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Welcome! We hope you will join us at the second annual Leading ED Forum. A partnership of the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, this event is designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s instructional and educational technology leaders. We’ve added a second day to focus on networks and broadband. 

Registration is open now: https://events.vstereg.org/events/lef2017/


VSTE has not reserved a hotel room block for Leading Ed2 on October 11, 2016. However, there are a variety of reasonably priced hotels located near Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA. Here is a list for your convenience:

Best Western Culpeper Inn

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Culpeper

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Culpeper

Quality Inn

Suites at 249

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Thursday, October 19 • 11:25am - 12:10pm
Blended Learning and Technology Integration: There is a difference.

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Blended Learning is more than teaching with technology for technology’s sake. Michael Horn, of the Clayton Christensen Institute states, “The most common mistake made in implementing a blended learning model is to set forth with an appetite for the dazzling technology, rather than an interest in the relief it might bring when applied strategically to a frustrating problem. Regrettably, this leads only to cramming more devices, screens, gadgets, and software into students' and teachers' already noisy lives" (Horn & Staker, 2015). Successful implementation requires a well-designed instructional model.
When students are able to spend part of their learning time working with technology, there is an opportunity for personalized instructional time and real-time data on student performance to inform targeted instruction. Add a continuously adaptive diagnostic tool to support the blended learning model, and you have a winning combination to support core instruction.
With the right technology integration, tools, and the blended learning model, a teacher is no longer solely responsible for delivering content to an entire classroom at once, but can use a mix of online instruction, teacher led lessons, and small group instruction to ensure students receive differentiated instruction.

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Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 228