It’s been a couple of weeks since I was at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, and my head is still full of resources and information. Today, I got an email from them with a few statistics about this year’s conference.
“More than 17,850 educators and exhibit personnel attended ISTE 2011, held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center June 26-29. Conference highlights included:
- 13,336 registered attendees
- 4,562 exhibit personnel
- Dozens of workshops with more than 2,611 tickets sold
- An exhibit hall the size of 5.5 football fields featuring 1,423 booths and 501 companies
- 149 registered journalists from around the globe
- 1,025 attendees sent more than 3,000 letters to the U.S. Congress
- Among the attendees were 1,152 presenters and 940 international attendees from 63 countries”
- Situation: Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age.
- Problem: Many teachers do not know how to design and support technology-rich learning environments.
- Solution: Coaching, combined with communities of learning, is a highly effective job-embedded professional development model
- Result: Teachers experience technology as an effective tool for professional learning and develop the skills to powerfully use technology to improve student learning.
- Introduction to three coaching models that provide highly effective professional development
- 10 tips for leveraging technology, coaching, and community
- 5 key benefits that result from the integration of technology, coaching, and community
- Introduction to the NETS×C