SIDLIT : August 3 – 4, 2017

Discover, Connect & Engage!

SIDLIT 2017 will soon be approaching and we are currently working towards the planning of the event. Thank you to Johnson County Community College where C2C will be hosted.

Thursday August 3rd
8:00-12:00 Registration
8:30-9:30 Session 1
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 Keynote Dr. Sheree Utash
11:30-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Session 2
2:00-3:00 Session 3
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Session 4
Friday, August 4th 
8:30-9:30 Session 5
9:45-10:45 Session 6
11:00-12:00 Session 7
12:00-1:00 Lunch – SIGS
1:10 -2:30 Closing Session Dr. Christy Ziegler

We are pleased to announce our two keynote presenters for this year!

Dr. Sheree Utash

Sheree Utash has served as the President of Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) since 2015. Prior to that, she served eight years as WATC’s vice president of academic affairs. With 6,500 students, WATC is the largest technical college in Kansas and acts as managing partner for the National Center for Aviation Training. Utash offers a unique blend of teaching, administrative and leadership experience in both higher education and private industry. She has provided administrative oversight for the WATC’s academic programs, with emphases in manufacturing, aviation, design, healthcare and general education. She has overseen faculty, grants management, adult literacy, academic planning, and resource management. Her role involved the formation and leadership of the lead institution for the National Aviation Consortium, a $15 million grant project with direct working relationships with two-year colleges in five states. Additionally, Utash has managed and facilitated the WATC’s last Self-Study with its major accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, North-Central Association.

Dr. Christy Ziegler

Dr. Ziegler proudly serves the Shawnee Mission School District as the Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Performance. During her tenure with the district, she has previously served as the Director of STEM, as well as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Ziegler is a proven educational leader, with demonstrated excellence in the development, implementation and management of complex systemic projects. In 2014, Ziegler was part of a team in the Shawnee Mission School District that implemented a large 1:1 initiative supporting over 30,000 devices for students and staff. Recently, she facilitated one of the largest elementary school implementation projects of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch curriculum, a K-5 STEM program made possible by development of strategic business and community partnerships. Dr. Ziegler has 18 years’ experience working in a leadership capacity in preK-12 education; with responsibilities ranging from curriculum, instruction, and assessment to technology systems management and adult professional learning. She holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.S. in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Special Education.

The Annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4, 2017. New this year will be a LMS pre-conference on August 2nd.

Receive Graduate Credit for Attending

SIDLIT is a professional development conference which includes presentations, topic-oriented special interest discussion groups, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations. Registration is required. One credit hour of graduate credit is also available from Emporia State University.

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