Smart Ed-Tech Strategies: Big Names, New Ideas

By Kevin Bushweller — September 04, 2009 1 min read
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You may have seen some of the e-mail promotions about Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times, two one-day conferences about key ed-tech issues hosted by Education Week and Digital Directions. If you haven’t seen the promotions, I would highly encourage you to check out the agenda and think about signing up as soon as possible because spots are filling up fast.

Many of the nation’s top ed-tech leaders and thinkers are going to be speaking or serving on panels at our one-day events in Chicago and Jersey City. They include University of Michigan ed-tech researcher Elliot Soloway, Harvard professor Chris Dede, Keith Krueger of the Consortium for School Networking; Susan Patrick from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, and Disrupting Class Co-Author Michael Horn.

There is also a great roster of district level ed-tech leaders who will be serving on panels and available to address questions based on the challenges you are facing in your districts. Those leaders include Boston Public Schools CIO Kim Rice, Detroit schools CIO Christopher Nelson, Calcasieu Parish Schools (La.) CIO Sheryl Abshire, Denver schools CIO Edward Freeman, and others.

Check out the complete speakers list here.

This is a great opportunity to meet some of the top ed-tech leaders and thinkers in the nation and pick their brains for how to tackle the challenges of today.

If you register based on this blog post, you can get a special $50 discount. Just use the discount code: blog50

Oh, and by the way, I will be there too. So I hope to see you there. I would love to hear about the biggest challenges you are facing in your school districts. We can all work together toward identifying solutions.

Kevin Bushweller
Executive Editor
Digital Directions

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.