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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.


Dave Yates

Director of Communications, East Irondequoit Central School District
After more than 20 years working in television news Dave Yates moved into the educational field. | He is a member of his district's digital conversion team, which has been at the forefront of implementing a 1-1 initiative for all of their students. | The district has hosted a number of visitors from across New York to get a first hand look at their implementation process, including current U.S. Education Secretary John B. King. | Dave and the... Read More →

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

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