Program: Tech Forum Texas 2014

 














 
 
7:00 am - 8:15 am

Registration and Breakfast


8:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Identity, Networks, & Connected Learning
Alec Couros
We are currently exiting the age of personal computer and entering a new mobile reality. Emerging technologies now provide us with the tools to drastically transform our learning environments, and for the first time in history, learners now have the technical ability to learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Yet, transitioning away from our industrial model of education will not be easy, and leaves us with many questions. What do teachers/leaders need to know about modern learning? How can social networks and new media be used to support student learning? How do we deal with digital identity & citizenship? This presentation will outline our new technological reality, feature examples of how social media and mobile devices can transform learning environments and guide participants in examining the potentials and pitfalls of 21st century learning.

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Refreshment and Networking Break


9:45 am - 11:00 am

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.

  • What the Heck do we DO with all that Data?
  • Rethinking Learning Spaces
  • Google Apps: Beyond the Basics
  • Digital Footprints, Digital Citizenship

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Refreshment and Networking Break


11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Industry Spotlights
Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Dessert Reception


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Roundtable Discussions & Mini-Workshops
These discussions, on topics suggested by attendees when you register, provide a great opportunity for you to network with fellow technology leaders.

  • The eRate: what's coming next?
  • Makerspaces
  • Coding
  • How and why (or why not) to move to Google Apps
  • Sustaining one-to-one
  • ... and much more

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon 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.

  • Curriculum and Technology Working Together
  • Passion, Wonder and Voice
  • The Smartest Person in the Room: An interactive learning challenge

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Sponsor-Hosted Reception
Join the party! Unwind and network with colleagues and industry partners.

Sponsors



Association Partners

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