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2013 Visual Thinking & Literacy Conference
The 2013 Visual Thinking Conference is for anyone focused on visual approaches to thinking and communication. So whether you are a business leader giving presentations, a marketing manager designing websites and materials, or a grade school teacher looking for new ways to reach students, no other event offers you more of today’s solutions… and tomorrow’s vision.
The Visual Thinking Conference is like no other conference you’ve ever attended (it will even be different from last year!). We don’t have speakers. We have facilitators. We’re bringing in experts from all over the country who will not just tell you about their approach, but have you try it out during the session. Here’s a few of the exciting experts:
- Ryan Coleman
- Tom Crawford
- Karl Gude
- Jessica Hagy
- Laura Johnson
- Jamie Nast
- Matt Pierce
- Chad Simon
- Jameson Toole
Tickets are $125 for business people and community members, $50 for K-12 teachers and $25 for high school and college students. Tickets include a continental breakfast and box lunch.
The event is sponsored by Oakland Schools, TechSmith and VizNetwork.
More About Seaholm High School
One of two high schools in the Birmingham Public School District, Seaholm High School is located off West Lincoln Road, and educates roughly half of Birmingham's 2,600 high school students. Seaholm is consistently considered one of the most highly-regarded schools in the state, with more than 80 percent of its faculty holding advanced degrees, and its students scoring well above state and national averages on the ACT and SAT. Typically, 97 percent of students attend college after graduation.
Students follow a trimester schedule at Seaholm, taking 15 clases a year. In addition to taking classes in core academic subjects, students have the option of studying Spanish, French or Chinese, or enrolling in one of 19 AP classes. The school also houses an award-winning Engineering Technology Department, with classes in CAD, Architectural Design and Engineering and Robotics.
Students with varying interests may explore career options through the Oakland Schools Techinical Campus (OTEC), or personalize their education through interdiscplinary courses. Non-native students also have the option of taking English as a Second Language.
From students publications like The Highlander, to the Youth Action Board, to the unified hockey and ski teams, there are a wide variety of options for Seaholm students looking to get involved. Known as the Seaholm Maples, Seaholm students have brought home state championships in Girls Unified Lacross and Girls Golf, and county championships in Boys Swimming and Diving.
Seaholm High School is equpped with a new media center, a 3-court gymnasium, an 8-lane stretch pool, a 900-seat auditorium, a 116-seat theater for lectures and performances, a school store, food labs, language labs and art studios.
The school also serves as home for Birmingham Community Education classes, Oakland University, the Japanese School of Detroit and the Oakland ISD Autistic Impaired Program, among others.
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