USDLA is happy to announce the following events happening during NDLW! Please check individual links and websites for registration and connection information!
November 7-11, 2016
Please join the Ohio State University for various events during NDLW. For a full schedule, please visit:
November 7-11, 2016
Please join USDLA sponsor, Georama, on various virtual field trips during NDLW! See below for full descriptions and visit http://www.georama.com/ndlw2016/tours/ to register today!
7th November @10AM EST
Ohio’s Native Wildlife
The Perkins Wildlife Center at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History takes us through five distinct ecological communities of native Ohio: we’ll track a pack of coyotes, view a porcupine in its treetop perch, dodge splashing river otters, and watch young gray foxes frolic through the autumn leaves. Learn how we care for these amazing animal ambassadors!
Hosted by: Georama and Cleveland Museum of Natural History
8th November @10AM EST
A Walk in Sorrento
This tour is through the old town center of Sorrento in Italy, discovering part of still visible fortified walls of the ancient city. Learn about the charming historic lanes of this old town, dating back to the 1300s, as we walk around and interact with locals.
Hosted by: Georama, Berkeley College, and Atrapoi
9th November @10AM EST
The Life of Enslaved Africans
Experience what life was like inside the dungeon of the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. See the cramped and grotesque conditions the enslaved Africans were forced to endure before being loaded onto ships destined for the western world. Hear the stories of the horrors of what they experienced in these dungeons from some of the descendants of the enslaved Ghanaians.
Hosted by: Georama and OIADA International
10th November @11AM EST
Reach for the Sky: The Birth of the Modern Skyscraper
Man has always dreamed of building up to the heavens. From the Tower of Babel, to the Kingdom Tower, buildings have continued to reach ever greater heights. The modern skyscraper got its start right here in Chicago. On this journey, we’ll trace the evolution of the skyscraper, while looking at some of the buildings that have laid the foundations. Finally, we’ll delve into the men (and women!), who’s vision and abilities, made it all possible.
Hosted by: Georama and Wild Onion Walks
11th November @12PM EST
History and Culture of the 7th Largest City in America
“Remember the Alamo” as we travel San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk to experience a nearly 300 year old city and uncover historic places, interesting architecture, and the confluence of the many cultures that shaped this Texas city.
Hosted by: Georama and Marci Powell
November 7 – 11, 2016
Join the European Distance Learning Week for an international distance learning experience. All events are listed here:
November 7-11, 2016
Join Quality Matters for a week long celebration! Visit their daily website series here:
November 7-11, 2016
SUNY’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) is sponsoring webinars showcasing various initiatives and projects underway from our campuses during NDLW. Check out the scheduled events here:
November 7-11, 2016
Please join NASA November 7-11, 2016 during National Distance Learning Week for any one of these special programs listed below and follow NASA at their website for classroom lessons and special events all throughout the year. You can also follow them on Twitter (@NASADLN) and on Facebook (NASA Digital Learning Network) for information about various offerings!
From Goddard Space Flight Center’ s DLN: STEM Shorts| November 7-10, 10am EST
Explore solar eclipses with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through our NEW STEM Shorts digital program! To celebrate The Maryland STEM Festival and the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse, we will focus on a different STEM aspect of a solar eclipse each day. Each presentation will be a brief (15 min) informational lesson followed by live question and answer from the audience. Questions can be submitted twitter @GSFCEducation #STEMShorts or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact Lindsey Jones at email@example.com for more information or general inquiries about the program.
When: Monday to Thursday, November 7-10, 2016, 10:00-10:30 am EST
Monday Science: The Science of the Sun
Tuesday Technology: Technology Studying the Earth and our Solar System
Wednesday Engineering: Designing a Satellite
Thursday Math: How does math relate to the solar eclipse?
November 7, 2016 1-2PM CT
From Marshall Space Flight Center’s DLN: Working for the National Park Service: Live from Little River Canyon National Preserve
Presented by: Niki Wayner, Little River Canyon National Preserve
Description: Have you ever imagined yourself working for the National Park Service? Are you interested in a career in science? There is a whole range of jobs for people interested in a career in science. Meet some of the people who help protect the plants, animals, sounds, and oceans in the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The National Park Service offers opportunities to work in more than 400 national parks and offices—from Maine to Guam, the Virgin Islands to Alaska, and anyplace in between. The NPS partners with communities across the country to preserve their history and create places for outdoor fun. In this videoconference you will learn all about some of the fascinating careers available to you.
Note: This video conference is only for schools in the state of Alabama. For more information, contact Scott Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 9am-12:45pm (Times listed are Eastern Standard Time; GMT-5)
Alternative, Stackable, and Microcredentials: Where are we headed?
Sponsored by Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Access to this webinar is free and open to all. List of speakers and more information can be found at:
NASA: Thursday, November 10th at 12pm EST
From Kennedy Space Center’s DLN: NASA STARS en Español with Alex Bengoa from NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program
NASA STARS en Español developed from a growing need to promote awareness of NASA’s diverse career opportunities for minority populations and highlight Hispanic professionals as role models in STEM careers. It was only appropriate to do it Spanish. This monthly webcast is lived streamed in Spanish from Kennedy Space Center to Puerto Rico, through the US, and across the world. We invite you to participate with your STEM classes, Spanish classes, Spanish clubs, etc. by watching the live stream or register to participate as a remote live audience for an event. Bring your classroom into the conversation because Students Talking About Real STEM are the STARS of tomorrow. Learn more about November’s guest speaker at https://www.txstate-epdc.net/epdc-post/alex-j-bengoa/. Questions can be submitted during the event via Twitter #NASASTARS or email email@example.com. For more information or general inquiries about the program, check out https://www.txstate-epdc.net/nasa-stars/.
November 10, 2016
11 AM Pacific, 12 Noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern (Approximate length 90 minutes)
How Section 508 Accessibility Helps People with Disabilities Webinar
Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)
Moderator: Dr. Carla Lane, FGDLA Vice President, Higher Education Sector
Speakers: Helen Chamberlain, Program Director, Government-wide Section 508, GSA and Alexander Koudry, Director, Center for Information Technology Access, GSA
Join this webinar by Section 508 and assistive technology experts from the U.S. General Services Administration. First assistive technology (AT), accessibility, and accommodation and how they relate will be explained. Participants will then be introduced to the kinds of AT used by persons with disabilities to access web content like distance learning. This will provide insight into the importance of creating accessible distance learning courses and learning management systems. Next will be a brief discussion of Section 508, and how to include accessibility in contracts. This will be followed by a discussion of how accessibility needs to be considered at each phase of the acquisition life-cycle. The presenters will also share some GSA resources available to help create contracts for accessible distance learning solutions. Click here for complete details.
Sponsored by FGDLA and Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines