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Monday, February 26

Session 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  | Room 205 | Pre Conference
Title Building a High-Quality Online and/or Blended Learning Program – Key Questions and Design Considerations
Presenter(s) Bruce Friend – Pine Springs PrepMary Fluharty – StrongMind
Description Planning for, designing, and building an online or blended learning program is both exciting and challenging and one that doesn’t have an instruction manual unique to your population.  This session is designed to be both presentation and working session to guide you as you start to think through:

  • Funding
  • Legislation
  • Staffing
  • Policies
  • Instruction
Session 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  | JW Ballroom Salon 3 | Pre Conference
Title Hybrid Schools in Action: Student-centered, Innovative, and Flexible Learning Models
Presenter(s) Dan Mahlandt – Valor Prep Academy AZ; Kim Loomis – i3Digital PD & Michigan Virtual
Description Come join the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) community – Hybrid Schools in Action. Hybrid learning combines face-to-face instruction with online learning while reducing the number of students on campus and/or shifting the number of days in the building [or limited required time via live instruction] by moving some of the course delivery online. Hybrid schools offer flexible learning opportunities (time, pace, place). With just a few required onsite days plus virtual learning days/time, students socially connect with peers and actively engage in learning with their teachers. So… how do you design a successful hybrid school? Join us as we discuss how hybrid schools across the nation are rethinking school and learning practices.
Session 1:45 PM – 2:10 PM  | Room 403 | Contributed Talk
Title Growing Your Program or School with Community Marketing
Presenter(s) Adam Wilkerson – StrongMind; Todd Rash – StrongMind
Description Coming Soon
Session 4:05 PM – 4:30 PM  | Room 406 | Contributed Talk
Title Run the Hybrid Gamut! Learn How to Add Hybrid to Your Online Learning
Presenter(s) Dan Mahlandt – Valor Prep Academy AZ
Description Running the hybrid gamut means that in 20 minutes, we will collaborate on how your organization can move from an online presence to a lab setting or hybrid learning environment. The most important step if seeking to solve a problem that leverages the power of the humans in your organization with the power and potential of digital content BUILT to be supported by those amazing people in your school. We will begin to build that process together during the session continue conversations afterwards.  Hybrid learning is the way but there are many paths to make it work.

Tuesday, February 27

Session 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM  | Room 303/304 | Panel Discussion
Title Using Data to Create Policies and Processes that Drive School Success Gold Sponsor Panel
Presenter(s) Mary Fluharty – StrongMind; Dwight Jones; Katie Allison; Clayton Trehal
Description Coming Soon
Session 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM  | Room 207 | Panel Discussion
Title Laying the Foundation: Building Strong Vendor-School Relationships
Presenter(s) Mary Fluharty – StrongMind; Matt Zeglen – CAOLA; Shalen Bishop – Peak Prep/Hope; Rhiannon Spetrini; Olivia Marshall
Description Coming Soon
Session 2:00 PM – 2:23 PM  | Room 401 | Contributed Talk
Title Re-Igniting the Flame: Embracing Your Impact in Online Education
Presenter(s) Randy Snow – StrongMind
Description Coming Soon
Session 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM  | Room Brazos | Panel Discussion
Title Student Scoop on Digital Learning (and the Advice They Received from their Digital Learning Parents)
Presenter(s) Dan Mahlandt – Valor Prep Academy AZ; Joe Freidhoff – Michigan Virtual
Description Coming Soon
3:25 PM – 3:50 PM  | Room 401 | Contributed Talk
Title Crafting Connection: An Anthropologist’s Declassified Online Community Guide
Presenter(s) Jaclyn Thomas – StrongMind
Description Coming Soon

Wednesday, February 28

Session 9:00 AM – 9:25 AM  | Room 408/409 | Contributed Talk
Title Virtual Learning for Vulnerable Students: Online Schools’ Impact on Homelessness
Presenter(s) Jaimee Miller – StrongMind
Description Coming Soon
Session 11:20 AM – 11:45 AM  | Room 404 | Contributed Talk
Title Jump-starting Online/Virtual Learning: Best Practices for a Successful Implementation
Presenter(s) Jessica Franco – StrongMind
Description Coming Soon

Embark on an educational transformation with StrongMind, your dedicated partner in providing impactful solutions for hybrid, blended, and virtual learning.

  • Solutions for Learning:
    Tailored for hybrid, blended, and virtual environments
  • Cutting-Edge Products:
    Research-based digital curriculum, engaging media, and communication tools
  • Support for Growth:
    Comprehensive professional learning, training, and ongoing support
  • Future Innovations:
    Exciting developments showcased at Booth #400

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BOOTH #400

StrongMind partners with schools and districts to provide impactful solutions for hybrid, blended, and virtual learning. We offer a complete suite of products and services to increase student achievement, engage and retain students, optimize teacher performance, and streamline school operations. With research-based, high-quality digital curriculum and SEL, data-driven engagement strategies, state-of-the-art communication tools, and premier support for professional learning, training, implementation, and growth, StrongMind is innovating now and into the future of education.

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A Taste of Austin

We invite you to join our relaxing event with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres directly following the DLAC reception.


Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
6:15 – 8 :15 pm


JW Marriott Austin – Fourth Floor
(Outside the JW Ballroom Entrance,
one floor up from the exhibit hall)

110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

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