Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Join us for the 3rd Annual Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference on November 6-8 in Gillette, WY.

The Innovations Conference is an opportunity for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments, from kindergarten through higher education.

This conference is hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and school libraries.

Registration

  • Early Bird Registration – $30 – March 15 – May 31, 2019
  • Regular Registration – $40 – June 1 – October 14, 2019
  • Late Registration – $50 – October 15 – 31, 2019

Registration is open until Oct. 31, 2018. Registration includes all pre-conference activities, entrance to the Innovations Showcase on Nov. 6 (appetizers available), lunch at the Awards Ceremony on Nov. 7, and snacks throughout the conference.

Pre-Conference School Visits

Campbell County School District #1 is providing pre-conference school visits to allow participants to see what interesting things are happening in elementary, middle and high schools in Gillette. The pre-conference events will kick-off at 8 a.m. on Nov. 6. Participants will spend an hour at each of the three schools. Participants will be brought back by 12 p.m. in time for the start of the Innovations conference.

Pre-Conference Area 59 Visit

Tour Area 59, the Gillette College Center for Innovation and Fabrication, and Wyoming’s largest maker space! Area 59 is equipped with a traditional wood shop, a modern machine shop, a metal working area, and a host of state-of-the-art equipment too extensive to list! Come explore all Area 59 has to offer in hands-on-learning for K-12 students, college students, and the community at large!

Pre-Conference ISTE Standards for Students

Calling All Innovators! In this pre-conference session, participants will explore, unpack, and fall in love with the ISTE Standards for Students. Whether you’re new to using technology in the classroom, or an “old pro” at it, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to dig deep into the standards that put teaching and learning first, technology second, and students right in the center. Join Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey, one of the principal developers of the ISTE Standards for Students (2016) and the ISTE Standards for Educators (2017), as she facilitates this one-of-a-kind workshop for teachers. Participants will walk away energized and inspired to innovate!

Innovations Showcase

The Innovations Showcase will be held in the evening on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Innovations Showcase will allow educators and students to share the innovations and technologies that are being utilized across the state of Wyoming. The Innovations Showcase is included with your registration fee.

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