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favorites Lead & Transform: An ISTE Town Hall LTH

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Fee: $79
[Participate and Share : Forum]
Sunday, June 28, 9:00–11:30 am
Marriott Grand Ballroom H
favoritesNikki AdelifavoritesCarl AzuzfavoritesAissatou BahfavoritesTiarra BellfavoritesJohn BerniafavoritesWilson BiggsfavoritesJessica CellifavoritesTuyet CorsonfavoritesS. Dallas DancefavoritesStephanie DysonfavoritesHarrison FreedfavoritesMichelle FriedmanfavoritesWynn GearyfavoritesElani Gonzalez-OrtizfavoritesNadia GreenfavoritesTamir HarperfavoritesCarl HookerfavoritesRifah IslamfavoritesZoie JonesfavoritesPatrick LarkinfavoritesLynn MoodyfavoritesBarbara NemkofavoritesKecia RayfavoritesPernille RippfavoritesYarisnel RosariofavoritesTigidankay (TK) SaccohfavoritesMiriam SachsfavoritesKali TaylorfavoritesAnaya Thomas-GomezfavoritesAlexander Wroblewski

How does leadership evolve toward a high-performing, connected learning and teaching environment? What roles are critical to success? How do they interact in the most effective ways? Hear from innovative ed tech leaders and students who will share their experiences. Share your challenges, perspectives and questions. Engage in discussion around possible solutions you can apply immediately. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of distributed leadership and tools for implementing change.

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Fee: $79
Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices useful
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational Policy and Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary Leadership
Students : Creativity and Innovation

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favorites Nikki Adeli, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Carl Azuz

Carl Azuz is the anchor of CNN Student News, a commercial-free, daily news program designed to bring current events into middle and high school classrooms. He’s served in roles ranging from package producer, reporter and writer for the program, and has covered every topic from the war in Iraq to the world's most expensive ice cream sundae. He has also interviewed students for CNN's "Fix Our Schools" series and explored the impact of technology on teenagers. In addition to his anchoring duties, Azuz has appeared as a contributor on CNN Newsroom. His focus has been on in-depth explanations of a range of stories, including the U.S. debt limit, the costs of college, the history of the U.S. Postal Service, the factors that drive gold prices and the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal.

favorites Aissatou Bah, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Tiarra Bell, Science Leadership Academy

favorites John Bernia, Oakview Middle School

John Bernia is the principal of Oakview Middle School in Oakland Township Michigan. His creative approach to professional development offerings, drive to create opportunities for students and staff, and dedication to using technology for productivity and for his own learning earned him the distinction of being named one of three Digital Principals of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 2015. You can follow John on Twitter @MrBernia.

favorites Wilson Biggs, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Jessica Celli, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Tuyet Corson, Science Leadership Academy

favorites S. Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools

ISTE Board member S. Dallas Dance has been superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) since 2012. Under his direction, BCPS adopted Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward, a five‐year strategic plan to improve academics, safety and security, communication, and organizational effectiveness to produce globally competitive graduates equipped with digital age skills. To that end, Dance is leading the school system’s implementation of Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (STAT), a multiyear instructional digital conversion. Dance serves on the executive committee of the American Association of School Administrators, was named one of eight eSchool News Tech‐Savvy Superintendents, was selected as one 10 White House Connected Educator Champions of Change, and was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

favorites Stephanie Dyson, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Harrison Freed, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Michelle Friedman, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Wynn Geary, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Elani Gonzalez-Ortiz, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Nadia Green, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Tamir Harper, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Carl Hooker, Eanes ISD

Carl is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. He is also the founder of the learning festival called iPadpalooza. As Director, he utilizes his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its programs. Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator. He’s a father of three girls, Sophia, Lauren, and Caroline and a wonderful, understanding wife Renee, all of which play a large role in any presentations he gives or blogs he writes.Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the launch the LEAP program, which put 1:1 iPads in the hands of all K-12 students. He is also the founder of iPadpalooza, a global learning festival held in Austin, Texas. He’s been named Tech & Learning’s2014 Leader of the Year. Follow him on Twitter @mrhooker

favorites Rifah Islam, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Zoie Jones, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Patrick Larkin, Burlington High School

Patrick Larkin is assistant superintendent for learning at Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. In 2011-12, as principal of Burlington High School, he led a transition to a 1:1 environment. His high school was one of the first in the U.S. to distribute iPads to all staff and students. Patrick presents and blogs about the benefits of educational technology for administrators, teachers and students and on the use of social media to engage teachers, students and parents in the education process. He is one of the founders of the Connected Principals Blog and #cpchat on Twitter, and he is a regular contributor to Principal Leadership magazine and entrsekt. Read his blog at or follow him on Twitter at @patrickmlarkin.

favorites Lynn Moody, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Lynn Moody has been superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System since 2013. During her career, she has been a teacher, counselor, coach and administrator and has worked in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She’s committed to putting students first and believes that student success is driven by an environment that encourages them to learn, grow, connect and thrive. One of her greatest challenges is creating a balanced budget that maintains the integrity of the classroom. Her biggest goal for her staff is to ensure that teaching and learning occur for every single child every single day. She is a native of Ruffin, North Carolina, where both parents were educators.

favorites Barbara Nemko, Napa County Office of Education

Dr. Barbara Nemko has been Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She served on the Transition Team and Technology Task Force for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and received both the CUE Legislative Advocacy and ISTE's Public Policy Advocate awards. Dr. Nemko is passionate about revolutionizing education through technology. She spearheaded a digital early literacy program offered at no cost to all families with preschool children in Napa County, and test results show it's working. She believes that closing the achievement gap will be most successful if it begins before children come to school.

favorites Kecia Ray, Center for Digital Education

Dr. Kecia Ray, chair of the ISTE Board of Directors, is nationally recognized for her work in distance, online and blended learning and in flexible learning environments. She received the Presidents Volunteer Service award in 2012 and 2014 as well as the ISTE Making IT Happen award in 2013. In 2014, she was named one of the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch and one of Tech & Learning's Top 10 EdTech Leaders.

favorites Pernille Ripp, Oregon School District

Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a seventh grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 600,000 students. She is the author of two books, Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Students and Empowered Schools, Empowered Students. Her work has been featured by Edutopia, School Library Journal, MiddleWeb, Learning & Leading magazine, as well as in many podcasts and interviews. She is a Skype Master Teacher, as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2015, and she is this year’s winner of the ISTE PLN Innovation in Online Global Collaboration Award! Follow her on Twitter @pernilleripp.

favorites Yarisnel Rosario, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Tigidankay (TK) Saccoh, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Miriam Sachs, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Kali Taylor, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Anaya Thomas-Gomez, Science Leadership Academy

favorites Alexander Wroblewski, Science Leadership Academy