LFL 2016

MassCUE and EdTechTeacher have joined forces for the 4th year to bring together educational technology leaders, administrators, and classroom educators.
Dates 11 Mar 2016 12:00 am (UTC -4) 11 Mar 2016 12:00 am (UTC -4)
Place (View On Map) College of the Holy Cross

LFL 2016: Leadership in Social Media: Using Social Media to Your School's or District's Advantage

As technology and globalization transform our civic and economic spheres, educators must confront the challenge of preparing students for an ever more complex and cognitively demanding world. School leaders face both challenges and opportunities in encouraging classroom innovation and instructional progress while upholding academic rigor and student performance.

In March 2016, principals, superintendents, tech directors, curriculum designers, instructional media specialists, library-media specialists, researchers,  and other education leaders for a one-day event of presentations, workshops, hands-on sessions, and informal gatherings to address exciting and critical topics that will shape our classrooms of the future. We will explore the skill sets that our students will need to develop to thrive in their future and address a range of technological advancements — including tablet integration, cloud computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments, flipped lessons, blended learning, Common Core evaluation, and more — that will change the face of classrooms for years to come.  Participants will leave the event with greater understanding of recent and emerging technologies and how they will impact education, deep insights into thoughtful technology integration, and the foundation for an effective action plan that leads change in our schools.

LFL 2016 Speakers

This year we are proud to announce two new innovative keynoters, Caitlin Krause and Mike Klein , who are leading the future of learning daily in new and innovative ways.

Caitlin Krause is a mindfulness coach, writer, editor, and training expert. Caitlin has led workshops on Mindfulness, Leadership, Technology, Writing and Learning in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the United States. She is a featured presenter at innovation events. When Caitlin’s not engaged in consulting, she’s usually traveling, writing, and taking photographs. Caitlin has a B.A. from Duke University, a Masters degree in Writing from Lesley University, and training qualifications in both mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Education. Her passion for writing, technology and interdisciplinary art, while working with mentors from Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and Harvard Medical School, initially led her to explore connections between body and mind. Her organization, MindWise, focuses on mindfulness for the modern age.

Mike Klein, an educational leader and curriculum writer, Michael Klein is a distinguished teacher, coach and consultant on innovative learning models. He has worked directly with Tony Wagner as research assistant on his most recent book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World. A founding teacher at High Tech High’s newest middle school in Chula Vista, Michael is passionate about Project-Based Learning, technology integration, and professional learning networks as means of empowering teachers and providing students with the 21st Century skills they need to succeed. Michael has a masters from Bank Street College in General Childhood Education.

The 2016 Leading Future Learning Conference (LFL 2016) will be held at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA, US) on March 11, 2016.

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