Welcome to the 2015 Technology in Action Conference!
As the scope of technology expands in our society, so too does it
expand in the classroom. Technology in the classroom is no longer limited to
slideshows viewed from a projected computer, or trips to a computer lab to type
a paper. Technology has woven its way into daily life in a way that is
inescapable. It is the responsibility of schools to prepare students for
continuing education and careers in an increasingly digital world.
TIA exists simply to provide a way for educators to use technology so that they can refine
their craft in the context of meeting student needs in a way that is culturally
relevant. This moves students
toward mastery of concepts and skills. When utilized effectively, technology can promote a classroom that
provides students with content knowledge alongside the intangible 21st century
skills of effective communication, content creation, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Each of these
skills can be applied in
creating success beyond the walls of a school building.
These four 21st century skills are the theme of our conference
this year. Join us in critically thinking about our technology pedagogy and practices
through communicating and collaborating with like-minded educators. Take what
you learn at TIA and create learning experiences for your students that will
stay with them for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you there!
Denton ISD Instructional Technology
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