Virtual Tech Forum coming up soon!

Virtual Tech Forum coming up soon!

Register for this FREE virtual conference on November 17, 11am-7pmET, for the opportunity to network with some of the greatest names in edtech. Participate in scheduled chats on how you are solving real-world problems in your schools every day – from integrating mobile devices into the classroom, to deciding whether or not to filter, to getting those reluctant educators beyond “why tech” – all with the goal of creating good pedagogy and engaged learning.

At the top of each hour, you'll have the chance to watch a brief video in the auditorium by one or more of our headliners, raising key issues that they're hoping to discuss with you. Then, chat live with these leaders and other innovative educators in the Networking Center about your school’s unique challenges. Chats will be held throughout the day in the three Tech & Learning Pavilions: Curriculum, Leadership, and IT.


11am: Mike Hall and Vallerie Cave: High School 2.0: Talking Change for Today and Tomorrow

12: Chris Lehmann: It’s Not About the Technology: Shifting from Technology Planning to Education Planning

1pm: Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb: Cells in the Classroom: From Banning to Embracing

2pm: Dr. Joseph Barrow and Mike Porter: Internet 2 and High-Bandwidth Connectivity: How and Why to Jump on Board

3pm: Cathy Swan: Facebook, YouTube and Other Mainstream Tools: Do they Belong in the Classroom?

4pm; David Jakes and David Warlick: The Impact of Social Media in Schools: Welcoming and Responding to the Disruption

5pm: Howie DiBlasi: 21st Century Skills: Are Our Schools Teaching Them?

6pm: Kim Carter: Disruptive Innovation: Fad, Fantasy, or Future of Learning?


Many of our Tech & Learning advisors – all innovative leaders in edtech -- will also be at the event at the three T&L Pavilions (Curriculum, Leadership, and IT) to chat with you. Each Pavilion will also include great resources you can take away with you in virtual briefcases for future access. Here are just a few of the experts you’ll meet 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, NY
Scott Floyd, Instructional Technologist, White Oak ISD, TX
Jennifer Fano, Administrator, Randolph School District, NJ
Carolyn Foote, Westlake High School 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
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
Kathy Politis, Director of Instructional Technology, Fulton County Schools, GA
Don Reece, Director of Information Technology, Pembina Trails School Division,
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
Hoke Wilcox, Information Technology Specialist, ETC, Kennesaw State University, GA
Steve Young, Chief Technology Officer, Judson Independent School District, TX


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Tech & Learning
SPONSORED BY: eInstruction, K-12 Blueprint (brought to you by Intel and Tech & Learning), Lightspeed Systems, Apperson, Fiddlehead