Distance Learning Workshop (OVW Approved)

June 12-14, 2018
Location:  Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
Application Deadline: May 5th, 2018 (OVW Approved)
Please do not make any travel arrangements until you are confirmed.

Presented by:
Futures Without Violence, in partnership with U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Futures Without Violence’s Institute for Leadership in Education Development offers a 2.5-day, hands on, highly interactive workshop that will help OVW grantees improve the design and delivery of virtual education.

Workshop Overview:

This Distance Learning Workshop will assist OVW grantees to create interactive, inclusive, and engaging virtual education. This workshop is designed to help grantees to introduce technology to their educational portfolios and/or to improve the design and delivery of virtual education. This introductory level course will focus substantially on the delivery of webinars and simple virtual courses. National TA providers, State Coalitions, and others who regularly offer webinars may find this course especially useful.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
· Create higher quality, inclusive, and engaging virtual education, with emphasis on webinars and simple courses;
· Determine the best medium of education delivery to achieve goals and objectives for learners;
· Apply adult learning methods to a virtual environment;
· Discuss the range of options that are available for delivering virtual education;
· Troubleshoot and devise a plan for when technology challenges arise;
·  Identify and support dynamic facilitators for virtual education;
· Consider safety needs of learners who participate in virtual education on domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking.

Alicia Lord, Webmaster, National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Karen Richardson, Consultant, E-Learning
Nancy Smith, Director, Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice
Jennifer White, Program Director for Curriculum Development and Program Design, Futures Without Violence

Who may attend?
Attendance is limited to 40 participants representing OVW grantees, including advocates, attorney-advocates, batterers intervention specialists, prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, and other professionals. Participants must agree to attend all sessions starting Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. and concluding Thursday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Grantees are strongly encouraged to participate in teams of 2 or 3 persons, including subject matter experts, program staff, and individuals who are responsible for technology or proficient in technology associated with virtual education to maximize benefits of the program.  Each person within the interested team will need to submit an application for this training, and can note other team members in the spaces provided below.

Pre-Training Requirements:
In advance of this training, you will be required to complete approximately 4-5 hours of pre-training work which will be outlined in detail upon your confirmation. This includes attending or viewing the recording of the "Instructional Design" webinar on May 10, at 2 PM ET, critiquing one other webinar, and starting to plan and build fundamental instructional design for a webinar relevant to your program.

We strongly encourage you to bring a laptop or other personal electronic device to assist you throughout the training.

Costs and Additional Information:
This education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel

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* 1. Please fill out this application. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter. For any assistance with this registration form, please contact Eesha Bhave at ebhave@futureswithoutviolence.org or at 202-595-7382.

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* 2. Please list your team member(s), if you have any: Each team member must also fill out an application form.  If you don’t have a team member, you will be grouped with other participants.

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* 3. Please check your discipline category:

Accessibility Needs:
We value access and safety and strive to make our meetings accessible and welcoming to all participants. For example, we have selected a hotel with a commitment to access, meeting room and areas will be set to allow for maximum space and access, all faculty have been provided with guidance on making their presentations accessible, and all meeting materials are provided in 14 point font. We also provide auxiliary aids and services to meet the individual needs of those attending the meeting. Please select any accessibility accommodation(s) you require for the meeting below. If your accommodation is not listed, please request it by using the “other” category. Please contact Eesha Bhave at ebhave@futureswithoutviolence.org with any questions or for more assistance.

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* 4. Are you traveling with any of the following?

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* 5. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. However, by providing us with information on the type of room you need, we will be able to check with the hotel to make they meet your room request. Please indicate which room type you require from the following list:

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* 6. If you are a person with a disability and require materials in an alternate format for access, please select from the following formats.

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* 7. Please indicate your interpreting needs from the list below:

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* 8. Please tell us of any additional accommodations you require for the meeting sessions, including physical accommodations during the training. Be as specific as possible.

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* 9. Our trainings utilize interactive group, small group and individual activities. In order to ensure that these activities are accessible to everyone our staff may contact you, based on your accommodation request, to discuss any additional needs you may have to participate. If you would like to discuss the potential needs you might have in order to engage in interactive activities please check this 'Yes' below.

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* 10. My project receives funding from the following Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant program. Please check all that apply to your organization.

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* 11. Training Agreements:

* NOTE: Your application is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter. You are expected to attend the duration of this training. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.

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For additional information please contact Eesha Bhave at  ebhavefutureswithoutviolence.org,
Tel: 202-595-7382

If submitting a printed copy, please send your completed registration form to:
Futures Without Violence, Attention: Eesha Bhave E-mail: ebhavefutureswithoutviolence.org,
Tel: 202-595-7382
Note: Guest rooms are available at the program rate of $202.00 plus 16.37% tax per night (government per diem rate) at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District. Detailed information on the hotel will be provided upon confirmation of your application. The program is provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.