DigiFest - August 29th 2017
To kick off the 2017-18 school year a full day of Digital Conversion professional development was scheduled for August 30th. Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Initiatives (Discovery Education) gave a keynote address to approximately 195 people.
Keynote speaker: Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to become part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator. He helped launch California's technology blueprint and now serves as a board member for ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. He has become a leading guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, artificial intelligence, and digital textbooks. He monitors the work of thousands of students through the nation's oldest student media festival. He identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning. Hall Davidson joined Discovery Education in 2005 and now serves as Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives.
There were 44 breakout sessions from which our teachers could choose ... and those sessions were all taught by teachers from our district who had demonstrated proficiency with their topic. This day of learning included breakfast, lunch and an evening of bowling at a local bowling alley. Here is a link to the session schedule: http://dc.eastiron.org/_summer2017/schedule/. Below are some photos from this event.