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Mrs. Ronda Dove
Administrative Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450


Between now and the date of our conference Oct 6-7, we will provide program updates.  Below is our tentative schedule.   STEM Petting Zoo

Until that time we are contacting potential speakers and making selections from submissions to our call for presentations.

This year's conference will also feature an all-day “Technology Petting Zoo” sponsored by Albemarle County Public Schools, a nationally recognized leader in using technology in K-12 education.    Attendees will be able to get hands-on experience with a variety of computers, tablets, and peripherals available in the Albemarle County school district. Experience the student-centered master image and talk with members of the Ed Tech team about how they maximize student ownership of technology in order to maximize learning!

Register today for this affordable, two-day hands-on conference focused on STEM for teachers and administrators in grades 3 – 8.


DAY ONE -  Building location is Marshall Hall unless otherwise noted

8:45 - 9:45am Registration with complimentary coffee & pastries - Yum!

After you register, please feel free to visit the 'Technology Petting Zoo' - OPEN ALL DAY; Boardroom

9:45 Welcome ceremony and introductions - Gillis Theater

10:00 Keynote speaker - Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

11:15 - 12:15 pm Breakout Session A

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Breakout Session B

2:45 - 3:45 Breakout Session C

4:00 - 5:00 Tours of VMI / Networking with Colleagues & Guests / Visit the Technology 'Petting Zoo'

5:30 - 7:30 Dinner with Plenary Speaker Dayna Laur on "Project Based Learning" 

DAY TWO - Building Location is Marshall Hall Unless Otherwise Noted

8:00 am Breakfast & Registrations

9:15 - 10:15 Workshop D

10:30 - 11:30 Workshop E

11:45 - 12:45 pm Lunch Buffet

1:00 - 2:00 Workshop F

2:30 - 3:30 Plenary Speaker with Dr. Arthur Benjamin 'Mathemagician'

3:30 - 4:00 Closing comments and door prizes