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A Unique Professional Development Event That Will Change How You Think about Leading and Learning in the Digital Age! Fourteen non-profit educational organizations have planned a HUGE professional development event and you are invited! Over 200 sessions with outstanding presenters with strategic topics will Wow you with High Impact challenges for leaders and educators! Over 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors will Amaze you with new tools for the 21st Century global education community. Over 3,000 of your colleagues, friends, business associates, and leaders will Be There in the same place at the same time. Share real face time. 

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Tuesday, April 23 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
371 The Human Need to Blend: What Education Can Learn from Early Digital Pioneers

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In this thought-provoking presentation, former Chief of Schools for our nation’s third largest school system, and co-author of Teacher as Architect: Instructional Design and Delivery for the Modern Teacher
(Modern Teacher Press, 2012), Dr. Shawn K. Smith shares insights from his new work about instructional leadership in the Conceptual Age.

The presentation captures lessons learned from early digital pioneers outside of education...like Google, who in the midst of  the retail industry “going digital”, is leading the on-trend idea that backwards is
forwards by announcing the opening of physical store locations. Smith and Chavez, authors of the forthcoming book from Modern Teacher Press® The Ask and the Architect: Customizing Learning in the Digital World, tackle the big questions about what it means to be a student, teacher, and leader in the
21st century. Here, they apply the lessons of the digital pioneers to education’s newest trends – architecting a digital curriculum in schools, designing an effective digital classroom, optimizing professional development, and finding the 21st century thinking skills our students will need to compete
in the Conceptual Age.


Shawn Smith

Modern Teacher

Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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