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Leadership Summits

December 2-3, 2014, San Diego Bayfront Hilton

Opportunity Collaboration:  Partnerships/relationships/connections

~~Technology Leadership Summit 2014, sponsored by the National Association of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC)


ESAs are in a unique position to provide customized learning opportunities for and with our customers.  As partnerships and relationships are a driving force in the world around us, this Summit will allow us to join together, using Open Space Technology, to develop solutions in the area of “Opportunity Collaboration.” Presentations and informal conversations will provide information that can be applied within your individual ESA.  


The topic ‘Opportunity Collaboration - partnerships, relationship, connections’ will serve as an umbrella for contributions including, but not limited to:
● Connecting Classrooms state to state to engage students in collaborative learning
● How do we talk? How do we grow real collaboration?
● What skills do we need to “Flip” our service agencies as we “Flip” our classrooms?
● K-12 Libraries in the BlendEd environment
● Linking data systems to content systems
● States addressing digital learning plans


Plan to register a group from your ESA and take part in this exciting opportunity.  The Summit welcomes Technology/Media Directors,  plus those who work with student information systems/data bases; those who are responsible for integration of media and technology; those who identify and purchase physical and electronic materials;  those who provide professional development on the use of these materials;  those who work with your LANs and WANs;  researchers;  those working with student and school improvement programs; and central administrators responsible for any and all of these activities. 
The Summit will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 3, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Registration is $275 per ESA staff person, and includes registration materials, breaks, two continental breakfasts and one lunch.  ESA registration is through the AESA Conference website, www.AESA.us.  Corporate representatives interested in attending should contact the NAMTC office directly, bettyge@NAMTC.org.

 

December 3-4, 2013, JW Marriott, San Antonio Hill Country

Customized Learning:  Application of Big Data

ESAs are in a unique position to provide customized learning opportunities for and with our customers.  As “big data’ shows itself as a driving force in the world around us, this Summit will allow us to join together, using Open Space Technology, to develop solutions in the area of “customized learning.” Presentations and informal conversations will provide information that can be applied within your individual ESA.

Building on the success of last year’s table talks, Open Spaces Technology allows us to leverage the experience of all the conference attendees. This format will also allow each of the attendees to focus on their own area of need. 

For those not very familiar with Open Spaces Technology, a concise overview can be found at:

http://www.openspaceworld.com/users_guide.htm

In this document, you will find that open spaces events have a single law which I have pulled out here.



The One Law of Open Spaces (the law of two feet):

"Briefly stated, this law states that every individual has two feet, and must be prepared to use them. Responsibility for a successful outcome in any Open Space Event resides with exactly one person -- each participant. Individuals can make a difference and must make a difference. If that is not true in a given situation, they, and they alone, must take responsibility to use their two feet, and move to a new place where they can make a difference."



Secondly, successful Open Spaces events are built around a unifying theme. I offer the following theme for our day and a half Summit: “Customized Learning:  Application of Big Data”. The topics/services listed below are meant only as suggestions. Any topics/services you bring up for discussion around “customized learning” will be the right ones. The outcome or our Summit will be suggested "next steps" tied to the services/topics raised collectively by the Summit attendees.

The theme ‘Customized Learning:  Application of Big Data’ will serve as an umbrella for contributions including, but not limited to:

·         Using Technology to build predictive student profiles

·         Identifying and delivering edtech resources

·         Infrastructure necessary for the delivery of these resources

·         Technology tools for supporting education analytics

Plan to register a group from your ESA and take part in this exciting opportunity.  The Summit welcomes Technology/Media Directors,  plus those who work with student information systems/data bases; those who are responsible for integration of media and technology; those who identify and purchase physical and electronic materials;  those who provide professional development on the use of these materials;  those who work with your LANs and WANs;  researchers;  those working with student and school improvement programs; and central administrators responsible for any and all of these activities. 

The Summit will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 4, 8:00-11:30 a.m.  Site will be the J.W. Marriott, San Antonio Hill Country (TX).  Registration is $275 per person, and includes registration materials, breaks, two continental breakfasts and one lunch.

 

14th NAMTC Leadership Summit, Tampa, Florida                                         Marriott Waterside Hotel

November 27-28, 2012

 

Leading with Technology in the 21st

 

Technology has really changed the world, and finally educators have the tools to both empower and connect teaching and learning in ways not possible in the past. The “what’s next” has to be about leadership and not just technology, but leadership with technology.

Leadership in the 21st Century should enable teachers and students with processes and practices that enhance learning through digital resources, mobile devices, and interactive content. Leadership can drive anytime anywhere learning, collaboration and support for professional learning networks. This year’s Summit, Leading with Technology in the 21st, provided a great opportunity for those involved with ESAs and their corporate partners to collaborate in person and also throughout the year. Attendees joined the Digital Learning Network Coordinator at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, a speaker from DisneyWorld’s education department and had E-Rate questions answered by Mel Blackwell.  Others provided the innovative educational strategies, services, activities, and products that can drive change within our educational system and improve learning achievement for our students!

