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Participants will engage with the ideas of distance instruction, both individually/digitally by creating a reply in a Moodle forum and verbally in groups of 2/3. 
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Participants will observe (and then reflect on) best practices of setting up a Moodle CMS and instructional site. 
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Participants will work as a group to navigate Moodle and Google sites to submit an assignment and participate in a discussion forum.


0:00 Start with short, funny video.  This draws attention to the front and is a considerate way to pause participants' conversations.
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0:01 brief introduction of myself and my experience with the topic
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0:04 Grouping/Sharing using Standup-Handup-Pairup strategy.  Participants stand up with a hand in the air, find another with hand up, pair up with that person in order to have two brief conversations (timer on the screen to facilitate this).  Conversation 1 is to connect prior knowledge: what level of exposure do they have to online CMS like Moodle?  Conversation 2 is to raise the energy in the room: what new skills are they most excited to take home from this conference?
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0:09  Participants thank their partners and return to seats.
Caveat: Random vs. Sequential/Linear  (by nature I'm so nonlinear it's painful for my linear participants--I get better results when I'm up front about this and reassure people that all the links and notes are right there on the resources handout.)
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Caveat: Time (I find that if I mention the shortage of time, I don't get so many people saying I went too fast/too slow. "What I can't give you is more time.  I'll use the time we do have to quickly give some instruction and ideas, and help you reflect and articulate for your own future integration of the tools.")
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0:13 Start IGNITE-style slideshow.  I have arranged 20 slides that identify key aspects of my online courses.  These slides auto-advance every 15 seconds, and the show is embedded on my training website for participants to reference.
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0:18 Brief Q/A about the 20-slide presentation.  The presentation is about nuts and bolts, and I want to get some questions out of the way before we turn toward a pedagogy conversation (that uses the Moodle and Google tools that are the topic of conversation).
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0:25  Login to Moodle to begin posting in discussion board and submitting Google Sites assignment.
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Activities (solo/group)
    * Brainstorm positive attributes that you've seen on any distance classroom (best practices)
    * Group and Evaluate list of key things to think about when making an online portal to your classroom.
    * Group up (StickyNote Triad strategy) to share insights and collectively do assignment:
    * Create GoogleSite or GoogleDoc and supply link for assignment "credit"
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Group Conversation and Q/A: why flip classrooms?
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End with random selection of feedback cards and door prize.
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