March 19, 2014
JOIN US FOR AN ALL-DAY, FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP ON ONE-TO-ONE COMPUTING, COMMON CORE STANDARDS, AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING; ALL AT THE FAMOUS MISSION INN IN RIVERSIDE.
Designed specifically for district leadership teams, this event will provide the information necessary to help plan, create and implement a successful one-to-one computing strategy. Our focus: what to do, and what not to do.
Topics covered in this workshop:
- Successful one-to-one implementation steps
- BYOD best practices
- Strategic implementation components
- Leadership and communication challenges
- Financial planning and funding opportunities
- Curriculum and instruction planning
- Prefessional development
- Evaluation and assessment
April 10, 2014
Welcome to the Iowa 1:1 Institute! We are glad you are checking on our annual institute and hope you will join us. It is because of each one of you that the Iowa 1:1 Institute has become the largest 1:1 event in the world!
The registration window is now open! Early bird registration ($50) will last until February 28th, 2014. Starting on March 1, 2014, the registration will be $65 per person. Register at: http://iowa1to1.com/
This year will feature the first ever Leadership Day, where school leaders will attend a special half day event on April 9, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm. The session will be led by Patrick Larkin, the Assistant Superintendent from Burlington Public School in Massachusetts.
2014 Iowa 1:1 Institute (http://iowa1to1.com/)
The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the state; and
Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.
THINKING ABOUT ATTENDING?
Responsibilities: Participants are responsible for their own travel, parking, and meal expenses (we’ll take a lunch break!).
Lunch: We will take a lunch break from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm. A variety of eating establishments are located nearby via the Des Moines skywalk and in the lower level of the Iowa Events Center. Participants are responsible for their own meal expense.
Hashtag: The social media hashtag for the institute is: #i11i (pound sign, lower-case i, number 1, number 1, lower-case i).
April 30, 2014
Experience firsthand how technology accelerates learning. Choose three school tours (Pre-K - 12). Explore technology in language immersion, early childhood, special education, and the arts. At the secondary level, focus on Minnetonka’s digital learning cycle for a 1:1 iPad program (recognized as a 2013 Apple Distinguished Program). Classroom visits and mini- sessions will provide direct interaction with teachers and students. For more information, or to register: http://www.nsba.org/tlnsitevisits/
May 4, 2014
See how technology supports personalized learning to prepare every student, every day and in every class for a world yet to be imagined. Visit district classrooms, talk with teachers and students, and discuss policy with school administrators and board members through mini-briefings. For more information, or to register: http://www.nsba.org/tlnsitevisits/
July 13, 2014
2014 Lausanne Learning Institute.
If you hadn’t heard, Registration is OPEN (http://www.lausannelearning.com/regfee/lausanne-learning-institute/)! You will not want to miss this year’s 12th annual conference. You will receive three full days of learning and networking with other educators from all over the world.
A new feature of the Lausanne Learning Institute this year will be full day and half day workshops on Sunday, July 13th which are included in the registration fee. You may choose to register for a 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. workshop, attend a half day workshop 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., go to two half day workshops, or not to attend a Sunday workshop at all. We will have enough spots for everyone to attend a workshop on Sunday but it is first come, first serve with which workshop you will be able to attend. Please make sure to register in advance to lock in your spot!
I’d like to remind everyone about our two awe-inspiring keynote speakers. Kim Cofino is an Apple Distinguished Educator who currently teaches at Yokohama International School in Japan. Ms. Cofino will kick off the event Sunday night before dinner in the Peabody Hotel’s grand ballroom. We will also welcome Travis Allen, Founder and CEO of iSchool Initiative, to the stage on Monday morning at Lausanne Collegiate School.