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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 204: Making the Right Technology Investments for Your School or District

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Well-designed digital environments can potentially reduce overall education costs in K-12 and boost quality at the same time. Computer software, for example, is being used to free teacher time by taking over tasks, like grading papers, distributing assignments, and assessing class work in labs. But K-12 schools need to carefully question how digital tools will specifically enhance the teaching of various subjects and develop well-thought out plans to train teachers in advance to test out and implement the new tools effectively. Administrators must also secure funding for technology resources and generally rely on diverse sources (state, district, parental) for purchase. This panel will discuss tried-and-true guidelines for making the right investment choices, as well as how to better share knowledge within and among school districts or localities.

 


Moderators
avatar for Ted Wells

Ted Wells

Director, Strategic Partnerships, STEMconnector
Ted Wells is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for STEMconnector® - an organization committed to improving the flow of information to stakeholders in STEM education.  In his role at STEMconnector®, Ted manages a portfolio of projects relating to STEM K-12 education and workforce development.  Clients include non-profit organizations, government entities and corporations.  Projects include developing communications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jhone M. Ebert

Jhone M. Ebert

Chief Technology Officer, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
Jhone M. Ebert enjoys her work in the 5th largest school district in the nation, the Clark County School District, in Las Vegas, NV. She is one of the first Chief Technology Officers in the nation to oversee two schools, the CCSD Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study High School. Through her experience as an educator and as a parent, she understands the need to move student learning beyond the 8 am to 3 pm classroom... Read More →
avatar for Mark Edwards, Ed.D.

Mark Edwards, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, Mooresville, N.C.
Mark Edwards, Ed.D. is considered a pioneer of 1:1 computing in public schools.  He currently serves as superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC.  He was named the 2013 AASA Superintendent of the Year.  Previously, Dr. Edwards was superintendent of the Danville, and later, Henrico, VA, school districts.  He was selected as North Carolina Superintendent of the Year in... Read More →
avatar for Douglas A.  Levin

Douglas A. Levin

Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association
Douglas Levin is the Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Founded in 2001, SETDA is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Its mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. Named by Tech & Learning as one... Read More →
avatar for Melendy Lovett

Melendy Lovett

President, Education Technology, Texas Instruments
Melendy Lovett is President of Texas Instruments (TI) Education Technology and Senior Vice President of Texas Instruments, Incorporated. She leads TI’s math and science education technology products and services division, serving secondary schools and higher education worldwide. She is also a member of TI’s strategic leadership team reporting to the CEO. Lovett has a long-standing personal commitment and passion for math and... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom B