The TIE 2012 Conference is hosting a day-long event just for leaders on Monday, June 18th, the day prior to our annual conference. Principals, technical directors, educational technology specialists, superintendents, educator leaders and others in charge of managing the technology advancements within their districts are invited to join us at TIE Leadership Academy. This exciting day-long event is a continuation of our sold out “Leadership Bootcamp” at the ISTE 2010 Conference.Take advantage of this unique opportunity to align your school, district, and organizational vision by establishing a clear focus for yourself and your colleagues. Time is included in each session to discuss and debrief subject matter with tech-savvy facilitators. Make the most of the sessions you attend by sharing what you learn with your colleagues. Return to education ready to ignite a passion to learn through new technology in the 2012-2013 school year!
You can attend the full conference, or choose to only take part in the one day Leadership Academy. Either way, register now as seating is limited. 
Overview of our Keynote Presenter: Bernajean Porter Warning! All Technology Uses are Not Equal

Technology accelerates something beyond access. What is the SOMETHING being targeted in your schools? Even knowing that the future aches for a new kind of learner, thinker, problem-solver, all the money and time spent on techno gadgets have changed little more than pockets of classrooms. After personally leading more than 2,300 district technology impact studies, the message is clear: it’s not about having the hardware!

Speakers for the day: To be announced by February 15, 2012.

Topics for the Leadership Academy:

  • Workforce Readiness: Addressing the talent pool gap for the tech sector
  • 1:1 Initiatives “Lessons Learned”
  • iPads as a Learning & Professional Tool - Classroom Walk-Thrus, PLNs, Resources to Support Student Learning
  • Technology Planning & Project Prioritization
  • Designing a STEM program prek-12