Session Types

  • Monday PreConference Workshops
  • 50 Minute Concurrent
  • BYOD Hands-on Workshops
  • Teacher Showcase (AM)
  • Student STEAM Showcase (PM)
  • EdTech Playgrounds (AM & 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, web-based, and/or device specific. Necessary software must be available via the web or provided as part of the workshop.

75+ Opportunities Available

New for 2018 – the concurrent sessions are now 50 minutes long. Concurrent Sessions occur during the four daytime concurrent time blocks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. You are invited to submit a proposal for a demonstration, panel discussion, or “Birds-of-a-Feather” (BOF) session that promotes the conference themes. These sessions are scheduled in rooms with seating capacity ranging from 20 to 150 attendees and are assigned based upon the topic and target audience.

30+ 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, Wednesday, and Thursday during the day as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 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.

18 Opportunities Available

New for 2018 – the Teacher Showcase option is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Teacher Showcase highlights the use of instructional technology tools and resources that engage and empower students to enhance learning. Examples include: demonstrating technology-enhanced projects using online interactive tools, social networking, video libraries, Google tools, or online conferencing to get students excited about and involved in their learning. For 90 minutes in the morning, conference attendees walk around and interact with Teacher Showcase presenters. Each showcase is provided with a 10’ x 15’ booth (new larger space) and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials and demonstrating their activities. The process is informal, relaxed, and engaging.

18 Opportunities Available

New for 2018 – the Student Showcase option is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Student STEAM Showcase highlights programs across the state engaging students in a variety of STEAM activities in grades K-12. The student showcase takes place in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:15 (1:00-1:30 setup, 1:30-3:00 showcase, 3:00-3:15 breakdown). We welcome up to two adults with a maximum of five students per team. Each team receives a one-day conference registration for a maximum of two adults. Each student team is provided with a 10’ x 15’ booth (new larger space) and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials and demonstrating their activities.

8 Opportunities Available

EdTech Playgrounds bring together educators and exhibitors to provide attendees with hands-on fun and engagement in the EXPO Center morning and afternoon. Potential topics include: Digital Age Library, MakerSpaces, Assistive Technology, Technology & the Early Learner, Coding & Robotics, GAFE, Augmented/ Virtual Reality, and Video Production. Playground space includes a 10’ x 15’ booth (new larger space), two 6’ long skirted table, and chairs for demonstrating their activities and engaging attendees. Teacher and exhibitor playgrounds run for either 90 minutes or 2 hours, respectively.

Conference Themes

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

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