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UT Tyler Ingenuity Center to Present “I2Ed Conference”

June 14, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler will host the inaugural “Innovation and Ingenuity in Education Conference” for area K – 12 teachers and administrators July 15 – 17, Dr. Michael Odell, UT Tyler Ingenuity Center executive director, announced.

The three-day conference will be held at the UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, located at 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

Cost is $150 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Optional on-campus housing is available for $36. To register, visit http://www.i2ed.org/. Registration deadline is July 7.

“We are so excited that the kind of conference that we generally have to drive to Austin to attend will now be available to the educators of East Texas,” said Eli Crow, UT Tyler Innovation Academy superintendent. “The I2Ed Conference will showcase the newest and most promising practices in education, and it is wonderful that UT Tyler will be the host.”

This year’s topics include “Project Based Learning,” “21st Century Skills” and “Assessing Students in a 21st Century Environment.”

The UT Tyler Ingenuity Center serves as co-sponsor.

For more information, contact Jaclyn Pedersen, UT Tyler Ingenuity Center faculty associate, 903.565.5881 or jpedersen@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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