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The "Undiscussables" of Technology Leadership: Engaging in Challenging Conversations

CTOs often face challenges in leading conversations with the teaching and learning side of their school districts. Providing leadership to make real changes to the learning landscape can be one of the "undiscussable" issues you face. Through a series of panel discussions and work groups the CTO Leadership Forum explores these and other challenges confronting today's CTOs on their journey to becoming audacious leaders and addresses trending questions.


Digital Inclusion: The Global Imperative of Bridging Schools and Home

At the 2013 CoSN Annual Conference International Symposium, we explore the correlation of having a global perspective with what it takes to become an audacious ed tech leader. For 2013, the Symposium investigates the topic of Digital Inclusion: The Global Imperative of Bridging Schools and Home. Attend the International Symposium and hear how other countries are succeeding in incorporating technology in their education programming and to get a forecast of the global landscape of our field. A careful compilation of renowned industry global experts give you access to this invaluable learning opportunity. Key speakers help to interpret research, projects and upcoming innovations and their impact on bridging technology in schools and the home. This full day look into digital inclusion will challenge you to think about the long-term domestic and global impacts of bridging the home/school connection in your quest to become a more audacious leader in the education technology community.




Held during the Annual Conference, the Dinner & Auction for Advocacy is a fundraising event to support CoSN's advocacy efforts and gathers those who share our vision of bringing 21st century learning to our nation's schools. Tickets to the Dinner & Auction for Advocacy sell out each year so don't wait to get yours.

You can purchase a ticket to the Auction as part of your conference registration or just attend the Auction.
  • If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add an auction ticket to your existing registration, please call (202) 861-2676 xt. 120.
Visit the auction website or contact
annualconference@cosn.org.

Innovation Middle School (iMiddle) is a neighborhood school with a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) focus. In its fourth year of a 1:1 school-to-home laptop program, iMiddle offers a rigorous curriculum embedded in 21st century technology skills. The talented and collaborative staff combines ability and passion to utilize technology in their everyday teaching in order to thoughtfully engage students. Through the use of a variety of web 2.0 tools, software and digital content, students show their learning through projects that include podcasts, videoconferencing and video production, and differentiated activities via the flipped classroom.

Dingeman Elementary School in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego was designated a California Distinguished School in 2012. With high student expectations (100% of 5th graders scored proficient or advanced on the CST last year), it is their goal to ensure that parents, teachers, and community members act as genuine partners in the education of all children. The roll-out of the i21 Initiative in San Diego Unified, where every classroom is outfitted with an interactive whiteboard, a voice amplification system, an advanced-model document camera, and a class set of netbooks or tablets, has allowed the Dingeman staff to take teaching and learning to the next level.

Look! I'm Learning is a full length film (60 minutes) about a new revolution led by kids. It presents the experiences of two early elementary teachers and their early elementary students who go "one-to-one" using mobile learning devices. As a result, they transform teaching and learning in their hometown of Ludington, Michigan. Interviews with national experts and exposés from other public elementary schools broaden and diversify the film geographically, demographically, and technologically.


 

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