2011 TA7TC Archive

We are looking forward to another great TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference in White Oak, TX, on June 10, 2011. Keep checking back for additional information. 

Conference program can be downloaded HERE.

Presenters' Presentation Files:

Nina Peery's Digital Citizenship Session-

Pam Cranford's & Jennifer Saccoccio's CSI: Moodle

Sharon Gullett's Cracking the QR Code:

Mary Kaey Wisener's Searching for a Needle in a Haystack:

John Korb's TETN:

Whitney Jones' Website Countdown:

Atomic Learning Files:

Welcome to the Area 7 Tech Conference site.

Here you will find all the latest updates, news, presenter information, registration links, presenter resources, sponsor links, and more. The pages are listed in the left hand column for easy navigation. You can also subscribe by email to receive updates.

We will have three strands running in our presentation schedule: administrative, curriculum, and network. We hope this will provide plenty of training opportunities for everyone. Stay tuned as we add information about those who have committed to be presenters in each of those strands.

Registration costs are below. They include lunch and a full day of sessions. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Accepted presenters - free

TCEA members - $30

non-TCEA members - $30 (also provides you a year's membership in TCEA with all of those benefits)

Registration is provided on the TCEA site HERE. Onsite registration will also be available - PO's (made out to TCEA), checks (made out to TCEA), and cash only (receipts will be provided).

***Download the conference program HERE!

For those who use Twitter, follow us: @Area7TCEA Also use the hashtag: #tatc11 so your tweets will show up on our giant Twitterwall in the lobby!

For those who blog or use Flickr, our conference tag is: tatc11 - TCEA will be watching theFlickr tag search to find photos for the next TechEdge.

Keynote Speaker - Wes Fryer

Wesley FryerKEYNOTE: Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a Bubblesheet World

Much of the world has gone digital, so must learning at school. Creativity is vital, and good leadership matters. Stagnant, accomodation-level technology integration makes technology investments in our schools a waste of money. School leaders can and should encourage teachers to use digital learning tools in transformative ways to open new doors of opportunity for students as well as parents. By focusing on creating, communicating / sharing, and collaborating, principals can help develop a shared instructional vocabulary with teachers which is focused on student engagement. Without creation, there can be no creativity. How will you let your students create? How will you give students choices? How will your students teach the curriculum? These are essential questions to ask together with teachers, as we seek to effectively (and legally) "talk with media / pictures" and leverage the constructive power of digital media tools for learning inside and outside the classroom.

Wesley Fryer is an international learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. With respect to school change, he describes himself as a "catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning." Wesley is the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers Inc., the lead partner in the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices andCelebrate Kansas Voices digital storytelling projects. His blog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" (www.speedofcreativity.org) was selected as the 2006 "Best Learning Theory Blog" by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide. He teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma, and has served as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online Conference since it began in 2006. Wesley became aGoogle Certified Teacher in 2009, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005, is a 1992 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and a Fulbright Scholar. He is an active member of the education committee of the Oklahoma Creativity Project. His educational background includes service as an elementary classroom teacher, campus technology integration specialist, college director of distance learning, state director for education advocacy for AT&T, and director of technology for a state historical association. Wesley is the co-author of the forthcoming book and framework, "Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning" with Karen Montgomery.

White Oak ISD is excited to be the host for the 2011 conference. We hope you enjoy your experience.

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