Newly confirmed speaker:
Debbie Karcher, Chief Information Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Ed Tech 2013: Powering Up Success

Join your fellow district leaders this fall at the Education Week Leadership Forum Ed Tech 2013: Powering Up Success—an interactive day focused on how to use digital tools to raise student achievement. Discover the best approaches for using educational technology to improve teaching and learning, and the management of your schools.

Engage with ed-tech leaders for an interactive and thought-provoking day that includes invaluable professional networking opportunities, provocative roundtable discussions, and the sharing of best practices and lessons learned in the fast-changing world of educational technology.

Keynote Speakers:

Rob Mancabelli
Rob Mancabelli
Author and Educational Innovation Expert
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Will Richardson
Will Richardson
Co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, a unique professional-development program
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Rob Mancabelli

Rob Mancabelli has 15 years of experience as a technology director in public and private schools, and he is the co-founder of BrightBytes, an organization that’s helped thousands of schools improve student achievement through the use of technology. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Rob talks to educators around the world about the ways that online networks have transformed learning, and he’s become a global resource for school leaders who are wrestling with the implications of these changes.

 

Rob is the co–author of the book Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, which in 2011 won the Bronze Medal from ForWord Reviews for Education Book of the Year. He’s the author of the New Directions column for District Administration magazine, and he sits on the Educational Advisory Boards of Dell Computer and Acer Corporation. In 2012, Rob earned his MBA from MIT.

Will Richardson

Author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms,

Will Richardson has been writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at Weblogg-ed.com and in numerous journals and magazines. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to willrichardson.com. He was a public school educator for 22 years and is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, a unique professional-development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the past three years.

His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms has sold more than 80,000 copies and has influenced classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education was released in May 2011, coauthored with Rob Mancabelli. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, Education Week, English Journal, Edutopia, and Principal Leadership, among others. Over the past six years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators in more than a dozen countries about the merits of online learning networks for personal and professional growth. He is a member of the national advisory board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and a columnist for District Administration magazine.

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