Event Type: 
CTO Clinics

2015 Pennsylvania CTO Clinic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Thursday, May 28, 2015
455 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Join us for the first annual Pennsylvania CTO Clinic this May. The event will bring together leaders from around the state and the region to discuss pressing topics in education technology.
 
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Special Events:

Networking Event: on Wednesday, May 27 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, join the PAECT/CoSN State Chapter leaders and other attendees for a special networking event. Meet colleagues and make connections with other ed tech leaders from around the state! Be sure to RSVP when you register for the clinic.

Victory Brewing Co.
420 Acorn Ln, Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone:(610) 873-0881

CETL Exam: We will be hosting a CETL Exam administration at 2pm on May 27. Register here!   

Speakers: 
Keynote Speaker: Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards, Ed.D., is considered a pioneer of 1:1 computing in public schools. He currently serves as superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC, and was named 2013 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. Previously, Dr. Edwards was superintendent of the Danville and Henrico, VA school districts. He was named 2013 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, 2003 Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education recipient, 2001 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, and 2002 eSchool News Magazine’s Tech Savvy Superintendent. He has also served as the Dean of the University of Northern Alabama's College of Education. He is the author of Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement.

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Lenny Schad
Lenny Schad, Chief Information Technology Officer for the nation’s 7th largest school district – Houston ISD, has been in the technology field for 25 years.  His career has spanned both the private and public sectors.  Mr. Schad has worked in K-12 since 2003 successfully leading implementations of BYOD and 1:1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD respectively. 

  His recognitions include:

  • National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch”
  • Texas CIO of the Year
  • Center for Digital Education “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers”
  • Education Week “Leaders to Learn From”

Mr. Schad is a board member for CoSN and a published author.  His book “Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with any Device” has helped many organization implement digital transformation initiatives.

Special Registration Promotion – All those who register and attend the PA CTO Clinic will receive a discount to Lenny Schad’s new book “Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with Any Device." Go here and enter coupon code BYODEV for $5.00 off!
 

Speaker: Award Winning CTO Ed McKaveney, CETL, will discuss “Powering Technological Innovation and Education Change.” Mr. McKaveney is the Technology Director at Hampton Township School District and Co-chair of the PA CoSN state chapter. He is the winner of the 2013 National CoSN Withrow CTO Award, the 2013 PAECT Outstanding Leader of the Year, and the Pittsburgh FBI/Infragard Champions of Change Award.

In his session, McKaveney will highlight current research, resources, and programs as he offers his vision and strategies for building capacity within future-ready schools that leverage innovative technologies to accelerate and personalize teaching and learning.

 

Speaker: Keith Krueger 
Keith is CEO of CoSN, 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.
 
Speaker: Dr. Bart Rocco
Dr. Bart Rocco has worked as a teacher, principal,  assistant superintendent, and for the last six years serves as the superintendent in the Elizabeth Forward School District, Elizabeth Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rocco’s district has established partnerships with local universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, and California University of Pennsylvania. The district has also partnered with Pittsburgh based technology companies to implement game design courses at their high school. At the middle school, they created a SMALLab, which is a multimodal, embodied, mediated learning environment , as well as, a maker space called, The Dream Factory. For the 2014-15 school year the district will extend their maker space to the Elizabeth Forward High School called Operation Innovation.

Last year the district instituted a one to one learning initiative where all students K-12 received iPad computers. They are one of two districts in the State of Pennsylvania that have initiated such a program.

The district has been recognized as a Digital Promise School District, from the League of Innovative Schools, and has received an Apple Distinguished Program Award.

This past year, Dr. Rocco was awarded the Distinguished Educator Award from the Tri- State Study Council and the University of Pittsburgh. He was also the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Educator from the Elizabeth Forward Alumni Association.

Dr. Rocco received his BA and M.Ed. from Duquesne University and he earned his Ed.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hotel and Travel: 

We suggest these nearby hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn
720 Eagleview Blvd, Exton, PA 19341
​(610) 458-8822

Wyndham Garden
815 N Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-1100

Holiday Inn Express
120 N Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
(610) 524-9000