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Monday, April 24 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Pathways for Successful EdTech Projects - Supporting School-wide Technology Initiatives with a Transformative Professional Development Model

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In this presentation, Peter Estacio, Director of Technology and Innovation for Saint Andrew's Episcopal School(SAES) and Jim Puccetti, Instructional Technology Coach with Knowing Technologies, will share how a request from a Division Head to make the technology in the Middle School more "student-centric" evolved into a year-long Learning Mangement System (LMS) transition and a comprehensive professional development program for the school's teachers. 

At the start of the 2015/2016 academic year, SAES had incredible volume of technology tools and resources at the disposal of the teachers and students, but unfortunately a lot of that technology was teacher-centered. Many of the existing technology systems also focused heavily on the parent experience at the expense of the student experience. This environment led the school's Division Heads and the Director of Technology and Innovation to rethink how technology should support the learning environment for students. With the academic team on board, and with much feedback from select teachers, the Director of Technology and Innovation decided replacing the existing LMS was an essential element of creating a new, more student-centric, school culture. This presentation will describe the workflow process during the LMS transition planning and execution phases, with a heavy emphasis on exactly why the team concluded a tech-focused teacher PD program was so important. 

Speakers
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Peter Estacio

Director of Technology and Innovation, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Founding Director of Technology at the High Tech High schools in San Diego, CA, Peter has an eclectic background with experience in both charter and independent K-12 schools, higher ed, government, and the private sector. Peter attended law school in our nation's capital and served as a criminal prosecutor in New York City.
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Jim Puccetti

Director, Teacher Development and Instructional Design, Knowing Technologies
Jim has been in the field of education for over ten years. As a former classroom teacher, he understands the value of technology in today's classrooms. | When he transitioned from the classroom to his current role at Knowing Technologies, his ultimate aim was to create a meaningful professional development experience for teachers. One that solved the many problems associated with most current PD experiences. | He currently implements his... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Studio 2