Friday, September 27, 2013

Innovation Powered By Technology Conference (RI, 10/5)

Innovation Powered by Technology: Cultivating Quality

On October 5th, RIDE's Innovation Powered by Technology Conference will be held in Providence, RI.  If you live in the New England Region, I would highly suggest that you attend this incredible (and free) conference!  Below are some of the keynote speakers for this event.


I will also have the opportunity to run a Flipped Learning Workshop during the afternoon session (1:30-3:45)  I look forward to collaborating and learning with innovative and driven educators in local region.  Click here for more information about this session.

If you would like to register, there is still time.  Also, as mentioned above, it is free!  Click here to access the registration form.

For more information about the conference speakers and agenda, click here.

EdSurge

This conference also includes both morning and afternoon EdSurge events during which attendees will have  opportunities to engage in conversations with creators of emerging edtech companies from around the nation. For example, Socrative, Three Ring, and Newsela will be in attendance.  Here is the description of the event provided by EdSurge:

"Discover and try new products (What’s out there? Does it work?)
Deliver real feedback to entrepreneurs (Here’s what I like/don’t like)
Develop plans to implement the new products they see (How can I use this?)


As more and more RI educators and schools become pioneers in the use of technology it becomes increasingly important to expose teachers, administrators, and technology administrators to the new technologies and opportunities that are being built from Silicon Valley to Boston and beyond. 

Educators will engage in informal conversations at tables with the entrepreneurs and developers who are building these essential tools for the classroom and school buildings. Whether you're an educator armed with purchasing power or a teacher who's excited to share new products with your colleagues, your feedback and perspective are increasingly valuable to the 20 edtech companies that will be invited to this summit. 

Technology can play a pivotal role in improving outcomes for students, and we want to give educators the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest tools that can help improve their teaching practice and elevate student achievement."


Connect

If you plan on attending the event, feel free to reach out and contact me as I am always eager to connect with other educators and grow my PLN!