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2011 conference agenda

6th Annual Project Children L.E.A.D. Conference - Point Park University

Engaging Diverse Learners Through Online Instruction

Everyone's Unique ... Learning Should Be Too!
  L.E.A.D. Your Students into the Future!

Agenda for May 20, 2011

7:30-8:30 a.m.               Registration & Continental Breakfast

LOCATION: 4th Floor, Lawrence Hall Mezzanine

“Social Media Lounge” opens.  Meet the S.M.A.R.T. (Social Media and Related Technology) Team and learn how to use  social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Second Life, and create an avatar. Register for prizes! Meet the sponsors!

 

8:30-8:45 a.m.              Welcome to: Engaging Diverse Learners Through Online Instruction* 

LOCATION: Third Floor Ballroom, Lawrence Hall

What is Online Learning?

Vincenne Revilla-Beltran, founder and director, and Karen Hall, co-director, Project L.E.A.D. Conference

                                    *Follow the Twitter and Facebook updates during the conference

 

8:45-9:15 a.m.              Keynote: The Five E’s & How Technology Can Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

LOCATION: Web Conference, Third Floor Ballroom, Lawrence Hall

Lenny Schad, chief information officer at Katy Independent School District, Texas

Q&A, engaging table discussions.  Sponsored by Polycom

 

9:15-9:45 a.m.             Taking the Leap from Face-to-Face to Online Learning and Everything in Between

Vincenne Revilla-Beltran and Karen Hall       

 

9:45- 10:15 a.m.       Visit the S.M.A.R.T. Team in the “Social Media Lounge”

LOCATION: 4th Floor, Lawrence Hall Mezzanine

Get your social media game on; learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Second Life, create an avatar and more. Register for prizes! Meet the sponsors and grab a snack!

 

10:15-10:30 a.m.         Everyone's Unique ... Learning Should Be Too! 

LOCATION: Third Floor Ballroom, Lawrence Hall

Vincenne Revilla-Beltran and Karen Hall 

 

10:30-11:15 a.m.      L.E.A.D. Your Students into the Future!

Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills

David Martin, Paul Cindric, Carol Mintus and Cindy Shonberg, Lil Verner

PALO (Pennsylvania Learners Online)

 

11:15-11:35 a.m.  Partnerships for Internationally Connected Learning

Amiena Mahsoob, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and Tim Devlin, AIU 3.  Sponsored by Polycom

 

11:35-11:50 a.m. Higher Education Technology Collaboration in Western Pennsylvania 

Tim Wilson, director, Information Technology Services, Point Park University

 

11:50-noon          Live Entertainment with Andean and Asian Fusion 

 

12:00-12:15 p.m.   Online Teaching and Learning Begins Today         

                                    What are your next steps?

 

12:15-12:30 p.m.   Conference Evaluations, Prizes, Act 48 Certificates

 

12:30-1 p.m.           Visit with the S.M.A.R.T. Team  in the “Social Media Lounge” before leaving

Get your social media game on; learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Second Life, create an avatar and more.  Visit with our sponsors.

 

The 6th Annual LEAD Conference was presented through the cooperation of the

Point Park University education and  E-Learning departments.

 

Conference Planning Committee Chairs: Vincenne Revilla Beltran and Karen Hall

Point Park Interns: Jessica Heinrichs, David King, Katie Ramaley, Lauren Steiner and Kamiliah Ward.

The S.M.A.R.T. Team:  Bill Whitfield, Ryan Streno, Janet Agnew and Linda Muller, David King, Samantha Rhoads

Volunteers: Kiley Amiralai and Preeti Juneja, Mark Mangini, Randi Koenig

Sponsor: Blackboard, Polycom

Special thanks to: Quality Matters, SLOAN-C, iNACOL

 

The Planning Committee wishes to thank Terra McBride, Kristin Steele, Elizabeth Peters, Michelle Rutledge, the Media Services Staff and many others who helped to make this year’s conference possible.

 

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