Thank you for attending the 2016 Missouri CTO Clinic, held in conjunction with the Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) 2016 Conference. The official CTO Clinic dates were October 11-12, 2016 and were represented as a strand at the MOREnet conference that runs from October 10-13, 2016. The conference was held at the newly remodeled Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach.
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 12, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Due to the nature of the MOREnet conference, the CTO Clinic had sessions October 11-12 in an effort to serve both audiences. To attend both CTO Clinic days will require a four-day registration.
General conference information is available here.
Monday Morning Keynote: John Spencer
About John Spencer (in his own words)
As a full-time assistant professor, I get the opportunity to develop new teachers and work on blended learning projects. Previously, I was a middle school social studies, self-contained (all subjects), technology, and photojournalism teacher. I want to see kids embrace creativity. As a teacher, this meant mural projects, student-created documentaries, STEM camps, and coding projects. As a dad, this has meant elaborate pillow forts and home-made pinball machines. This is also why I co-wrote Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and co-founded Write About (a student-centered blogging platform built around student choice and inquiry). I have a crazy belief that all people are naturally creative. Too many people have believed the lie that there are certain "creative types" who are the exception to the rule. For what it's worth, I believed that lie, until my students helped me see otherwise. I want to see schools unleash the creative potential in all teachers to transform classrooms into bastions of creativity and wonder. Learn more about John on his blog and check out his upcoming book Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student.
Wednesday Morning Keynote: Lenny Schad, CITO, Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years. During that time, his career has taken him into many business sectors where he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil & gas, investment banking, and education. Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and the 1992 Republican National Convention, as well as creating and managing technology departments for joint ventures and global organizations. He is a recognized leader whose innovative management style has created highly effective Information Technology departments. For the past 11 years, Mr. Schad has worked in the K-12 Education space; he is currently CITO for the nation’s 7th largest school district, Houston ISD. Mr. Schad’s first book, “Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with any Device”
Thursday Lunch Keynote: Steve Hayman
Steve Hayman is a National Consulting Engineer with Apple's Education Team based in Toronto, specializing in Apple's developer tools for the iPhone, iPad and Macintosh. Working for Apple and NeXT instilled in him a love of powerful object-oriented development tools and a great Unix core, and he sometimes finds it hard to believe that this all fits in his pocket now. Before that he was Network Manager at Indiana University; before that he picked up an M.Math at Waterloo, and before that he had a summer job painting construction equipment. In his spare time he directs Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Band, which he thinks is the finest pep band in the Canadian Football League.