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June 21 & 22, 2013 | JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort
Social Media in the Classroom
[Solution Partner: Lightspeed Systems]
What tools are you using and why? What fears
(or misinformation) have you encountered
from community members, teachers or others?
How do you deal with such fears, protect your
students from harm, and maximize the benefits
of social media? How has your AUP changed in
recent years to address issues related to social
media in and out of the classroom? How does
social media improve upon traditional tools?
What results are you seeing?
Leveraging the Cloud
[Solution Partner: Google]
What cloud solutions are you using at the classroom,
building and district levels? For what
purposes? What are the advantages and
disadvantages of moving to the cloud? How are
you dealing with concerns about housing student
data and communication online? How does the
shift to the cloud impact your purchasing decisions,
instructional models, and the skills needed by your
tech support team? What impact does it have on
student access and the digital divide?
Blended and Flipped Learning
[Solution Partner: Meru Networks]
How would the teachers and students you work with
define “blended learning”? How pervasive is it in
your district and what does it look like? What tools
are you using? How well does your network infrastructure
work for blended learning and how do you
support students who don’t have adequate access
at home? Do you encounter resistance from teachers
or others and, if so, what do you see as their
primary concerns? How do you address these?
Building and Managing a Digital Curriculum
[Solution Partner: SAFARI Montage]
Describe your vision of “digital curriculum”? What
are the main tools and content sources you are
using to build digital curricula? What is your
process for vetting digital curriculum resources—
both commercial and homegrown – and how does
this compare to past practices? What are the keys
to getting technology and curriculum departments
working together effectively to implement digital
curriculum? The challenges?
Preparing for Common Core
[Solution Partner: HP/Intel]
What’s currently happening in your state/district
with Common Core and what are your hopes and
fears about what lies ahead? How are you
addressing student access to devices and
applications, now that technology is “embedded”
in many of the new standards? What are you doing
to ensure that you have sufficient bandwidth
and devices for the CCSS assessments? How
have previous experiences with other forms of
online assessment shaped your plans?
Best Practices for BYO and 1:1
[Solution Partner: Amplify]
What are you doing currently with 1:1 and/or
BYO? What does adoption look like in the classroom?
What has changed in terms of pedagogy
as a result of the increased access? What have
been the biggest challenges you’ve faced or
mistakes you’ve made when implementing BYO
or 1:1? Have your management strategies and
your choices of devices changed over time?
Panelists: William Hite, Chris Lehmann,
Ron Chandler, and Karen Fuller
Administrators from three high-profile districts
will address organizational structure, top-down vs.
grassroots leadership, collaborative approaches
and other aspects of leadership for the future.
Then it’s your turn—to share your own
perspectives and process takeaways from one
and a half days of networking and discussion.