8:15am - 9:30am
Welcome and Opening Keynote
Reinventing & Retelling the Education Story
In this information-driven, technology-rich world, and rapidly changing world, preparing
our children for their future is becoming one of our society's greatest challenges,
and it is a challenge that we seem increasingly willing to recognize. There remain
many barriers that prevent us from retooling our classrooms, but at the core is
an outdated story about education. How do we fashion a new image of the 21st century
classroom and tell the story? What are it's components, to whom do we tell and how?
These are some of the issues that will be addressed by 30-year educator, author,
and blogger, David Warlick.
9:45am - 11:00am
New Technologies that are Changing Education
Listen and watch as a panel of ed tech gurus shares online tools and cutting-edge
technologies that have the potential to change the way teachers teach, students
learn and schools operate. What's hot today and what will be tomorrow's "killer
apps" for schools?
1:1 Computing: What We're Learning
While it's still a dream for many districts, trailblazers throughout the state and
country have been exploring what's possible when laptops and other mobile devices
are placed in the hands of students and teachers, 24/7. What have we learned from
these early 1:1 implementations about the benefits, challenges and logistics of
Digital Storytelling and 21st Century Skills
In today's world, literacy goes far beyond learning how to read and write. Knowing
how to convey information using multiple media and how to tell a compelling story
are both crucial communication skills for tomorrow's graduates. Digital stories
can also reinforce learning in a variety of curriculum areas and serve as a powerful
tool for authentic assessment. Come see compelling examples and learn how this meaningful
learning experience supports standards-based instruction and the skills required
for 21st Century learning.
11:15am - 12:15pm
Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of
1:15pm - 2:00pm
These discussions, on topics suggested by attendees when you register, provide a
great opportunity for you to network with fellow technology leaders.
2:10pm - 3:30pm
These workshops allow our attendees to explore key topics in greater depth.
The 10 Keys to Effective Professional Development
Schools with high-quality teachers and motivated students believe deeply in professional
development. In such schools, professional development is a key component of a foundation
that empowers excellence. But what are the factors that contribute to the development
of such programs? In this session, we'll explore ten critical professional development
attributes that promote a culture of sustainable professional practice and increased
Podcasting is the rage. It's also sound pedagogy. Students (and teachers) are researching,
planning, writing, collaborating, and using a range of technology skills to produce
compelling multimedia products that teach and demonstrate learning. This workshop
will introduce participants to the fundamentals of podcasting, its applications
to education, and techniques for producing audio and video podcasts.
EduBloggerCon: a Web 2.0-Style Conversation About Emerging Technologies
This collaborative, "unconference" session is a loosely structured panel discussion
where the attendees are the panel. The focus of the open and knowledge-building
conversation will be web 2.0 — what it is, what it does for students and
teachers, the barriers that prevent teachers from using these new tools, and strategies
for blazing paths through those barriers. The discussion will likely include blogs,
podcasting, RSS, social bookmarks, social networks, and mashups. But the program
will be up to the panelists: you! Come learn in the style of Web 2.0 —
from your community of professional educators.