Mobile devices and Web 2.0 participatory applications have become pervasive, yet our educational system is still based on an outdated industrial age model. Let's reimagine what education can be in a world where learning is no longer confined to four walls and seven bells. How can we create an educational system that is more participatory, more engaging and – most important – better at enabling each learner to move at their own pace? How do we move entire institutions to leverage mobile devices and transition to digital resources? And, how do we do this in a time of deep economic crisis where the new normal requires us to “do more with less?” Join in this thought-provoking conversation at the premier education technology leadership conference and celebrate CoSN’s 20th anniversary of preparing educational leaders to leverage technology and reimagine learning for today and tomorrow.
In the recent book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change,Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, argue that exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination are the cornerstones of learning. They create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and grows with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. At the opening plenary, Douglas Thomas will frame a new concept of learning and then engage in an interactive conversation moderated by Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, at the U.S. Department of Education. Noted Superintendent, Mark Edwards, of Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina, will respond to this vision and how it meets reality in a school system. Don’t miss this opportunity to open your mind to reimagine learning.
On The Horizon: Harnessing Emerging Technologies in Education
First-Ever Joint Teleconference Spotlight Session at the CoSN, SITE and SXSWedu conferences
What have been the most important learning technologies of the past decade, and how do we use them to reimagine learning today and tomorrow? Join us for a compelling and interactive session that looks back over a decade of findings from the highly influential Horizon reports by the New Media Consortium. What can we learn from these annual reports on emerging technologies for learning, and how should they inform the actions of teachers, administrators, colleges of education, policymakers and the private sector?
Thanks to Life Size, this session will link audiences at the CoSN Conference (Washington, DC) with SITE and SXSWedu (both in Austin, Texas). Join in this historic conversation that links leading education technology leaders, innovative teacher educators, and cutting edge innovators.
On both days of the conference, your registration includes an attendee lunch. On Tuesday explore @Innovation Central with lunch on the go provided. Network with solution providers and visit Educator Digital Demonstrations to learn about innovative educational projects. On Wednesday, be part of CoSN’s 20th anniversary celebration. Hear about our accomplishments over the past two decades and join us in recognizing today’s visionary award winners.
Don’t miss the, CoSNx Keynotes, a series of short visionary and action-oriented talks on reimagining learning. John Seely Brown, the co-author of A New Culture of Learning, kicks off the conversation. Bailey Mitchell, CoSN’s Chair and Chief Technology and Information Officer of Forsyth County Schools in Georgia describes their innovative Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative.
Nichole Pinkard, DePaul University Associate Professor in Interactive Media, Founder of the Digital Youth Network and co-founder of YOUmedia, explores how technology can link formal and informal learning.
Arana Shapiro, Institute of Play's Co-Director of School at Quest to Learn, New York City. Learn about a dynamic school using challenging, immersive, game-like learning experiences for students.