Keynote speakers scheduled at TIE conference

Keynote speakers scheduled at TIE conference The 2004 TIE Conference, scheduled April 18-20 in Sioux Falls, will feature two education experts and a nationally known motivational presenter as keynote speakers.

TIE (Technology and Innovations in Education) is South Dakota's largest training event for educators. This year's conference, the 18th annual, will be based at the Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel and Convention Center.

Keynote speakers are:


* Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler of the University of Washington serves as co-director of the National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT). Dr. Burgstahler has published numerous articles and delivered presentations that focus on the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in education at national and international conferences. She will speak at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in the Convention Center's Ballroom A.


* Dr. David Dwyer is an expert in the application of technology for learning and currently vice president for content development at Apex Learning. Prior to joining Apex Learning, Dr. Dwyer was director of education technologies at Apple Computer and director of the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow project where he held the title of distinguished scientist for education.

Dr. Dwyer will speak twice, Monday, April 19, at 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., in the Convention Center's Ballroom A.


* Dr. Ann White is a motivational speaker who specializes in sharing her expertise in human relations and communication with educators and other professionals. A former educator herself, Dr. White is a past president of the South Carolina Association of Allied School Administrators, the South Carolina Association of Allied School Administrators and the South Carolina Association of School Librarians.

She was named communicator of achievement by the South Carolina affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women.

Dr. White is scheduled at 8:15 am, Tuesday, April 20, in the Convention Center's Ballroom A.

More information on the TIE Conference can be found at http://conference.tie.net/.

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