Registration, Badge Pickup: 7:30 -8:10am
Welcome: 8:10-8:20 (Boardroom)
Keynote: 8:20-9:20 Mandy Benedix, Mentor Volunteer Specialist, Pearland ISD
|Conference Room A||
ROAR with Social Media
Social networks are an inherent part of today’s Internet (online culture) and used by more than a billion people worldwide. This global exposure underscores a need for a better understanding of these ubiquitous platforms.
This panel will discuss how we can Recognize Opportunity and Accept Risks – ROAR!
|Conference Room B||
Ethics in the Digital Age
Our ethical frameworks have been changed and challenged by digital technology, sometimes causing people to straddle the line between what is good and bad, appropriate or inappropriate. As leaders, we must deal with the shifting of professional norms, moderate offensive content, and protect the privacy of those we serve.
This panel will discuss some of the hot-button ethical issues facing education in a society where digital has become the new normal.
|Conference Room C||
It’s no secret that the education sector is ripe with opportunities for disruption and innovation. These processes could drive our educational system away from incremental improvements and toward real, lasting change for the betterment of humanity. What are we waiting for? You don’t have to have a title to lead.
This panel will discuss ways to utilize play, passion, and purpose to encourage positive risk-taking, stir up curiosity and imagination, and fuel our learners’ intrinsic motivation to learn.
|Conference Room D||
THE TEKS ARE OUT THERE…
The state defines a “technology literate” student as one who has mastered the Technology Applications TEKS for grades K-8, and these standards ensure that learners gain and apply critical 21st-Century digital knowledge and skills.
This panel discussion will help us find methods for aligning the TA TEKS with grade level content and strategies for promoting awareness about them.
|Conference Room E||