Session Types

  • Monday PreConference Workshops
  • 50 Minute Concurrent
  • BYOD Hands-on Workshops
  • Teacher Showcase (AM)
  • Student STEAM Playground (PM)

15+ Opportunities Available

Intensive hands-on sessions comprise the PreConference Workshops offered on Monday prior to the beginning of the conference, during both the day and evening. Workshops offered during the day provide 6 hours of instruction with an additional hour lunch break. Evening workshops provide 3 hours of instruction. All of these workshops are offered as a “Master It & Take It” (MITI) and/ or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) session, meaning participants will receive a device or bring their own device. Workshop topics should be platform neutral, webbased, and/or device specific. Necessary software must be available via the web or provided as part of the workshop.

56 Opportunities Available

The Teacher Showcase, located in the Armory on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, highlights the use of instructional technology tools and resources that engage and empower students to enhance learning. Examples include: demonstrating technology-enhanced projects that use online interactive tools, social networking, video libraries, Google tools, or other digital resources to get students excited about and involved in their learning. For 90 minutes, conference attendees explore and interact with Teacher Showcase presenters. Each showcase is provided with a 10’ x 10’ booth and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials and demonstrating their activities. The process is informal, relaxed, and engaging.

16 Opportunities Available

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Hands-on Workshops range from 60 to 120 minutes. These workshops are intended to be a hands-on, interactive experience. With the concurrent sessions now 50 minutes long, this is the format for engaging your participants in discussion, experimentation, and in-depth discovery. BYOD workshops are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday during the day as well as Tuesday evening. Capacity is limited to 25 participants per session, first-come, first-served. Any software necessary for participating in the workshop will need to be available via the web.

10 Opportunities Available

The Teacher Showcase, located in the Armory on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, highlights the use of instructional technology tools and resources that engage and empower students to enhance learning. Examples include: demonstrating technology-enhanced projects that use online interactive tools, social networking, video libraries, Google tools, or other digital resources to get students excited about and involved in their learning. For 90 minutes, conference attendees explore and interact with Teacher Showcase presenters. Each showcase is provided with a 10’ x 10’ booth and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials and demonstrating their activities. The process is informal, relaxed, and engaging.

10 Opportunities Available

The Student STEAM Playground is located in the Armory on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, highlights programs across the state engaging students in a variety of STEAM activities in grades K-12. The student showcase takes place from 1:00 to 3:15 (1:00-1:30 setup, 1:30-3:00 showcase, 3:00-3:15 breakdown). Each student team is provided with a 10’ x 10’ booth and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials and demonstrating their activities. We welcome up to two adults with a maximum of five students per team.

Conference Themes

Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
Personalized Professional Learning
Collaborative Leadership
Community Partnerships
Budget & Resources
Technology & Robust Infrastructure
Use of Space & Time
Data & Privacy

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