Edu-Tech / Edu-Tech Academics 2022

Hilton Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
November 13, 2022 - November 15, 2022

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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.

The Summit Experience

Current as of November 13, 2022

1:00pm

Registration

2:00pm

Tour – Institute of CyberSecurity & Innovation North East ISD

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Opening Remarks

Presented by

Scott Braynard, VP of Sales, Incident IQ

6:45pm

Special Presentation

7:30pm

Networking Dinner

 

Sponsored by: Incident IQ

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00am

Academics

 

Making Timely and Varied Datasets Accessible

Presented by

Jay Marchant, Director of Secondary Education, Chico Unified School District

Technology

 

Top Tech: Growing a Team that Sustains Constant Change

Presented by

Matt Pope, Founder, EDpact

Amber Teamann, Director of Technology & Innovation, Crandall ISD

8:50am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:10am

Academics

 

Accelerating Literacy Gains w/ a Data-Driven Approach: A Case Study

Presented by

Dr. Erica Avila, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Isaac Elementary School District #5

Parsa Rezvani, CEO & Co-Founder, GoSchoolBox

Technology

 

On the Same Page: Preserving Instructional Time with Synchronized Support Workflows

Scott Braynard, VP Of Sales, Incident IQ

11:00am

Academics

 

Personalized Learning: Academic Achievement and Strong Relationships Founded on Data

Presented by

Charles Cooper, Blended Learning Campus Coach, ESC Region 11

Technology

 

Connecting Tech Skills & Curriculum

Presented by

Lauren McIntyre, Director of Instructional Technology, Amphitheater Public Schools

11:45am

Roundtables

12:25pm

Roundtables

1:00pm

Luncheon

2:00pm

Academics

 

Leveraging 21st Century Leadership for 22nd Century Impact

Presented by

Dr. Mary Hemphill, CEO & Founder, The Limitless Lady, Professor, UNC Chapel Hill

Technology

 

Transformation is More About Teaching and Learning and Less About Technology

Presented by

Tony Campbell, Director of Learning and Media Technologies, Washington County School District

2:45pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

3:25pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

4:05pm

Are You Experienced? Creating Digital Learning Experiences for the 21st Century

Presented by

Ernest Gonzales, Ed Tech & Design Coordinator, San Antonio ISD

4:50am

Fireside Chat

Presented by

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Superintendent, Seguin ISD

5:35pm

Roundtables & Happy Hour

7:00pm

Networking Dinner

8:00am

Breakfast

8:30am

Academics

 

Early Literacy Success – It’s Like a GUMBO!

Presented by

Jodi Lemoine, Director of Accountability, West Feliciana Parish Schools

Tonya Holliday, Assistant Principal, Bains Lower Elementary

Technology

 

Empowering Teachers with Timesaving Strategies

Presented by

JP Hale, Director of Technology, Hyde Park Schools

9:20am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:00am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:40am

Panel: Impact of Digital Educational Environment

Panelists

Paulette Salomon, Director of Teaching & Learning and Innovative Projects, East Orange School District

Lauren McIntyre, Director of Instructional Technology, Amphitheater Public Schools

Jason Osei, Director of Technology / Cybersecurity, Campbell ISD

Neil Bolton, Executive Director of Technology, Cedar Hill ISD

11:25am

Panel: Addressing the Disproportionate & Genuine Barriers to Accessing Learning due to Grief & Emotional Wellness Challenges

Panelists

Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Superintendent, Seguin ISD

Michael Ruiz, Executive Director, Dallas ISD

Amber Teamann, Director of Technology & Innovation, Crandall ISD

12:05pm

Closing Lunch

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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
Professional Development: Transforming Teachers to Become Digitally competent • Moving to Digital Education Strategies • 1:1 Student Device Tracking • Rapid District Growth & Funding • Budgeting for Obsolescence and General Upgrading of Classroom Technology • Immersive Learning Experience: Extended Reality (XR) • Cloud Technology: Apps & Data Centers • Personalized Learning Modules: AR, VR & Machine Learning • Data Analytics & K-12 Education

 

Academics Topics
Shifting the Education Landscape • Approaches to Closing the Student Achievement Gap • Highly Innovative Learning Spaces • Mitigating Learning Loss • Student & Staff Mental Health • Experiential Learning Opportunities • Bringing the Educational Environment into the 21st Century • Addressing the Disproportionate & Genuine Barriers to Accessing Learning due to Grief & Emotional Wellness Challenges

  • 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