Virtual Tech Forum - Program

Virtual Tech Forum - Program

Click here to access our detailed agenda of the day's events.

Here is the team of great presenters and topics you'll be able to view on-demand at Virtual Tech Forum:

High School 2.0: Talking Change for Today and Tomorrow

Progressive Learning Environments: What do they Look Like?
Cells in the Classroom: From Banning to Embracing

Internet 2 and High-Bandwidth Connectivity: How and Why to Jump on Board

Mike Hall & Vallerie Cave
Chris Lehmann
Lisa Nielsen & Willyn WebbJoseph Barrow & Mike Porter

Facebook, YouTube and Other Mainstream Tools: Do they Belong in the Classroom?

The Impact of Social Media in Schools: Welcoming and Responding to the Disruption

Disruptive Innovation: Fad, Fantasy, or Future of Learning?
21st Century Skills: Are Our Schools Teaching Them?

Cathy Swan

David Jakes & David Warlick

Kim Carter

Howie DiBlasi

Visit the three Tech & Learning Pavilions where you can view on-demand chats with educator experts and access resources on areas of special interest to you. These pavilions are designed for you to meet like-minded education leaders and focus on a variety of topics vital to 21st century education. Topics include:

CURRICULUM: Students, Classrooms and Learning

Reaching ALL students
STEM education & computational thinking
101 ways to use Web 2.0, digital video and social networking tools in the classroom
Teaching cybersafety and digital citizenship

ADMINISTRATION: Leadership, Policy and Funding

Rethinking professional development
21st century leadership — using today's tools to communicate, connect and build effective teams
Launching and sustaining 1:1 initiatives
Online learning/virtual classes and schools

IT: Implementation, Infrastructure and Support

Green computing & virtualization
Cloud computing & open source technologies
Security, filtering, and student-owned devices
Equipping the 21st century classroom

A number of members of the Tech & Learning network – from T&L bloggers to popular presenters at our face-to-face Tech Forums ��� were on hand at the pavilions or in the networking center to chat with attendees and to share great resources. Here are just a few of the Virtual Tech Forum team members who participated on November 17:

Anna Adam, Campus Instructional Technologist, Killeen ISD, TX
• David Andrade, Physics teacher, Central Magnet High School, Bridgeport, CT
• Pam Cranford, Testing Coordinator/RtI Manager, White Oak ISD, TX
• Brian Engle, Executive Director of Educational Technology, Glenview School District #34, IL
• Laura Deisley, Director of 21st Century Learning, The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA
• Dr. Maxine Fisher, Graduate Faculty Member, Adolescent Literacy and Technology, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, Walden University
• Scott Floyd, Instructional Technologist, White Oak ISD, TX
• Jennifer Fano, Administrator, Randolph School District, NJ
• Carolyn Foote, District Librarian, Westlake H.S. Library, Eanes ISD, TX
• Karen Fuller, Chief Technology Officer, Klein ISD, TX
• Jim Gerry, Innovation and Entrepeneurship Director, Illinois Math and Science Academy
• Michael Gras, Chief of Technology, White Oak ISD, TX
• Arturo Guajardo, Educational Technology Facilitator, Austin ISD, TX
• Carl Heine, Lead Innovation Architect, Illinois Math and Science Academy
• Debbie Iosso, Principal, Randolph High School, NJ
• Özge Karaoglu, Teacher, consultant and blogger, Terakki Foundation Schools, Turkey
• Patsy Lanclos, Educator-Consultant, Lanclos Consulting, TX
• Patrick Larkin, Principal, Burlington High School, MA
• Tammy Mclain, District Technology Director, Winnsboro ISD, TX
• Scott Meech, Technology Facilitator, Joseph Sears School, IL
• Samantha Morra, Technology Teacher/Coordinator, Montclair Public Schools, NJ
• Helen Mowers, 21st Century Learning Specialist, Killeen ISD, TX
• Debbie Patsel, Special Education Teacher, Paterson Public Schools, NJ
• Mark Pennington, Science Teacher, Hinsdale South HS, IL
• Kathy Politis, Director of Instructional Technology, Fulton County Schools, GA
• Don Reece, Director of Information Technology, Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
• Raymond Rose, Online Learning Evangelist, Rose & Smith Associates, TX
• Jennifer Saccoccio, Elementary School Teacher, White Oak ISD, TX
• Len Scrogan, Director of Instructinal Technology, Boulder Valley School District, CO
• Dean Shareski, Educational Consultant, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
• Shelly Terrell, VP of Educator Outreach,
• Hank Thiele, Chief Technology Officer, Maine Township High School District 207, IL
• Connie White, Director of Technology & Media, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, GA
• Amy Wilcox, ELL Teacher, Marion County, GA
• Hoke Wilcox, Information Technology Specialist, ETC, Kennesaw State University, GA
• Meg Wilson, Special Education Teacher, and blogger (iPodsibilities)
• Steve Young, Chief Technology Officer, Judson Independent School District, TX