T+L 2002 Features Latest Tools, Programming

More than 350 companies are expected to exhibit their latest products and services at the 16th Annual Technology+Learning Conference to be held Nov. 13-15 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The National School Boards Association’s annual conference will expose K-12 education professionals to the latest in technological achievement and programming. This year, attendees can expect a wealth of programming to help them implement the most effective technologies with the least investment. The conference will also provide the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country.

Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly S. Fiorina is among several distinguished guests scheduled to speak during this year’s conference. Fiorina is expected to discuss the future of technology in schools, curriculum and education policy. Other speakers include Robert Kriegel, a pioneer in the field of change and human performance, and Roger Schank, a distinguished career professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University who is also president and CEO of Socratic Arts.

T+L attendees will have the chance to improve their skills and learn new methods of making full use of technology in education through numerous workshops. Among these are district workshops organized into strands to help educators focus on fields of interest, including learning about the social, legal and ethical issues related to technology, as well as instructional strategies and learning environments that integrate technology.

Those who arrive early can take advantage of full- and half-day preconference workshops. Educators can learn everything from planning and implementing an education technology program to getting tips on staff development and acquiring funding from a variety of sources. This year’s preconference morning workshops will cover technology’s link to 16 proven motivation techniques, safety on the Web and more. Educators can also choose from preconference afternoon sessions that cover topics such as handhelds and legal issues involving students’ use of technology.

In addition, educators can get first-hand advice about their technology programs from leaders nationwide through interactive roundtables. Rounding out the T+L conference are tabletop displays and live demonstrations illustrating how K-12 schools across the country are successfully integrating technology tools into their curricula.

For more information on NSBA’s T+L Conference, visit www.nsba.org/t+l.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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