Tech & Learning will be hosting a panel discussion, "IT and Curriculum: Can this marriage be saved?" on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4:50-5:40pm at the 54th Annual California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) Conference in Sacramento, California.
This series of events (to be continued in Long Beach at Tech & Learning Live on January 30) offers best practice strategies districts can use to bridge the gap between tech and curriculum. Have you rolled out a 1:1 initiative only to have the devices sit unused? Have you attempted a variety tech training programs that have yet to change teaching? Often, these “failures” are simply misunderstandings of the goals and challenges faced by both departments.
The first of this series was held last week in Austin, where IT and Curriculum representatives discussed their specific challenges regarding: strategic planning, professional learning, and digital curricula. See their discussion here.
By creating opportunities for Tech and Curriculum Departments to have these conversations, Tech & Learning hopes to help districts navigate this conversation through our publications and events. What are your IT/Curriculum challenges? Leave your comments below and join the conversation!
The California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) puts on its largest conference and tradeshow to date on November 18-21 in Sacramento, Ca., with a core theme surrounding Leadership, Achievement, and Transformation.The event will feature four days of non-stop action where nearly 1,000 technology professionals will network and get in touch with their inner geek while they build upon professional skills, share information, enjoy hosted meals, and learn a great deal about 21st century teaching methods that will build a future of high achievers through innovation and change leadership.
Featuring a blend of dynamic keynote presentations and featured speakers by inspiring industry leaders, breakout sessions that offer innovative technical and leadership strategies, interactive hands-on labs, an engineer’s only playground called “The Technology Sandbox”, the conference is sure to keep participants engaged. The vibrant tradeshow will also feature more than 200 exhibitors and partners, who support education and leadership in navigating and driving change through technology.CETPA is a non-profit membership organization and a great resource for professional development, mentorship programs and networking opportunities through a variety of events, regional networking groups, the annual conference, publications, partnerships, a lively online community, and more.