Conference Strands

1. Digital Creation & Tools

Focus: A focus on the tools being used in the classroom, school, district, etc. as well as digital creation.
Target Audience: PreK-16 Classroom Teachers; Instructional Specialists
1. Coding
2. Video cameras, video production
3. 3D Printing, 3D design
4. Music, Art, Journalism, Yearbook, eBooks, Media Arts
5. Podcasts
6. Animation / Multimedia
7. Game based learning
8. 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity

2. Innovative Instruction
Focus: Sharing best practices that integrate technology tools for teaching and learning into the classroom.
Target Audience: PreK-16 Educators; Instructional Specialists; Curriculum Coordinators
1. Flipped Instruction / Modified Flipped Classroom "In-Class" Flipped
2. Differentiated Instruction / Personalized Instruction / Individualized Instruction
3. Project Based Learning / Problem Based Learning
4. Online Learning
5. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
6. Subject/Content Area Focus / STEM
7. Online Learning
8. Blended Learning
9. Social Networking (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr)
10. Career & Technical Education (CTE)
11. Learning Spaces

3. Leadership 
Focus: Providing guidance and focused support for educators, students, and parents
Target Audience: Professional Development Directors; Curriculum Coordinators; Technology Specialists; Technology Directors; Building & District Administrators
1. Professional Learning
2. Assessment / Using Data
3. Implementing technology standards
4. Professional Learning Communities & Networks (PLC & PLN)
5. Policy & Leadership
6. Community Outreach
7. Communication - Social Media Communications
8. Future Ready Initiatives - Schools, District, Dashboard
9. GoOpen Initiatives - #GoOpen, OER (Open Education Resources)
10. ESSA - Federal & State Mandates
11. Digital Leadership / Digital Citizenship

4. Library & Media Literacy
Focus: Information and communications literacy.
Target Audience: Library Media Specialists; Technology Integration Specialists; Educators responsible for teaching literacy, media, and communication arts
1. Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons
2. Library & classroom collaboration
3. Transforming Content & Copyright
4. Learning Spaces
5. MakerEd - Makerspaces
6. Future Ready Librarian
7. Transforming Learning in the Library
8. 21st Century Librarian
9. Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety
10. Curating Resources
11. GoOpen / Open Education Resources (OER)

5. Technical Infrastructure & Support
Focus: Technology information, security, and infrastructure of the educational institutions and implementation of 1:1, BYOD (bring your own device), Sharepoint/cloud computing.
Target Audience: IT Administrators; Technology Directors; IT Technicians
1. Security
2. Infrastructure
3. Cloud Computing
4. Storage
5. Help Desk - management, operation and control
6. Network Management
7. Desktop Support
8. Mobile Device Management
9. Inventory control and retrieving lost devices
10. Privacy - Students, Staff
11. FERPA, COPA, Federal / State Regulations

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