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Ohio IAIE chapter hosts world conference
Muskingum University

The 2010 annual meeting of the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE), Successful Schools: Global and Personal Perspectives, will be held in Columbus September 29 through October 2. 

The Ohio chapter of IAIE, headquartered at Muskingum University, is hosting the event with Dr. Barbara Hansen, the Dave Longaberger Professor of Teaching and Learning and Distinguished Professor of Education at Muskingum, serving as the conference chair. Muskingum is also represented on the event’s planning committee by Associate Professor of Education Dr. Linda Rogness and Dr. Vicki Wilson, who is program chair.

"The conference will honor and reflect on the traits of successful schools from both global and personal perspectives,” said Dr. Hansen. “Invitational education is a fresh and innovative approach to developing and enhancing learning environments. It is a theory of practice based on trust, respect, care, optimism, and intentionality. The approach assumes that people are able, valuable, and responsible,” she explained.

Dr. Hansen reports that professionals, educators and business and community leaders from throughout the United States and seven other countries are registered for the 28th world conference.

Among the presenters are:

Dr. Jim Mahoney, Executive Director of Battelle for Kids in Columbus, and a widely recognized motivational speaker;

Chelonnda Seroyer, a successful high school English teacher and a national presenter;

Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong, authors of The First Days of School, and effective teachers whose careers involve teaching new teachers how to organize for student success;

Lim Lanchin, an educator from Singapore, will share from her book, Living Invitingly; 

Dr. Betty Siegel, the first woman to lead a Georgia university and holder of the distinction of being the longest serving female president of a public university in the nation.

Those interested may still register for the entire conference or for specific daily rates. For registration information, see

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