Seed Grant for Initiating NSBA Technology & Learning Phase II (STEM+LEARNING) - 20 Year K-12 NSBA Tech Practitioners Community at Risk
THE END OR THE BEGINNING? 2010 National School Board Association T+L Conference
While 2010 was the last year of the T+L Conference, the National School Boards Association is pleased to announce that technology programming will be enhanced at our Annual Conference so that a larger number of school board members and education leaders can gain the knowledge they need to establish policies and align resources for an increasingly digital world.
Programming and registration information will be announced soon for the 72nd Annual Conference, to be held April 21-23, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. Please visit www.nsba.org/conference for details.
T+L is THE technology and learning conference for school leaders.
With a full array of programming focused on the issues your district faces every day, you’ll find sessions that will help each member of your team become more effective leaders. Bring a team of eight or more and receive the lowest registration rate. Consider including these team members: Technology Director, Superintendent, School Board Members, Principals, District Administrators, Library Media Specialists, Curriculum Directors, Teachers, and Staff Development Specialists.
This year’s T+L Conference is all about change – and the tools and programs that will enable this change. We’ll examine the current initiatives: the Education Technology and the National Broadband Plans, and the reauthorization of ESEA – and look closely at what tools are available that can help your district embrace innovation while maximizing limited funds.
2010 programming will include more than 50 district workshops sharing best practices and innovative strategies on these timely topics:
* Digital Content – Examples of how digital resources has transformed learning, including virtual schools and distance learning, open resources, innovative devices for access, Web 2.0 tools, and more
* Education Technology Policy and Advocacy – The latest legal issues including cyber safety, sexting, student-faculty communications, strategies for building community partnerships, and the use of data to guide leadership.
* International Perspectives -- Projects and tools that support international collaboration between teachers & students, global perspectives on the use of technology to enhance learning, and examples of the changing global marketplace.
* Creating & Supporting Learning Environments – Programs that highlight safe infrastructure, 24x7 access, innovative facility designs, enhanced communication channels, green technologies, and data systems.
* Professional Development Communities – Strategies for content, design, or delivery of professional development, with examples that use data and support models for continuous improvement
* S.T.E.M. – Initiatives that engage students and the community, prepare teachers, or create compelling career pathways to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math.
Dr. Ann Flynn has built a K-12 technology in education community of practitioners over the past 25 years or so. The community exists online and in schools nation-wide but their conference and NSBA staff have been scattered to the winds. Dr. Flynn is alive and well at NSBA with a full time position and she is bootstrapping what is next for technology and learning for the 2012 NSBA national conference. She is a single person with thousands upon thousands of technology educators and teacher teachers in her network. She is a lightening rod the US needs in its quiver today more than ever. She is Apollo if we light her jets!
National School Boards Association, T&L Department, Dr. Flynn & Dr. Bryant