9:00 - Keeping Up With the Net Generation
A passionate student is a learning student. Using digital media students are building their own learning experi-ences, constructing meaning, and collaborating in teams to solve authentic content-based problems. Teachers who use these empowering technologies are discovering we can have rigor without sacrificing excitement

10:00 - Common Core Panel Discussion
A panel of today’s leading educational minds discuss the pros and cons of Common Core, where we are now, and where we are headed. Participants will be able to join the discussion through back chats.

10:45 Schooling for 21st Century- Unleashing Student Passion
Evidence based on exemplary practices in education suggests that new models of teaching and learning have the power to improve educational outcomes dra-matically. Come learn how to have it all—including both creativity and rigor—when delivering your com-mon core enhanced curriculum. The secret: Focus on student passion and interest.

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Leveraging Collective Intelligence-Collaborative Action Plan
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 session looks at the steps needed to build momentum and gar-ner buy-in from the entire school community. Partici-pants will discuss ways to plan collectively and strategi-cally for the future, & develop a professional develop-ment plan for 21st Century skill building.

2:30 The 21st Century Instructional Leader
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 educational leaders is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improving teaching and learning in our schools. We will discuss walk-throughs, formative assessment, and more.

3:15 Engaging Staff & Students; Creating Personal learning Networks for Global Collaboration
How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning among all teachers in our schools? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the ‘real world’ of teach-ing and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other Web-based environments will play increasing-ly important roles in educational reform. Participants will learn valuable lessons for designing and leading global collaborations.

4:00 Dismiss