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Point Park University's Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) will hold the 5th Annual Multicultural Conference on Friday, May 7, 2010 in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.

The Multicultural Conference gives educators and administrators a forum to explore new and innovative ways to improve multicultural education through interactive learning. This year's event will involve discussions around the use of Second Life as a medium for professional development and teaching, how to use videoconferencing technology to engage students in collaborative learning and active versus interactive learning.

A new element to this year's event is the First Annual LEAD Diversity contest. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade have been asked to create an original poem or piece of artwork that represented the question, "How has diversity positively affected your life?" The contest winners will be honored at the Multicultural Conference.

Registration is $30 if you register and pay in full by April 27, 2010 and $40 if you register but pay after April 27, 2010. Registration includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. You can register at:

For more information you can log onto the website or contact the Director and Founder of Project Children LEAD, Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran at

The main learning objective of the Project Children LEAD curriculum is to teach children early to appreciate and value human diversity in their classrooms, families, neighborhoods and communities. The goal of Project Children LEAD is to make a positive difference in the lives and futures of young children fortunate enough to experience diversity education at an early age in a positive and supportive learning environment.