploring the possibilities of online learning in your district?
Are you ready to take it to the next level?

Join a supportive community of colleagues to share ideas and resources, participate in collaborative problem-solving, and develop strategies to implement online learning opportunities in your setting. Network with other district leaders and teams, and engage in focused small group conversations around special interest topics. Ready to go deeper? In our Idea Lab, work with network members and facilitators to design and develop projects that meet next-phase implementation needs in your district.

The Online Learning Leadership Network includes four full-day face-to-face meetings during the school year, as well as ongoing access to a virtual learning community, and participation in Idea Lab projects. A community of learners is organic and dynamic; session topics, activities, and projects will be participant-led and will be designed in response to participants’ needs and interests.

Sessions will be grounded in several thematic strands, including:

  • Curriculum sources
  • Learning management systems, platforms, and venues
  • Student support and special populations
  • Using data: attendance, tracking, assessment, accountability
  • Instructional practice: strategies for effective online teaching
  • Instructional models and design

Participant Outcomes:

  • CONTEXT: Increase your understanding of the landscape of online learning in Minnesota, from policy and infrastructure to implications of emerging technologies and learning models
  • CONNECTIONS: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, facilitators, and presenters
  • CAPACITY: Increase your team members’ abilities to implement and sustain online learning initiatives in your district
  • COLLABORATION: Work together to build innovative new projects and programs supporting online learn-ing initiatives across districts
Audience: District or school leaders interested in developing or expanding an online learning program. District or school teams are encouraged.
Facilitators: Jon Voss, Supervisor of Academic Programs, Intermediate District 287
Scott Schwister, Technology Integration Specialist, Northeast Metro 916

COST (lunch included): $295.00 for all four dates includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials.
If the registrant is unavailable to attend a session, he or she may send an alternate.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Intermediate District 287, Plymouth
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Northeast Metro 916, Little Canada
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Northeast Metro 916, Little Canada
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Intermediate District 287, Plymouth
9:00am-10:00 am Facilitated Session: presenters, special-interest topic breakouts, participant sharing
10:00am-12:00 pm Idea Lab: participant-driven development projects to meet needs in districts
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (included in your registration fee) and networking
1:00-3:30 pm Self-Directed: Additional collaborative work time for teams as desired

(ongoing access to a virtual community will be available in addition to face-to-face meetings)

We will not require you to register for each event for the 2013-2014 season, however if you are registered for the network, you will be automatically included in the lunch count for EVERY meeting. We apologize; we are not able to provide refunds for a missed meeting. If you are unable to attend, you may send an alternate in your place and respectfully request you notify us of the change.

Continuing Education Units and Administrative Renewal Units: 6 clock hours per session

REGISTER ONLINE AT All members of each team must register individually.

Credit cards are the preferred method of payment.

If you have difficulty with online registration, contact the PREP Center at 763-550-7221.

For non-credit card payment: After you register online, please forward a check payable to Intermediate District 287 or a purchase order so we may invoice your district (P.O. number can be entered online at time of registration to save time and postage. Teams may be registered on one P.O.) Send check or purchase order to:

Rosemarie Valencour, Grants & Research Office
Intermediate District 287
1820 North Xenium Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
(Phone: 763-550-7221)
(FAX: 763-550-7199)

Important: Please include your name, site, workshop date/s and title/s.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If, after registering, you find you cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. Cancellations will not be accepted after October 23, 2013.

QUESTIONS? Contact Duane Udstuen, Applying Research-to-Practice Consultant:

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