Conversations

During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Voice, Choice & Multiple Learning Pathways: Professional Learning for the Modern Educator

Session 2
Michael Reichert, Amanda Matarese

Looking to change the culture of professional learning? Presenters will highlight best practices in professional development to promote growth in every teacher. This session will showcase the overall professional learning plan, as well as delve into successful professional learning experiences. Attendees will develop a repository of innovative professional learning resources.

Seeing The Big Picture Using the Little Device in Your Pocket

Session 3
Tim Stahmer

You and your students probably take thousands of photos every year. But, besides adding a filter and posting them to social media, what do you with them? Join us to explore ideas for enhancing your professional practice and student learning using photography. Bring your smartphone to fully participate in the learning.

Reflective Practice: The Relative Value of Ed Tech for Learning

Session 4
Lisa Castaneda, Tom Swanson

As educators, we are often encouraged to bring new technologies into classrooms to improve student learning. However, we do not always have opportunities to consider how to assess the relative value of these tools. Let’s discuss data, frameworks, case studies, and how we can think more critically about ed tech!

The Role of Technology in Current and Emerging K-12 School Leadership Positions

Session 6
Dr. Casey Cohen, Dr. Margery Covello

Are a school leader’s technology knowledge and significant school improvement directly proportional? School leaders from urban, suburban, charter and public networks discuss the connection among technology, innovation, instructional leadership, student growth and school leaders familiarity with technology as the technology director and school leadership roles evolve as technology integration increases.

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