TLI: Technology Leadership Institute
TLI Program Information and Registration: 2023-2024
Event Dates & Links
March 1, 2024: Active-Con
April 10, 2024: TELL Awards
May 17, 2024: TECH EXPO (TLI Capstone Event)
February 15, 2024: Virtual Keynote Series
January 26, 2024: Virtual Keynote Series
October 20, 2023: Virtual Keynote Series (TLI Kickoff)
November 7, 2023: NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference
November 18-21, 2023: NYSCATE Annual Conference
LHRIC's TLI program offers our districts the opportunity to come together to learn about, share ideas on, and discuss excellence in teaching and learning through technology. Our efforts each year are formed by our ability to expand upon our connections with vendors to allow you to experience new technologies and learn how they have impacted teaching and learning. The programs brings in new as well as established vendors to help you plan out and realize the vision of your school district.
Participation in TLI's member-only events gives you the best opportunity to stay abreast of the rapidly changing landscape of education technology. The goal of the TLI Leadership Series is to bring national conferences, topics, and discussions to local venues. We continually provide opportunities to learn from and engage with renowned keynote speakers that are thought-provoking and inspiring. TLI also provided your district with the chance to network with peers are we explore each leadership topic as it pertains to current challenges and future planning.
TLI is funded by district service fees and supplemented by your sponsorships. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our vendor sponsorship page.
Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors (logos below) for supporting this school year's TLI program!
Virtual Keynote Series: Thursday 2/15/24
iGen: Teaching and Guiding the Smartphone Generation
Keynote: Jean Twenge
Today's older kids, teens, and young adults are Gen Z (also known as iGen), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. Gen Z'ers are growing up more slowly as adolescents, spending more time online, and spending less time hanging out with their friends in person. They are also more motivated by end goals and less by intrinsic joy than previous generations. You'll walk away from this session with ideas for how to better reach this generation in the classroom and help them be happier and healthier overall.
Active-Con 2023: Friday 3/1/24 (F2F)
Active-Con, now in its 8th year, this year will be about Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Location: Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY
How Will We Respond to the A.I. Revolution?
KEYNOTE: JOHN SPENCER
The A.I. Revolution is here. For some, it’s exciting. For others, it feels terrifying. Still others feel baffled and confused by it. Many of us feel a mix of all three emotions. But one thing is clear. It’s here and it’s not going away. In this keynote, we explore how we might adapt and change as we navigate the new terrain of an AI world. We explore the human skills students will need in a world of smart machines. Ultimately, we’ll be reminded of the hope and humanity we continue to have in a time of epic change.
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current full-time professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch, Empower, and Vintage Innovation. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking. His most recent book is The A.I. Roadmap.
Jerry Crisci is the founding co-Director of the Center for Innovation for the Scarsdale Public Schools in Scarsdale, NY, where he also served as Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation. His work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, CBS radio's Charles Osgood program, School CIO, District Administration, and EdTech magazines. Under his leadership, Scarsdale was awarded a Technology Salute by the National School Boards Association at their annual conference in Anaheim, California, one of three districts selected nationally.
Jerry served as a contributing editor at Electronic Learning magazine and a columnist for Kids and Computers magazine. His articles and software reviews have appeared in many books and publications, including Classroom Computer Learning, Multimedia Schools, Instructor, Technology Horizons in Education and Middle Years. He also wrote chapters about the use of educational technology in two books, Bridging the Gap: Integrating Curriculum in Upper Elementary and Middle School (Heineman) and Information Technology for Schools: Creating Practical Knowledge To Improve Student Performance (with Ken Holvig) (Jossey-Bass).
Jerry enjoys speaking about the future of instructional technology, and has given keynote speeches at school districts, universities, and corporations, including Google, Apple, and IBM. He has also presented at several national and international conferences, including the International Conference on Technology and Education at MIT, the NSBA Technology and Learning Conference, The New Media Consortium Conference, the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) conferences in Washington DC and San Diego, the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Conference in Vienna, Austria, and at several ISTE Conferences around the country.
TELL Awards: Wednesday 4/10/24 (F2F)
The Nomination forms are now available online: Teacher • Leader | The applications are also available as PDFs if you want to make notes before filling out the online application: Teacher PDF • Leader PDF | Submissions are due by 2/6/24.
This exciting annual award celebration give us an opportunity to celebrate and learn from educators and leaders from across the region who have been actively Transforming Education through Leading and Learning (TELL). Awardees apply for, or are nominated by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in innovation, and are recognized by LHRIC leadership through a selection and review process. Participants will benefit from hearing directly from each awardee (Outstanding Innovative Teacher and Outstanding Innovative Leader). We are planning a dinner event this year.
