Look Who's Talking at Tech Forum New York

Look Who's Talking at Tech Forum New York

One of the many highlights of Tech & Learning's Tech Forum is the chance to hear from top-notch speakers addressing topics of vital interest to K-12 technology leaders. Here are some of the great presenters who will lead sessions at Tech Forum New York on October 24:

Keynoter Eric Sheninger will lead off the morning with a thought-provoking look at "Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times" and then join Matthew Alpaugh and Mike St. Pierre (Morris Catholic High School), Brad Currie (Chester School District) and Jay Eitner (Lower Alloways Creek School District) for a session on "Telling Your Story with Help from Digital Media," moderated by Sandra Paul (Sayreville Public Schools).

Lisa Nielsen (NYC DOE) will moderate a morning breakout on "Creating a Positive Digital Footprint," featuring Jackie Patanio (PS 16, Staten Island), Darlynn Alfalla (Wagner Middle School, NYC), Timothy Comer (Hudson High School of Learning Technologies, NYC), and Paul Sanfrancesco (Owen J. Roberts School District, PA). In the afternoon, Sanfrancesco will moderate a session on "Fostering Innovation at a School and District Level" featuring Debra Jackson and Andrea Tejedor (Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery CSD), Lynne Shain and Jerry Crisci (Scarsdale Public Schools), Mackey Pendergrast and Erica Hartman (West Morris High School District, NJ), and Walter Brown (Hudson High).

Scarsdale teachers Christine Boyer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Paul Tomizawa and Marilyn Blackley will team up with David Held (Poughkeepsie Day School) and Eileen Lennon (Catherine & Count Basie Middle School, Rockaway Point) for a close-up, hands-on look at working with, and learning from, Coding and Makerspaces. Other super-teachers on this year's team – Clare Taylor (Louise Duffy Elementary, CT), Chris Aviles (Barnegut High School, NJ), and Jennifer Gunn and Grace O'Keefe (Hudson High) – will share examples of projects and approaches that engage students and allow learning to be student-driven and meaningful as part of a session called "Finding the Passion."

Samantha and Tim Smith (Red Lion Area School District, PA), Shannon Mersand (Yorktown High School, NY), Erica Hartman and Sean Beavers (West Morris Regional School District, NJ) will lead us in a Livestreamed morning session on "Google Apps: Beyond the Basics." In the afternoon, the Livestreamed session, moderated by Nancy Caramanico, will feature Mersand, again, as well as Sheri McNair (Highland Falls/Fort Montgomery, NY), Laura Fleming (New Milford High School, NJ), Joel Handler (Hillsborough Board of Education, NJ) and students from Morris Catholic High School, showcasing different approaches to "Rethinking Learning Spaces."

But wait, there's more. During the after-lunch roundtables, you'll have more choices than ever before. In addition to lively discussions led by such thoughtful ed tech leaders as Marianthe Williams, Patrick Fletcher and other educators from the River Dell (NJ) schools, along with Tom Whitby, Rick Cave, and Samantha Morra, there will be the option for attendees to participate in "unconference"-style discussions or to join Brandon Lutz for "60 in 60: Inverted" – the chance for attendees (both face-to-face and virtual) to share their favorite educational web tools and apps.

To view the day's program, click here.

Who Should Attend Tech Forum?

Tech Forum brings together some of the brightest minds and forward-thinking leaders involved in education technology. Each event is carefully designed for district- and building-level administrators, technology directors, technology coordinators, IT managers, librarians and media specialists, board of education members, and anyone involved in the planning, decision-making and/or purchasing of technology for schools and districts.

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