Keeping Up with the Net Generation

Time: 08:30 am to 09:30 am
As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come listen as Sheryl stirs a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that reach all students in this digital age

Implementing 21st Century Skills - Steps to Build Momentum

Middle School 112 (Spooner's Lab) Time: 09:45 am to 11:00 am
If using technology is so easy, why is implementation so difficult? Preparing students for the 21st Century calls for collective action of all stakeholders and this workshop looks at the steps needed to build momentum and garner buy-in from the entire school community. Participants will discuss ways to plan collectively and strategically for the future, develop a professional development plan for 21st Century skill building, and make sure all students have equitable access to a 21st century education.

Dimensions of Change

Middle School 112 (Spooner's Lab) Time: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Today's changing world challenges us to re-envision what we do in our schools and classrooms or risk a growing irrelevance in our students' lives. At the core of this challenge is how well we realize the potentials of today's emerging technologies in our own professional and personal learning practice as educational leaders. Participants will discuss how schools have changed and how they need to change to meet the demands of a modern world and remain relevant in the lives of the students they teach.

Reaching All Students

Middle School 112 (Spooner's Lab) Time: 01:00 pm to 02:15 pm
Come discuss ways of broadening your technology program's reach and effectiveness for a full range of students, including those how have the most to gain from successful implementations.