CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
UI-based program hosts school leadership seminar Dec. 12 in Ames
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gerry Smith, the principal of a K-8 school in Canada that
is known for its leadership in using computer technology, will lead a day-long
seminar, "Vision to Reality," Friday, Dec. 12 in Ames, co-sponsored
by the Institute for School Executives (ISE) of the University of Iowa College
of Education (ISE).
The seminar, co-sponsored by the North Central Association (NCA) and the
Iowa Association for Curriculum and Development (ASCD), will be held at the
Holiday Inn Gateway Center, U.S. Highway 30, Exit 146, Elmwood Drive. Registration
begins at 8 a.m. and the session runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The seminar is open to the public but requires a $40 registration fee for
members of the sponsoring organizations and a $75 fee for non-members.
Smith is principal of River Oaks School, a K-8 school of about 760 students
in northwest Oakville, near Toronto, Ontario.
The school, which opened in 1990, has established itself as a leader in the
use of computer technology and teaching. The curriculum was restructured to
emphasize the use of computers in the classrooms for students and teachers
to access, manage, and communicate information and to communicate with people
around the globe.
All staff members were given a computer for their desks when the school opened.
The school's 250 computers, which have Internet access, are upgraded on a
systematic basis to take advantage of advances in technology.
For more information, contact the Institute for School Executives at(319)