Southern Oregon University and the Southern Oregon Education Service District are excited to be hosting the Fifth Annual Ed Tech Summit on the beautiful Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland! This annual event showcases innovations and best practices for integrating technology into schools and classrooms. Hands-on sessions are led by teacher experts in the field as well as technology hardware and software specialists.
Schools are encouraged to bring a team comprised of teachers, administrators, and technology directors to share and collaborate on their district’s needs and plans. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that you register early. One graduate-level credit is available for participation in this event.
Please plan to join us on April 17, 2015!
Target audience: In-service teachers, pre-service teachers, students, administrators, information technologists, and interested partners from pre-kindergarten through college. This conference was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.
Life’s become an “open-book” test. So what does that mean for schools? Students are awash in a sea of text without context and they explore their digital world with an expectation of choice and control that challenges traditional notions of learning and literacy. This keynote by noted education leader Peter Pappas will illustrate how to fuse digital technology and sound instructional practice to craft learning environments that motivate students with the opportunity to think like professionals while solving real-world needs.
Peter will also lead a breakout session on Teaching with Documents: Literacy, Tech and More as well as a session for Administrators on Leading for Connected Learning.
Bring a web-enabled device! Peter uses Learning Catalytics BYOD audience‐response system to demonstrate ed tech rather than just talk about it.
Peter Pappas is no stranger to education. Most of his career was spent in New York State--twenty-five years as a high school social studies teacher followed by ten years as a K-12 Director and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Like most teachers, he’s always had a second job. For over twenty years, he’s traveled throughout the country assisting school districts, state ed departments, leading educational organizations and companies to improve teaching and learning. His workshops are based on the premise that staff development should model what we expect to see in the classroom. Six years ago he relocated to Portland to continue his work as trainer/writer and explore the frontiers of teaching, jazz, yoga, Macs, film, books, garlic and hoppy IPAs. Sporting the mandatory PNW beard, Peter teaches at University of Portland’s School of Education. He has published a series of innovative multi-touch iBooks. His popular blog, Copy/Paste, features free downloads of instructional resources, projects and publications. Follow him atTwitter/@edteck.
Our low conference fee for participants, which covers parking, program and lunch, is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors.
Online registration is closed. However, you may still attend the Summit by registering at the door from 7:30-8 a.m. on April 17. Only cash or checks in the exact amount will be accepted at the door.
- Registration fee for Ashland, Butte Falls, Central Point, Eagle Point, Klamath County, Klamath Falls City, Medford, Phoenix-Talent, Pinehurst, Prospect, Rogue River, Three Rivers and SOESD staff; SOU staff and students: $20**
- Registration fee for all others: $50**
**Additional fee for credit cards applies (prior online registrations only).
The registration fee covers parking, program and lunch. Our low fees are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. The registration fee is waived for presenters and vendors.
Registration is incomplete until fee has been paid. Payment DUE by April 15.