Inspired Educators Innovate!

February 11-12, 2020

Conference Information

The 2020 New Mexico Digital Learning Conference (NMDLC) is two days of professional learning. Sessions will address leveraging technology to help teachers advance their teaching practice and to help students develop skills to solve real-world problems. Presenters will focus on one of the of the following skill categories: Communication & Collaboration, Research & Information Fluency, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving and Creativity & Innovation.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 & Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Featured Keynotes

Day 1

Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist

The Problem-Solving Generation

As the world gets more digitalized, it also gets more complex. We now operate on a global scale and our job in education is to help learners develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to thrive in this new digitalization environment. We need to prepare them to solve problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that continue to shift or do not even exist today. To thrive in this new era, learners will need to master critical skills like problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and the ability to continuously learn. What we need more than anything in education is a culture shift to align our education models to the future our students face.

Learn more about Jaime Casap. Follow Jaime on Twitter.

Day 2

Snow White, Dell K-12 Education Strategist

The Problem-Solving Generation

Snow is an educational thought leader and social media influencer with expertise around Professional Learning and Next Generation Digital Classrooms. She began her education career with a degree from University of Texas at Austin in Applied Learning & Development and a K-8 Teaching Certificate with a specialization in Speech Communications. Just prior to joining Dell Technologies, Snow was President/Owner of Futurekids School Technology Solutions in Texas. From teaching in numerous districts, to writing curriculum, to consulting with schools across the globe, Snow has accelerated momentum toward student-led and personalized learning for the last 20 years. In addition, Snow has recently been tasked with leading Dell’s K12 strategy for esports.

Follow Snow on Twitter.

About APS, NMSTE, and ISTE

Albuquerque Public Schools

Albuquerque Public Schools is among the top 40 largest school district in the nation and the largest in New Mexico, serving nearly 84,000 students in 143 schools scattered across nearly 1,200 square miles. Our students live in the city of Albuquerque and the towns of Corrales and Los Ranchos; the counties of Bernalillo and Sandoval; and the pueblos of Isleta and Laguna. Learn more about APS.

NMSTE

Mission

To ensure the success for all students by serving as a state wide network of individuals seeking to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education. As a nonprofit membership organization, we will provide leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-16 and teacher education.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. NMSTE is a valued affiliate of ISTE and connects with more than 70 other affiliates to share best practices, increase service to members, and strengthen impact in their local education communities.

Vision

ISTE’s vision is that all educators are empowered to harness technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning, and inspire learners to reach their greatest potential.

Mission

ISTE inspires educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners.