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Upcoming events

    • 07 May 2024
    • 30 May 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Online webinar series

    The stakes in getting it right in our schools have never been higher; not just for the individual teachers but for the entire educational community. Todays teachers are at the heart of shaping our future, guiding the minds that will lead, innovate, and inspire. Yet, they often grapple with a system that can be constraining and unyielding. The weight of expectations and the ever-shifting educational landscape call for a responsive, adaptable approach. It's more than a professional necessity it's a moral imperative to equip teachers with the strategies, tools, and confidence they need to excel.

    Effectively Designed Instruction is a dynamic approach to teaching and learning that pulls together key components from all the major educational frameworks in use today, and organizes them into four easy-to-understand themes: Building Interactions, Designing Experiences, Presenting Content, and Accessibility and Inclusion. Each theme provides teachers with actionable strategies that can be implemented in any learning environment, from traditional face-to-face to online learning and everything in between. With the knowledge gained from this six-part Workshop Series and Book Study, you can unlock the full potential of your classroom and create a positive and engaging learning environment that benefits all of your students.

    ● Session 1: Book Introduction and Building Connections with Book Study Participants (Tuesday, May 7, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This opening session provides an overview of the book's main themes and objectives, acquainting participants with the content and context. It will begin with a succinct summary of the book, touching upon the author’s background, the circumstances under which the book was written, and setting the stage for what lies ahead.

    ● Session 2: Building Interactions Workshop (Thursday, May 9, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This theme offers teachers the opportunity to learn strategies for effectively engaging students through the use of feedback, asynchronous and synchronous activities, and collaborative learning experiences. By implementing these approaches, teachers can create an environment that fosters meaningful interactions and encourages student participation in the learning process.

    ● Session 3: Designing Experiences Workshop (Thursday, May 16, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Designing experiences is an intricate blend of art and science, involving research, experimentation, ideation, and even prototyping. No matter the grade level or content area, our goal is to create learning experiences that are learner-centered and authentic. By focusing on our learners and their unique journeys, we can begin to unlock their intrinsic motivation and facilitate truly transformative learning experiences.

    ● Session 4: Presenting Content Workshop (Thursday, May 23, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Presenting Content explores the importance of course navigation, the benefits of providing clear instructions, and the critical nature of how you design and layout your course in your school’s Learning Management System. By viewing your LMS course through the eyes of your students, it will force you to clarify your objectives, make better, more concise instructional videos, and perhaps, think about visual imagery a bit differently than you may have in the past.

    ● Session 5: Accessibility & Inclusion Workshop (Tuesday, May 28, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    In this session we provide an overview of the important role Accessibility and Inclusion plays in Effectively Designed Instruction. This theme is NOT about special education and it’s NOT about providing accommodations or modifications to your classroom lessons. While implementing these strategies will certainly help students with special education needs, the focus on this session is ALL students. Because what is needed for some, is good for all. So, this session will focus on reducing the barriers to learning and providing students with the services and resources they need to meet their unique learning needs.

    ● Session 6: Book Wrap Up (Thursday, May 30, 2024) 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This session will begin with a summary of the book's core themes and discussions that took place throughout the study. This recap will help in cementing the knowledge gained and offers a chance for participants to revisit any significant moments or insights they encountered. It's an opportunity to tie together all the threads of discussion and see the book in its entirety.

    The book can be purchased through Amazon by clicking on the following link:  Effectively Designed Instruction: Amplifying Student Agency and Inclusivity

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Generative Artificial Intelligence is a form of artificial intelligence that can create text, images, or other media, using generative models. In this session, different types of Generative AI will be identified. Participants will discuss the potential of generative AI and what it means to be an artist. Through this hands-on session, participants will dive into a generative AI exploration using the digital design platform, Canva. At the end of the ssions, educators will feel equipped to integrate Canva's AI tools into the classroom. Be prepared to create!


    Dani DeGraw is an elementary technology coach in Livingston Public Schools. She currently focuses on technology integration in the classroom K through 5th grade, and also teaches STEAM. Dani has taught P.E. and health, and robotics and coding at the middle school level in Summit, New Jersey. Currently, she is finishing her second year of the Educational Technology Leadership doctoral program at NJCU. Her dissertation topic is looking at digital storytelling assessments as an alternative to traditional assessments at the elementary level. She looks forward to analyzing the results of this study and using it to inspire teachers to implement technology into their classrooms.

