Tech Awareness Day 2015 was held at Radisson Hotel Albany (formerly Holiday Inn) on Wolf Road in Colonie from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
The theme this year was "Transforming Schools: Reinventing Education with Technology" with a focus on elements including curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; infrastructure, security and technology; and leadership, people and culture. Highlighting the innovative ways in which technology is changing education is at the heart of this event.
More than 600 students, administrators, faculty and technology leaders from 88 New York school districts, NERIC leadership and staff and educational technology providers and members of the Capital Region BOCES administrative team and board of education gathered for Tech A-Day.
Started with MinecraftEdu” featuring Rensselaer Jr.-Sr. High School’s
Minecraft Club and “Supercharge
Your Technology Support with a Student Help Desk” showcasing the
student-run IT help desks which service Guilderland and Bethlehem High
Both videos were produced by the NERIC communications team.
This year's endnote speaker was Travis Allen, CEO of iSchool Initiative. Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. He has been featured on CNN, Hufﬁngton Post and Forbes. In 2011, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition; in 2012, he was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza; and in 2015 he won the GA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.
Click here to access Travis Allen's presentation on "Becoming a Lifelong Learner" and other materials from the iSchool Initiative.
Interest in Schalmont’s use of technology was piqued when Schalmont students and teachers were among the 700 school leaders, educators and students representing more than 130 school districts at NERIC’s 27th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day on Dec. 11.