Every year Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) hosts a face-to-face professional development training that focuses on both the pedagogy and the practicalities of effective online teaching. All IDLA instructors are required to attend the June Summer Conference and complete internal professional development. Due to safety concerns during the continuing pandemic, this year’s conference is being held online both synchronously and asynchronously over a two week period of time.
This year’s theme is We’re Still Standing. Sessions will provide various outlooks on how educators can grow their practice after adversity. Asynchronous sessions are designed to support and train IDLA educators in the best practices in online education through a variety of technology applications. Under the umbrella of best practices in online education, course participants will explore standards, teaching models, assessments, and technology. The course will provide participants with opportunities to observe and experience models of teaching that effectively integrate technology. In addition, educators will be encouraged and supported in their development of teaching plans.
During our synchronous sessions on June 17 and 18, 2021, we are excited to welcome distinguished keynote speakers Bryan Harris, Ed.D. and Jim Abbott.