Educational Technology Leadership Conference for Virginia starts in Roanoke Nov. 30

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 5, 2010 – Virginia’s educational media and technology programs and future will be explored during the 16th annual Educational Technology Leadership Conference to be held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke.

Sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education, the conference is designed as a forum for individuals responsible for educational technology programs, including instructional technology, library media, distance learning, and instructional television and computing applications.

Conference presentations will focus on the major components of Virginia’s 2010-2015 educational technology plan – environment, engagement, application, tools, and results. In addition, special sessions will be aimed at assisting school divisions in developing safe, productive, and educationally sound uses of virtual-learning technologies.

School division superintendents, curriculum coordinators, staff development specialists, computing specialists, university teacher education specialists, and telecommunications professionals also will benefit from networking with colleagues from throughout the commonwealth.

The conference registration fee of $250 includes attendance at general and concurrent sessions, conference materials, refreshment breaks, and lunches on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Online registration is available through Nov. 16 through the Educational Technology Leadership Conference website. For more information about registration, contact Dinah Girma at (540) 231-6002.  

A block of lodging rooms at special conference rates are being held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center until Oct. 29.

For more information about the conference, contact Ken Potter, chairperson, at (540) 231-5587.

Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. Outreach and International Affairs leads Virginia Tech’s presence on five continents; its regional research and development centers across the commonwealth focus on graduate education and professional development. Blacksburg-based centers are dedicated to student engagement, language, policy, and governance.