This Wednesday and Thursday, a conference new to me will take place in Wisconsin Dells. SLATE, School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education, is the name of this conference. According to the conference website, this will be a comprehensive educational technology conference designed by leading education associations to meet the needs of all educators. The main groups behind this conference happen to be AWSA and WASDA. I think it’s great to see Administration supporting and actively participating in this conference. I wish it would happen more.
Discovery Education has a huge presence at the conference. In addition to being a title sponsor (I believe), many Discovery Education speakers will be on hand. Hall Davidson will be providing the opening keynote. In addition to Hall, Steve Dembo and Scott Kinney will also be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge.
The Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council will have representation at the conference as well. Rachel Yurk, Chad Lehman, and Toni Heinowski will be on hand to learn and share with the other conference attendees. Look for blog updates and tweets (hashtag #slate2010) from the conference.