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2023 Instructional Technology Leadership Academy


October 18, 2023

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Merrell Center

6301 S. Stadium Lane

Katy, Texas 77494




Just us for ITLA 2023 at the Merrell Center in Katy ISD! Experience a day of immersive learning and strategic planning with presenters from Adobe, Wakelet, and friEdTechnology. Gain actionable ways to leverage the power of edtech to foster student engagement and success.

This immersive day of learning for instructional leaders, librarians, and teacher leaders will help build your capacity, provide a space for networking, and give you the knowledge and tools to make a lasting impact this school year. 



New this Year!


AI in K12 Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has quickly become a hot topic in the K–12 education world! Join us as we talk about what AI is, share the big ideas connected to AI, review instructional considerations, and highlight ideas for integrating AI into instruction.


Adobe IT Administrator Session

Adobe will be providing sessions specifically for Information Technology leaders and staff. Also included is a designated time to network and collaborate during lunch. 

ace-badgewakelet-certified-badge-1024x1024 Two Education Technology Certifications
Elevate your expertise, classroom impact, and career prospects by earning a dual certification from Adobe and Wakelet when you attend.



Breakout Sessions



Lori Roberts

Lead Learning Guide at friEdTechnology



Presenter: Lori Roberts, Lead Learning Guide at friEdTechnology

Session 1: Intro to Adobe Express
In this hands-on session, you will experience how Adobe Express can be used to drive teaching and learning. Adobe Express is an intuitive yet powerful tool that works on any device. You will learn how to enable your students to quickly create graphics like posters and infographics as well as high-quality videos, webpages, portfolios, and more as demonstrations of learning.

Session 2: Adobe ACE Certification
This session helps educators understand what creativity is, why it’s important, and how to develop creativity in their students across subjects and grade levels, from young children through to college students and adult learners. Whether you teach in a media lab or a history classroom, primary school, or college, this session will give you a deeper understanding of the power of creativity in any subject. Earn your ACE Level 1 Badge.




Eben Flournoy

Adobe Presenter

Presenter: Eben Flournoy, Adobe Presenter

Adobe IT Admin Session

This session will cover an overview of the Adobe Admin Console and Adobe products, including our free tool Adobe Express. We will review navigation, setup, configuration, and best practices for managing the console. You will discover ways to integrate with other tools already being used in order to streamline users’ access.


Adobe Office Hours for IT Professionals
You’ve got questions? Adobe has answers. Join Adobe staff members for a Q&A, networking, and information session. Leverage the power of Adobe in your district by gaining additional support directly from Adobe!



Tisha Poncio
Wakelet Digital Learning Specialist

Catch the Wakelet Wave
Presenter: Tisha Poncio - Wakelet Digital Learning Specialist (@TxTechChick)
Session 1: Let's Get You Certified!
Join this session to learn more about Wakelet and how everyone in your school can use and benefit from safe curation and collaboration in their classroom or school to achieve instructional strategies like blended learning. You'll be led step-by-step to become a Wakelet Certified Educator with the opportunity for hands-on creation, collaboration, and Q & A.

Session 2: Deep Dive with Wakelet!
Once you're certified, join this session to dive deeper into Wakelet along with integration tips, student programs, and the opportunity to join Wakelet as a community member, leader, and/or ambassador. This session will allow you to create a make-and-take collection on the topic of your choice to use immediately with an added opportunity to level up your professional learning like never before! 






Date:  October 18, 2023

Time:  8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $75

Session ID:  1643167

Location: Merrell Center, 6301 S Stadium Ln, Katy, Texas 77494

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