I’ve been lucky enough to call myself a veteran of sorts at many Tech & Learning events. From their School CIO summits to their conference formerly known as Tech Forum (now Tech & Learning LIVE), they always offer ways to have conversations and listen to expert panelists. I’ve given a keynote in Atlanta, presented in Boston, and attended pretty much every one that’s been in Texas since the mid-2000’s. While the formats have been fairly constant, there is always a great line-up of people to learn and share with. What excites me about this year’s event (this Friday, November 6th) is the way the team is ramping up the interaction. There will be a great keynote speaker as always (friend & colleague Dr. Joan Hughes from the University of Texas), engaging sessions, and opportunities to interact with sponsors. However, this year, there will be an extra layer of collaboration and competitiveness as the event introduces their version of the APPmazing Race that I have the pleasure of moderating. These races always make the day more entertaining as well as generate an atmosphere of creativity and collaborative problem-solving--traits we want kids in our schools to exemplify. Can’t make it to Texas Friday? Be sure to follow the #tltechlive hashtag to participate in the fun!
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Carl Hooker has spent the past 20+ years in education as a teacher and administrator focused on the thoughtful integration of technology and innovation. He consults for multiple districts across the country and is a frequent speaker at state and national events. In his free time he's an author, DJ, podcast host, Poetry Slammer, and Trivia Night MC. He's the co-founder of the social platform K12Leaders.com (opens in new tab). Check out his latest book Ready Set FAIL! Now available for order here: https://mrhook.it/fail (opens in new tab) Read more of his blogs at Hooked on Innovation (opens in new tab).