Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Playgrounds open in the “Experience Space.”
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote/THINK TANK: How do we better prepare our students for tomorrow’s jobs?
How do we better prepare our students for tomorrow’s jobs? In this mini-keynote, meet executives from high-tech Austin-area businesses who will discuss what skills they look for in their job applicants, and kick start a conversation with the audience to brainstorm how schools better support these skills. Then, recent Westlake High School graduate Rohit Srinivasan, will talk about what skills he learned in school that helped him launch his start-up company, Trashbots.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Refreshment & Networking Break
9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
 
 
Breakout Session
Each session, choose from the following (each station will rotate every 20 minutes):
 
Station #1    
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM  Artificial Intelligence
     Speaker: Kimberly Lane Clark
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Coding
     Speaker: Juan Orozco
 
Station #2    
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM  Drones
     Speaker: Rich Lombardo
9:50 AM  - 10:20 AM  Robotics 
 
Station #3    
9:20 AM - 9:35 AM  Wearables
     Speaker: Randy Rogers
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM  Virtual Reality
     Speaker: Pamela Anderson
 
Station #4    
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM  Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE    
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM  Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
Telling Your Story with Tech 
Emerging technology affords a wide range of ways that students can tell their stories. These panelists will present the following examples: Creative Storytelling with Augmented Reality (Claudio Zavala), Using YouTube Class (Thom Gibson), Podcasting with GoSynth (Charlotte Dolat), & Using Green Screen Across the Content Areas (Jessica Torres).
 
Panelists:
Data Privacy  
Keeping track of evolving data privacy requirements can be a daunting task. In the panel discussion, district leaders share their stories. Karen Fuller of Cypress Fairbanks will discuss their district’s TLE Seal as well as a presentation on the Data Privacy Agreement that they use with vendors and Suzette McIntyre of Wall ISD asks: how do you know if a product is FERPA compliant? Does your school have a policy?
 
Panelists:
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Refreshment & Networking Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
 
 
Breakout Session
Each session, choose from the following (each station will rotate every 20 minutes):
 
Station #1
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Artificial Intelligence
     Speaker: Kimberly Lane Clark
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM Coding
     Speaker: Juan Orozco
 
Station #2
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Drones
     Speaker: Rich Lombardo
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM  Robotics 
 
Station #3
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM  Wearables
     Speaker: Randy Rogers
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM  Virtual Reality
     Speaker: Pamela Anderson
 
Station #4
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM  Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM  Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE    
School to Career Readiness  
“Career and college readiness” no longer means one path fits all. In this panel discussion, we’ll discuss ways districts are personalizing their career paths for students through vocational/technical education, certification programs, computer science courses, and more.
 
Panelists:
Robotics: Not Just for After School Programs Any More!
The tech team from Manor ISD presents the challenges and successes of creating an elementary and middle school LEGO Robotics clubs.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enjoy this networking lunch and hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
 
 
Breakout Session
Each session, choose from the following (each station will rotate every 20 minutes):
 
Station #1
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM Artificial Intelligence
     Speaker: Kimberly Lane Clark
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM    Coding
 
Station #2
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM   Drones
Speaker: Rich Lombardo
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM    Robotics 
Station #3
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM    Wearables
     Speaker: Randy Rogers
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM    Virtual Reality
     Speaker: Pamela Anderson
 
Station #4
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM    Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM    Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
Personalizing PD
Jeni Long and Sallee Clark,  Instructional Technologists from Eagle Mountain - Saginaw ISD, will present ways to conduct Virtual PD using Skype, Twitter, YouTube, & blogging to collaborate and disseminate information with OneNote Notebooks & Microsoft Teams. Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Leicester Public School (MA), will present academic coaching tips and collaborative recommendations for effective Ed Tech Coaching programs.
 
Panelists:
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
 
 
Breakout Session
Each session, choose from the following (each station will rotate every 20 minutes):
 
Station #1
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM    Artificial Intelligence
     Speaker: Kimberly Lane Clark
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM    Coding
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM  Coming soon!
 
Station #2
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM   Drones
     Speaker: Rich Lombardo
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM     Robotics
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM    Coming soon!
 
Station #3
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM     Wearables
     Speaker: Randy Rogers
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM    Virtual Reality
     Speaker: Pamela Anderson
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM    Coming soon!
 
Station #4
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM    Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM    Augmented & Virtual Reality with MERGE
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM    Coming soon!
Social Emotional Learning: Models That Work
With the growing interest in Social Emotional Learning, K-12 districts are looking for tools that can help them achieve a healthier, happier school culture. In this session, panelists will present ways they have implemented successful models that include teaching students and staff self management skills like time management, handling digital distractions, goal-setting, habit tracking, journaling, and yoga. Presenters: Amy Hartmann Garner, Lisa Johnson
The Essentials of Esports in K12
Hear about lessons learned on starting an esports team from the points of view of a K12 educator, student esports athletes, esports coach, and professionals. Through Q&A, we’ll explore the components a successful program needs to consider such as hardware, curriculum, staff, partnerships, space, and processes. Presenters include Kyle Berger, CTO of Grapevine-Colleyville, & HIs Team.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Keynote/THINK TANK: Bringing it All Together
One of the biggest challenges of implementing great ideas is bridging the gap between Instructional Technology and Information Technology. In this closing mini-keynote, representatives from tech and curriculum pose the challenges and successes of getting all stakeholders on board when rolling out new ideas. We’ll engage the audience in an energetic group think to find ways we can support more effective collaboration. A follow-up report will be published in Tech & Learning magazine.