It’s ed tech high season at the end of the month – culminating with the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta – and Tech & Learning will be right in the thick of it, with a bevy of events and programs showcasing cutting-edge technologies and the educators who use them.
First up is the fourth semi-annual SchoolCIO Summit at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, where 50 top-level leaders from around the country will focus on the impact of Big Data on education: What should school/district administrators worry about when it comes to security, safety and legality? Conversely, what should they be excited about? The two-day Summit will use a combination of presentations and working sessions to focus on challenges and success stories related to technology-supported educational transformation. See more at www.schoolcio.com/ciosummits.
Then on Monday, June 30, honorees from Tech & Learning’s Leaders of the Year (LOY) and Big 10 lists will be celebrated at a special reception. The LOY winners exemplified extraordinary education technology leadership, often working within budgetary restrictions and limited resources. Among the winners are two superintendents, a director of innovation and digital learning, and a computer instructor. The Big 10 winners are those identified as having the greatest influence over the future of ed tech in the big picture. Read about all of them at www.techlearning.com/currentissue.
Finally, selected Tech & Learning advisors will scour the show floor on the first day of ISTE, investigating the latest and greatest announcements from participating vendors in T&L’s first annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. The judges will each rate their impressions on a sliding scale, then meet to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and thus deserves the "amazing" moniker. The recipients will be announced on TechLearning.com before the conclusion of ISTE. Find out more at www.techlearning.com/BestofISTEAwards.