    • 06 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • webinar


    Did you know that the visual design of eLearning and slides has a big impact on learner success? Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension and assist retention. In this webinar, we'll look at the power principles that have the biggest impact on your eLearning, training, and presentation slides. We’ll look into ways that you can apply each principle for maximum success. The goal is to quickly increase your visual design skills as much as possible in a short time.


    Connie Malamed helps people learn and build instructional design skills at Mastering Instructional Design. She is a consultant, author and speaker in the fields of online learning and visual communication. Connie is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. She also publishes The eLearning Coach website and podcast. She was honored with the Learning Guild's Guild Master award in 2018 for contributions to the learning technologies industry.



Past events

01 May 2024 NEDLA Presents! ELL - The Stories Behind The Three Letters
24 Apr 2024 NEDLA Presents! Virtual Reality in Learning and Development
16 Apr 2024 AI Interactive Workshops with Edvative
19 Mar 2024 NEDLA Presents! Teaching Ordinary Subjects in Extraordinary Ways
15 Feb 2024 NEDLA Presents! The Humanity of DEI
09 Jan 2024 NEDLA Presents! The Importance of Computer Science Education
12 Dec 2023 NEDLA Presents! Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Create a Classroom to Support All Learners
29 Nov 2023 NEDLA Presents! Moving beyond Email in 2024
14 Nov 2023 NEDLA Presents! A Comprehensive Guide on Writing a Business Plan and Understanding How to Manage a Business
18 Oct 2023 Furniture & Technology in Education
28 Sep 2023 NEDLA Presents! Out of this World: Teaching STEAM with Music
17 Aug 2023 NEDLA Presents! Sociological Perspectives on Education
27 Jul 2023 NEDLA Presents! Cultivating a Culture of Wellbeing in Your Organization
22 Jun 2023 NEDLA's 2nd Annual Summer K-12 PD
04 May 2023 Preserving Music History is a Race Against Time: Using 21st Century Innovation in Audio Restoration
27 Apr 2023 AI Chatbot Panel Discussion: Threats
24 Apr 2023 AI Chatbot Panel Discussion: Opportunities
13 Apr 2023 AI Chatbot Panel Discussion: Weaknesses
10 Apr 2023 AI Chatbot Panel Discussion: Strengths
29 Mar 2023 NEDLA fireside chat with NEDLA leadership
29 Nov 2022 Implementing Third Party Learning Resources To Support Employee Retention And Skill Development
05 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Supporting the Tech-Hesitant Teacher
05 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: 360 Degree Mental Health and Well-being Tool for Education
04 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Implementing Social Emotional Learning Through the Use of Virtual Reality
03 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Team Building & Leadership: Student Version
03 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Maximize Neuroplasticity -- Level Up Your Ways to Change the Brain
02 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Student Empowerment Through Digital Storytelling
02 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Supportive EdTech: Using Google Tools to Support All Students' Needs
01 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Grading for Purpose in the 21st Century Classroom
01 Aug 2022 NEDLA Summer PD 2022: Gender as an Identity
27 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - Expanding Professional Learning for Assessment
27 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - A Collaborative Approach to Preparing Learners
26 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - How We Built This? Series
25 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - Comprehensive Learner Record
25 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - Innovative Approaches to Adapting VALUE Rubrics
21 Oct 2021 Free Webinar: Fostering student engagement before, during, and after class
20 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - "Assessment: The Musical"
14 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - Lightning Talk Series
12 Oct 2021 Virtual Open House & New President Introduction
07 Oct 2021 Sponsor Event: AEFIS - Meet Our Partners
21 Jun 2021 2021 Summer Learning & Development Conference
06 Apr 2021 Education Symposium: REGISTER NOW!
23 Feb 2021 "The Social Dilemma" PADLA Watch Party & Discussion
15 Dec 2020 REGISTRATION CLOSED: "Join the Learning Evolution": PADLA Virtual eLearning 3.0 Conference & Expo
10 Sep 2020 CANCELLED: Equity and Inclusion in Online Course Design (FREE)
10 Sep 2020 Webinar: Equity and Inclusion in Online Course Design (FREE)
05 Aug 2020 Webinar: Equity and Inclusion in Online Course Design (FREE)
05 Aug 2020 Webinar: Equity and Inclusion in Online Course Design (FREE)
16 Jul 2020 Technical Solutions for Distance Learning Initiatives
