FETC 2011 Keynotes
A Technology Shoot-Out
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
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.
Eye Opening Keynotes
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
7:45 - 9:00 am
Chief Executive Officer, Top Practices EducationRoom
Leading with Vision: How to Negotiate with the Future
Change is coming and it is rapidly accelerating. Educational leaders and teachers that are striving to be effective can easily get derailed by the day to day grind, by those people that “don’t get it,” by unrealistic expectations and by a lack of support. How can educators plan for technology infused schools when many of them don’t know what tomorrow will bring? In this session participants will explore some of the best “technology enhanced” ideas and strategies for any leader that wants to break through and truly become the leader they know they can be.
Chief Executive Officer, Metiri Group
Critical and Creative Thinking in a Web 2.0 World
Innovation is the engine driving today's global, high tech economy. To thrive in this entrepreneurial, complex, rapidly changing world, our students need to be highly effective thinkers. High tech tools serve as an extension to the student’s thinking -- a place to explore ideas, research questions, test hypotheses, compose thoughts, and come to conclusions – in other words, to learn. Along the way, learn how you, as a teacher, can become a multiplier and accelerator for your students’ critical and creative thinking. The latest research indicates that thinking and creativity can be scaffolded by teachers! Join this session to learn how!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
7:45 - 9:00 am
Are you a gadget head? Do you surf the net or listen closely to geeks talking in hopes of hearing about a cool software product or gizmo? Leslie Fisher (Gadget Freak) will show you some of her favorite hardware and software gadgets that do everything from make your life easier to provide piles of fun.
Technology Consultant, Kuglin Consulting
Next-Generation Computing: Using the Cloud to Build Innovative Learning Environments
It is obvious that our country will continue to compete in a global economy that demands innovation. To ensure 21st century readiness for every student, we must fuse the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). To answer this challenge, a new category of web-based technologies are emerging that uses the new capabilities of the Internet. This revolutionary development is called “Cloud Computing”. Educators need to understand and benefit from these new Cloud-based capabilities. Cloud facilitates new levels of collaboration helping to attain higher levels of academic achievement. Join John Kuglin as he navigates you through numerous cloud-based applications, and the promise they hold for educators. Discover new collaboration tools, distribution techniques, and innovative presentation methodologies. You will leave with many pioneering and cost-effective tools you can use the next day in class!!