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.
|Which Technology is Right for Your School or District?
Young (moderator); Mary Ann Beseda, Carl Hooker, Kevin Schwartz, Candace
Should you buy laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, Windows tablets or some other device for your teachers and students? Invest in multiple platforms? Go BYO and let them choose? In this session, you will hear several district administrators sharing their own stories about what purchasing choices they made -- and, more importantly, how and why they made them.
Increasing Learning and Productivity with Google Apps for Education
Scott Floyd, Amy Mayer and Stuart Burt
Districts across the nation have found powerful ways for staff and students to collaborate, communicate, and create with the tools within Google Apps for Education. The presenters for this session will share the ins and outs of migrating to GAFE, tips for using its collaborative tools for meetings and information gathering, and a variety of ideas for engaging and effective classroom learning opportunities that tap into the power of Google’s cloud-based apps.
Technology in the Early Grades
Lisa Carnazzo and Lisa Johnson
Are you eager to share your students' learning with the world? To allow young learners to create, explore and have fun while meeting state and national standards? We will share a number of kid-friendly, technology-enhanced lesson ideas that foster inquiry and produce evidence of learning. This lively session, featuring primary-grade guest presenters, will showcase great apps and projects that transform learning for the youngest students!
Building-Level Leadership: The Role of the Visionary Principal
Karen Fuller (moderator); Linda Rawlings, Chris Ruggiero and
There is compelling evidence that effective leadership on the part of school administrators is crucial to the success of major initiatives such as 1:1, BYO, blended or flipped learning. In this session, you'll hear from several forward-thinking principals whose schools have witnessed transformative change as a result of their efforts and the efforts of others committed to student-centered learning powered by digital tools. Whether you're a principal, yourself, or an ed tech specialist looking for ways to encourage and support building-level leaders you work with, this session is for you.