Morning Breakout Sessions
Geared especially to administrators, IT leaders, mentor teachers and other ed tech visionaries, these concurrent sessions feature widely-acclaimed and respected speakers covering the hottest topics.
One-to-One and BYO Districts Share Their Stories
Weiser (moderator); Ron Chandler and Themy Sparangis; Jenith Mishne; Robert
Craven and Crystal Turner
As school districts implement 1:1 and BYOD initiatives they learn a great deal about how teaching and learning is transformed. They also learn which policies and procedures need rethinking, which hardware and software choices are most helpful, and how to change course when things don’t go as planned. This session will focus on these and other key implementation issues.
It Takes a Village
Holly Clark, Bill Selak, and Christine Olmstead
In these politically charged times, with teachers and schools feeling attacked and bad news going viral, how do we break through the isolation and change the conversation?Four education leaders will talk about ways of sharing the good news, inviting parents into their children’s learning, partnering with the community, and building widespread support.
Professional Development Revisited
Charles Young and Jason Borgen
We know students learn in different ways but are we also providing differentiated learning for K-12 educators? Come hear from district leaders who are committed to sustained, quality professional learning, personalized to the needs of teachers. Options that will be discussed include: Google Hangouts, face-to-face workshops, focused institutes, collaboration time during the year, creative faculty meetings, on-demand learning, flipped PD, mentoring, twitter resources, and other approaches to building PLCs.
Other Two Letters in STEM: Technology and Engineering’s Role in Today’s
Sylvia Martinez (moderator); Luz Rivas, Jim
Klein and John Umekubo
we talk about STEM education, we often mean math and science. But what about
the creative learning that takes place when all students – both female and male
-- are encouraged to become high-tech problem solvers and inventors? Come see
how the Maker Movement, student coding, engineering and other “geeky” pursuits
are transforming student learning, K-12.
John Umekubo's resources