Free Webinar: Online Learning and UDL…Plus Online Learning Award: Winner Attends ISTE

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You may not be aware that I am currently the president for ISTE’s SIGOL (Special Interest Group for Online Learning). For this reason I want to share with you some amazing opportunities that SIGOL is offering in the next week. First, Mindy Johnson from CAST will be providing a webinar on UDL (Universal Design For Learning). She has promised it will have a wonderful online twist. This is a must attend webinar for anyone considering the digital or e-curriculum.

It is also the last week to enter a competition for ISTE SIGOL Online Learning Award. If you have been part of an awesome online/blended learning experience or project this year… take a moment to enter! It will not only give the winner  some amazing recognition… it will pay for ISTE Membership, conference registration, and give a $1000 travel allowance!

Last, if you are interested in online or blended learning feel free to contact me. We are not only looking for new members of the SIG, but also educators to be part of our leadership team. Memebership is included with ISTE. Please take a look at the opportunities below… and give it a retweet!

SIGOL FREE Webinar: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning with an Online Learning Twist! 
Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm ET
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is popping up everywhere — in district and state initiatives, in the National Educational Technology Plan, in the Higher Education Act, in the latest educational tools and apps, and at ISTE.  But what is UDL?  What does UDL have to do with online learning?  How can using the UDL framework address the learner variability we encounter daily?  Join Mindy Johnson from CAST on Thursday, February 27th at 7:00pm ET to learn the basics of UDL and discover why it’s one of the most important frameworks in education today.
SIGOL Online Learning Award
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, February 28

The SIGOL Online Learning Award is a fantastic opportunity to show off creative online learning opportunities that you and/or your colleagues have planned, implemented, and evaluated.  Prizes include complimentary registration to the ISTE Conference and Expo (up to two), up to $1000 in travel expenses for attending the conference (up to two), and some great recognition at ISTE and in ISTE publications. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!  Nominate yourself or a colleague by Friday, February 28th.
For more information, including nomination forms:

Thank you for joining me on my new short posts and please know that my in-depth posts will  still be coming your way.  Again your retweets, follows on twitter at @mjgormans, and subscriptions (which are free) are appreciated !  – Mike (

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