The 2016 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC 2016)
OETC 2016 Conference Session Tracks
Assistive Technology Solutions
Presentations in this track should cover all aspects of technology use in the learning environment, including the use of devices or services that make life easier and improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities; and computer access, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and adapted curriculum solutions.
Digital Content Creation, Curation, and Access
Presentations in this track should address relevant issues around the creation, curation, and access to digital content and electronic resources. Presentations could address topics such as effective strategies to manage electronic resources, or such questions as which systems and tools can be used to manage electronic resources more effectively? What kinds of challenges are new electronic formats posing? How are we rearranging our workflows to find solutions to e-resources problems? What can we achieve through more thoughtful licensing? How can standards and best practices assist our efforts?
eLearning and Distance Learning
Presentations in this track should include methods of teaching and learning in which the online delivery of content is facilitated by various technologies including video, voice, audio, online collaboration tools, and correspondence over the Internet. There are many technologies that can offer a great deal of flexibility as to when, where, and how education is distributed. Presentations feature ways to improve interactive communication, assessment, feedback, support, and content delivery, whether it is in a synchronous or asynchronous learning environment.
Cutting-Edge Technologies, Innovative Teaching Methods, and New Classroom Tools
Presentations in this track should focus on incorporating cutting-edge technologies, new digital tools, and technological resources to enhance the education and the learning environment to solve educational issues. These initiatives represent the most innovative thinking in the application of technology and technology strategy in education, and are highly regarded models of technology adoption in the education technology community.
IT Infrastructure Planning and Management
Presentations that focus on the use of technology infrastructure to support the management of information systems and support the learning environments such as desktop virtualization, implementation of 1-to-1 computing, solutions to bandwidth issues, implementation of wireless environments and the rollout of mobile devices. Presentations may also cover strategies for funding of technology projects, including state and federal programs such as E-Rate, total cost of ownership, and other aspects of cost-effective management of technology.
Educational Policy and Leadership
Presentations in this track will focus on educational policy and the use of technology as a strategic tool for school improvement and transformation, including state/federal technology grants, data-driven decision making, teacher evaluation tools, how to make purchasing and budgeting decisions, facilities management, and implications of state and national standards.
Security, Compliance, Privacy, and Risk Management
Presentations on this category can focus on campus safety, security (i.e. cyberbullying and security within social networking), and compliance with local, state, and national security regulations and directives.
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Presentations within this track should share practical strategies used by effective faculty to plan, integrate curriculum, and manage technology in their classrooms. Presentations address how educators and students are using various technologies as well as the online and hybrid learning environments to promote high academic performance. Topics will include virtual learning, hybrid coursework, acceleration programs, and online solutions for credit recovery. These sessions could cover a diverse spectrum of learning environments, including but, not limited to the following topics: Flipped Classroom, Differentiated Instruction, Model Lessons, Evolving Classroom, Engaging Learning Environments, Integrating the Common Core, Online/Hybrid Learning, LMS, Assessment, Constructivism, Presentation Design, and Project Based Learning.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strand Overview
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to designing flexible curriculum, instruction, and materials that are accessible to all students. The sessions will showcase the principles of UDL and present information on a framework to reduce barriers and maximize learning opportunities for all students. The goals of UDL are to remove barriers to learning, support improved access to information and to learning itself, and provide multiple, flexible approaches to learning that will result in success for learners. The beauty of UDL is that it's not just another initiative to add to an ever-increasing list. The framework brings our learning initiatives together and provides strategies for successfully integrating them into our day-to-day curriculum. The UDL framework supports initiatives that are already in place in Ohio schools, including Race to the Top, Ohio’s Model Curriculum, Response to Intervention and 21st Century Learning.
Participants will leave with an understanding of the UDL framework, technology tools, digital media that supports differentiated teaching approaches, and resources that support learning success for all students.
OETC 2016 Conference Speakers
As Google’s Global Education Evangelist, Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. He works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to improve continuously the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. He is a member of the Google for Education Team and an adviser to the Google Fiber Team, the Google Policy Team and the Google Capital Team.
Born and raised as a first-generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, Jaime understands and appreciates the power that education has on changing the destiny of a family in just one generation.
Jaime serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Science Foundation, New Global Citizens, and serves in advisory roles to dozens of organizations focused on education and access.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski
Fifty years ago, our nation launched a national experiment focused on increasing access to education. As this has unfolded, rapid and dramatic demographic and technological changes have presented our nation with enormous further challenges for educating students. Among the most critical questions in this dynamic context: What will students need to know in order to succeed academically and what skills and values must they possess? What strategies and best practices can educational leaders use to ensure rigor, elevate academic achievement, and support the success of all students? Dr. Hrabowski, president of UMBC, will give special attention to innovative teaching and learning and the use of technology.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.
The 2016 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC 2016) will take place February 9-11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.