Digital Conversion Symposium - November 9th-10th 2016

We welcomed 198 attendees from 49 school districts across New York State! Below are some photos of activities during the Symposium.

Below are some comments and observations made by attendees during and after the Symposium.

It was nice to see how the top down support was done. It was great to see IT so open and share all the details
The symposium was great! Very well organized :)
Best organized conference I have ever attended. The entire atmosphere from bus drivers to support staff to teachers...all so positive and friendly! What a wonderful school district!!!
It was nice to hear that digital conversion doesn't happen over night. Small steps and give yourself permission to fail forward was a resounding message heard throughout the symposium. I truly appreciated the team approach to digital conversion. I really hope our district gets on board with Discovery Education. I plan on meeting with our superintendent as soon as possible to share all that was learned at the symposium. Thank you very much!!!!
This was hands down the best conference I have been to! We are using Android based tablets and I still found this conference to be helpful!
Excellent job! Perhaps there could be breakout sessions specific to grade level and content courses taught. I would have liked to know specifically which sessions were being facilitated by a 7th grade math teacher or a 9th grade Algebra teacher which is specific to my needs.
Thank you for opening your school district to us. It was a very informative experience.
Thank you so much for 2 great days!!!
Great job !

Sponsor door prizes

Door prize winner/district Door prize Sponsor
William McKenna - Gates Chili CSD Shark Week Usb Drive Discovery Education
Mythbusters Headrush And Discovery Atlas Dvd Sets
Sony Bloggie Touch Camcorder
Notepad / Pen / Screen Cleaner
Darcy Smith - Palmyra Macedon CSD Ergotron YES36 36 slot charging cart Ergotron
Kelly Santora - Oakfield-Alabama CSD Ergotron LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk Ergotron
Steve Schlegel - Canandaigua CSD Ergotron LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk Ergotron
Heather Hargrave - Red Creek CSD IP network security camera and software for up to 4 cameras R-Options
Charles Walker - Laurens CSD eGift certificate ($100) for Schoology swag Schoology
Michelle Raleigh - Binghamton City SD Schoology T-shirt Schoology
Amy Fogarty - Phelps-Clifton Springs CSD Schoology T-shirt Schoology
Dawn Young - Binghamton City SD XJC X101 Professional drone SMP
Jenn Taft - Marcus Whitman CSD Best Buy gift card ($50) VMware
Susan Wissick - Marcus Whitman CSD NYSCATE registration Gracious attendee