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  1. 1. Views on Learning, Inc. Interactive Video Conferencing Learning Initiative Presented by Jeff Gangloff, Distance Learning Coordinator & Les Turner, Technology Director
  2. 2. About Views on Learning, Inc. <ul><li>Views on Learning, Inc. (VOL) is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established to provide our Educational Broadband Service (EBS) schools with distance education opportunities that meet the requirements of NCLB and improve student learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Vision <ul><li>VOL is dedicated to creating an interactive distance learning community to meet the needs of the 21 st Century K-12 &quot;digital natives.&quot; VOL will use technology to enhance the quality of learning, to increase opportunities for collaboration, and to share educational resources, including professional development. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Partnership with NIESC <ul><li>In 2008, VOL formed a partnership with the Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC) to facilitate the mission by accessing their network of education experts and resources.  </li></ul><ul><li>32 school districts in our South Bend/Elkhart IN market </li></ul>
  5. 5. Northern Indiana ESC History <ul><li>Grants facilitated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lilly Educational grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elkhart County DEKKO Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Technical Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration History </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alaska-2 Washington-1 California-4 Idaho-2 Wyoming-2 Iowa-1 Indiana-2 Michigan-1 Ohio-1 Kentucky-1 New Jersey-1 Georgia-1 Florida-4
  7. 7. Service Overview <ul><li>Providing Lifesize® Videoconferencing equipment to market schools via a grant process. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased and installed a videoconferencing bridge. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide professional development and technical support. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Uses of IVC* <ul><li>Shared classes </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><li>Buddy classes/projects </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to experts </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in national events </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>*Interactive Video Conferencing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Equipment Demonstration
  10. 10. Collaboration Opportunities <ul><li>Use of the Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Content </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Other methods of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>School Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Substantial Service! <ul><li>Questions--Discussion </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contact Information <ul><li>Go to Views on Learning website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.viewsonlearning.org </li></ul>

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