22 Jun 2020 Learning & Development Conference
27 May 2020 FREE Webinar: Retention & Re-Enrollment Study Results with Capella University
21 May 2020 FREE Yellowdig Engage Product Webinar
19 May 2020 FREE Yellowdig On-Line Community Building Town Hall
12 May 2020 FREE Webinar: The Ultimate Meeting Collaboration Platform
28 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
23 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
21 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
15 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
15 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
09 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
09 Apr 2020 Online Workshop: Actionable Tips and Tricks to Teach Online in Real time
13 Feb 2020 Exploring Active Learning
17 Dec 2019 Last Chance to Register! PADLA 17th Annual Conference & Expo
04 Nov 2019 National Distance Learning Week: 11/4/19-11/8/19
29 Aug 2019 “Learning Technology Entrepreneurs: From Concept to Market" (PADLA panel) + MORE
14 May 2019 The Future of Learning Platforms: USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference
28 Feb 2019 Digital Design Strategies: A K-12 Perspective: Re-Scheduled to 2/28
18 Dec 2018 16th Annual Conference & Expo: Complete Schedule, Session Descriptions & Presenter Bios Announced: REGISTER NOW!
11 Oct 2018 Designing Active Learning/Collaborative Environments: Case Studies Info Now Available
30 May 2018 REGISTER NOW! 3 Presentations
08 Mar 2018 USciences eLearning 3.0 Conference
15 Feb 2018 ROI Institute: FREE Introductory Webinar 2/15/18
19 Dec 2017 15th Annual Conference & Expo
19 Sep 2017 "Universal Design & Cyber Security"
21 Jun 2017 "Exploring the Technologies Behind Sustainable Competencies" Free Hors-d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
26 Apr 2017 Learning Technology Tour & Methodology Workshops
23 Feb 2017 "From Start-up to Success: Bringing Your Learning Tech Vision to the Marketplace"
20 Dec 2016 14th Annual Conference & Expo
16 Nov 2016 Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show: REGISTER NOW!
19 Oct 2016 Virtual Reality for Education & Training: PART II
28 Jun 2016 Virtual & Augmented Reality for Education & Training
03 May 2016 Planning and Implementing Active Learning Spaces @ Philadelphia University: Presentation & Tour
28 Mar 2016 Free Webinar Presented by PADLA Sponsor D2L Brightspace
24 Mar 2016 Drexel University eLearning 3.0 Conference - Discount for PADLA Members
16 Feb 2016 Instructional Design & Techniques for Creating Effective eLearning
17 Dec 2015 13th Annual Conference & Expo: Complete Conference Presentation & Exhibitor SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS w/BIOS ANNOUNCED: REGISTER NOW!
05 Nov 2015 FREE Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show: REGISTER NOW!
29 Sep 2015 Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Product Demos: AFTERNOON SESSION REGISTER NOW!
29 Sep 2015 Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Product Demos: MORNING SESSION FULL: Please register for the Afternoon Session
16 Jun 2015 IPEX Building Tour & Patient Simulation Technology Review: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
22 Apr 2015 "Wireless Collaboration @ Wharton: Case Study & Technology Review" PLUS "Penn Wharton China Center: A First Look": REGISTER NOW!
02 Apr 2015 SYMCO Technology Showcase
25 Mar 2015 Drexel University eLearning 3.0 Conference
24 Feb 2015 Mobile Learning: Case Study & Technology Review
16 Dec 2014 12th Annual Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Conference & Expo: Registration Closed
14 Oct 2014 FREE PADLA/PASSHE Pre-Conference Virtual Trade Show
23 Sep 2014 Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Challenges Workshop: Corporate, Higher Ed, K12: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
01 May 2014 Social Media in Online Learning
19 Mar 2014 e-Learning Legal Issues & a New Interactive Engagement Methodology: 3/19/14 PADLA Meeting
30 Jan 2014 Cutting-Edge Learning Methodologies & Technologies
13 Nov 2013 COMPLETE Conference Schedule, Presentation Descriptions, Presenter Bios and Exhibitors Announced: 11th Annual PADLA Conference & Expo: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
13 Sep 2013 Distance/e-Learning/AV Technology Challenges Workshop: Presenters Announced!
18 Jun 2013 Teaching & Training via Telepresence Technology
25 Apr 2013 "Ask the Experts": A Higher Education Technology Symposium SPECIAL EVENT Registration Still Open but Luncheon Seating is Full
20 Sep 2012 Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Challenges: An Interactive Workshop
24 Jan 2012 Creating Learning Environments
18 Nov 2011 PADLA 9th Annual Conference & Expo
15 Sep 2011 "Distance/e-Learning/m-Learning Challenges": An Interactive Workshop
07 Apr 2011 PADLA @ the 7th Annual Villanova Tech Expo

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