Theme: Creating and Implementing Effective Technology Strategies/Plans
Although this is the third annual New Mexico CTO Clinic for NMSTE, the CTO Clinic scheduled this year will be bigger and better! NMSTE is partnering for the first time with APS' Digital Learning Conference, an annual conference that expands the boundaries of teaching and learning through technology tools and teaching strategies. APS Digital Learning Conference and the CTO Clinic will bring in over 400 participants from around the state that will include technology leaders, teachers, administrators, district level leadership.
The overall theme of the conference is Creating and Implementing Effective Technology Strategies/Plans that will enable and support district, school, and classroom education transformation initiatives. It requires collaboration of three core groups:
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Keynote Speaker: L. Beatriz Arnillas
Beatriz Arnillas leads the IT-Education Technology team for Houston ISD in Texas. She is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative Education Technology programs and initiatives for the District. She is a member of the PowerUp design team and leader of the instructional technology team that designed and delivered the program to schools and teachers. Ms. Arnillas actively collaborates with key district leaders to identify workable solutions for the effective implementation of existing and new technology solutions towards the creation of personalized learning environments, including a number of the district's digital transformation programs.
Keynote Speaker: Steve Langford
Steve Langford is the Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District, serving 40,000 students and their families. Steve has served in technology leadership roles over the past 27 years, both in K-12 and higher education institutions. He is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, and served as President of that organization in 2014-15. Go to cosn.org/steve-langford for his complete bio.
Keynote Speaker: Pete Just
Pete Just, CETL, currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN, where he leads a talented and dedicated team of IT professionals. Formerly a biology teacher and athletic trainer, Pete taught high school science and media for thirteen years. He began his trajectory toward technology leadership on an Apple IIe the media specialist let him borrow. Believing that technology held great promise for K-12 education, he pursued and received his graduate degree from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. Pete earned his CETL credential in 2013. Go to cosn.org/pete-just for his complete bio.
Keith R. Krueger
Keith Krueger is the CEO of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders nationwide. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade.
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