Visit the Links and Resources section of this website for a cppy of the program booklet.

 

 13th NAMTC Leadership Summit (Colorado):  Digital Learning...What's Next?

 At the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 8:00-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30  from 8:00-11:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast and lunch included on Tuesday; continental breakfast included on Wednesday)

 Fee:  $230

If you are attending the Leadership Summit ONLY (not staying for AESA's conference), you may complete hotel reservations online.  For information about hotel reservations, please go to the Links & Resources section of this website.  After following the link provided, choose "NAMTC" as the guest type and complete registration.  If you are also planning to stay for AESA, you should plan to secure hotel reservations through their registration methods.

 A draft of the Summit program agenda is also posted in the Links & Resources section of this website.  The agenda will be updated as additional information is confirmed.

 

12th NAMTC Leadership Summit : 

Catching Up…or Leading the Way

 

Held at the Westin, Savannah, GA, on November 30-December 1, the Summit was held as a pre-con event prior to AESA.  Fee was $220.

 

The agenda is posted in the Links & Resources Section of this website.

In today’s changing world, educational leaders need to keep abreast of emerging technologies and provide guidance and leadership to the schools they serve. Take a look at the technology environment within your agency and the schools you serve.

 

Does your agency deliver rich media content on a personal level using the latest in social networking and comprehensive search engines to meet students’ needs? How are your teachers and students using technology in the classroom and beyond? Are you seeking to maintain and expand technologies within shrinking budgets? Are there ways you can deliver professional development in a more cost effective manner?

 

The Leadership Summit will provide opportunities for those seeking answers to these questions and more.

 

Education is in a dichotomy now…regional centers are pulled to support the traditional use of motion media and print by many teachers who still use these media in daily classes.  Plus ESAs are trying to catch up to the private business use levels of electronic communications, social networking and emerging technologies.

Service agencies need to provide leadership to take these technologies, offer them to schools at low cost, provide professional development to administrators and teachers and demonstrate the educational value and application of these emerging technologies.

11th Leadership Summit (Austin, TX)

The 11th Leadership Summit was held in Austin, TX at the Hilton on December 1-2, 2009, as a pre-conference to the AESA conference. 

For a copy of the Summit agenda, please see the Links & Resources section of this website.  The 11th NAMTC Leadership Summit was held on Tuesday, December 1 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 2 from 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. 

Educational leaders need to keep abreast of emerging technologies and provide guidance and leadership to the schools they serve.  Take a look at the technology environment within your agency and the schools you serve.  Are you maximizing local, state and federal funding?  Mel Blackwell, Vice President of the Schools and Libraries Division for USAC updated attendees on what’s new for E-Rate, gave tips on how to get through the process and take your suggestions. In addition, a panel of ESA leaders  provided practical information related to E-Rate audits.  Does your agency deliver rich media content on a personal level to meet students’ needs?  How are your teachers and students using technology in the classroom and beyond?  Are you seeking to maintain and expand technologies within shrinking budgets?  Are you participating in cooperative purchasing opportunities available?  Are there ways you can deliver professional development in a more cost-effective manner?  The Leadership Summit continues to provide opportunities for those seeking answers to these questions and more.

10th NAMTC Leadership Summit (Phoenix)

The 10th annual NAMTC Leadership Summit was held in Phoenix, AZ, December 2-3, 2008, as a pre-conference to the AESA conference.  The topic was NAMTC:  Weaving a Tapestry for Student Success.

For a PDF of the complete program or Topics and Speakers for the 10th Leadership Summit in Phoenix, click on the Links and Resources link to the left of this page.  Postings from our speakers are also located on the NAMTC website, in the password protected Member Area.

 9th NAMTC Leadership Summit (Syracuse)

The 9th annual Leadership Summit was held in Syracuse, New York, April 22-25, 2008, at the Sheraton.  Over 100 attendees participated in the conference themed Education 2.0 and Beyond!  Presentations are being posted in the Member Area of this website.  To access, click on Member Area in the table of contents section to the left of this page.  Log in using your ID and password.  If you do not remember your access information, click on "forgot your password" and the ID and password will be emailed to your current member account.  Above your account information in the Member Area, you will note several tabs.  Click on "Member Resources."  There you will find materials as submitted by various speakers at the Leadership Summit, including Tim Magner, director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, Mel Blackwell, Vice President School and Libraries Division, USAC, Dorothy Bollinger, Esq., Fox Rothschild, and DMA, CEO of the CLIC Network.


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