March 28- April 1, 2008, Orlando, Florida
Results Matter! Schools Close the Achievement Gaps by Transforming Teaching and Learning
Student Engagement Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
It is possible to increase student achievement while closing the achievement gap with technology driven reform models. Come learn how students in Utah and Missouri participating in the enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) program have consistently out-performed non-eMINTS students on standardized tests. eMINTS students in subgroups reduced the gap in test scores by up to half.
March 15–17, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana
21st Century Schools: Add Technology and Then What?
Presenters: Frances Bradburn, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh; Jason Osborne, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; Jenifer O'Sullivan-Corn, SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina
What is the recipe for a successful 21st century school? Our three-year United States Education Department's Looking at North Carolina Educational Technology grant looked at some of the ingredients necessary to successfully transform a school into a technology-rich, resource-rich teaching and learning environment. Technology is important, but critical ingredients also include: collaboration, professional development and support (particularly for pedagogical integration of technology), leadership, resource availability, needs assessment and formative evaluation, and supportive and visionary leadership at all school levels. Interactive, multimedia handouts will be available.
Professional Development, Technology, & Student Achievement:Lessons Learned
Presenters: John O’Connell, Iowa Department of Education, Dr. Gary Phye, Iowa State University, and Kim Rost, Prairie Lakes AEA Administrator for Agency-wide Initiatives
Math Teaching in the 21st Century
Presenters: Bette Manchester, Maine Department of Education, David Silvernail, University of Southern Maine, and Pamela Buffington, PhD, Education Development Center
Keeping the 'T' in STEM
Presenters: Monica Beglau, University of Missouri - Columbia and Charles Pearson, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
Technology + Professional Development = Student Success (eMINTS)
Presenters: Rick Gaisford/Kathleen Webb, Utah Department of Education, Deborah Sutton, Missouri Department of Education, and Monica Beglau, University of Missouri - Columbia
Washington Policy Summit
March 11 - 12, 2008, Washington, DC
Session on the ATTAIN Act
Presenter: Mary Ann Wolf, SETDA
Maryland Assistant Superintendents' Retreat
Technology: An Accelerator of Change in the 21st Century
Presenter: Mary Ann Wolf, SETDA
CoSN's 12th Annual K-12 School
March 28-30, 2007, San Francisco California
Session: F101: 8th Grade Technology Literacy: Implementing the NCLB Requirement (Spotlight Session)
Session Description: The 2006 requirement to measure student technology literacy for all 8th graders presents interesting scenarios for school districts and states. While the ultimate solution is for students to learn and demonstrate the required skills as part of an integrated curriculum from K-8, temporary solutions are 8th grade formative assessments, skill-based assessments, and portfolio assessments. This session will look at possible short and long term solutions for this problem.
- Geoff Fletcher
- Cathy Poplin – SETDA member from the Arizona Department of Education
- Frances Bradburn – SETDA member from the North Carolina Department of Education
- Sara Hall – SETDA Deputy Director to introduce & moderate
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Preparing Students for a Global Economy, Denver, Colorado, February 16-18, 2007
Investing in Technology for the 21st Century
As education technology funds under NCLB have decreased, states have begun to take on a visionary role as funders of education technology. This session will present new data on which states are funding education technology and what their priorities are. Data will also be presented on how federal ed tech dollars have been spent and the results from evaluations of learning. Click here to view the brief.
- Mary Ann Wolf, State Education Technology Directors Association, Washington, D.C.
- Kent Tamsen, former State Education Technology Director, Colorado
January 24-26, 2007
Orange County Convention Center’s South Complex Orlando, Florida
Ensuring America’s Competitiveness: Systemic Change Required
Education plays a critical role and has a responsibility in ensuring America’s Competitiveness. This sessions highlights the work of several states in addressing needs in math & science, high quality teachers, and student achievement for all through systemic change.
>Mary Ann Wolf, SETDA
Anita Givens, Texas Education Agency
Melinda Maddox, Alabama Department of Education
Ensuring America's Competitiveness Presentation
Featured Session 1:
Sustainable Professional Development: More Than Just a Workshop
For professional development to make a difference in teaching and learning, teachers must learn new skills or information and then actually have the opportunity to implement what they have learned in the classroom. This requires consistent and on-going learning, a community of peers to share successes and challenges, and time to change instructional approaches. Utah, Texas, and Iowa will share their programs that have led to sustainable professional development.
Rick Gaisford, Utah Department of Education
Wayne Hartschuh, Delaware Department of Education
John O’Connell, Iowa Department of Education
Sustainable Professional Development Presentation
Featured Session 2:
Cyber Security and Media Literacy
As educators, parents, and students struggle with Cyber Security, several states are working to address these issues with guidelines and tools that allow education stakeholders to ensure students’ safety. This session will include updates from across the country on available resources from states and will highlight a tool currently being developed by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Cable in the Classroom. Presenters will solicit your feedback on what is needed to encourage media literacy as a tool in addressing Internet Safety.
Kate Kemker, Florida Department of Education
Jayne Moore, Maryland State Department of Education
Sara Hall, SETDA
Cyber Security and Media Literacy Presentation