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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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Thursday, July 21 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Tech Directors: What exactly do we do?

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The role of technology director has changed significantly in the last five years. From data management and secure servers, to an understanding of curriculum, standards and integration of 1-to-1. So just what should a technology director ""do""? We will discuss the changing role of technology, where our expertise needs to be and what we can ignore.
Discussion will focus on:
1. IT vs. Curriculum
2. How to Collaborate with all departments
3. Control: Let it go!
4. Professional Development; Blended Learning, 1-on-1, Large Group
5. Supporting STEM, FabLab, STEAM, MakersSpace

Speakers
avatar for Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year I became a 7th grade world history teacher at Chardon Local Schools and Garth and I co-taught between our two districts for the next 8 years. Our students... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

Attendees (34)