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Mrs. Ronda Dove
Administrative Assistant

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

2012 Program 

Click here to download the final program. (11 pgs.)

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Monday, 1 October                

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          Virginia Department of Education, Math SOL Institute (Separate Registration)  

1:00 pm - 
5:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up & Attendee Registration
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm

    Welcoming Ceremonies
    Posting of the Colors - VMI Color Guard
    National Anthem

    Welcoming Remarks 
    General J. H. Binford Peay III, U.S. Army (Retired), Superintendent, VMI   

     Opening Session 

  • The Honorable Laura Fornash, Virginia Secretary of Education  
  • John A. Luke, Jr., Chairman and CEO, MeadWestvaco Corporation  
4:00 pm -5:00 pm        

Plenary Session I

  • Preparing for a Strong Future in the 21st Century - The Students and Teachers Virginia Needs
    Cathy Seeley, Ph.D., author of Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century (2009)

Introduced by Brigadier General RW Schneiter, Virginia Military Institute   

5:00 pm - 
7:00 pm  
Backyard Barbeque (Ticket required) 
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm 

Plenary Session II

  • Salman Khan, founder and faculty, Khan Academy and author of The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined (2012)
    Khan will be signing copies of his newly released book as part of his national book tour.  Copies will be available for purchase.
Introduced by Commander DS Joseph, Virginia Military Institute 

Tuesday, 2 October

6:45 am - 
7:45 am
Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 am - 
9:15 am

Plenary Session III

  • Inquiry-Based Learning: a Prelude 
    MAJ Randall Cone, Ph.D., 
    Assistant Professor & Director of Mathematics Education Resource Center (MERC), 
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Military Institute

Commentary by Ms. Deborah Crawford, Math Supervisor, Frederick County Schools 

9:25 am - 
10:40 am

Breakout Session A 

10:50 am - 
12:05 pm

Breakout Session B 

12:05 pm - 12:55 pm  Box Lunch 
1:00 pm - 
2:15 pm 

Breakout Session C 

2:25 pm - 
3:40 pm

Breakout Session D 

3:45 pm - 
5:00 pm

Plenary Session IV

  • Leveraging Technology to Reimagine Learning
    Richard Culatta, deputy director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
Introduced by Colonel TJ Siemers, Virginia Military Institute  
5:15 pm - 
6:30 pm
Dinner (Ticket Required) 

Wednesday, 3 October

6:45am - 
7:45 am
Breakfast/Visit Exhibit Hall 
8:00 am - 
8:50 am

Plenary Session V

  • Patricia Wright, Ed.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia Department of Education 
Introduced by Captain Susan J. Rabern, U.S. Navy (Retired), Virginia Military Institute  
9:00 am - 
9:50 am

Breakout Session E 

10:00 am - 
11:00 am

Breakout Session F 

11:05 am - 
12:15 pm

Plenary Session VI (Cameron Hall) 

  • Improving and Increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education in the U.S.
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., director, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History 
12:15 pm - 
1:00 pm
Box Lunch on the Go (Ticket Required)
1:00 pm – 
1:50 pm
Book Signing with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Marshall Hall 2nd Floor Lounge)