Technology in Education Conference

TiE Conference

Technology in Education Conference

Connected Teachers / Connected Learners

The theme for the 2016 Technology in Education Conference is “Connected Teachers / Connected Learners”. 

Presentations and conversations will help us to create and understand the context and culture we need to develop in schools that support connected educators and connected students. 

Connected Learning is:

"..socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. 

Connected learning is realized when a young person pursues a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career possibilities, or civic engagement."

-- Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design, Mimi Ito et al., 2013

Guiding Questions

  • What are the pedagogies, policies, practices, infrastructure, and devices necessary for relating to and engaging all of our communities -- local to global?
  • What technology skills, knowledge, experience, and mindset do teachers and students need to be successful?
  • How can technology
    • prioritize and center young people’s voice and experience with teaching & learning;
    • be used to develop and support authentic and empowering partnerships between families, students, and schools; and
    • increase collaboration and connection among teachers?

Meet the Keynote Speaker

Antero GarciaAntero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. Antero’s research focuses on developing critical literacies and civic identity through the use of participatory media and gameplay in formal learning environments. Read more >

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Digital Learning Manager
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5928
Email: 
cdaiglematos@collaborative.org