Thousands of presentation submissions. Months and weeks spent reviewing. Long days filled with post-its making it all fit in the schedule. And it all comes down to this. ISTE 2014 kicks off this weekend!
Wondering which sessions to attend? We have a few recommendations:
From Inspiration to Implementation: Planning Successful District Initiatives
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Rod Smith, the CIO of Clayton County Public Schools, and Kara Gann will be talking about planning new initiatives in a poster session. If you have read our tech planning eBook, this is a must-attend session! Learn how both Rod and Kara have worked to implement learning initiatives using simple planning strategies to not only build a well-defined plan, but also to communicate the plan to other members of our team. They can answer questions and offer practical advice to make sure you are prepared to implement the great ideas you find at ISTE when you return to your district.
Leadership in an Era of Change
Tuesday, 07/01/14, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
What happens when two former ISTE board members get together to talk about leadership and change? Annette Smith from Teaching Books and Kara Gann will be discussing vision, value, and metrics and how the three work together in a successful implementation. They'll cover:
Setting vision: building consensus
Value: linking vision goals and objectives
Metrics: assessing success
And don't forget to become a part of the I AM AN [educator] movement!
The ISTE session planning war room.