New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2015
Today, Pearson announced that it will host its 16th annual online learning conference, Cite, on February 9-11 in Amelia Island, Florida, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Newly expanded to include K-12 educators, the two and a half day conference will bring together more than 500 online learning program executives, faculty and administrators, corporate and professional training and development industry leaders, teachers, principals, and superintendents.
With more than 300,000 K-12 students learning virtually, online and blended learning is reaching more students than ever before. To support this growing trend, 2016 Cite will feature a K-12 learning track, “Next Generation for Online & Blended Learning”, providing K-12 educators with the opportunity to share ideas and exchange best practices that will help prepare learners of all ages to compete in an ever-changing, global economy.
The call for proposals is open until September 25th. In addition to the K-12: Next Generation for Online & Blended Learning track, program categories include: Innovative Models & Pedagogical Approaches, Managing the Online Program, Professional & Corporate Insights, and Student Engagement & Retention.
Nominations for the annual Excellence in Online Teaching and Online Administration Awards are open until October 5. These awards honor leaders who are making significant contributions and encouraging further innovation in online learning. Nominations may include faculty and administrators from K-12, higher education, and the corporate environment who have demonstrated measurable best practices and innovation in online learning. Winners receive a $1,500 donation in their honor to an existing scholarship fund of their choice.
“Over the past decade, learning in online and blended environments has become increasingly mainstream for K-12 students, allowing them to create their own educational paths,” and Mickey Revenaugh, director, New School Models, Pearson and co-founder and executive vice president, Connections Education. “Cite’s expansion to K-12, teachers, principals and superintendents who present at and attend Cite 2016 will have a great opportunity to share best practices, learn from their colleagues in higher ed and corporate learning, and network with online learning innovators from around the country.”
Cite 2016 keynote presentations will include dynamic sessions featuring New York Times #1 bestselling author of “GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed”, Paul Stoltz, Ph.D., and successful serial entrepreneur and CEO of Chicago startup hub 1871, Howard Tullman. Other highlights from this year’s program include:
“How to” sessions focusing on the implementation of online learning solutions
Inspirational thought leadership sessions
K-12, higher ed, and corporate industry connections
Live-streaming and on-demand access to virtual tracks for all attendees for up to six months following the event
Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president, Pearson’s Online Learning Services, said, "Online learning continues to grow in adoption and acceptance across the learning continuum spanning K-12, higher education, professional and corporate training and development. Cite 2016 will provide a unique opportunity for thought leaders and innovators representing all of these areas to discuss best practices and innovative trends in online learning to improve academic and employability outcomes for all learners.”
To learn more about Pearson Cite 2016, visit this website. Follow @PearsonNorthAm and use #pearsoncite to join the conversation.
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearsoned.com.
Media Contact: Laura Howe, laura.howe(at)pearson(dot)com