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Follett announces more ways for educators to experience New Leaf in Learning Conference

Press Release: Follett Software Company [March 2, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Follett Software Company

Abstract: Hosted by Follett Software, Follett Library Resources, Follett Educational Services and Follett International, the Conference will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers as well as a wide array of concurrent sessions about the trends and topics shaping today’s K-12 education, with presentations scheduled by some of the industry’s top names. In addition, district representatives will be on hand to share how they are using the full range of Follett solutions to fuel the learning process and inspire student achievement.


MCHENRY, Ill., March 2, 2012 – In addition to complete registration opportunities, Follett recently announced it will make available single-day passes for its annual New Leaf in Learning Conference, to be held Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

The single-day passes will be $199 for Thursday (March 22) and $139 for Friday (March 23). Complete registration remains available for $349, which includes access to all sessions, conference materials, breakfasts, luncheons and receptions. School districts that register more than one person will receive a 25 percent discount off the full conference rates for each additional individual.

New Leaf in Learning will officially commence on Wednesday (March 21) with Preconference Training, which includes a full day (8 am to 3:30 pm) of training covering Follett customers' most-requested topics. Rates start at $75 for the training, which is not included in the complete conference registration fee.

Hosted by Follett Software, Follett Library Resources, Follett Educational Services and Follett International, the Conference will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers as well as a wide array of concurrent sessions about the trends and topics shaping today's K-12 education, with presentations scheduled by some of the industry's top names. In addition, district representatives will be on hand to share how they are using the full range of Follett solutions to fuel the learning process and inspire student achievement.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Ian Jukes, creator and co-developer of TechWorks, the internationally successful K-8 technology framework; Kevin Honeycutt, a technology integration specialist at Educational Services & Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK); and Sarah Brown Wessling, a high school teacher in Iowa who in 2010 was named National Teacher of the Year by The Council of Chief State School Officers.

Notable presenters at the conference include Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, superintendent, Sunnyside (Ariz.) Unified School District, who was recently named by Tech & Learning magazine as one of its three "Leader of the Year" winners; John Willis, a pioneer in the "flip" model of classroom teaching, Gwinnett County Schools in Georgia; Margaret Reed Millar, senior program associate, The Council of Chief State School Officers; Paul Sanfrancesco, director of technology, Garnet Valley (Pa.) School District; Geoff Fletcher, deputy executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA); and David Loertscher, co-editor, Teacher Librarian magazine and professor, San Jose State University.

To download the 12-page conference brochure, visit www.NewLeafinLearning.com. For more information, call 800.323.3397, ext. 7357, or 815.344.8700, ext. 7357.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:March 2, 2012
Publisher:Follett Software Company
Company: Follett Software Company
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Record Number:16621
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-03-02 11:02:38