Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 2, 2007
Crossroads of Learning Managing Director, Bob Lasiewicz, today announced that the first in a series of "Tutoring Town Hall" free, online webcasts would be broadcast live from the National Tutoring Association (NTA) annual conference in Denver, CO. "Peer Tutoring! When Do We Want it? Now!" is set for Tuesday April, 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. MT. The program will include expert presentations, a roundtable panel and moderated questions from the audience, by Internet and phone-in's from around the country. Free registration is available at http://www.crossroadsoflearning.com/tth.htm.
Featured speaker will be Lazaro J. Lopez, Principal-Elect, Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL. Moderator Dr. Sandi Ayaz, Executive Director, NTA, will be joined by panelists Dr. Paula Causher, Director of Academic Support Services, Olive-Harvey College, Chicago IL and Barbara Harris, President, Academic Tutorial Outreach Services, Hampton, VA. In addition to the NTA, this series is presented in association with Fielding Graduate University, School of Educational Leadership and Change, and The Lasiewicz Foundation.
This online event will include case studies on successful peer tutoring via preparatory and summer transition programs at high school and college campuses, featuring the integration of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates. Panelists will share proven strategies for building campus wide staff and faculty support for peer tutoring, an essential ingredient for sustainable programs. Innovative approaches to peer mentoring offered by non-profits, business and community groups will also be covered.
The complete calendar of Tutoring Town Halls for 2007 is as follows:
April 17, 2007: "Peer Tutoring! When Do We Want It? Now!"
June 20, 2007: "What Every Parent Should Know About Tutoring"
October 3, 2007: "Online Tutoring: The Top Ten Things to Know"
December 5, 2007: "Tutors-Teachers-Coaches-Parents-Managers: Same Song, Different Keys"
All webcasts will be presented using technology from Stream57 (http://www.stream57.com), allowing presenters and audience members to participate from any Windows or Apple computer with a dial-up or broadband connection. The webcast archive will also be available for later playback.
Crossroads of Learning currently hosts a library of free tutoring/coaching resources and the "Tutoring Foundations" online training course created in association with the NTA and Fielding Graduate University. "Tutoring Town Hall" is part of a growing community site that will include a variety of features including forums, journals, directories, and calendars all promoting best practices and professional growth in a currently underserved area. For more, go to http://www.crossroadsoflearning.com or call (818) 249-9692.
About Crossroads of Learning:
Crossroads of Learning (http://www.crossroadsoflearning.com) is a division of Media InfoSystems, Inc. (http://www.mediainfosystems.com) a provider of systems design, training, and business products and services since 1985. The Crossroads of Learning mission is to provide resources for the one-to-one education and coaching community of interest.
About National Tutoring Association:
Founded in 1992, the NTA (ntatutor.org) is the only international organization of tutoring professionals, currently representing nearly 5,000 tutors and learning center administrators, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools, community and grant supported programs, NCLB/SES and "Trio" providers as well as independent tutoring centers and their staffs. Their members include peer, paraprofessional, professional, volunteer, and private practice tutors. The NTA is also a member of the American Council of Developmental Education Associations (ACDEA).
Stream57 has been New York's leading developer of e-learning, webcasting, collaboration, and rich media tools with experience in event coverage, teleconferencing, live interactive broadcasts, and training sessions for a wide variety of companies. The company takes advantage of the Macromedia Flash Platform to make streaming software accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.