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Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
(Keynote, Workshop, or Breakout Session) The educational landscape is changing as a result of continuous advances in technology and a changing learner. As a result, educators must recognize this shift, anticipate needed changes, and lead by example in order to meet the diverse needs of key...
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Creating Schools That Work For Kids
(Keynote, Workshop, or Breakout Session) Schools have traditionally been designed to work well for adults, but the conventional school design hasn’t always served our learners. Students today need to be empowered to take ownership of their learning in relevant and meaningful ways to prepare them...
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Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning
(Keynote, extended breakout) Awe is a huge component of life—it’s hardwired into our brains. When we experience the sensation of awe, we are consumed by wonder, relevancy, emotion, engagement, inspiration, and real-world connections. Awe is a driving force for learning that will not just benefit...
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Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
(Keynote, extended breakout) The current speed of technological breakthroughs has led to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter. With all that is known about how students learn and the predictions regarding the world that our...
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BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning
(Keynote, breakout, or workshop) If you don’t tell your story someone else will. Regardless of your position or where you work the digital age compels you to define yourself, school, and organization or be defined. Stories that pull on emotions while linking to successful outcomes can drive and...
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Disruptive Leadership: The Key to the Future of Education
If we employ the same type of thinking we will get the same old results…or worse. Disruptive change is the answer to this problem that plagues education. A willingness to innovate and a fundamental change to learning by companies such as Netflix, Apple, and Uber has caused the demise of...
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Mindsets for a Bold New World
(Keynote or breakout) Malcolm X wisely stated that education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Change is not coming, it is already on our doorstep. If we continue to employ the same type of thinking we will get the same old results. As...
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EdTech Tools to Transform Formative Assessment (Teachers) and Community Engagement (Administrators)
(Breakout session of day workshop) This interactive session will focus on free, simple to use tech tools to take your formative assessment and community engagement practices to the next level. The presenter will introduce and model how to integrate the tool and then give attendees the...
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Return on Instruction (ROI)
(Keynote or Breakout Session) Our country spends billions of dollars on educational technology. How do you know that the money you are spending is actually having an impact on learning and achievement? Most school leaders cannot honestly answer this question. This session will focus on developing...
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Tell Your Story
(Keynote, Breakout session, or Workshop) Each institution has a unique story. With the power of digital media, that story has never been easier to tell. Learn how social media, simple video, web-based resources and an army of parents, students, teachers and alumni can help you build support and...
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Challenges Ahead: Practical Solutions to Drive Change
(Breakout Session) School leaders and educators face many challenges as they attempt to catch up—and keep up—with technology and how today’s students learn best. Innovative change is necessary, but how do you move beyond the bumps in the road? During this interactive forum participants will share...
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Leading the Maker Movement
(Keynote or Breakout Session) The maker movement in schools focuses on the natural learning curiosity of students where they tinker, invent, create, and make to learn. Makerspaces in schools tap into student passions and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful...
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Digital Pedagogy for Deeper Learning
(Keynote, Workshop, or Breakout Session) Learning today should unleash the creativity of our students and prepare them with essential skills sets for success in a digital world. Attendees will discover how to seize the opportunity inherent in ubiquitous connectivity, an evolving real-time Web,...
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Mobilize Learning
(Keynote and/or breakout session) The digital divide has begun to rapidly decrease as student access to technology has increased. With drastic reductions to operating budgets, schools have been forced to do more with less. This session will discuss why schools should embrace and create policies...
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Turn the Battleship on a Dime: Keys to Initiating Sustainable Change
(Keynote, and/or Breakout Session) Educational change is often perceived as a difficult process fraught with competing ideas that rarely take hold. This session will tackle the issue of initiating cultural school change that is embraced, sustained, and celebrated. The presenter will address...
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Culture Shock – Transitioning to a Better School Culture
(Keynote, breakout, and/or workshop) School culture describes the environment that impacts the behavior of students, teachers, and parents. This environment is created through a combination of changes, which ultimately influences student success. This session will address specific initiatives,...
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The Power of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s)
(Workshop and/or Breakout session) Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s) have been around for centuries and can be defined as relationships that individuals leverage for learning. Attendees will learn how 21st Century educators can utilize the Internet and Web 2.0 tools (microblogging services,...
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Educational Options for a Changing World
(Breakout session) One of the many challenges that school leaders face is ensuring that all students are college and career ready. The key to overcoming this challenge is to make learning relevant and meaningful to our students. This session will focus on New Milford High School’s journey to...
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Becoming a Twitterific Educator
(Workshop and/or Breakout session) Many educators have heard of Twitter, but brush it off as a meaningless social networking site notorious for wasting time in 140 characters or less. This is anything but the truth! Participants will learn and see firsthand how Twitter has quickly become an...
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Creating a Culture Through Communication Strategies
(Keynote, Breakout session, or Workshop) Digital leadership focuses on meeting stakeholders where they are and engaging them in two-way communications. This session explores how social media, various web-based tools, and apps can be used by teachers and leaders to support and enhance the...
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Community Engagement Through Social Media
(Workshop and/or Breakout session) This session explores how social media, various web-based tools, and apps can be used by teachers and leaders to support and enhance the communication between schools and the surrounding community. Participants will leave with tangible strategies and ideas on...
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