Written by: Hannah Litz
Date: October 15, 2018
It’s an unconference for Tech Directors and coaches! This will be a one-day, structured opportunity to share technical demonstrations and discuss a wide array of topics impacting Technology Directors, both professionally and technically. Short sessions will run throughout the day, starting at 9 am and finishing at 4 pm. WOSU Classroom is partnering with the Tech Coordinators from across Central Ohio to assist in organizing and hosting the event and it is open to staff from across the state.
Attendance is open to School Technology Directors, CTO/CIOs, Tech Coaches and Technology Coordinators (Instructional and/or operational) directly employed as staff by a school district, ODE, an educational service center, or an ITC in Ohio. No outsourcing staff or contracting companies are permitted. This is a FREE, one-day event focused on K-12 technology leadership, to meet and discuss ideas and issues that are relevant to tech directors. This is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, dive deep into a range of topics and put our strong peer network to work.
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: WOSU Satellite Offices; Rooms 212, 216, 217, and 219
Cost: FREE to all Technology Directors, CTO/CIOs,
Tech Coaches and Technology Coordinators
How does an Unconference work?
Unconferences are events run by participants. Attendees set the agenda for what’s discussed, lead the sessions and workshops that fill the schedule, and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion. We will have a few sessions posted here prior to the event. The remainder of the sessions will be decided by attendees.
Interested in presenting?
The best unconference sessions are led by people who see themselves as facilitating a conversation, not giving a presentation. Sure, you can start by sharing your experience, challenge, new idea or thesis, but remember to be inclusive of your attendees. Set clear goals at the top of your session, make sure all attendees introduce themselves, assign a notetaker, then let the conversation unfold.
Lunch sponsored by:
Modern Teacher empowers districts nationwide to fully transition to modern learning environments for all students and teachers through the Digital Convergence Framework. Described by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, as the nation’s premier methodology for transitioning traditional classrooms to modern learning environments at scale, Modern Teacher’s Framework enables districts to address and progress monitor transition milestones in a unified way across the entire organization by aligning five key drivers: Leadership, Instructional Models, Modern Curriculum, Digital Ecosystem, and Professional Learning.