Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

CoSN Announces AYP Pre-Conference Workshop: Event to Focus on Strategies for Improving Student Performance

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

CoSN Announces AYP Pre-Conference Workshop: Event to Focus on Strategies for Improving Student Performance

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THE CONSORTIUM for School Networking (CoSN) has announced a pre-conference workshop for educators attending its 2006 K-12 School Networking Conference and International Symposium from March 6 to March 9. The workshop, "An Integrated Approach to Increasing Student Performance: Focusing on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Beyond," will be held Sunday, March 5, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, located just outside Washington, DC. Following the workshop will be a cocktail reception at the hotel that begins at 6 pm. And just as an incentive, the first 100 educators who sign up for and attend the gathering will receive a complimentary Sunday night stay at the host hotel.

The pre-conference workshop will feature experts from the government, business, and K-12 sectors, who will provide information about strategies for increasing student performance, offering a total solution in support of No Child Left Behind requirements. Representatives from school districts across the country also will be on hand to share best practices on achieving AYP. Several case studies will be highlighted at the event, including one by Jeanine Gendron, director of instructional technology for Broward County Public Schools (FL), which recently purchased 40,000 laptop computers for its students. …

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