Special Interest Groups
Carol Isakson
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
SIG OL Director
Craig McMichael
Detroit Catholic Central High School
SIG OL Asst. Director
Danielle Letter
Saginaw Intermediate School DIstrict
SIG OL Communications Officer
989 399-7461  



The Special Interest Group for Online Learning (SIGOL) provides a forum for online learning, blended learning, mobile learning devices, web 2.0 tools, course management systems and other instructional tools and strategies for teaching and learning online. The SIGOL community includes members with various levels of expertise on these  topics. 

Gearing Up for MACUL 2014...

Carol, Craig and I have been planning our preconference sessions for MACUL 2014.  We are thrilled to share these with you! 

Pre-conference Sessions March 12, 2014

Chrome Classroom (all day session)

Presenter: John Sowash, Sowash Ventures

During this hands-on workshop, Google Certified Teacher John Sowash will guide participants through an exploration of Chromebooks, the Chrome browser and Google Apps for Education. Explore useful Chrome extensions and applications, leverage Google sites for resource sharing, and learn how to effectively manage your classroom with Google Drive with powerful tools such as shared folders, scripting, and Google forms.


Bring Your Own Device: Chromebook or laptop with Chrome browser

Transforming Your Classroom with Google Drive (morning session)

Presenter: Andrew Steinman, Kent ISD

What exactly is Google Drive? How does it differ from Google Docs? Most importantly, how can it be used to enhance teaching and improve learning? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the answers to these questions, as well as create a variety of Google Drive resources that can be used in their classrooms the very next day.


Bring Your Own Device: Chromebook or laptop with Chrome browser

Google Drive and Apps on iPads (afternoon session)

Presenter: Craig Steenstra, Kent ISD

iPads and Google Apps for Education are two educational tools that have "blown up" over the past few years in education, but how do they work together? We will cover the how-to elements of navigation, creation, collaboration, and organization as well as ideas for use across content areas. This will be a valuable session for any district using iPads.

Bring Your Own Device: iPad



Watch the macul.org site for conference details!
MACUL Conference March 13 & 14, 2014 in Grand Rapids



 Have you checked out the latest MACUL Journal?   Craig and Danielle submitted the article, "Getting M.O.R.E. out of your Lesson Plan".     Check it out here!

SIGOL 2013 - 2014 Goals:
  • Provide resources via Social Media presence to create, collaborate and share resources related to online learning.
  • Provide professional development on Common Core and technology, online assessment, and enhancing communication 
  • Create three to four ten-minute screencasts related to a specific tool to utilize in Online Learning.

Join our Google Group!  Please email Danielle Letter dletter@sisd.cc  and ask her to add you to SIGOL Group.  We can't wait to connect with you!





Join us at MACUL 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan