The Other Two Letters in STEM: Technology and Engineering’s Role in Today’s Classrooms
Andrew Tessier and Nivedi Das, Laura Chesson, Andy Marcinek
When we talk about STEM education, the emphasis is often on math and science. But what about the learning that takes place when students are encouraged to use technology and engineering tools and skills to become real-world problem solvers and inventors? Come learn how the Maker Movement, student coding experiences, game design, robotics, and other high-tech learning experiences are converging to transform K-12 education.
1:1 and BYO Districts Tell
Paul Sanfrancesco, Peter Sanchioni, Jon Green, John Antonuccci
As schools and districts
implement 1:1 and BYOD programs they learn a great deal about the most
effective approaches to teaching and learning. In this session, several
district leaders will talk about their funding and evaluation models, how and
why they chose the devices they are using for 1:1, and the role that BYO does
or does not play in their initiatives. Come hear about their challenges,
successes, and lessons learned.
Getting Ready for the Common
Andrew Wallace, Eric Conti and Andrea Kupps
The year is 2014, which
means the PARCC and SBAC assessments are heading for your district. Are you
ready? Our presenters will share advice -- based on pilot projects -- about
equipment, infrastructure and staffing requirements, as well as pitfalls to
avoid and ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the pain associated with
the CCSS assessments.
Digital Content in a
Diana Laufenberg, Leo Brehm, and Paul Tritter
In the age of content
curation, there are a wide array of tools available for collecting, analyzing
and organizing content. This session will explore those geared particularly for
schools and look at the process of building and managing digital content
repositories to replace or supplement printed resources.