2014 Summer Blended Learning Institute

Aug. 20, 2014  |  UW-La Crosse Campus    (Campus Map & Building Floor Plans)

1 GRAD credit offered

Blended teaching and learning is the focus of the one-day Blended Learning Conference.

Participants will be able to learn more about:

  • Integrating strategies to support a blended course
  • Engaging students through the use of blended teaching and learning
  • Collaborating beyond classroom walls to support learning

Topics from the Common Core & Beyond will be Supported by:

  • Blended Learning Strategies in the Classroom
  • Effective Mobile Learning Environments
  • Online Collaboration Tools
  • Interactive Whiteboard Use
  • Instructional Strategies Using Technologies
  • Flipped Classroom Strategies

Agenda & Session Descriptions



7:45-8:15 am Registration ~ Valhalla, Cartwright Center
8:30-8:45 am Welcome ~ Valhalla, Cartwright Center
9-10:15 am Keynote
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) King ~ Valhalla, Cartwright Center
10:30-11:45 am Session 1 ~ Centennial
12-1 pm Lunch ~ Valhalla, Cartwright Center
1:15-2:30 pm Session 2 ~ Centennial
2:45-4 pm Session 3 ~ Centennial

Who Should Attend:

  • Teachers
  • Higher Education Faculty & Staff
  • Pre-service/Student Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Technology Administrators
  • Principals
  • Library Media Specialists

NOTE: Please bring your wireless laptop/device. Some sessions request an iPad.


$Free    Register NOW!   (Registration Deadline: Aug. 14)

Keynote Speaker:

Playful Learning - Serious Outcomes

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) KingDr. Elizabeth (Beth) King

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) King is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She holds dual appointments in the College of Education and Professional Studies, with the Department of Educational Foundations, and an administrative position with College‚Äôs Global Education Campus Initiative (GEC). 

Her GEC position involves implementing innovative practices across the College to improve K-20 education and has included the development of an educational gaming lab and a flexible-learning lab for STEM teaching methods. A huge fan of games in education, Beth has nearly 10 years of experience working with games both in the classroom and in the after school space.

Her research specializes in using games, and interest-driven learning in general, to engage at-risk teenagers in academic-looking and high-tech learning practices.

Sponsored by:

  • School District of La Crosse
  • UW-La Crosse School of Education
  • Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI)