Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Phoenix

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Dates: December 7 & 8

Location: The Camby Hotel, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85016

Theme: Curriculum & Tech: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

For any tech initiative to not just survive but thrive, IT and curriculum leaders must share the same goals. It’s easy to say that an educational vision should drive everything we do with technology in schools but far harder to ensure that the organizational structure, communication channels and other elements are in place to make the marriage between technology and learning a successful one. The December T&L Leadership Summit will address this issue through panels and discussions that can help both sides better understand each other’s challenges, improve collaboration, and support a district’s instructional goals through powerful uses of technology. In addition to examining this theme, attendees will have the opportunity to suggest topics for small group discussions that they will attend during the second day of the conference. Topics range from data privacy to professional learning, 1:1 models to facilitating change. Tech Learning Leader Summit participants are both teachers and learners at these events, sharing their challenges and successes with their peers, brainstorming solutions to a variety of challenges, building a personal learning network of colleagues they can turn to for counsel throughout the year, and walking away with action items they can put into place in their districts.



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The Camby Hotel2401 E. Camelback RoadPhoenix, AZ 85016Set in the upscale Biltmore neighborhood, this sophisticated modern hotel is a minute's walk from shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park and 4 miles from Camelback Mountain.Sleek, contemporary rooms with southwestern touches feature marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus iPod docks, soundproof windows and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add mountain views; suites offer living areas with sofabeds. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities include a trendy restaurant, as well as a chic bar and a low-key bar-and-grill next to the rooftop pool. There's also a chic spa, a fitness center and poolside yoga.


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ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink(r) OneClick(r) includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.



Specifically created for K-12, Gaggle’s Safe Classroom Learning Management System features built-in processes and classroom workflows designed to promote educator and student productivity. For schools using Google Apps for Education or Office 365, Gaggle Safety Management elevates those products into full-featured learning platforms while enhancing their compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). As a leader in educational technology for more than 15 years, Gaggle continues to innovate, providing affordable school and district website solutions that unify the online experience. The company also offers an affordable archiving and records retention solution that integrates with any leading email or communication platform



GoGuardian uniquely provides the best security available for Chromebooks in Education. When educators deploy Chromebooks, GoGuardian protects student internet use, keeps educators informed on students’ Chromebook habits and trends, and gives peace of mind knowing Chromebooks, if lost or stolen, are recoverable. GoGuardian provides the most capable CIPA compliant filter (complemented by our advanced Flagged Activity engine) including customizable filtering services so that educators can both ensure students’ safety on the internet, and dialogue with students as necessary. GoGuardian’s Monitoring functions provide the most complete set of Chromebook usage analytics, as well as individualized user statistics allowing administrators to improve their bandwidth usage for educational purposes. GoGuardian protects schools’ investments with our unparalleled and unique in-the-market Chromebook asset recovery system which includes geo-location, key-logging, screen capture etc. GoGuardian stands above the competition, providing unparalleled solutions for our clients' Chromebook education programs. Go with GoGuardian.

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Defined Learning

Defined Learning specializes in career based PERFORMANCE TASKS through it's proven and effective service, DEFINED STEM. Currently used in over 4,000 schools, Defined STEM asks students to apply their knowledge within the context of the real world. We do this instructionally through the use of performance tasks and philosophically through REAL-WORLD CAREER themes. Defined STEM fills the need for ENGAGEMENT, RELEVANCE, and CROSS-CURRICULAR learning; which are the foundation of a 21st CENTURY curriculum. Through the Defined STEM resource and Jay McTighe PD Courses, Defined Learning helps school districts create 21st Century learners.



FreshGrade is a learning portfolio platform that promotes student ownership and parent engagement. It allows teachers and students to quickly capture evidence of learning, provide feedback and track progression of national and state standards as well as custom district objectives. The suite of mobile and browser-based applications specifically designed for Pre-K-12 makes learning visible and immediate. Students, teachers, and parents develop a deeper understanding of their achievement and progress with a portfolio that documents the process, not just the product, of learning."FreshGrade forms a continuous glimpse into each child's progress that parents and students can share." — Sir Ken Robinson, Author, Creative Schools.



GuideK12 is web-based software that provides administrators the ability to visualize student data with a geographic component on an interactive map for real time scenario planning. Users can filter and query on any characteristic to instantly understand the impact of a new idea. Applications range from boundary changes, referendum planning, local voter data, resource placement, emergency preparedness, school choice tracking or academic performance analysis and more. This easy to use tool allows those closest to the strategic plan the ability to quickly analyze data with access based on role. GuideK12 enables administrative teams to be more effective, efficient and insightful.

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From humble beginnings in 1933, HamiltonBuhl has grown as an innovator delivering quality, durability and reliability becoming the most recognized brand in education AV equipment, electronics, and products. A leader in innovations, HamiltonBuhl now offers an entire line of STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math) products with robust educator resources, videos, lesson plans with standards alignment and curriculum guides to help facilitate and accelerate the learning process for students of all ages. HamiltonBuhl products are developed and tested with the help of educators and students around the world, lending credence to our motto of Never-Ending Learning Innovation.


LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA provides an innovative IT commercial portfolio, including premium 4K UHD, In-Plane Switching, UltraWide, Zero Client and LED Desktop Monitors and LG’s Medical Monitors. LG’s IT products deliver uncompromised display quality with outstanding resolution, professional functionality powered by a superior IPS panel and additional technologies designed to meet the needs across diverse businesses, such as labs, classrooms and offices. LG’s superior IT commercial portfolio provides organizations and businesses with the power to harness speed, efficiency, security and performance with simplicity and ease.

Midas Education

MIDAS Education

MIDAS, the Massively Integrated Data Analytics System, provides all the functionality of 17 different software systems schools traditionally purchase. MIDAS provides curricular and assessment resources, parent communication and accountability, assessment analytics, and district and student information management all in ONE platform designed with individualized instruction in mind.

Districts using MIDAS save money, improve student performance, and increase teacher productivity by replacing multiple existing programs that do not “talk” to each other with one system built on the Amazon Web Services cloud and fully integrated with Google Apps for Education. MIDAS was built by teachers with students and teachers in mind!