SIDLIT 2018 : August 2 – 3 (Thurs. – Fri.)

Tools, Trends & Challenges!

SIDLIT 2018 is fast approaching! The event will be held at Johnson County Community College, on Aug. 2 – 3, 2018 (Thurs. & Fri.).  Save the date!

The theme for SIDLIT 2018 is “Tools, Trends & Challenges.”  “SIDLIT” is the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology, and this is pronounced “sidelight”.

SIDLIT 2018 will be Aug. 2nd and 3rd (Thurs. & Fri.). [The SIDLIT LMS Preconference will be Aug 1, Wed.]

SIDLIT Keynotes Double Header!

SIDLIT 2018 will feature two spectacular speakers!

Dr. Hap Aziz has been in education for over two decades. His roles include focusing on learner engagement, online instruction, and innovative course design. Prior to that, Dr. Aziz worked in computer game and educational software development. His area of expertise is in the development of engaging content for K-20 students that leverages inexpensive and accessible technology. Dr. Aziz will engage you with some fun interactive activities.


Dr. Kimberly Goforth has over 16 years of experience in education. From teaching to curriculum design /instructional coaching, she has the knowledge!. Dr. Goforth will show us how to incorporate tools, trends, and challenges to our younger students to better prepare them for higher education.


Tentative General Schedule 

This tentative schedule offers a sense of the event’s structure.  The order is subject to change.

Day 1: August 2


Start Times Activities
7:30 a.m. Check-in

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 a.m. Session 1
9:30 a.m. Break, Visit the Vendors
10 a.m. Opening Session and Keynote
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Session 2
2 p.m. Session 3
3 p.m. Cookie Break, Vendor Area
3:30 p.m. Session 4



Day 2:  August 3


Start Times Activities
7:30 a.m. Check-in

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 a.m. Session 5
9:45 a.m. Session 6
11 a.m. Session 7
12 p.m. / noon Lunch and Special Interest Groups
1:30 p.m. Closing Session

A more up-to-date schedule will be provided as more information is available.


Welcome, All!  

Please plan on attending!  The presentation proposals call has gone out, so please think about topics that you may want to share with your colleagues.

We are planning a fun social, too, on the evening of Aug. 1 at Johnny’s Tavern (6765 West 119th Street in Overland Park)!