ISTE 2010 - Do you have a plan? Here's mine...
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
I head to Denver tomorrow, eager and excited for the ISTE conference. I’ve got a plan this year; there are some things I want to learn and some conversations I want to have…
Things for which I’m scheduled\n
- Saturday, June 26 – Are your policies getting in the way of your progress? (at the TIE+ISTE Leadership Bootcamp) \n
- Sunday, June 27 – ISTE Leadership Symposium \n
- Monday, June 28 – 1–2–3, CASTLE PD! (at ISTE Unplugged) \n
- Monday, June 28 – CoSN CTO Leadership Forum
Things I hope will happen (if you can help with any of these, please come say hi!)\n
- Have my usual rockin’ awesome time at Edubloggercon. Some of my best conversations and learning each year are here. \n
- Faciliate our proposed discussion at Edubloggercon. Sylvia Martinez and I are proposing a conversation about the challenges of being an outside speaker/consultant. I don’t know if we’ll make the final agenda but I hope so! \n
- Learn more about Google Voice. I need someone to help me get the most out of my new phone service. \n
- Learn more about Google Apps for Education. I’m interested in talking with educators who are using this well with students in their school organization. \n
- Learn more about the School of One. I’d love to talk with someone who’s seen it in action! \n
- Learn more about robust learning software that does a good job of working with students at higher cognitive levels. These may be more like simulations or video games than traditional computer-based learning programs? Can I find software that’s doing performance assessment, not just fact assessment? \n
- Learn more about essay grading software. I’d like to see how this software class has changed since last time I looked at it. \n
- Maybe find funding for some CASTLE projects? This may be what draws me into the vendor area. I need to talk to some larger companies about some potential project sponsorship opportunities. \n
- Learn new things that aren’t even on my radar. This usually happens a great deal for me, so I’m not too worried. Maybe I’ll pick up some tricks/tips for my new iPad!
I’m deliberately leaving much of the conference open. I want to reserve space for spur-of-the-moment conversations and serendipitous interactions. If you want to chat - even if we’ve never met before - please come introduce yourself!\n
What’s your plan for the ISTE conference? Hope to see you there!