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Conferences

June 3-4, 2019

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Instructional Technology Leadership Academy on June 3–4, 2019. The ITLA provides a unique opportunity for both experienced professionals and teams to build their capacity as leaders who support technology-enhanced instruction.

June 3

Participate in a full-day coaching workshop to prepare you for everyday coaching with Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad. As a teacher, assistant principal, director of curriculum, and education supervisor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Dr. Lang-Raad brings a wealth of experience to the topic of instructional coaching and how to leverage those everyday moments through his seven drivers. All participants receive his book, Everyday Instructional Coaching as well as lunch.

June 4

Develop your skills as an instructional technology coach by selecting three of five available workshop topics including-

  • coaching with video;
  • working with content-area collaborators;
  • balancing digital learning and student privacy laws; and
  • using breakout room and game-based experiences to enhance teacher professional development.

June 17, 2019

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Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This 1-day conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners.

Announcing the 2019 R4STEAM Keynote Speaker . . . Jeff Wheatcraft, 2018-19 Texas Teacher of the Year! Jeff is a dance instructor turned art teacher turned STEM educator in Alamo Heights ISD San Antonio. His keynote address, Let’s Build Something, explores the power of collaborative creativity as students design innovative solutions to authentic problems. Jeff is also offering a two-hour workshop on PBL instruction and a one-hour session on engaging students with STEM.

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