Edu-Tech / Edu-Tech Academics 2022

Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, TX
February 27, 2022 - March 1, 2022

-- --

Edu-Tech & Edu-Tech Academics focuses on delivering real-world insights, first-hand experiences and practical ideas that have been tried by other districts. We know that implementing new technology solutions, updating classrooms and curriculum initiatives isn’t a one department job, but a collaboration of different departments. Our goal is for you to gain new concepts and approaches to yield positive results in your bottom line.

Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics brings together the heads of Technology and Curriculum & Instruction from K-12 school districts. It provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative ideas for the challenges faced by your district. We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for technology and academics. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas and get help from your colleagues from other districts. Benchmark your solutions. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

New for 2022! Exclusive Tour of Bee Cave Middle School of Travis Independent School District

Current as of February 3, 2022

1:00pm

Registration

2:00pm

Tour – Bee Cave Middle School, Lake Travis Independent School District

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Transforming Learning in an Urban Setting via Technology

Presented by

Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

Sponsored by Gaggle

8:00am

STEAM for All

Presented by

Sarah Cook, Director of Curriculum & Accountability, Brenham Independent School District

Technology Integration for Teaching & Learning

Presented by

Karla K. Burkholder, Director of Technology, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District

8:50am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:50am

Extending Learning Opportunities to Increase Engagement

Presented by

Meredith Watassek, Director, Career and Technical Education, Fort Bend Independent School District

Future-proofing Digital Infrastructure: Solving the Emerging Challenges in K-12 IT Support

Presented by

Scott Braynard, Vice President of Sales, Incident IQ

11:35am

Roundtables

12:50pm

Luncheon

1:50pm

What We Learned from Victoria Virtual Schools

Presented by

Gregory Dandio, Director of Technology, Victoria Independent School District

Jennifer Wyatt, Instructional Technology, Victoria Independent School District

2:35pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

4:35pm

ClassLink ide Chat

Presented by

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

Andre D. Spencer, Superintendent, Manor Independent School District

6:30pm

Networking Dinner

8:00am

Breakfast

8:30am

The Academy for Early Learners: A Collaboration of Research, Curriculum and Building Design for Experiential Learning

Presented by

Kimberly Cantu, Superintendent, Mansfield Independent School District

Jeff Brodgen, Associate Superintendent of Facilities & Bond Programs, Mansfield Independent School District

Leadership Through Chaos

Presented by

Amber Teamann, Director of Technology and Innovation, Crandall Independent School District

9:20am

Roundtables

10:40am

TEAMing to Transform and Thrive

Presented by

Rebecca Landa, Executive Director 21stCentury Learning, San Antonio Independent School District

“Marital Advice” for Curriculum & Technology Directors

Presented by

Daniel D. Domain, Director of Information Technology Services, Venus Independent School District

Christi Nies, Program Coordinator Curriculum Support Services, Region 10 Education Service Center

11:25am

Healthy Relationship with Digital Media: Digital Citizen

Presented by

Andre D. Spencer, Superintendent, Manor Independent School District

Amber Teamann, Director of Technology and Innovation, Crandall Independent School District

Meredith Watassek, Director of Career & Technical Education, Fort Bend Independent School District

12:10pm

Closing Lunch

4star
Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701


Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are invitation-only Summits for the heads of technology and curriculum and instruction from the largest school districts in the country. Registrations are complimentary via scholarships for school district administrators and include 2 nights of accommodations at the conference venue, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of three companies per category.

We welcome school district administrators and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net

Technology Topics
Cyber Security: How to Address & Enforce • 1-to-1 Policies Across K-12 Education • Learning Management Systems: Evidence of Collaboration • Student Devices: Fees, Insurance & Finance • Tech Integrations with Curriculum & Instruction • IT Sustainability: Upgrading School Networks • Education Technology: Build Better Teaching • Learning Experiences to Achieve Higher Learning Outcome • Virtual & Augmented Reality: Unlimited Opportunities

 

Academics Topics
Experiential Learning: Real World Situations • Teacher Instruction & Self-Directed Activities: Blended Learning • Bite-Sized Learning • STEAM Curriculum • Self-Paced & Self-Chosen Projects: Genius Hour • Project-Based Learning • A Healthy Relationship with Digital Media: Digital Citizen • Gamification

  • 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

      This conference is a quality event that allows curriculum, technology, and key vendors to collaborate with the goal of focusing on the needs of our schools. Taking solutions back to our school district always occur after attending these quality sessions. 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

      One of the best conferences and opportunities to network outside of the district I have ever engaged in. Director of Technology

      Victoria Independent School District