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Register for the ColoDLA Conference on April 28

The ColoDLA Annual Conference is Thursday, April 28th, 2016!

Register before April 15 for a discount! Download the Conference Flyer.

Colorado Distance Learning Association Annual Conference
Thursday April 28th, 2016, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
CU South Denver 10035 S. Peoria Street, Parker CO 80134

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Conference Theme:
The Future of Distance Learning: 2020
Paths, Emerging Technologies, Policies and Instructional Design Methodologies

The future of Distance Learning is on the near horizon! This Conference will consider the emergence of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, the current state of Policies and Politics involving the practice of Distance Learning, and engage in informed discussion of Instructional Design practices.

Early Bird Registration (No Promo Code Necessary before April 15th at 11:59 PM) – $135
Standard Registration – $150 (April 16th to April 28th)

Registration includes:

  • ColoDLA individual membership for July 2016 – June 2017
  • USDLA individual membership
  • Breakfast and lunch

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ColoDLA Annual Conference Speakers
Kristin Kipp

Kristin Kipp has been an English and social studies teacher for the last eleven years and joined Jefferson County School District’s 21st Century Virtual Academy in 2009. Ms. Kipp is the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12 education and the author of Teaching on the Education Frontier: Instructional Strategies for Online and Blended Classrooms. She has a Masters of Education in Secondary Education with a graduate minor in English from the University of North Texas.

Russ Poulin

Russ Poulin organizes WCET’s national policy and research activities, edits WCET’s Frontiers blog, coordinates WCET’s research efforts, and works on eLearning consortia issues. He represented the distance education community in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2014 Program Integrity Negotiated Rulemaking process. Previously, he coordinated distance education activities for the North Dakota University System. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master’s from the University of Northern Colorado.

T.R. Reid

T.R. Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Healing of America, A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”, a documentary filmmaker, and a former reporter with the Washington Post. At the Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns and served as the bureau chief in Tokyo and London. T.R. is a board member for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and a member of the advisory board for the University of Colorado
Medical School.

Full program (including panel discussions) will be announced soon – register now for this one-day conference – a great value for a minimal fee!
Registration is now open at
2016 Distance Learning Awards Nominations

Every year, the Colorado Distance Learning Association accepts nominations for Distance Learning Teacher of the Year and Program of the Year.
Please submit your nominations at the following links by April 8th.
Teacher of the Year
Program of the Year

We will also be honoring ColoDLA President Emeritus Emma Richardson with the 2016 John and Carrie Morgridge Award for her work in advancing distance learning.
Join us for a day filled with stimulating content, lively discussion and diverse perspectives!

School-based Telehealth – November, 2015 ColoDLA Webinar

Webinar Summary

With over 57 schools participating in Children’s Health school telehealth program – it is the fastest growing in the country.  Join Julie Hall-Barrow from Children’s Health in Dallas as she presents a history, lessons-learned and successful outcomes overview of this program and how it has changed the landscape of keeping children healthy, in school, and learning!

As a Teacher, Administrator, Practitioner or Parent, this session will be of extreme interest and value for you!

About the presenter

Dr. Hall-Barrow is the Sr. Director of Healthcare Innovation and Telemedicine at Dallas Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Dallas Children’s is one of the top 5 Pediatric Hospitals in the country and is utilizing technology to reach children wherever they may be located. Since 1997, Dr. Hall-Barrow has provided leadership in healthcare transformation which has included corporate health, chronic diseases management and telemedicine. She has served as a national and international expert in the field of telemedicine including but not limited to pediatrics, neurology, emergent delivery methods and healthcare mobility.

Dr. Hall-Barrow currently serves as the Chair of the American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group. In this role, she provides leadership to both new and existing telehealth programs through education, research and service. She has provided guidance on legislation, outreach and collaboration with national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. She led the first state-wide tele-stroke program for Arkansas and initiated the first state-wide image repository.

Dr. Hall-Barrow has published her research in peer reviewed journals, presented nationally and internationally and continues to provide hands-on training to new providers of telemedicine. Dr. Hall-Barrow holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Master’s in Kinesiology and Bachelors in Health Education.