Virtual School Meanderings

April 6, 2010

REGISTER TODAY– 2010 USDLA Annual Conference w/ NEW Virtual Option and Baseball Game!! **2 New Jobs In This Issue**


Dear USDLA Members,

USDLA National Conference


2010 Keynotes


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Can’t join us in St. Louis?

This year, USDLA is excited to announce that it will offer a portion of its 2010 National Conference virtually!
By registering as a Virtual Classroom attendee, you will have complete live access to our Opening and Closing Keynote speakers, a pre-conference workshop, 11 select virtual sessions, and our International Distance Learning Awards Ceremony.

All sessions will be available live using Elluminate Live!
Please note that as a registered USDLA Virtual Classroom attendee, you will also have access to the archived live sessions for later viewing! The fee to attend the USDLA virtual classroom is $150 for USDLA Members and $200 for non-USDLA Members. Register today (Virtual)!

Virtual Classroom Tentative Schedule:

Monday, May 3, 2010
9am – 12pm
Pre-Conference Workshop

1pm – 1:30pm

Reggie Smith III, President, USDLA
Julie Young, Chair, USDLA Board of Directors

1:30pm – 2:45pm

3:15pm – 4:15pm
Virtual Session 1
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Virtual Session 2
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8am – 9am
Virtual Session 3
9:15am – 10:15am
Virtual Session 4
Virtual Session 5
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Virtual Session 6
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Virtual Session 7
4pm – 5pm
Virtual Session 8
7pm – 9pm
Awards Banquet
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
8am – 9am
Virtual Session 9
9:15am – 10:15am
Virtual Session 10
Virtual Session 11

Noon – 1:30pm

The fee to attend the USDLA virtual classroom is $150 for USDLA Members and $200 for non-USDLA Members. Register today (Virtual)!
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“Take Me Out To The Ball Game!”

Reserve Your Ticket Now!

2010 Game

Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO

USDLA invites you to kick-off the 2010 Conference at Busch Stadium to watch the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds!

USDLA has reserved a private luxury box for our group. Ticket prices are $120/person and include:

· A 2-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet that includes Hunter Hot Dogs, BBQ beef, boneless
chicken breast, nachos, baked beans and brownies (Buffet begins 30 minutes prior
to scheduled game time)
· Indoor climate-controlled social area
· Great view from outdoor stadium-style seats
· Budweiser & Bud Light* (Beer service will begin 30 minutes prior to scheduled
game time and be available through the middle of the 8th inning)
· Coca-Cola products and O’Doul’s (available throughout the game)

This event sold-out during the 2008 & 2009 USDLA Conferences and
is sure to sell out again so call now to reserve your spot! Please contact
Patricia Marcelonis at 1.800.275.5162 today!

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New Jobs…


EdisonLearning is now conducting a national search for an Executive Director for a new prospective cyber school in Atlanta, GA. The Executive Director will manage the oversight of the operations of the school and ensure that the school’s mission and vision are upheld. He/she will oversee all school operations and be responsible for all state reports and school performance.

To qualify, he/she must possess leadership experience in virtual/online learning, a Georgia School Principal Certification, a Masters Degree in Administration/Academic Leadership and a minimum of seven years school leadership experience.

Competitive salary/benefits. Please email your resume to:  EO/AA Employer.




Responsible for working with the Senior Product Manager(s) on product strategy, product development, product requirements/specifications, project plans, product management and product marketing for EdisonLearning’s product portfolio with a strong focus on online including online schools, content/courses, learning management systems and assessment.

Previous online product management experience with 5+ years of proven experience in strategy, research, project/product management, and various marketing roles required. Must have experience in educational technologies and/or online teaching and learning. K-12 services experiences a major plus particularly in the areas of online schools, content/courses, learning management systems and assessment.

Competitive salary and benefits. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to EO/AA Employer.

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