Connecting the Dots in Today’s Education Landscapeby Diane Sandifer 1 Comment May 3, 2011
The Center for Digital Education held nine conferences this spring with a theme “Connecting the Dots” where participants not only heard from experts in the field of demographics but also engaged in roundtable discussion on relevant topics for public education. The conversations at the event in Georgia included professional development strategies for educators, technology planning and governance, and education within the talent development ecosystem. Further discussion revolved around online learning programs, making the most of data, and digital learning barriers. In examining funding, strategies, and technology, the committed group of education leaders who attended this conference spent concentrated time sharing their institutional knowledge, experience, and expertise while exchanging best practices.
This is what true collaboration is all about. We leaders in public education share the same passion and vision for the future of our children. Taking the time to come together and connect with colleagues to inspire and encourage each other to “believe in better” is indeed time well spent. We need to continue the movement to revolutionize our public education system. If not us, then who?
Diane Sandifer, Account Executive for eBOARDsolutions, hosted the following Roundtable at the Conference:
ROUNDTABLE 2: Technology Planning and Governance in Georgia
How do we continue to provide quality educational experiences that will stimulate students, encourage teachers and increase parent interactions? In the face of less money and higher expectations, it is more important than ever to utilize technology and plan strategically to positively impact student achievement. The Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association have joined forces to create a new Vision for Public Education. This discussion will explore this vision; policy and funding; and how to create a culture of collaboration, accountability, leadership and transparency on both the state and local levels.
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