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Friday, October 29, 2021: Tech & Learning Leadership Summit

Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Live event registration at Naperville Conference Center

Live event registration
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Attendees will get to meet each other through a unique Breakout EDU team-building experience, where teams work together to solve academically-aligned puzzles. Can you and your team help to Breakout of The Faculty Lounge?

Welcome and Introductions
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion
District leaders from the area share their challenges and success about the effect of the pandemic on their districts, and will discuss their plans for navigating the future of education in their regions.

Panel Discussion
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Topical Round Tables
Attendees either participate in facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics will include:

Topical Round Tables
 
11:05 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Data Management: How do districts manage access to data in safe, efficient ways? Attendees share their policies and best practices. 
Topical Round Tables - data
 
  • Creating an Engaging Learning Environment: Attendees will discuss their strategies for supporting and improving student engagement.
     
Topical Round Tables - engaging environment
 
  • Learning Loss: How are districts assessing and addressing learning loss? And are these assessments delivering an accurate, unbiased  picture of what students are learning? Attendees will share their experiences and perspectives.
Topical Round Tables - learning loss
 
  • Technology Management/Building Sustainable Classrooms: How are districts building a sustainable technology infrastructure? Attendees discuss their plans for device management/refreshes, flexible learning spaces, and building robust, scalable networks.  
Topical Round Tables - tech man
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Panel Discussion: Planning for Tomorrow’s Education
District leaders from the area share their challenges and success about the effect of the pandemic on their districts, and will discuss their plans for navigating the future of education in their region.


 

Lunch Panel Discussion: Planning for Tomorrow’s Education
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Topical Round Tables
Attendees either participate in facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics will include:

Topical Round Tables 2
 
1:35 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Experiential Learning: This session explores the tips and tools that districts can use to support hands-on learning for their CTE, STEM, and project-based learning programs.  

 

Topical Round Tables 2 - EL
 
  • Assessment: How has assessment changed since the pandemic? Attendees discuss their assessment challenges and successes.

 

Topical Round Tables 2 - assessment
 
  • Data Privacy: This session will cover how districts keep data private and secure.
     

 

Topical Round Tables 2 - data
 
  • Rethinking Learning Spaces: In this session, attendees will discuss how they have created effective learning spaces and what technology they use to support these new spaces.

 

Topical Round Tables 2 - rethinking
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reflections & Apply to Practice
Tech & Learning editors will lead a group discussion about lessons learned from the conversations had throughout the day. Attendees will develop a collaborative takeaway report that they can use to inform their planning.

Reflections & Apply to Practice
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Networking Reception
 
Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Join us on October 29 at Naperville Conference Center from 9:30am to meet with district leaders and participate in actionable sessions, group discussions and networking to expand your PLN.