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Tuesday, June 21
 

8:00am

Building Bolder Schools: It Doesn't Hurt to Be First
Who wants to be the line leader? Ask that in any elementary room and every hand would go flying into the air. And yet, schools seem to be terrified of being the first ones to adopt new ideas in technology. Somewhere between kindergarten and our last faculty meeting, the role of line leader seems to have gone from the best job on the board to a position that's just a little terrifying. When did we become so terrified of being a trailblazer? During this presentation, we'll explore the risks, benefits, and transformations that can occur when a school embraces risk and is willing to step up and be first.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning CommunitiesFormer Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Reardon Auditorium

2:30pm

The Mess of Teaching: Curiosity, Technology and Everything in Between
Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reardon Auditorium
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

8:00am

Digital Citizenship-It's Not About the Digital
Digital Citizenship is a relatively new yet hot topic in the world of education today. Vast amounts of time and effort are spent educating students in the area of #DigCit, and rightfully so. Learning to navigate this quickly changing landscape is tricky even for the best digital native, yet it all comes down to one thing. And it has nothing to do with technology. Do we still need to teach Digital Citizenship? Absolutely! But this one skill makes all the difference.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

eLearning Specialist, EdTechZone
A champion for all things EdTech, Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is currently the eLearning Specialist for Wayne Township Schools where he leads in the areas of Chromebooks, Android Tablets, Special Education, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Reardon Auditorium

2:30pm

Defining Your Digital Ecosystem
Description: Digital tools are essential to our survival in our personal and professional lives.  For educators and students, decisions are made every day as to which tools are assimilated into our "digital ecosystems."  But it's so overwhelming!  This begs the answers to two questions:
  1. What tools comprise the digital ecosystems of students and educators?
  2. How do educators and students decide which tools they should be using in the digital age?

Nathan will explore these questions through personal and local examples in this relevant, practical message.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reardon Auditorium