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CTO Leadership Forums are held twice a year (at CoSN's and ISTE's Annual Conferences) and provide opportunities for district-level technology directors to share information with their peers and keep up-to-date on best practices and solutions to ed tech challenges. CTO Forum Reports are written after each event and made available to members in our Knowledge Center. These events are free, but registration is required.
When: Monday, June 30, 2014, 2:30-4:30
Location: Grand Ballroom D1, Omni CNN Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA (during ISTE Annual Conference)
Many believe that blended learning is perhaps the most significant opportunity for transforming learning in schools. Blended learning offers the potential for personalization and the opportunity to leverage virtual learning with face-to-face support and collaboration. Yet too often, silos in our districts can keep us from making this digital leap and fully realizing the potential for blended learning. This highly interactive forum will explore the roles of the district technology leader (CTO/CIO), the chief academic officer (CAO) and the superintendent in enabling blended learning. Hear from a panel of key district leaders who are breaking down the silos and working to realize the power of this innovation. Bring your questions, engage in the conversation and come away with tips and tools for building a powerful team.
Moderator: Greg DeYoung, CIO, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS
Marisa Burkhart, Director of Educational Technology, Huntley, IL
Dr. John Burkey, Superintendent, District 158, Huntley, IL
Brian Tuomy, Blended Learning Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, CA
Jeremy Shorr, Director of Technology, Mentor Public Schools, Mentor, OH
If you're a CoSN member, you can access members-only reports summarizing these events in the Online Store.
Demonstrating Your Value to the Superintendent & the District (report coming soon)
Thursday, March 20, 2014 (at the CoSN Annual Conference in Washington, DC)
Designed for district technology leaders, this event demonstrated how CTO/CIOs can show value to their superintendents, boards of education, and other district leaders. Attendees heard directly from superintendents about their expectations and how they can work to get a seat at the cabinet table; everyone left with tips for working with peers and strategies on how to be a key partner to their colleagues.