speaks VOLumes Conference

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speaks VOLumes Conference

The 4th Annual speaks Volumes July 30 - August 1st, 2014 conference audience is primarily K-12 district/campus administrators, student mentors, online instructors and online course developers with an interest in online learning, implementation, student/educator support, instructional strategies, course development and a vision of the future

There is NO COST to participate in these 3 days. Yes, you read that correctly, it is FREE!

Your account applies only to the TxVSN Conferences program! Separate accounts are required for each TxVSN Professional Development program.

What We Have To Offer

Dynamic presenters will allow you to delve deeper into the place of online teaching and learning in K-12. Whether you’re in an administrative position or an instructor, if you’re in search of a stronger foundation upon which to build expertise in online course design, development, instruction, accessibility, and assessment you will benefit from these practical, innovative online events. The TxVSN conferences bring a community of hundreds of educators worldwide – right to your desktop for interactive online sessions, discussions, hands-on learning, strategy swapping, and networking.

The TxVSN conferences are the place to connect with and learn from colleagues. Attendees will interact directly with speakers, moderators, and peers. Take part in live polls, answer real-time discussion questions, and ask questions and converse with peers via live chat during any of the sessions. Keep in touch with the community via the conference internal messaging system and the "Latest News" filled with tips and tools.

Can’t attend your favorite session live?
Unable to attend the conference live, don't despair, TxVSN conferences have a feature that allows you to attend the recorded sessions and earn CPE credit. All sessions are recorded and posted almost immediately for those who can’t attend, or for those who want to review a session after the conference. Attendees have access to the asynchronous recordings for up o a year after the live event.

For more information on earning CPE for recorded sessions please visit the" CPE Record of Attendance for Recorded Sessions" under the "Resources" heading for each conference, to access any time and as often as needed throughout the year*. Credit will be applied automatically to your conference Certificate of Attendance each time you update this record.

Conference Highlights

Attend from Anywhere:
Forget the costs and hassles of travel – the 3-day conferences are completely virtual. Meet and interact with the experts and your peers, share information, expand your professional network, and learn from talented colleagues, all from the convenience of your desktop. Overwhelmingly, participants in the TxVSN conferences report that the virtual experience is extremely meaningful and valuable – if not more so – than attending a face-to-face conference.

Engaging Speakers:
The TxVSN conferences feature an incredible line-up of dynamic speakers and authors. During the conferences, the presenters not only share scores of online teaching and learning techniques from their own practice, but facilitate a lively dialogue with a community of participants. The result: a stimulating sharing of practical take-aways that each participant can immediately integrate into their own online teaching, and an instant network of peers that serves as an ongoing resource to all members of the TxVSN community.

Learning with the Authors:
Dynamic authors - all of whom are respected practitioners in the field, present during the speaks VOLumes conference.

Professional Networking:
The TxVSN team strives to create a culture of sharing and produces the conferences with an array of tools and events that foster relationship-building with peers and the growth of professional networks. Participants cite the connections they made with others in attendance online as among the most valuable elements of the online conference experience.

Live Interactive Sessions:
The TxVSN conference team crafts a jam-packed three days for each the speaks VOLumes and the e-Accessibility conference with access to top speakers, great content and exceptional networking opportunities. Each day of the conferences includes numerous live online sessions facilitated by leading experts and moderators. Participants will hear and interact with workshop leaders and other attendees on topics designed to offer practical strategies for improving online learning courses and programs. Each lecture session will last about one hour, each hands-on virtual lab session between 2 to 3 hours, and will feature live two-way web-based audio, visuals, and real-life demonstrations of best practices at work.

Full Session Recordings:
All presentations are recorded and posted almost immediately to the conference community site so that participants unable to attend live or who wish to review can experience the sessions when it is most convenient. Access to the session recordings is available for up to a year after the conference concludes. No matter what time zone you are in, you can still enjoy and benefit from the online conference experience. The conference is meant to adapt to your schedule. Other conference activities are asynchronous, so you can participate in those elements whenever it suits you best. All registrants will have access to all conference resources — and a network of colleagues and authors.