Conference Highlights

 

Pre-Keynote Session: A Technology Shoot-Out
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Room S320EF

Hall Davidson with Leslie Fisher and John Kuglin


Join us for a fun and fast-paced session prior to the opening Keynote Address! Three education technology leaders will present their personal picks for the coolest new tech tools. Sit, relax and get a first look at the latest, most exciting gadgets and programs in an information-rich 90 minute-session; then cast your vote for your favorite "must have!"

 

Technology Solution Seminars
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come hear how technologists, educators and administrators used technology to solve specific problems in K-12 environments. Real end-user case studies, discussed in detail by educational professionals, will show you how to solve everyday district-wide and classroom based problems.

Impacting Teaching and Learning with Interactive Video

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room S230E
Lance Ford, PhD; Cisco TVSS Education Advocate

Learn more about the impact of how interactive video can help expand your teaching and learning experience with anytime, anywhere, any device content delivery.
Sponsored by Cisco

Epson Open House

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room S230A

Come and check out the latest products including BrightLink, Epson’s newest interactive classroom solution. Take this hands-on opportunity to test the equipment and have all of your questions answered while enjoying a beverage and snack.
Sponsored by Epson

 

First Timers Session
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
S320EF

New to FETC? Attend the FETC 2011 First-Timers Session to learn important information about the conference and maximize your professional development opportunities.

 

Assistive/Instructive Hands-On Technology Lab

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 •  9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, February 3, 2011 •  9:00 am - 4:00 pm


While at the conference come explore the latest in assistive and instructional technology in the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System’s (FDLRS) Hands-On Technology Lab. At the lab’s reading, writing, math, science, art and music stations, attendees can preview programs that support differentiated instruction to match the needs of students with disabilities, as well as general education students who are struggling to achieve learning gains. The Universal Access Station includes digital tools that provide access to information and curriculum content for all students, using universal design strategies.

A wide range of assistive technologies, accommodations, accommodations for the FCAT, augmentative communication devices and accessibility solutions are available for attendees to explore. Technology professionals and practitioners will be available to answer questions and provide guidance in matching technology solutions to student sensory, physical and cognitive needs. The lab includes a wealth of materials and resources, including a free resource CD for Mac and Windows. Attendees will leave the lab with technology resources they can use as soon as they return to their school.

In addition to the interactive lab, FETC offers Special Education sessions throughout the conference, providing information on technology tools and strategies that allow students with special needs to access the curriculum and succeed in the classroom.

 

FETC Night Out at Epcot®

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • 5:45 – 9:45 pm

Epcot Night Out

Spend an evening with your friends and colleagues at the FETC Epcot Night Out on February 2 and embark on an adventure through Epcot.

Round trip transportation and admission to Epcot is included!

Experience Future World where innovation and wonder abound, then explore 11 different countries around the World Showcase Lagoon.

Top off your evening with the awe-inspiring IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth laser and fireworks extravaganza at 9:00 p.m.


Package Includes:

  • After 4 pm Admission to Epcot
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 5:45 pm Departure from Orange County Convention Center
  • 9:45 pm Return to the International Drive Hotels
  • Price: $67 (includes tax)

Click HERE to make your reservations online, or call for more information: (800) 557-7776 or after 5:00 pm (407) 271-3705.

Onsite visit the Disney counter in the FETC registration area for details or to make reservations.

 

Ocoee Middle School Tour

“Florida’s State Demonstration School for Technology”
Thursday, February 3, 2011 • 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Through the actions of the State Legislature and Orange County Public Schools, Ocoee Middle School underwent renovations to transform it into a technological demonstration school for the state of Florida. Ocoee Middle School continues to pioneer new technologies and integrated teaching methods. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to tour this amazing school! A tour of this cutting edge facility will be offered on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and will accommodate 100 participants. A light lunch and transportation will be provided. Sign-up is required and will be available in the registration area along with tour details.

VerAttend, FETC’s Official Program Attendance Verification System

This system will allow you to track your attendance for Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions and Ticketed Workshops.

Just have your badge scanned as you enter each session, if you wish to track your attendance. Following the conference you will receive an e-mail with verification of your participation. It will then be your responsibility to present this verification to your professional development director for continuing education credits. It is also up to individual organizations to determine how they will credit your participation.

If you have questions regarding earning credit for renewal of your Florida teaching certificate by attending FETC, please contact your school or district’s staff development director.

Platinum Sponsors
  • Smart
  • Epson: Exceed Your Vision
  • Discovery Education
  • Earthwalk
  • Logo: Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning.
Gold Sponsors
  • Ernie Morris.com :: HON
  • mediasite
Silver Sponsors
  • Mind Research Institute
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Technology Sponsors
Earthwalk Lightspeed Qwizdom Epson: Exceed Your Vision Promethean
SMART TrueFlix nComputing