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  • Dorene Graham
    ... From: To: ; ; Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 2:05 PM Subject: IALA
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2003
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <JerryAERO@...>
      To: <aerolist@...>; <iala@...>; <idec@...>
      Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 2:05 PM
      Subject: <aerolist> IALA Conference


      > Below is the latest information on the IALA Conference, June 26-29, in
      Valley
      > Forge, PA. I'll be going there to do a presentation. This will be a bit
      more
      > than two weeks before the International Democratic Education Conference in
      > Troy, NY. If you go to both I think you'll come out with a great
      background in
      > the cutting edge of education today.
      >
      > Jerry Mintz
      > AERO www.educationrevolution.org
      > IDEC www.idec2003.com
      >
      > Hi Folks,
      >
      >
      >
      > I wanted to provide you with an informational email on the upcoming
      > International Association for Learning Alternatives (IALA) Conference for
      those of you
      > who still are not aware of it.
      >
      >
      >
      > Remember, the International IALA Conference is combined with your annual
      > alternative education conference this year. It is at the Radisson Hotel -
      Valley
      > Forge in King of Prussia, PA. It will be held on June 26, 27, 28, and 29,
      > 2003.
      >
      >
      >
      > We have four exceptional keynote speakers (Erin Gruwell, Don Glines, John
      > Taylor Gatto, and Rick Miller) and approximately 65 smaller integrated
      sessions
      > on topics such as Functional Behavioral Assessments, Hate Crimes, 21st
      Century
      > Schools, How to Motivate the Unmotivated, Technology in the Classroom,
      Brain
      > Gym, Choice Theory, Classroom Management, Elementary Alternatives, Career
      > Counseling, and an Author's Panel and County Prison/Detention Center
      Panel, and
      > Round Table discussions on Special Education, Art and Music Therapy, etc.
      >
      >
      >
      > Folks from England, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, North Dakota, Michigan,
      > Georgia, Minnesota, California, Washington State, and many other states
      have
      > already registered for the conference. This is a real chance to hear
      about what
      > others are doing in the alternative education realm. You will be exposed
      to
      > people on the cutting edge of change. Don Glines, Wayne Jennings, John
      Taylor
      > Gatto, John Adcock, etc. to name a few. These men are looking toward
      better
      > lifelong ways to learn. They all have their own ideas of how to improve
      > education and to help nontraditional learners.
      >
      >
      >
      > Please come and spend a night or two at the Radisson Hotel and register
      for
      > the IALA conference. Meals (full breakfasts and lunches), registration
      > materials, a CD Rom, membership in the IALA association and the
      Pennsylvania chapter
      > of IALA are all included in the registration fee. If you haven't
      submitted
      > your registration yet, there is still time. If registering at the Hotel
      please
      > be sure you specify that you are with the "IALA" group to get the
      discounted
      > rate and IALA will get credit for the room as we had to guarantee so many
      rooms
      > to get the discounted rate.
      >
      >
      >
      > We will also have many exciting exhibitors at the conference for you to
      see
      > what is new in educational software, texts, and other materials. They
      are
      > planning some great demonstrations and surprises this year. Come meet the
      "Books
      > Behind Bars" program! Exhibitor spots are still available and you can
      feel
      > free to "share" an exhibitor table with other schools in your county or
      more
      > than one private provider can share a table.
      >
      >
      >
      > A free resource table will also be provided and many companies have
      already
      > sent ahead great informational pieces for the conference participants.
      >
      >
      >
      > A silent auction will be run to help raise money for next year's IALA
      > conference. Please donate a small item, representing Pennsylvania for
      this event.
      >
      >
      >
      > Professional development (Act 48) credits will be offered (approximately
      14)
      > for the conference.
      >
      >
      >
      > The Pennsylvania Association for Learning Alternatives has planned two
      > fantastic evening activities for Friday and Saturday evenings. Tai Chi
      and Yoga
      > will be offered early each morning. The Philadelphia area has tremendous
      > offerings for dinning, art, sports, water fun, shopping, dancing, etc.
      >
      >
      >
      > Thursday evening will be an icebreaker get-together right on site at the
      > Radisson. Free appetizers and music will be provided. It will give you a
      chance
      > to meet and talk to the folks from other states and countries and to see
      your
      > own counterparts in Pennsylvania.
      >
      >
      >
      > We are hoping to confirm a US Senator this week for the conference.
      Please
      > come out and show your support for alternative education.
      >
      >
      >
      > I have attached the registration brochure and a tentative agenda. You can
      > also find all this information on the alternative education webpages under
      > "Important News" or "Conferences, Workshops, and Regional Meetings" or
      you can
      > click on this link www.center-school.org/IALA.htm
      > <http://www.center-school.org/IALA.htm> for additional information.
      >
      >
      >
      > Next year's ability for Pennsylvania to pay and run an annual conference
      is
      > up in the air with the budget crunches across the state. Please take
      advantage
      > of this exciting and international conference on alternative education
      right
      > here in good ol' PA.
      >
      >
      >
      > If you have any questions, please contact me directly at (717) 705-6908 or
      by
      > email.
      >
      >
      >
      > DON'T MISS THIS VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY!!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Nancy Avolese
      >
      > State Coordinator
      >
      > Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth
      >
      > Pennsylvania Department of Education
      >
      > School Services Unit, 5th Floor
      >
      > 333 Market Street
      >
      > Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
      >
      > Voice Telephone: (717) 705-6908
      >
      > FAX: (717) 783-4305
      >
      > Email: navolese@...
      >
      > Web Site: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/alt_disruptive/site/default.asp
      > <http://www.pde.state.pa.us/alt_disruptive/site/default.asp>
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