Welcome to the Digital Education and Technology Exchange 2014!
Education is becoming digitized with far reaching consequences for all stakeholders across the K-12 continuum: school districts and therein CIO’s, Director’s of Edtech, Curriculum, Instruction, e/Digital Learning, Professional Development, Accountability and Assessment, Data Scientists (yes, they are coming) up to through the Superintendent to parents and communities at large. No one is immune and all have risks and responsibilities, ultimately to the children and educational outcomes.
District CIO’s and Director’s of Education Technology now have to balance their interest in developments in Edtech with infrastructure capacity (bandwidth), the ‘Consumerization of IT,’ and management (BYOD) while in essence being Chief Transformation Officers. All subject curriculum’s are being digitized, retooled for Common Core and DOK and designed with adaptive learning to provide instant feedback to students, teachers, parents and outcomes data to districts, states and the federal government. Occupational titles are becoming blurred with increasing overlaps between technology and curriculum while still requiring core expertise from both. Digital Learning Officers are emerging.
The Digital Education and Technology Exchange strives to present best-of-class case studies for the transformations currently occurring across the country in School Districts with the ultimate eye on improved student outcomes particularly in the areas of the 4Cs (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation) . These case studies should provide District and College Digital Education Leaders the opportunity to measure processes and outcomes against your organization’s initiatives to determine where to optimize for highest outcomes while improving efficiencies at reduced cost.
Find out how Districts and Colleges are ‘closing the gap’ not only with the 3Rs (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic) but most importantly with the 4Cs (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation) and providing the Digital Education infrastructure to get our children to College or Career Readiness with increased use of blended learning, and adaptive learning technology moving toward the ultimate goal of 1:1—a profoundly effective teacher able to strategically deploy technology for best learning outcomes for each student.
These are just some of the high level complex issues that you deal with every day and that you’ll have the opportunity to learn and share with others in this collaborative setting. If you don’t leave intellectually exhausted and inspired to achieve new goals, then I won’t have done my job, and that is my commitment to you.
We appreciate your participation at this year’s Exchange and I wish you a successful and enjoyable event.
Education Technology Exchange
What distinguishes this event?
The Digital Education and Technology Exchange is not a typical conference. The distinguishing features of this unique format are:
- Brainweave® discussions
- Exclusive senior level attendance
- Strategic conference sessions
- Customized itinerary
- One-on-one business meetings