Tech Forum NY Provides Insight, PD, & Networking Opportunities for Innovative Educators
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October 11, 2012 By: Lisa Nielsen
Tech Forum New York, Tech & Learning magazine's annual event, is a terrific professional development opportunity for innovative educators. This high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 educators with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology.
Unlike some larger conferences, what I enjoy about Tech Forum is it provides an engaging experience in an intimate setting, with expert presentations and plenty of networking opportunities that ensure participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.
At the conference I'll be hosting a roundtable on Twitter in the Classroom where I’ll share how this can be a powerful tool to engage learners. The opening keynote will be delivered by Patrick Higgins who discusses Edubranding via Social Media. He discusses the commonly held belief in the business world that if you are not in front of the publicity for your brand, someone else will determine how it is viewed by the public. Do schools fall under that same umbrella and, if so, what does it mean to have a brand for a K-12 institution? How has your school/district leveraged social media to grow its brand? Is it time for those of us in education to take a lesson in media branding?
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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