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Ernie Delgado, Co-CEO
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BEYOND Technology Education
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Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.):
K-12 School Administrators
Short Session Description (one line):
Students and the Digital Classroom: better learners today, productive lives tomorrow
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Academics are important, but there’s a much broader skill set today’s students need to master. Called 21st Century/Digital Age, or digital literacy skills, activities that introduce and reinforce these abilities must be interwoven throughout the curriculum. Learn about frameworks that identify strategies you can use to help students achieve mastery.
Just teaching the standards is no longer enough. In a quickly evolving world, students must possess technical skills and other abilities to be competitive in this environment. The question for educators is how can we go beyond the standards and also provide complex problem solving, creative thinking and collaboration within the school day so students have what it takes to be global citizens? To do this, educators need a plan. In this session attendees will be introduced to the SWIM Grid for technology planning. The SWIM (School Wide Integration Model) Grid method covers 4 areas: 1) professional development 2) student’s skills 3) curriculum integration and 4) infrastructure improvements. Although all 4 areas are critical, providing better opportunities for our student’s futures should be a high priority and the use of technology will allow for innovative methods in which to go beyond the standards and to employ 21st Century learning plans.
Susan J. Brooks-Young, Senior Education Technology Consultant
Susan is an award winning author, educator and consultant. Susan has been a keynote speaker and presenter at CUE, FETC, ISTE, NCCE, ACSA and dozens of other notable education conferences. Susan has written books for ISTE, is a regular columnist for Today’s Catholic Teacher. She is sought after around the globe and is among the luminaries in the educational technology landscape. Susan received her Multiple Subject Credential from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, her Preliminary Administrative Credential from California State University in Fullerton and her Professional Administrative Credential from California State University in San Bernardino. Susan lives in Washington state with her husband.
Ernie Delgado, Co-CEO, BEYOND Technology Education
Ernie has been involved with edtech for over 20 years. Starting as a computer teacher, Ernie soon found a role with Futurekids Inc. in the early 80’s. As Sales Director, Ernie helped numerous schools and school districts develop meaningful technology plans that went beyond “stuff” and focused on “staff”. In 2002 with partner Rick Harrell, former President of Futurekids Inc., Ernie founded BEYOND Technology Education. Their innovative technology planning method called SWIM Grid (School Wide Integration Model) provides a framework for school leaders to create technology plans that address teachers, students, curriculum and infrastructure. Ernie is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton in California and is a proud father of a newborn son.
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