Conference Information

Learn, collaborate, and earn
up to 19 free clock hours
Take a step toward digital enlightenment this summer. These three days offer a variety of learning opportunities for teachers, administrators and staff interested in putting technology to work for them and their students. At the end of every day time has been built in to plan, implement, and collaborate about your new learning. Attend one session, or many--it's up to you!
Keynote Speaker
"How People Are Changing Technology and Finding New Ways to Collaborate"Charlotte P. Lee, Ph.D
University of Washington
Dept. of Human Centered Design & Engineering Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
So much of our work lives and everyday lives involve collaboration. The importance of collaboration is true with or without technology. Yet with the advent of new technologies, people are finding more ways than ever to communicate and to interact for both work and play. The shifts have been so radical that even the notion of what it means to collaborate has changed among scholars. This talk will explore various ways that people are collaborating using internet-based technologies. Examples will be drawn from Prof. Lee's various projects including research on couples sharing electronic calendars, an  online community of rubber duck collectors socializing and sharing collecting tips, neuroscientists sharing brain imaging data, and marine biologists sharing genomic information.

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What is offered?
Choose from over 30 concurrent sessions offered over three days, June 25-27, taught by teacher leaders and staff members. Sessions are 90 minutes to allow instructors to balance instruction with hands-on practice. Sessions focus on building familiarity and proficiency with digital educational tools to improve student learning and/or increasing staff knowledge and use of productivity tools. 
 
What's this "Collaborative Implementation Planning Time" everybody is raving about?
At the end of each day, 2 hours is set aside (for those who wish to join us) to work in a supportive environment on practicing, collaborating, and/or implementing their learning for the day. Instructional technology coaches and some presenters are on hand to help you put your learning to work for you while it's still fresh. Staff members who have taken advantage of this time tell us it's one of the most valuable parts of the conference. It can't hurt that there are afternoon snacks and daily prizes as well.
 
Who can attend?
Classified and certificated school employees who want to learn in a fun and supportive environment. This conference has been a wonderful success with the staff of the Tahoma School District, so this year, we wanted to share it with staff in other districts.
 
If I come, do I have to attend all the sessions?
No, just come for the sessions you want. Sign up on the Registration Page. If you are joining us from outside the district, you will be charged the full day fee of $30 even if you do not attend all of the sessions on that day.
 
Really? Free clock hours?
Yessiree! Earn up to 19 clock hours depending on the number of sessions you attend and whether or not you attend the afternoon Collaborative Implementation Planning Time. Visit the Clock Hour Page to learn more.
 
I have a few questions--who should I contact?
Kimberly Allison kallison@tahomasd.us
Conference Coordinator and Instructional Technology Coach
206-450-3246
Visit the Registration page to  find links to class descriptions and register for the sessions you want. Some classes fill early so don't be left out!
 
 
Conference Fees
Tahoma School District Employees:
Free
 
Tahoma District Substitutes:
$15 a day or $30 for all three (clock hours included)
 
Other Districts:
$30 a day or $75 for all three days (clock hours included)
 
Send P.O. or personal check to
 
Tahoma School District
10Tech Summer Conference c/o Cindy Barnhart
25720 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
 

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