The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities invite you to a special event to discuss the intersection of technology and special education. Join us and our featured speakers and panelists for a conversation about how technology advances special education and benefits students with disabilities. Hear testimony from experts in the field, stories from educators, and listen to an explanation of the data results pertaining to special education and technology in the classroom. Lunch will be provided. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require special accommodations for this session.
Speakers: Alexa Posny, former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (Moderator); Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Panelists: Kate Nagle, The Ivy Mount School, Rockville, MD; Caroline Hill, Principal, E.L. Haynes High School, Washington, D.C.; Angela Foreman, Jamestown Elementary School, Arlington, VA
About NCTET: The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) is a non-partisan organization that examines and supports the use of technology to improve education and training in America. NCTET’s board members include representatives of education associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, and individual participants. NCTET organizes policy briefings, conducts institutes, produces white papers and other research documents, and maintains a listserve on timely issues in education technology. More information can be found at: www.nctet.org
Last year, Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans shared Speak Up data in the 2014 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum in Coronado, California. The annual forum, held by the School for Integrated Academics & Technologies (SIATech), Reaching At Promise Students Association (RAPSA), and WestEd, is dedicated to improving and strengthening accountability for schools serving at-risk students. Check out a summary of Julie’s presentation with Maria Worthen from iNACOL below:
Are you a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)? If so, check out this month’s issue of Educational Leadership, featuring an article about students’ views on mobile learning by Julie Evans.
Many schools and districts have implemented a 1:1 initiative or various other types of digital tools to enrich learning. But how do educators move beyond textbook replacement to enhance the learning experience and truly customize learning for each student?
In this webinar, Julie Evans will share national findings from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Research Project. Conducted annually, the Speak Up Projects collects and reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators nationwide on the benefits as well as challenges of digital learning. Belvoir Christian Academy will share how they have overcome the obstacles of diminishing resources and low enrollment to create a successful personalized learning experience for their middle school students. Cathy Butterworth, a former administrator, will share the story of how she has evolved to being a mentor teacher of the Belvoir online program and how she has adapted to her new role.
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Are you at SXSWedu? Attend Julie Evans’s panel with Dr. Kari Stubbs, Dr. Mila Thomas Fuller, and Dr. Kecia Ray.
This panel brings together female change agents intentionally gathered from across the ed tech space with the hope of examining the unique role women can play at this interesting nexus of education and technology. The discussion will be anchored around data on the presence, role, and level of influence of female voices in education and will include personal histories and testimonies on the growth in this field.
Join the conversation to hear from and interact with Nashville district leadership, the CEO of Project Tomorrow, a Vice President from BrainPOP, and the Director of the National Council of Teachers of English, all of whom have been national leaders in their field and have lent their expertise and vision to the work of the board of ISTE, the International Society of Technology in Education. Research has demonstrated that the today’s young girls and women need role models in technology fields to develop self-efficacy in these fields. While women have dominated the teaching profession for over the past century, the role of women as technology leaders within education is still emerging.
This interactive discussion explores multiple paths to ed tech leadership, including through university doctoral work, leadership with state and federal grants, school district leadership, lending thought influence to visionary agencies such as Horizon K12 and Digital Promise, research expertise, corporate America or a membership association, and contributing to the industry conversation through publications and at conferences such as SXSWedu. The experiences of this diverse panel of education technology leaders will provide invaluable input into new best practices for supporting young girls and women in this field. Whether you are examining how to further your own personal voice in the space, grow your PLN and exploring new professional career paths, or you are interested in how to leverage the experiences of women who are currently in this field to mentor and coach the next great generation of female ed tech leaders, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.