Your Name and Title:
Ernie Delgado, Co-CEO
School, Library, or Organization Name:
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):
SWIM Grid - A NEW & Effective Tech Planning and Training Method for Implementing iPads and Tablet Devices
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Educators are more eager to adopt iPads and other touch devices than other technologies introduced in the last 30 years. In this session learn how well-designed professional development will help your staff go beyond the basics to master skills like evaluating apps, designing instructional activities that impact learning and more.
Educational leaders are faced with the reality that iPad and other tablet devices must be evaluated and integrated into the schools instructional framework. The question is how to plan for this environment. In this session attendees will be introduced to the SWIM Grid for technology planning. The SWIM (School Wide Integration Model) Grid technology planning method covers 4 planning areas: 1) professional development 2) student’s skills 3) curriculum integration and 4) infrastructure improvements. Although all 4 areas are critical for a smooth device implementation, the professional development component is the most critical area. In this session we will focus on how to plan for professional development for teachers that are starting from a variety of technical levels. We will discuss the “Three C’s” for teacher technology use: Confidence, Competence and Content and why these 3 areas will create a clear professional development direction for iPad or other tablet use.
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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Hi Ernie -
Take a look at our mission statement. We're not an ICT conference! Also, are you representing a for profit organization?