Tech Leadership Clinic for Massachusetts and Region

by Jean Tower


The Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA) together with the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) is offering an exceptional one-day clinic focusing specifically on the School District Technology Leader/CTO.  The agenda is designed for your district’s technology team with sessions on leadership, managing technology and support resources, and understanding the educational environment. These tracks align closely with CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills for CTOs.
Make sure to take advantage of this PD designed especially for Technology Leaders and Teams.
We need you to attend and to bring your team in order to make this event a success.  We have assembled a great team of presenters for the clinic’s sessions, keynotes and sponsor sessions.
ACTION ITEM: Register yourself and your team.

What: School District Technology Leader/CTO Clinic, produced by CoSN and METAA

Where: Holy Cross – Hogan Center, Worcester, MA

When: Monday, April 26th, 2010

Register: http://www.techdirectors.org/events/

Some highlights you won’t want to miss:

KEYNOTE: Bob Moore, Senior Manager, Business Development, Global Education, Dell, Inc.
The Future of IT Infrastructure (and How it Will Fundamentally Change the Role of the CTO)

KEYNOTE: Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director, State of Maine, DOE
At the Point of Learning: Maine’s 1:1 laptop program

SESSIONS:

BYOT ~ Is your wireless network ready for Bring Your Own Technology?
Panel Session

Structure Should Liberate, Not Confine
Jeff Mao

The State of Federal Education Technology Policy
Keith R. Krueger & Jeff Mao
Hear the latest developments on federal ed tech funding, ESEA reauthorization, the E-Rate, as well as the Race to the Top and i3 innovation programs

Web 2.0 in Our Schools: Protect? Preserve? Progress?
Keith R. Krueger

Cyberbullying
Ellen Miller

Reaching Out to Our Struggling Students in Reading and Math
Tom Plati

These are just a few of the sessions planned for April 26th.
Join us for a powerful day of professional development and networking with colleagues.

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