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Edtech Solutions
Network Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Make the Impossible Possible Through Experiences

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, November 29, 12:30–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Matt Barfield  
Lindsay Lourcey  

The days of “sit and get” are over. Passive learning relies on listening or memorization, but with interactive learning, students engage in hands-on, self-exploration experiences. Learn how to leverage edtech beyond the traditional experience to put students at the center of their learning experience.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Additional detail: Spotlight on Solutions presentation
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Throughout the previous decade, school systems across the country have made considerable investments in their technology infrastructure and engagement strategies for both teachers and students. However, many administrators and teachers are unaware of the full breadth of resources at their disposal and how to use them effectively, resulting in lost learning opportunities for everyone. As EdTech continues to innovate, there is greater opportunity for educators and IT leaders to recognize the value technology brings to the table and use it to shape tomorrow’s classroom.


In this session we will guide attendees through real-world examples of how to maximize the use of technology to create learning environments that engage every student and prepare them for success throughout their lifetime.

Outcome: 10-15 slides, visual heavy presentation deck

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Matt Barfield, Promethean, Inc.

Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked nine years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work in the professional development field across the Carolinas. For eleven years, Matt has been working with Promethean, Inc. to help teachers integrate instructional technology in the classroom. Matt is a father, a husband, a teacher, an instructional technology integrator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a professional development guru for Promethean, Inc.

Lindsay Lourcey, Promethean

Lindsay Lourcey is an Education Consultant residing in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University. Lindsay taught Reading, Language Arts, and AVID for six years in Duval County, Florida. For five years, Lindsay has been working with Promethean to help teachers integrate instructional technology in the classroom. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her husband and dog, Stella!

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