Digital Conversion Symposium 2016

The East Irondequoit Central School District, University of Rochester – Warner School of Education, and Monroe #1 BOCES invite you to join us for our 2nd annual Digital Conversion symposium. Come and learn about digital conversion and the tremendous benefits it offers for classroom instruction. Over 180 educators from 47 school districts attended our last symposium, comprised of leaders, teachers and information technology staff. Below are a few of their comments (click here for more):

“Great job with this symposium. It was very well organized, inspirational keynote, comfortable, welcoming, and informational. Thank you!”

“This was amazing! I have gone to other schools to visit and talk about technology, and this is by far the best visit I have had! The workshops were extremely beneficial and helped me get a better understanding of how I could incorporate technology into my classroom and school. The teachers presenting were very knowledgeable and prepared. Thank you so much!”

“When will you be doing this again? This conference ranks in the top three that I have ever attended with respect to the relevant value I received and can pass on to my district.”
“FANTASTIC JOB! Unbelievable efforts to pull this off while school was in session. Everything was 1st class and greatly appreciated. We already have return visits planned for some of our teachers who did not have the luxury of attending!”

“I loved how everything was digital, thank you! Keep up the great work and thank you for paying it forward!”

“This conference was timely for me and my district. I was impressed each day with the professional way we were treated, the schedule, the reception, the access to vendors and the ability to talk to teachers using the technology. The networking time was valuable, too. Thanks for everything!!”

East Irondequoit is in the 4th year of its digital conversion and in our 2nd year of full device deployment (3400 iPads). We recently joined the American Association of School Administrators Digital Consortium and we are a finalist for the League of Innovative Schools. We’ve also begun work with the University of Rochester to launch a regional Digital Conversion Consortium.

This year the symposium will feature a leadership strand and instructional strand, as well as sessions for information technology staff. We’re looking forward to sharing our latest news about our Microsoft Office 365 implementation, data dashboard tool (Tableau), mobile teacher computing initiative, our first digital textbook, and our first annual DigiFest!

 

Digital Conversion Symposium will include:Picture1

  • Breakfast (continental) and lunch each day
  • Full day of classroom visits (all 6 schools)
  • Full day of breakout sessions with topics tailored specifically around digital conversion and 1:1 implementation. Will include topics such as:
    • Presentation tools across the curriculum
    • Teacher preparation and professional development
    • Transforming elementary instruction – teacher perspective of 1:1 in the classroom
    • Metrics and measuring student growth
    • Building level leadership in a 1:1 environment
    • The benefits of using a Learning Management System
    • Implementation leadership in a digital conversion
    • Cool tools for teachers and administrators
    • Student cyber-safety and awareness, and digital citizenship
    • Technical logistics and management in a 1:1 environment
    • Classroom management in a 1:1 environment
    • Dinner and cocktail reception at a local gallery

 

Enjoy a keyMarkEdwardsnote address from Dr. Mark Edwards, former Superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina, and chief architect of the digital conversion that has transformed that district. Dr. Edwards is the author of Every Child, Every Day, and the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year.

 

 

 

Cost: $295 per person (BOCES aidable).

Date/Location: November 9th & 10th at East Irondequoit Central School District

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