Join VCS for a 2013 Indiana eLearning Conference

By: Valparaiso Community Schools Last Updated: April 22, 2013

Valpo-eVisionaryJoin the Valparaiso Community Schools for the 2013 eVisionary Conference on July 31 and August 1, 2013, at Valparaiso High School.

The conference features sessions on Inspiration, Google Apps, My Big Campus, and Scratch. National Keynote Speakers George Couros and Leslie Fisher will present. The conference will also cover:

Strategies, Tools and Resources for Digital Classrooms
21st Century Standards and Skills
Differentiation through Technology
Leadership in the Digital Age
PGP Points

The cost is $25 for two days, $15 for one day. Pre-registered Valpo employees can attend for free.

Leslie-FisherLeslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.

After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.

Life after Apple included requests for consulting, training and presentation services, which led to Fisher Technologies Inc. -- created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.

For more information on Leslie Fisher - visit her website at

George-CourosGeorge Couros

George Couros who will be with us on August 1st. He is Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division.

His website The Principal of Change is a growing collection of stories on leading and learning. He believes that we need to give students the opportunity to be creative, collaborative, and critical thinkers, while also being able to pursue their passions and interests. In the morning he will be giving 1/2 day workshop for Superintendents and administrators focusing on Leading in the Digital Age and then will be presenting concurrent sessions in the afternoon.

Click here for online registration and here to learn more about the workshops!