It’s no question that technology has changed the world over the last few decades, from how we shop to how we share our lives. In the U.S., many public school districts are in the process of making major changes thanks to technology. Leaders in education and technology are hoping schools get it right because a lot is at stake.
The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference was such an overwhelming success in 2012 we had to find a larger space. We’re moving down the road to the Four Points Sheraton. Put November 19 and 20 on your calendar. This year’s theme will be Using Technology to Remake Learning. The conference will include a half-day pre-conference on November 19 and a full day event on November 20.
Richard Culatta, the current Director for the Office of Educational Technology for the Department of Education, will be the keynote speaker on November 20. Andrew Slack, the creator and executive director for the Harry Potter Alliance, will be the keynote speaker for the pre-conference on November 19.
This year’s conference will include strands that highlight:
- Digital Media
- Game-based Learning
- New Directions in Educational Technology
- Mobile Devices for 1:1 Learning
- Emerging Issues such as “Teacher Evaluation,” “Flipped Learning,” and “Digital Literacy.”
Sit With Me at TRETC!
Sit With Me is a national advocacy campaign designed to encourage women in computing careers. Sit With Me seeks to raise the visibility of technical women by providing a gathering place for people (men, women, technical, non-technical) to acknowledge the valuable contributions of women in computing.
Sit With Me uses an iconic Red Chair to symbolize that women in technology need more seats at the table, that men and women can sit in support and solidarity for technical women, and that one highly visible action can instigate others. (For more information visit sitwithme.org or download the press form here: http://sitwithme.org/
Vist the SIT WITH ME exhibit at TRETC with and sit in the RED CHAIR for a fun photo opportunity. We will take your photo, record your video comments, or you can post a comment on our bulletin board. (Download Model Release) Please SIT WITH ME at TRETC and encourage your friends to do the same!