Learn more about conferences, colloquium series and other events around digitally-rich teaching and learning offered in our region.

One-time forthcoming events are listed first, followed by recurring events and series with links to further information. Links to selected past events are also provided at the end of this section – so you can access information about presenters and/or documents provided in those occasions.

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Upcoming Events
  1. Consortium Leadership Workshop

    May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Enhancing Your Teaching with Digital Technology

    June 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Enhancing Your Teaching with Digital Technology

    June 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


K-12 Digital Consortium Administrator Workshop

  • May 22, 12:30-4:30 pm
  • Open only to team from Consortium members

  • This 4-hour workshop is designed for school leaders responsible for setting up structures, policies, and expectations to support successful technology-rich instructional initiatives.  Participants will benefit from lessons learned from other districts that have engaged in these initiatives – both locally and nationally.  Participants will also examine “what kinds of technology-rich initiatives” they want to pursue / are pursuing and why, so as to inform and evaluate specific initiatives they are planning to undertake / are in process of implementing.  Opportunities to network with school leaders from other districts will be provided.  A short online assignment will need to be completed prior to attending this workshop. 

Enhancing Your Teaching with Digital Technology

  • June 25; Aug.5; Aug.26; Sept.24 (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) – at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy

  • June 28; Aug.8; Aug.30; Sept.26: at Conference Center at Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark

  • Free for teachers in WFL BOCES affiliated districts; other teachers can attend for a fee of $25 depending upon space

  • This 4-hour workshop will focus on developing awareness of the transformational potential of technology-rich instruction to enhance student learning in the regular classroom, while also empowering teachers to use a few simple but powerful digital tools in their teaching. It is designed for classroom teachers for any grade or subject, and any level of experience with using technology in the classroom.   Participants will be required to complete a simple 30 minute online task, prior to attending the Session.


Recurring events and series

Annual Digital Conversion Symposium

  • Offered by: East Irondequoit Central School District; co-sponsored by the Center for Learning in the Digital Age, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester
  • Audience: Mostly K-12 teachers and administrators, but open to everyone

Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA) Colloquium Series

  • When: Every other Thursday, 3:00-4:30 pm (starting Jan 24, 2019)
  • Offered by: Center for Learning in the Digital Age, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester
  • Cost: Free (except for parking!)
Spring 2019 sessions 
  • January 24 – Open Sharing
    Facilitated by Jayne C. Lammers, Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age
  • February 7 – Open Pedagogy: Varied definitions, multiple approaches
    Facilitated by Kimberly Hoffman, Department Head, Outreach, Learning, and Research Services
  • February 21 – Fostering systemic change around digitally-rich education: A focus on getting started
    Raffaella Borasi, Frederica Warner Professor, Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age and Joe Sutorius Chief Information Officer, East Irondequoit Central School District
  • March 7 – Exploring Infiniscope: Tapping into NASA data and imagery for adaptive learning
    Guests from Arizona State University: A. Joseph Tamer Assistant Director, ETX Center and Jessica Swann Community Manager
  • March 21 – Social and tactile augmented reality for STEM learning and teaching: Roles, strategies, and laughter
    Facilitated by April Luehmann with her team of Warner doctoral students (Yang Zhang, Paul Herbert, Jingwan Tang, Zainab Amr) and Biology Post-doc (Anusha Naganathan)
  • April 4 – Aesthetics matter: A conversation with virtual learning environment designers
    Guests Zhen Bai, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UR and Elizabeth Goins, Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Visual Culture, RIT
  • April 18 – How do they do it? K-12 teachers’ stories of digitally-rich instruction
    Panel of K-12 teachers will include: Judith Van Alstyne (Head Librarian, Allendale Columbia), Kimberly McLean (Math, Spencerport High School), Maria Frey Griffin (2ndgrade, Ivan Green Primary School), Marcella Didio (Library Media Specialist, Auburn Junior High School)
  • May 2 – Studying leadership for online teaching and learning in higher education
    Facilitated by Eric E. Fredericksen, Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age