Schedule

Further information on the 2018 HLC Symposium will be posted soon. Sessions and presenters at last year’s Symposium (at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida) included:


Keynote Speaker:

Wendy Drexler has been a champion for effectiWDrexlerHeadHiRes011816ve integration of technology for learner empowerment for over 20 years. She is currently visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and Program Lead for the Technology for Educators MS Degree. Prior to that, Wendy served as Chief Innovation Officer for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and continues to serve as ISTE faculty. As Director of Online Development at Brown University, she led the design and production of Brown’s first online courses. As a post doc at the University of Florida, she managed the research portion of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) federal Title II grant across 23 school districts in Florida. Before earning a Ph.D and Ed.S in educational technology, Wendy managed eLearning design teams at IBM and AT&T. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school in both public and Independent school settings. She developed the first blended learning courses for Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. Her research interests include student construction of personal learning environments, balancing teacher control with student autonomy, and advancing the processes that support networked learning.


  • Mapping the Learning Journey with No Destination: Wendy Drexler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Roundtable: Mapping the Learning Journey: Wendy Drexler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Navigating the Logistics of Integrating your On-Campus Curriculum with a Growing Hybrid Program: Joe Fox, Assistant Middle & Upper School Division Director, The Barstow School
  • Utilizing Online Learning Techniques in a Bricks-and-Mortar Classroom: Will Thayer, Upper School Math Teacher, Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Moving from Pockets of Innovation to a Culture of Innovation: Kimberly Berndt, Biology Teacher, St. Mark’s School; Colleen Worrell, Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, St. Mark’s School
  • Upper School Student Panel on Online Learning
  • Explain Everything for Interactive Whiteboard Videos: Samuel George, Director EDU Development & Sales, Explain Everything
  • Intentional Crisis: Growth through Purposeful Change: Jared McGee, Director of ColLABs, Independent Study and Internships, Humanities, The Winchendon School
  • Incorporating Group Projects into Your Curriculum: Elysia Taylor, Upper School Science, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Shorecrest School Tour: Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology, Shorecrest Preparatory School; Chris Powers, Director of Online Learning, Shorecrest Preparatory School; Brian Steele, Associate Director of Admissions, Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Internet Awareness & Contemporary Media Literacy: Matt Vogel, Health Promotion Specialist & Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, Southern Oregon University
  • World Languages Panel: Ilsy Blachly, Global Education Coordinator, The Barstow School; Ariane Baer-Harper, Director of Global Engagement, Allendale Columbia School; Ivy Lan-chi Gauler, Upper School Chinese Teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School
    What is TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool? How did we start this and why? Tony Tepedino, Faculty Professional Development Coordinator, Allendale Columbia School
  • The Empowered Learner: Wendy Drexler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Roundtable: The Empowered Learner: Wendy Drexler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • A Roadmap to Flipped Learning: Hassan Wilson, Science Department Chair, Friends Seminary
  • PowerSchool Learn: Getting the Most Out of the Learning Management System (LMS): Brian Rubin, Solutions Consultant, PowerSchool Group
  • Just Say Know: Substance Use, Stress Reduction and Health Promotion: Matt Vogel, Health Promotion Specialist & Adjunct Instructor in Psychology, Southern Oregon University
  • Practical Labs in Online Classes Panel: Hands-On Learning in an Online Classroom: Kelsey Brost, Math and Science Teacher, Hybrid Learning Consortium; Elysia Taylor, Upper School Science, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Engaging Lessons Made Easy with EdPuzzle: Kristin Harrison, EdPuzzle Certified Teacher
  • Technology Departments Leading through Design Thinking: Andy Schmitt, Executive Director, Information Technology and Broadcast Operations, Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Establishing an Online Teaching Fellowship: Dan Bronish, Academic Dean, Miami Country Day School; Michelle Holcman, Teacher, Miami Country Day School; Laura Siebers, Coordinator of Online Learning & Professional Development, Hybrid Learning Consortium
  • Introduction to VoiceThread: Amanda Damon, Spanish Instructor, VoiceThread Certified Instructor, Wayland Academy
  • Finding Valid Information in a Post-Truth World: Courtney Walker, Upper and Middle School Librarian, Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Take-Away Ignite: Share Your Key Takeaways from the HLC Symposium: Sarah Hofstra, Founding Director, Hybrid Learning Consortium
  • VoiceThread Workshop: Amanda Damon, Spanish Instructor, VoiceThread Certified Instructor, Wayland Academy