Innovation Through Business: A CBO’s Perspective

Mary Hart, Associate Superintendent Mary Hart, the Associate Superintendent of Business Services at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education shares her vast experience with technology and innovation working as a CBO in a large district and at the county level.  She discusses the importance of sustaining technology and innovation and how to financially prepare during budget-strapped times.


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Active Agents – Students Owning Their Learning

Chris LehmannScience Leadership Academy (SLA)  is a  progressive one-to-one high school in urban Philadelphia which began as a partnership between the district and the Franklin Institute Science Museum.  The founding principal of the school, Chris Lehmann, shares their inquiry-driven approach to pedagogy and the students’ authoritative practices that led the school in being recognized as one of the most amazing schools in the U.S.


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Vicarious Learning: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Global Collaboration

Vicki DavisVicki Davis is the IT Director and technology teacher at Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA.  Also know as the CoolCatTeacher, Vicki is a national spotlight speaker at several education technology conferences.   Vicki was the 2010 TICAL Conference keynote speaker.  TICAL’s Director Rowland Baker got a chance to speak with Vicki in Little Rock, AR.  Vicki shares how several global collaborative projects she helped create (Flat Classroom Project, NetGen Project, Digiteen Project, and Eracism Project) have assisted students in developing cultural literacy and 21st century skills.

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