The Fourth Annual Leading Ed Forum will be held October 9 and 10, 2019, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Sponsored by VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education, this event focuses on division level issues faced by instruction and technology leaders from CTOs to Superintendents.
Registration is open now. Tickets are available for both days or individual days with a discount for purchasing the full conference ticket. Register Now
We will meet for a full day on October 9 with content specifically designed for school technology directors including OER, broadband connectivity, and student data privacy. Sessions will be provided by VDOE staff and division leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with school divisions from across the state as well as time for regional networking and planning. Attendees will have opportunities to share their school division's challenges and successes and connect with other division decision makers and selected corporate partners and sponsors.
Strands will be organized around the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills. This framework designates 10 specific skill areas organized into three primary professional categories and outline the responsibilities and knowledge needed to be a viable educational technology leader. You can learn more here at the CoSN website. The VSTE CoSN Council is the Virginia chapter of CoSN.
We will meet for a half day on October 10 (9 AM - 1 PM) and are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Dr. Scott McLeod workshop related to Virginia's Profile of a Graduate, especially as it relates to using technology to collaborate, create and communicate. How do we support today's learners and leaders in effective ways?
An Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. Dr. McLeod has worked with hundreds of schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).