Event Date/Time: Feb 14, 2005
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Third Annual NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference

NYSCATE (New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education) is sponsoring its third annual Hudson Valley Conference in Wappingers Falls this March. The conference, “RealITy: Transforming Teaching and Learning”, will provide presentations, hands-on workshops, exhibitor demonstrations and more. This year’s event will feature an exciting and innovative keynote address - a live videoconference. Jeffrey Urbin, the educational specialist from the FDR Museum and Library in Hyde Park, will videoconference with Lee Ann Potter, the head of education and volunteer programs at the National Records and Archives Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. Lee Ann is responsible for the impressive Digital Classroom section of NARA’s website.

The conference will also offer over 30 different sessions on a variety of topics, such as:
· Streaming video on demand
· Handhelds in the classroom
· Distance learning
· Smartboards in the classroom
· Video IP conferencing
· Technology leadership
· Digital cameras in the curriculum

There will be more than 25 vendors on hand to showcase and demonstrate the newest innovations in educational technology.

A light breakfast and a hearty lunch are included in the registration fee. NYSCATE members attend for $35 and non-member will pay $50. For $65, participants can attend and become members of NYSCATE.

Several organizations have provided support for this event, including the Mid Hudson Teacher Center, Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, Dutchess BOCES, the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center and several local school districts. Dell and Apple Computer are corporate sponsors.

There will be exciting raffles included in the price of admission. Some of the prizes include an iPod (thanks to Apple Computer) and a PDA (thanks to Dell Computer).

Registration can be done online or by mail. All registration information is available on the NYSCATE website. (nyscate.org)

For more information, contact Linda Brandon, (914) 245 1700 ext. 225 or Donald Coyle, (845) 565 2467.