|Introducing Featured Session Speakers!
In the Steinbeck Forum
Ben Bajarin is a Principal at Creative Strategies, Inc. Ben joined Creative Strategies in 2000 and primarily focused his analysis and research on the consumer technology industry. He has provided custom industry analysis and developed strategic plans for clients in the markets of the digital home, mobile computing, personal electronics, personal computing, the digital lifestyle and interactive entertainment media. His overarching goal with his analysis is to understand how and why consumers will use new digital technologies in their everyday lives both the present and in the future.
Ben’s Speaking Sessions:
Tuesday at 3:30pm - Tablets Will Change How We Work, Play, and Learn
Tuesday at 4:30pm - Technology Trends Driving the Next Era
Wednesday at 12:40pm - Tablets Will Change How We Work, Play, and Learn
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students and teachers, and ultimately producing television series on education, technology, parenting, and theater. He frequently contributes articles to national education publications and co-authored TechWorks, an internationally distributed classroom technology kit and with a team founded Kitzu.org, a resource of free online kits to encourage project-based learning with media. He was elected to the board of Computer-Using Educators where he served for six years.
Hall’s Speaking Sessions:
Tuesday at 2:30pm - Leading, Learning, Achieving in the Digital Age: The Role of the Administrator
Wednesday at 8:00am - Going Digital: What it Means to Administrators When Technology Changes the Game
Wednesday at 9:00am - From Trees to Bits: Moving Education into the 21st Century
Rob Mancabelli partners with schools, colleges and universities to develop Twenty-First Century learning environments. He is a speaker, writer and consultant with over fifteen years of experience in education, technology and change management. Rob is the co-author of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, a writer for District
Administration magazine and a blogger at mancabelli.com. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Rob inspires audiences with insights into Twenty-First Century learning, strategies for engaging stakeholders, and methods for transforming organizations. Supporting Rob’s understanding of learning is a background in planning and leadership. He has received his international certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and he has directed dozens of large scale projects over the past two decades. He also has experience building strategic plans for organizations, analyzing budgets and successfully managing the change process, skills that are enhanced by his M.B.A. work at the MIT Sloan School of Management and his service on the educational advisory boards for Dell Computer and Acer Corporation.
Rob’s Speaking Sessions:
Wednesday at 1:40pm - The Power of Learning in a Networked World: Implications for our Schools
Wednesday at 2:40pm - Creating 21st Century Schools: Five Steps to Transformation
Wednesday at 3:40pm - The Power of Learning in a Networked World: Implications for our Schools
Jon Bernstein is the founder and president of BSG, and he has been working on education, education technology and telecommunications issues since 1995. Jon is an expert on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to the E-Rate program, education appropriations, and the No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Currently, Jon serves as the Co-chair of the Education & Libraries Networks Coalition (EdLiNC), an organization focused on preserving and protecting the E-Rate program, which is comprised of all of the major public and private education associations and the American Library Association. He is also the Treasurer for the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and is co-chair of NCTET’s Inaugural Ball Subcommittee.
Jon’s Speaking Sessions:
Wednesday at 4:40pm - The Fate of Federal Ed Tech Policy and Funding in 2013
Thursday at 8:00am - The Fate of Federal Ed Tech Policy and Funding in 2013
Dr. Justin Patchin is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. For the past several years he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying and social networking. He travels around the country training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent and address the consequences of cyberbullying. Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.us) and has written numerous articles on adolescent behaviors online.
Justin’s Speaking Sessions:
Friday at 8:00am - Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard
Friday at 9:40am - Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying
Friday at 10:40am - Safe and Responsible Online Social Networking