~Instructional Technology~

Summer 2015 Technology Opportunities

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McKinney ISD Converge 2015 June 23-25 MBHS

Don't forget to sign up for Converge 2015 for this summer at MBHS. All the information on registration, break-out sessions and our exciting keynote speakers can be found here . Please make your staff aware of this exciting opportunity available to them in their own "backyard"!
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Texserve- Bridging the Gap: Technology and Instruction Take the Digital Leap! July 30

Coordinated by Dallas County Public Schools, Texserve this 1-Day conference will be led by Region 10 technology leader, Kasey Bell. A great opportunity for growing teachers who are ready to take the leap with technology in the classroom and need some tools to get started. Click here for more information.
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TIA- Denton ISD Technology In Action Conference Denton Ryan HS July 21-22

Denton ISD will be holding their annual technology conference with the keynote by Todd Nesloney (Tech Ninja Todd) at Denton Ryan HS July 21-22. They are looking for great presentations and we have plenty to share and spotlight from MISD. Please check out their site here and pass this information on to your staff.
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Revolutionizing Learning- Royse City High School- August 5 & 6

Royse City ISD's technology conference this year will include a keynote by Teach Like a Pirate author, Dave Burgess. Session proposals are now open for both days. Click here for more information
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Ed-Camp Global- 24 Hour Digital Learning Experience

With keynotes from around the globe this virtual edCamp experience will happen for 24 consecutive hours starting on July 31 and running around the clock until August 1. See the link here for speakers and times.
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Google For Education On Air May 8 & 9

Free Google for Education virtual conference with sessions facilitated by LaVar Burton, Michael Fullan and Laszlo Bock, Google's senior Vice President of People Operations. Great opportunity for training in your office or training in your PJ's! Click here for more information.

Area Google Summits- MoonShot Thinking

3 Google Summits will be held this summer in Texas. Google summits are an opportunity to gather with Google in Education experts and gain "MoonShot Thinking" with Google. East Texas Summit, Panhandle Summit, South Texas Summit
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North Texas Google Educator Group

Led by Kasey Bell and Anne Witherspoon, this Google+ site is dedicated to discussions and ideas for Google Educators. Click here to join.
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InstructureCon 2015- Canvas LMS Conference- Park City Utah June 16-18

InstructureCon is the annual conference for users of Canvas. This 3 day conference is held in Park City, Utah and includes direction and ideas for student learning using Canvas as the tool. Click here for more indformation
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ISTE 2015- International Society for Technology in Education- Philadelphia, PA June 28-July 1

ISTE's annual conference will be held in Philadelphia this year. Keynote speakers include Soledad O'Brien, CNN and HBO journalist along with comedian, Jack Gallagher, from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Break out sessions include poster sessions by students from across the globe spotlighting technology in the classroom. Click here for more information.
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