VTC 2014

Friday Preconference


Friday Preconference

We are delighted to welcome websolution specialists Finalsite to VTC 2014.

Finalsite will be offering a FREE preconference on Friday, February 14, titled “Website Strategies for Schools”.

All Preconference events will be held in the Community Room, in the Administration Building (B7 at the front entrance)

8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

Come early and say hello to your colleagues from international schools. Light breakfast, coffee, and water provided.
9:00 – 9:15


Introductions and a look at the day’s agenda. We’d like to hear from you about the challenges in today’s international school communications, why are you here, and where are you headed.
9:15 - 9:45

Website trends - How does your site measure up?

We will provide you with a checklist of some of the current trends in website design and function and then ask each participant to examne their own website.
9:45- 10:45

Web Strategy & Best Practices for Goal-Driven Websites

We will highlight new ideas from schools worldwide. We’ll cover responsive design, mobile, QR codes, portals, integration, branding, private social networking, and much more. Be ready to ask how these ideas can be implemented at your school.
10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00

School Spotlight

Whether you use Finalsite now or are just learning about us, you’re sure to enjoy our talk show format here. UNIS Hanoi Director of Advancement, Emma Silva, will share the process that the school underwent with the launch of their new website through Finalsite.
12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

Lunch to be provided
13:00 – 13:45

Beyond Your Website

It’s not just about your website anymore. How are you pushing information to social media, and more importantly- how are you bringing people back to your site.
13:45 – 14:30

Technology Integration: It Matters!

Every user wants access to their own set of tools, whether it is the Gradebook, Planner, Apps, Google Drive or any other web-based repository. Data workflow is an important consideration now that schools are moving away from server-based applications to web-based tools and services. This creates distributed data architecture and places a greater emphasis on consolidating logins, integration and Single-Sign-ON (SSO). In this session, participants will share ideas and highlight how several emerging technology tools and applications create a meaningful platform for enhancing learning that enable schools to implement this vision without creating headaches for the IT staff.
14:30 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:30

Finalsite Learning Management System

You'll change how you think about the classroom with this presentation of the Finalsite LMS (Learning Management System). Fully responsive so it looks great on any device, the LMS connects students and teachers with a user-friendly interface, organizes assignments with a online Dropbox, gives schools control with a private social network, and much more.
15:30- 16:00

Q&A – Open forum