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January 22, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Registration & continental breakfast
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Program begins at 9:00 AM
ADVIS member schools pay $75 per person. $195 for non-members.
Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
Program fee includes breakfast and lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: SNOW DATE is
FRIDAY, January 29, 2016
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Directions on PSGV website
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ADVIS Technology Programs are
generously supported by funding
Edu-Tech Academic Solutions
Technology Retreat and Unconference
Active Learning to Remake Learning
Lisa Abel-Palmieri, Head of School & Chief Learning Officer, Holy Family Academy.
The pedagogy lexicon is changing with increasing frequency: design thinking, blended and flipped learning, STEM/STEAM, maker education, disruptive innovation. How does a school anticipate the next best educational initiative that makes sense for it, and what will it mean in terms of dollars and cents?
In this session, Lisa Abel-Palmieri will offer a brief overview of the theory behind active learning and provide a sampling of the cutting edge practices used in today's learning environment. This interactive presentation will give an appreciation of the various learning and problem solving options, explore why it is necessary to invest in re-tooling classrooms, and discuss strategies for initiating and implementing meaningful change. Lisa's talk will lay the foundation for further exploration and deeper discussion around these themes in the afternoon Unconference sessions.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Active Learning to Remake Learning
Lunch - Unconference 101 - Agenda creation
Have an idea for an Unconference Topic?
Please use the form below to let us know!
The afternoon UNCONFERENCE sessions will be participant driven exchanges of information and ideas that dig deeper into Active Learning.
Consider this: How do you/have you determine/d what the best learning environment is for your school, and how do you/did you initiate and implement meaningful change to get there?
Please use the form below to suggest topics you would like to pursue further - whether as a leader, a learner, or both. In addition to topics suggested here, and in true "Unconference" fashion, we will offer an opportunity for attendees to suggest topics and sign up to lead discussions on the day of the conference itself.
Create your own user feedback survey
ADVIS members pay $75 per person; non-members pay $195 per person. Cost includes continental breakfast and networking lunch.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Thursday, January 14, 2016. Payment should be made, in advance of the program, by credit card or check, made payable to Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.
About our Presenter
Lisa M. Abel-Palmieri, Ph.D., is the Head of School and Chief Learning Officer at Holy Family Academy in Emsworth, PA, bringing 15 years of experience as an educational leader and innovator. Throughout her career, Lisa has helped K12 schools and informal learning organizations re-envision curriculum from passive to active learning by leveraging approaches like blended learning, design thinking and maker education. She previously worked as Director of Technology & Curricular Innovation, Head of Computer Science and Director of the Learning Innovation Institute at The Ellis School. She has worked in industry within learning and development roles, for the United States Navy as an instructional designer and program manager and in higher-education as an educator and in community outreach. As Chief Innovation Officer for The Ellis School, Lisa directed community and industry partnerships and helped build innovative teaching & learning practices across the curricular program.
Lisa is on the Board of Trustees for Online School for Girls, a consortium member for the Center for STEM Education for Girls, the Executive Committee for the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) independent school educators network and co-founder of EdcampPGH. She was awarded Non-Profit CIO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council in 2013 for her work building innovative STEM programs, and in 2014 she was an honorable mention for Leader of the Year from Technology & Learning Magazine, Athena Young Professional Award Nominee and a National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Teacher of the Future. In 2015, the Huffington Post selected Lisa as the 18th most social K12 technology leader.
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