Free Apple Leadership and Learning Event (Independent of the conference)
Join this conversation about how a digital learning environment can help you facilitate new approaches to teaching and learning. Also, hear the results from schools that have created a digital learning environment and learn how Apple can help you move forward with your implementation.
The Apple Leadership and Learning Event is intended for superintendents, associate superintendents of curriculum, and district curriculum directors who want to explore how digital content is changing the education landscape.
For more information and registration see: https://edseminars.apple.com/event/9xUb3-mAu54
October 2-3, 2013
Younes Conference Center
NCSA and NETA are excited to announce a new educational technology conference, October 2ndand 3rd at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
While we realize that your staff development calendar for 2013-14 is probably already set, this would still be a great opportunity to send a teacher or administrative team from your district or perhaps a professional learning community team who have not had the opportunity to attend the Annual NETA Conference in April.
Wednesday, October 2nd will be optional pre-conference sessions from 1:00 pm Central Time until 5:00 pm. Registration will open at 12:00 noon.
- (more detail under ‘Schedule’ tab above)
Tech Coordinators will be meeting all day.
Please note a room change for our Fall NETA Technology Coordinator’s Meeting this Wednesday, October 2. We are moving to Diamond 5 in the Younes Conference Center. Our lunch will be held in Diamond 10.
Wednesday evening there will be a dinner and a keynote starting at 6:00 pm (your Thursday registration fee includes the dinner and keynote).
Thursday, October 3rd will be a full day of high quality breakout sessions presenting effective classroom strategies and cost-effective tools to enhance student learning. Registration opens at 7:30 am and the day will end around 3:45 pm.
- Pre- Conference Workshop- $50
- Conference Registration- $125
- Group Discount- $10 off each registration in a group of 6 or more
Registration includes: Dinner and Keynote Speaker on Wednesday night and Thursday Lunch.
Registration opened August 12!
(and closed September 19 due to maximum attendance of 500 reached)
Exhibitors – see extra information under the ‘Exhibitors’ tab above.
2013 Keynote Speaker
In answering these important questions we will look at some well articulated standards that can assist in the implementation of these digital tools. Discussion will focus on getting community support, professional development, and concrete examples of how this shift is necessary to best prepare our students for their future.
Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. In 2012, he was selected as one of three national Digital Principal Award winner by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
As a high school Principal, Patrick led his school in the transition to a 1:1 environment for the 2011-2012 school year as Burlington High School became one of the first schools in the nation to distributing iPads to all staff and students. Apple has a profile of Burlington High School on its Education page. He is active presenting to colleagues on the power of social media for administrators, teachers, and students. In addition, he is an avid blogger and a proponent of social media to better engage teachers, students, and parents in the education process.
Patrick is one of the founders of the Connected Principals Blog and #cpchat on Twitter and he is a regular contributor to Principal Leadership magazine. He was featured recently in the Winter 2013 Issue of Education Week’s Digital Directions in an article titled The New Ed-Tech Leader Models By Digital Example. His work was also highlighted in a June 2012 article in Technological Horizons in Education’s (THE Journal) entitled 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals.
You can find Patrick’s blog at PatrickMLarkin.com.
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