2014 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference in partnership with Office Depot

WHAT: 2014 National Conference - A three-day professional learning conference with a partner showcase. The Blueprint National Conference is an engaging, innovative event that provides practical best practices, dynamic information exchange, and high-impact solutions to a community of educators. Focused on the nine critical areas of excelling schools found within the school improvement model, Blueprint for Excellence is attended by educators dedicated to the success of all students.

WHEN: December 2nd - 5th, 2014

WHERE: Walt Disney World® Resort, FL
Disney's Contemporary Resort® Special Group Rate of $169 a-night. Call Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 or use the following link to access Disney's Lodging Information & Reservation Site for Contemporary Resort.

WHO: Featured Speakers are Rich Melheim, Lida Winfield, Dave Walsh. Hear the Latest in Technology Deployments, Best Practices, Administrative Leadership and much, much more!

Dr. Rich Melheim of RICHLearning, Inc. - Teaching the way the brain learns - A Brain Based Curriculum on an Arts-Based Platform.





Lida Winfield - In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic - in this unique Key Note Performance, Vermont dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist and educator, Lida Winfield shares the gift and heartache that accompanied her struggle to read, which did not occur until her early  twenties. We will explores the issues of disability, access and the value of hands on learning.









David Walsh, Ph.D. has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He is the author of nine books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen








The Conference is Sponsored by Office Depot, HP, Samsung, Erogtron, Bretford and C2 Collaborative. 



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Technology Tuesday Session - 2014 National Conference

Technology Tuesday Session Description:

"Transformation: Nothing Comes Easy". We all know that transformation is difficult, but add in the complexity of technology and it becomes downright daunting. We will help make your technology transformation a little easier by providing a roadmap called the Technology Integration Matrix developed by the University of South Florida. This roadmap shows what transformation looks like in several different areas - one that's bound to fit your school.



Dr. Mel Pace, Director of Media & Instructional Technology in Osceola County Schools, will lead the discussion and will be joined by:

Carol Etter, Instructional Technology Supervisor

Scott Kauffman, Technology Resource Teacher

Brent Foondle, Technology Resource Teacher










Elementary School- Koa Elementary School

Multi-Level School - Celebration K-8 School

Middle School - Ocoee Middle School

High School - Dr. Phillips High School



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