(Quick side note: both of these events are on Watson's World under the "District PD Opportunities" page. I update this page periodically. Here's a link.)
KySTE is the local regional chapter of ISTE. Every spring at the Galt House in downtown Louisville, KySTE hosts the largest Kentuckiana edtech conference of the year. I have had the privilege of attending as well as presenting at the conference several times.
This year's March 4-6 conference theme is "Welcome to the Future." I am attending all three days and presenting at two sessions: one on augmented reality (Thursday, March 5, 10:30 am, Coe Room) and another about the construction of Southside Elementary (Friday, March 6, 10:30 am, Coe Room). Southside just opened in August 2014 and features some of the most sophisticated intelligent classrooms in the district. The Southside presentation will be a group effort, and features Tommy Hurt (Shelby CIO), Kerry Whitehouse (Assistant Superintendent of Operations), and Susie Burkhardt (principal of Southside). Several Shelby County instructional coaches and teachers are attending the conference as well, and I can't wait for us to share what we will discover at the sessions.
For a list of #KySTE15 session topics, click here.
Edtech Share Fair
This week, we began to officially beat the drums for our first ever Edtech Share Fair on Thursday, March 26 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the district's new Learning Center next to Southside Elementary. I'll share our "press release" with links to more information; I will embed our Smore flyer and our ThingLink page underneath.
Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!