One of the main reasons you attend a conference is to learn and sharpen your skills. Here are just six examples of what you can learn by registering and attending the 2014 Penn State Symposium on Teaching and Learning with Technology on March 22:

1. The thoughts of Daniel Pink, one of the great minds of our time:

We are thrilled to have Daniel Pink as our Morning Keynote! He is the author of New York Times best-sellers “Drive”, “To Sell is Human”, and “A Whole New Mind” and was recently named by Thinkers50 as one of the top 15 business thinkers. To get an idea of his speaking skills, check out some sample videos of his presentations.

2. How to determine what mobile learning tools might be the best for you:

Our Afternoon Keynote Speaker, Robbie Melton of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will present on mobile learning tools for education, offering attendees a matrix that they can use to determine which mobile learning tools would work best for them.

3. How the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) can help YOU:

The Center for Online Innovation (COIL) is one of our sponsors this year. Interested in online learning? Find out what COIL has to offer via a COIL track, other COIL related sessions, and a COIL Links demo area where various projects, called Research Initiation Grants (RIGS), will be demoed.

4. What Penn State faculty are doing with ed tech in the sciences, liberal arts, education, and more:

Faculty and staff from a wide variety of disciplines will share how educational technology improved teaching and learning in their specific courses. Join us to learn more about MOOCs, Google Glass, 3D printing, paperless grading tools, adaptive learning, and more.

5. How learning technology is alive and thriving at Penn State’s campuses:

The Symposium is not a University Park event, it’s an all-Penn State event. This year, we have presenters from 16 different campuses, so come to the Symposium and discover incredible innovation in ed tech going on across the entire state of Pennsylvania.

6. How to “flip your classroom”:

Flipping the classroom, an instructional style in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed, is a hot topic. Last year, a flipped classroom session had an overflow-into-the-hallway crowd, so this year we have an entire session track on flipping the classroom.

So, that’s just six examples, but what will YOU learn at this year’s Symposium? Find out by attending! Register today! More details, including the full schedule of sessions, is coming soon.

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