ESU #9′s annual Integrating Technology in Instruction (iTi) Conference was held on October 21, 2013 at Central Community College. The conference featured Tony Vincent as keynote speaker and several area teachers were breakout session presenters. Approximately 230 area educators attended.
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Next Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1, ESU #9 will be updating the server that hosts all sites using WordPress. The version of WordPress being used to run your sites will also be upgraded. During this time your sites will be in a “read only” state.
Check out the iTi Conference Schedule on the iTi Website at http://iti.site.esu9.org.
The 4th Annual Integrating Technology in Instruction (iTi) Conference will feature keynote speaker and breakout session presenter, Tony Vincent, as well a breakout sessions presented by local experts!
Register online at: https://connect.esu9.org.
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ESU #9 presents the 4th Annual Integrating Technology in Instruction (iTi) Conference featuring Tony Vincent on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 8:00 – 4:00 at Hastings Central Community College with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Tony Vincent (http://learninginhand.com/) started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska fifteen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more.
In 2004 Tony became Willowdale Elementary’s technology specialist. He worked with students and their teachers to integrate technology. He developed Radio WillowWeb in 2005, making it the first podcast from an American elementary school. Tony left regular teaching at Willowdale to become an independent consultant in 2006. Currently based in Phoenix, Arizona, Tony has worked with teachers and students from around the world. Tony co-wrote Handhelds for Teachers & Administrators, a book about handheld computers, iPods, and podcasting. He leads Arizona K12 Center’s annual Tech Camp and has served on the teams that organize premiere mobile learning conferences Mobile Learning Experience, Slide to Learn, and Handheld Learning. Tony delivers webinars, presents at educational conferences and travels to schools to deliver workshops to teachers and students.
Breakout sessions presented by Tony Vincent and local experts.
Register online: https://connect.esu9.org
Registration fee $30.00 (includes lunch)
I think we can all agree that the summer break went by quickly. Although summer break has passed, starting a new school year is always an exciting time, and there is a great deal to be done.
On Monday, August 12, we had a great opening day. It was awesome to see everyone back together and to feel all of the positive energy. We used that positive energy to focus on the coming year, and placed an emphasis on strengthening our mission statement.
This coming year will be full of wonderful opportunities to learn and help the students, schools, staff and communities we serve.
Again, welcome back and have a great year!!
Kraig J. Lofquist