Educational Technology Roundtable
November 17, 2017 9am–November 17, 2017 3pm
Monte Vista Christian School, 2 School Way, Watsonville, CA
ACSI is inviting you to participate in a facilitated roundtable discussion for individuals who want to advance the integration of technology into the instructional culture at their Christian schools. Please come prepared to learn and share in this critical conversation and to explore possibilities for your school.
Thomas White - Dean of Innovation, Monte Vista Christian School
Nathan Talley - Dean of Culture, Monte Vista Christian School
Monte Vista Christian School has been a national leader and was the first school in the world to integrate iPads into the classroom. Tom White was charged with leading the project and, together with Nathan Talley and others at the school, they continue to innovate and effectively use technology to enhance best practices.
Some Topics Include
Transforming Education How might our learning communities be transformed to better accomplish our missions through the meaningful and impactful use of technology?
Who's On Board? What strategies might work to get resistant faculty to "buy in"? How do we partner with and equip our parents to navigate tech in their homes?
Our Real Problems What tech issues do you face at your school that we can solve together? What have you solved already?
Getting Connected What are some of the critical factors to consider for internet connectivity?
Information Flow School Information Systems and Learning Management Systems: what are you using?
Visual Communication Introduction Why and how can we equip students to visually communicate with technology?
Programming and Digital Resources What are some effective platforms for coding curriculum and what are some effective resources for digital source materials?
The cost is $89 and includes lunch (Non-ACSI member rate $119) (Only 40 Spots Available)
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