Technology is a huge part of classroom instruction; however, educators are not necessarily unleashing its power or maximizing the tools and resources available. Schools and districts across the country are “recreating the wheel” - implementing mobile deployments and possibly making mistakes along the way. Learn how you can successfully lead your school or district technology efforts through “cross-pollination” and sharing of best practices.

Monterey Peninsula USD and iSchool Initiative proudly partner to host a unique regional leadership summit. This half-day summit will assist districts in moving to a successful 1:1 or BYOD (bring your own device) technology program. Superintenents, principals, IT staff, instructional faculty, chiefs of technology (CTO), and others interested in maximizing your organization’s technology potential are invited to this COMPLIMENTARY summit.

Schedule

8:00 - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30am

Keynote - Becoming a Lifelong Learner

9:30 - 10:30am

Overcoming the Top 10 Barriers to Technology Adoption

10:30 - 12:00pm

Breakout EDU - Escape the Bus

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch and Closing Discussion


Keynote - Becoming a Lifelong Learner

The tools and resources our students have at their disposal has created a need for a new set of skills. In today’s society, it's imperative for our students to become passionate lifelong learners who have the ability to problem solve and manage an unknown future. Take a journey with Travis Allen to see what it takes to be a lifelong learner, and explore the power of student voice.

 

Overcoming the Top 10 Barriers to Technology Adoption

There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment. 

 
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Breakout EDU - Escape the Bus

Join us to explore the concepts of the Breakout EDU model via our Escape the Bus experience in a Box! You will have to work as a team in order to go through each station and solve the problem to discover the secrets of lifelong learning. In the process of finding clues, you will learn about new technology to use in the classroom, the importance of student voice, and the history of iSchool Initiative! Most of all, you will have fun!