Saturday, January 25, 2014

4 Reasons to Attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014: Check Out the Keynote Lineup!

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about ed tech at this year's Ohio Educational Technology Conference beginning this Monday January 27. Here's the Keynote Speaker lineup for this year's conference.

Monday, January 27

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK

Inspirational Teachers Change Minds and Lives
This keynote is an exploration of the importance of inspirational teaching and of building positive relationships with learners. I share stories of transformational teachers and experiences along with powerful tools and ideas to help today’s teachers make a difference in the lives of kids. I seek to help educators re-believe in themselves and re-find that spark that launched them into education in the first place. I challenge teachers to become the always-on learners that we need our kids to be. I share my passion for stories to inspire kids and challenge teachers to tell their own stories and help others understand that teaching is much more than a job. Join me for this inspirational message that is designed to help heal and re-inspire educators and empower them to continue to do the most important job on Earth. Bring an open heart and an open mind and we’ll find our teaching power together.                                                                                       
On Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Kevin will also host his Featured Workshop Session, "Teaching "Wired" Learners"!

3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Jack Uldrich, Renowned Global Futurist and Best Selling Author

Why Future Trends in Higher Education Demand Unlearning
In the past 100 years, the world has witnessed a startling amount of change—everything from mass industrialization and globalization to space flight and longer life expectancies. Experts are now predicting society will witness a comparable amount of change within the next two decades. In this fast-paced, informative and entertaining presentation, renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will provide an insightful overview of how a number of technological trends—information technology, mobile web communications, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), social networking, artificial intelligence, wearable technology, business analytics (data mining) and gaming dynamics—are fueling significant change within the field of higher education. Uldrich will then share a number of “unlearning” strategies higher education professionals can employ today to not only prepare their institutions and organizations for tomorrow’s change but also seize the opportunity to create a better and brighter future for their students and themselves.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.                                                             
Dr. Casey Wardynski, National Educational Technology Teacher of the Year
Sponsored by

Preparing Students to Succeed in the Conceptual Age
We live in an exponential age in which knowledge is created and obsoleted at an accelerating pace.  Exponential forces are now at work which are redefining the way in which we live, work and play.  Our role is to provide students with exceptional learning experiences that prepare them for life and career in a world of exponential change.  The way we define, organize and provide educational services must change to meet the needs of students in the time in which we live.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Alan November, Founder of November Learning, Inc

Leadership: Managing the Transition
Listen as he outlines essential skills for leadership and offer both practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning and implementation process. Articulating vision and mission, managing change, and aligning technology to primary curricular goals are emphasized. He will explore the “leader as a role model” concept and look at various professional development opportunities, such as joining a global professional community.

For more information about the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014 visit their Website.

Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014 Web Site

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