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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Embracing the Journey-One District's K-12 Digital Conversion

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Educational institutions throughout the world have begun to explore the potential benefits that implementing a one to one initiative offers. In the East Irondequoit Central School District (NY) the digital conversion effort has been embraced at every level as a vital step towards ensuring a better chance of success for our students.
This session will cover all aspects of our conversion plan; our decision to use iPads, our pilot program for choosing teachers, the selection of a learning management system, the evolution of a professional development plan for our staff and the creation of a student utilization rubric. It will demonstrate the applications of the device across all grade levels. Potential stumbling blocks will also be addressed.
We will examine the importance of analyzing data-not only to gauge student performance but also as a way to see which tools are being used most effectively by teachers.
We will share the various communication and partnership strategies used within our community regarding the conversion process as well as digital content and citizenship.
By giving attendees the opportunity to hear from various district personnel this will prove to be something that everyone will find relative no matter what position they hold.


David Yates

Director of Communications, East Irondequoit Central School District
After spending nearly twenty years in television broadcasting Dave Yates found a home in the education communication field. There he has brought his understanding of the way the media operates to help expand his district's exposure. At the same time he has immersed himself in the... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Berkeley - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza