Edu-Tech / Edu-Tech Academics 2020

Virtual
October 6, 2020

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Interactive and Collaborative Spaces to Discuss New Learning Models, Digital Safety Outside the Classroom, & Student Achievement

 
With school districts opting for hybrid learning models or complete remote learning for the beginning of the academic school year, the need for continued support and tools is imperative to the success of student achievement. Many questions continue to arise and districts are in need of urgent solutions. Edu-Tech & Edu-Tech Academics bring together technology and curriculum leaders with industry to collaborate and unite during crisis.

The Edu-Tech & Edu-Tech Academics Summit is a virtual conference focused on the evolving conversation regarding school reopening plans in a COVID-19 world. The discussion will continue to change how educational institutions and communities are able to reinvent and adapt post quarantine as well as share ideas and learn from each other to plan for what’s next.

Our goal is to deliver an experience that is engaging and highly participatory through enlightening keynote presentations and small group roundtables. We are providing a platform to join your tech and curriculum peers fromdistricts across the country that are also facing a similar battle. Share your stories and collaborate in creative problem-solving to tackle issues we are all facing in light of the pandemic.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact summits@opalgroup.net.

Current as of October 5, 2020

Scheduled times are all EDT

10:00am

Virtual World Opens –Review Navigation Tools

10:05am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:10am

Keynote

 

Business and Community Partnerships & Engagement

Tammy Diedrich, Manager, Internship and Business Programs, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

10:40am

Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase

10:50am

Keynote

 

Safety in Your District’s Digital Playground

Bill McCullough, Vice President of Sales, Gaggle

11:25am

Breakout Roundtables

12:00pm

Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase

12:10pm

Breakout Roundtables

12:45pm

Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase

12:55pm

Keynote

 

K-12 IT Support: Rethinking Your District’s Critical Digital Infrastructure

R.T. Collins, Chief Operating Officer, Incident IQ

Rod Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Clayton County Public Schools

1:25pm

Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase

1:35pm

Breakout Roundtables

2:15pm

Keynote

 

Ask Me Anything: Virtual School Start-up in a Pandemic

Jill Hobson, Chief Technology Officer, Gainesville City Schools

2:50pm

Breakout Roundtables

3:30pm

Keynote

 

Redesigning Partnerships for an Education Ecosystem

Fal Asrani, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services/Accountability, Victor Valley Union High School District

Christine Foote, Director of Curriculum, Victor Valley Union High School District

4:00pm

Keynote

 

How Digital Reading Empowers the TikTok Generation

Angela Arnold, Education Sales General Manager, OverDrive

4:30pm

Closing Remarks & Close of Summit

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Savannah, Georgia


1 user/pass
School District Attendees Complimentary*
Manufacturers/Solution Providers $349

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are employees of a school district qualify for a complimentary pass. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations or vendors must register as a sponsor attendee.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Edu-Tech & Edu-Tech Academics is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership and roundtable host opportunities by contacting
summits@opalgroup.net
  • Doing More with Less
  • Data Delivery and Access
  • Bridging the Gap Between Instructional & Infrastructural Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Funding New Technologies
  • How to Provide Adequate Guidance for Schools Around Tech Devoices
  • Staff Retention and Shortages
  • Professional Development
  • Multi-Year Strategic Planning
  • Urban Students with Limited Exposure to Recent Tech Advantages
  • Budget Restrictions
  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings:
    Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are designed to change the way school districts discover solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge solutions with proven results used by other districts across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the meeting, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their districts’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for districts to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

  • Adelanto Elementary School District
  • Allentown City School District
  • Amphitheater Public Schools
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County School District
  • Chico Unified School District
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Mansfield Independent School District
  • Millard Public Schools
  • Olathe Public School #233
  • Orange Unified School District
  • Peoria Unified School District
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Phoenix Coding Academy
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Poudre School District
  • Prince Georges County Public Schools
  • Saratoga Springs City School District
  • Socorro Independent School District
  • Stafford County Public Schools
  • Tempe Union High School District
  • The School District of Osceola County
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Washington County School District
  • Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Attendee Breakdown

      I love that this conference brings together academics, technology & facilities. I love the format and intimate conference style. As a leader in my district, I find some “nuggets” to implement in my district. CTE Director

      Austin ISD

      It’s an experience that facilitates and encourages more substantive conversations with fellow attendees and the solution providers. CTO

      Albermarle County Public Schools

      Edu-Tech was a great forum to see emerging technology solutions, network with K-12 IT leaders around the country, and discover new ideas. Executive Director of IT

      Durham County Schools

      Professional growth specific to ed tech is not easy to find. The Edu-Tech Summit is that opportunity to learn and share with our peers from across the country as well as become acquainted with potential vendors that can partner with our school district. Director of Media & Instruction Tech

      School District of Osceola County

      At a typical tradeshow, you find yourself in a sea of vendors searching for ways to engage with potential customers to explain how you can provide value to their organizations. It can feel hurried and almost impossible to have a meaningful conversations. At Edu-Tech the roundtable meetings provide an opportunity to connect for real conversations in a relaxed fashion. In my experience attendees are engaged, open-minded, and looking to learn about what we have to offer and how it can impact their school districts. This event is a must for us every year. Sales Director

      ByteSpeed