Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Nashville - Tech Learning

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Nashville

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DATES: Friday & Saturday, October 6, 7
LOCATION: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville
THEME: Bridging the Equity Gap with Innovative Connections

Ensuring all students have digital access is a crucial component to preparing our students for success. At the Fall 2017 T&L Leadership Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and share the many innovative ways district leaders have achieved this goal through innovative solutions. From low-income to affluent districts, located in a variety of regions from rural to urban, these stories all have one goal in common: making sure every student is connected both at school and at home. Attendees will walk away with new ideas and an expanded support network of colleagues they can tap into as they roll out plans for ongoing digital equity—and much more.

In addition to examining this theme, attendees will have the opportunity to suggest and select 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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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214

Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Located only 10 minutes from the airport and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at our resort

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