Innovations in Education Think Tank

  • Hosted by TASA, Dell and Intel


    Monday, January 25, 9–11:30 a.m.
    9-9:20 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
    9:20-10 a.m. – Transforming Education: Innovative Practices
    10-10:40 a.m. – Customizing Learning: Classrooms of the Future
    10:40-11:15 a.m. – Measuring Success: Meaningful Student Assessment
    11:15-11:30 a.m. – Closing Remarks and Next Steps

    Entrance Area of Exhibit Hall 4, Austin Convention Center

    Join your colleagues for a collaborative Think Tank about Innovations in Education on the first morning of the TASA Midwinter Conference. A dynamic group of local and national leaders in education and the learning community will discuss what’s working to help transform learning in public schools. Special attention will be devoted to Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (TASA, 2008), the recent progress report from the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, and related school transformation initiatives. Group members will share thoughts on:

    • Transforming Education Innovative Practices
    • Customizing Learning: Classrooms of the Future
    • Measuring Success: Meaningful Student Assessment

    The Think Tank will be moderated by Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education in Smyrna, Tennessee, and current chair of the Board for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Participants will include a broad representation of superintendents, nationally known experts in education, active social media contributors, authors, and students.

    Travis Allen, CEO, iSchool Initiative, @iSchoolTravis
    Daniel Bernard, Global Alliance Manager, Dropbox
    Doug Christensen, Professor of Leadership in Education, Doane College and Former Nebraska Commissioner of Education, @DougChristense1
    George Couros, Division Principal, Innovative Teaching and Learning, Parkland School Division, Canada, @gcouros
    Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Education, @EDUCTO
    Amos Fodchuck, President, Advanced Learning Partnerships, @Amos_ALP
    Kevin Hodges, Regional Manager, Google for Education, @kdhodges18
    Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation, Eanes ISD, @mrhooker
    Jordan Howard, Co-founder, GenYNotLive, Dell Youth Innovation Adviso, @JayyH
    Paige Johnson, Education Strategist, Intel, @IntelK12Edu
    Scott Lipton, CEO, EdTech Action at Capital Factory & Senior Director, Globaloria, @slipton, @globaloria
    Wesley Mantigou, Senior Student, Round Rock ISD, @w_Mantigou
    Dawson Orr, Clinical Professor, Southern Methodist University and Former Superintendent, Highland Park ISD, @dawson_orr15
    Greg Smith, Superintendent, Clear Creek ISD, @GSmithccisd
    Rob Thornell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Northwest ISD, @thornell5
    Snow White, Global Professional Learning Manager, Dell, @SnowWhiteatDell

    No registration is necessary; you may experience the conversations by joining the Think Tank audience in Exhibit Hall 4 or watching the live feed. You can also follow the discussion on Twitter by following @DellEDU and with hashtags #TASA16 and #DoMoreEdu.