• activ-con 2017 was a great success!

    Click here to learn more about our July 25th activ-con event that attracted over 100 leaders and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces from across the region!

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  • Model Schools 2017 Summer Catalog is open for registration!

    Click here to register for Summer workshops in MyLearningPlan.

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  • A Lesson in Global Citizenship

    Building respect, empathy and tolerance among today's students is just one part of the global citizenship curriculum.  Click here to learn more about this workshop held in LHRIC's Active Learning Center (ALC) & check the Model Schools Catalog for future course offerings.

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    Click here to find valuable resources that our team has created as a result of work within the region!

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  • TLI Winter Event

    On January 20th, attending TLI members analyzed strategic approaches to support trending & emerging tools in today's classroom.  Click here to read more!

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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with Tech 4 Learning in support of Wixie!

    For more information regarding Tech 4 Learning, please see our *new* product page for Wixie. 


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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with McGraw Hill for Redbird Mathematics!

    For more information regarding Redbird Mathematics, please contact Mary Lynn Collins: or Bobbi Baker:

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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with Lexia Learning!

    For more information regarding Lexia, please contact Bobbi Baker: & Mary Lynn Collins:

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  • Active Learning Center @ LHRIC

    What does the "classroom of the future" look like?  How can space and environment enable learning? Click Here to learn more and see how you can visit our Active Learning Center (ALC).

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special guests for activ-con 2017...

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Prakash Nair

Mr. Nair is the Founding President of Fielding Nair International, an award-winning, global leader in education planning and architectural design, and author of Blueprint for Tomorrow, Redesigning Schools for Student-Centered Learning.

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Dr. Robert Dillon

Dr. Dillon is currently Director of Innovation Learning at School District of University City, Missouri, and author of The SPACE: A Guide for Educators.

Credits & Sponsors

 activ-con 2017 is a collaborative project of the 21C Active Learning Partnership between
the Great Prairie Area Education Agency (GPAEA), Iowa & the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC), NY.

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Participating Partners @ activ-con 2017

-- Diamond Sponsors --

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-- Bronze Sponsors --

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What is activ-con?

activ-con iconactiv-con 2017 was TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

activ-con 2017 was a full-day conference gathering of explorers, innovators and leaders in K-12 active learning spaces simultaneously held in New York and Iowa. Attendees in each regional location didn't “sit n’ get” as is common in traditional conferences. Participants, instead, joined with fellow explorers in a series of learning excursions and missions. 

Each excursion required attendees to actively investigate the opportunities, strategies, and challenges to consider when envisioning 21st century learning spaces that can support collaboration, community, creativity, and curiosity. Participants were also hands-on with furniture and technology vendors as well as national experts throughout the day.

activ-con 2017 at LHRIC was exclusively available to TLI and Model Schools member districts.