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Virtual Learning Center News


Our goal with this newsletter is to keep you informed of programming, news, and instructional technology updates. To see daily updates of VLC activities, be sure to regularly visit our blog,The Wired Classroom. Take some time to view some of our archived webinars- they are 60 minute PD sessions at no cost to you.

Special Instructional Technology Events at the St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center  


Virtual Learning Center instructors will be conducting some workshops at the RCEW Partnership Conference Center this spring! Cost: $95 CSD Members; $120 Non-Members. Detailed descriptions may be found on the CSD calendar; locate date then click on workshop title.  


* Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products on March 26; Reference #: 24031-27; Registration Deadline: March 21

* Teacher Timesavers: FREE Online Resources for the 21st Century Educator on April 4; Reference #: 24031-28; Registration Deadline: March 30

* Personalize Your PD: Connect & Collaborate Anytime/Anywhere on April 25; Reference #: 24031-29; Registration Deadline: April 11

* Stay Organized & Become Efficient in this 21st Century World on May 11; Reference #: 24031-30; Registration Deadline: April 27

 --> All workshops are bring your own laptop.

Ritenour's Rena Rockwell is "Making IT Happen"

Making IT Happen winner
ISTE's "Making IT Happen" is an internationally recognized awards program for educators & leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. This award is presented annually to an active full member of the Association and is recognized by ISTE. At the 29th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference, Rena Rockwell, Director of Professional Development in the Ritenour School District, was named as an educator Making IT Happen in the St. Louis metro area. Congrats!

Rena was nominated through the CSDVLC ISTE affiliate for her work.

Virtual METC 2012 Available Now!  

Take advantage of free archived sessions from the Midwest Education Technology Conference. Select Keynote & Featured Speaker sessions are available at

Tune in today!!  

ACT Online Prep Available  

from New Links and The Princeton Review 

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Get your students prepared today at a low cost!   

Online classes are self-paced by the participating student and cover 30-40 hours of time. The account is active for 200 days. Live Online classes can be customized to students' needs. Live Online classes last 18 hours; they can run six sessions with three hours/block, or run nine sessions with 2 hours/block. During Live Online classes, students interact with an instructor who leads them through the curriculum.  


These classes can cost up to $599. Through CSD, you get the same Princeton Review classes for a greatly discounted rate:       

� Online class through CSD will cost a student just $125 

� Live Online class through CSD will cost a student just $150  



In This Issue
Special RPDC Workshops
Making IT Happen
Virtual METC 2012
Partnership with The Princeton Review

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