AGENDA

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit 

Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Dinner - Idle Hands 
Relax, meet new friends, and reconnect with colleagues at the opening Summit dinner. 
 

Friday, September 23, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Edtech luminary Carl Hooker brings his enthusiasm and passion for education to the Austin Summit as our host and MC for the day. Carl has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education, and he will facilitate fun and interactive conversations throughout the day to ensure attendees walk away with innovative ideas they can put into action

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion
Thought leaders share their visions for what education will look like in the future in their districts

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Working Groups and Partner Meetings
Attendees either participate in facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics include: 

  • Professional Development: The best PD provides consistent, relevant, and actionable assistance to educators. In this session, attendees will share strategies to provide PD that is current and impactful to staff and leaders
     
  • Personalizing the Learning Experience: How do you personalize learning at scale? Attendees discuss their experiences and successes
     
  • Data Privacy/Cybersecurity: This session will cover how districts keep data private and secure. What do districts have in place to support these efforts? What resources are available to Georgia schools?
     
  • Supporting Student & Teacher Wellbeing: How do you ensure all of your students are recognized for the strengths they bring with them to school each day? Claudia Martinez shares the work she’s done in her classroom at North Tattnall Middle School to ensure all student voices are heard
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch & Learn

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Working Groups and Partner Meetings
Attendees either participate in a facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics include:

  • Choosing the Best Digital Curriculum: How do you find the best digital content to meet the needs of your students? This session explores the criteria related to reviewing and curating digital content to ensure it meets all student needs
     
  • Equity & Access: How are you ensuring that all students have access to technology -- and how are maximizing student engagement with the technology? This session offers the opportunity to share best practices
     
  • Sustaining Student Engagement for Deeper Learning: How do you ensure every staff member leverages technology that enhances quality instruction, prepares digitally literate students for college and careers, and streamlines productivity? Attendees discuss the ways they are sustaining best teaching and learning practices to enhance and sustain student engagement
     
  • Changing Pedagogy: How has the pandemic changed the ways schools teach and students learn? Attendees explore new approaches to innovative pedagogy
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

APPMazing Race Activity
Attendees participate in a festive round of Carl Hooker’s “APPMazing Race.” Teams will be assigned a set of activities that get everyone up and moving as they collaborate to solve a series of challenges that teach team building, creativity, and problem solving. All winning team members receive an Amazon gift card!

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony 
The winners of the Tech & Learning Innovative Leader awards will be announced. 

 

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