Winter Event: Friday 1/26/24 (VIRTUAL)
Future-Fluent: Examining the Power of Literacy, Language, and Equity in a Tech-Driven Era with Artificial Intelligence
Keynote with Ken Shelton
Ken (He/Him/His) is a highly distinguished professional in education, with a Master’s degree in Education with a specific focus on Educational Technology and New Media Design and Production. His academic background is complemented by over two decades of hands-on teaching experience, with a significant part of his career devoted to shaping young minds at the Middle School level through the lens of technology.Digital Equity Professional Learning Network Excellence Award in 2018 and the Making IT Happen Award in 2022 due to his extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. His unyielding dedication to enhancing digital learning opportunities for students led him to be acknowledged as an influencer to follow by EdTech Magazine. Ken’s influence transcends borders, having been invited to speak at numerous global conferences, schools, NGOs, and education-related gatherings. His wealth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspectives provide invaluable support to various organizations, including State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, and non-profits. Among many things, Ken provides insightful guidance as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board for several technology companies and non-profit organizations. His responsibilities extend beyond advisory roles to include policy analysis, platform evaluation, and community outreach, alongside aiding in the creation of fair and inclusive recruitment and retention programs. His endeavors aim to build a more equitable, inclusive future in the world of technology and education.Ken is an esteemed member of the Educational Technology community, standing tall with accolades from leading global tech entities such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft. He holds the esteemed title of an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, signifying his active and influential role in advancing educational technology. Ken’s expertise extends to the sphere of policy-making, being a notable figure in the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Education Technology Task Force. A committed advocate for equal learning opportunities, he regularly imparts knowledge and insights through keynote speeches, personalized consulting, organizational culture/change, school/district transformation, and hands-on workshops. His range of expertise covers an array of topics, including but not limited to, Organizational Leadership, Policy Analysis, Inclusive Learning Environments, Antibias/Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Design and Career and Technical Education (CTE). Recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education, Ken was the proud recipient of the
Tech Expo: Friday 5/17/24 (F2F)
TECH EXPO is the annual capstone event for TLI. It highlights the contributions of regional teachers and administrators, and provides ample opportunities for networking with peers, experts and vendors. This massively popular event has grown steadily in attendance over the years, and recently we’ve had some fun with conference themes. This year's theme TBD.
In an effort to allow more attendance and district participation, the event will be held in a new location: The IBM Learning Center also known as Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Center for Learning. We will share more details as the planning continues.
Making Learning Epic
Keynote: Trevor Muir
Trevor is a teacher, author, creator, and founder of Epic PBL. His books The Epic Classroom and The Collaborative Classroom have helped teachers worldwide to create purposeful and dynamic learning experiences. Trevor has taught in middle, high school, and college classrooms, and currently teaches pre-services teachers at Grand Valley State University. He was a national faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, and is one of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation speakers. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Edutopia, EdWeek, and WeAreTeachers. Trevor's inspiring and informative videos have been viewed over 35 million times. At the heart of Trevor’s work is the conviction that every student has the potential for greatness, and that every teacher can be equipped to unlock that potential.
Location: IBM Learning Center, Armonk, NY 10504
Fall Event: Friday 10/20/23 (HYBRID)
If AI is the Answer, What is the Question: Thinking about Learning and Vice Versa
Keynote with Chris Dede
The LHRIC Technology Leadership Institute is designed to provide participants with various opportunities to engage in discussion with experts and vendors around topics that are timely and relevant.
The global economy is moving into an era of Intelligence Augmentation (IA). Science fiction often portrays "intelligence” as involving complementary roles of reckoning and judgment. For example, In the Star Trek series the judgment and decision making of ‘Captain Picard' are enhanced by the reckoning skills (calculations, analysis of multidimensional information, predictions) of the android ‘Data', a machine without human capacities like emotions. The human and machine work synergistically together to be better than their individual abilities. In the next few years, most occupations will shift to require working with a generative AI-based agent that has complementary skills and knowledge to the human worker. This talk will discuss what types of learning are most valuable for students to prepare for these IA interactions in work and life, as well as what types of teaching can utilize generative AI without undercutting students' academic integrity and learning.
Note: This session will be held in person at our LHRIC facilities (450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison NY). A remote option is available; please register separately.
NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference: 11/7
Ed Tech: from Conference to Classroom – Tools you can Use
Roy C Ketcham High School
99 Myers Corners Rd
Wappingers Falls NY 12590
7:30 am: Registration Opens
8:00 am: Sessions Begin
3:00 pm: Conference Closes
NYSCATE Conference: 11/18-11/21
NYSCATE's 58th Annual Conference is named: Mission Possible.
For TLI members, entrance fees are covered:
Register the normal way and then in the payment field, select Pay Later and Use TLI as the PO Number
Featured Keynote Speakers include:
Dr. Michael J. Jabbour
MICROSOFT EDUCATION CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2023
EMPOWER THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
Discover the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), from its fundamentals to its uncharted propensity to 'hallucinate.' Learn how AI can revolutionize education, enhancing teaching and learning experiences with cutting-edge tools and personalized methodologies. Dive into the potential of AI to automate routine tasks, stimulate collaborative learning, and foster bespoke educational journeys. Get equipped with practical use cases and insights on seamlessly integrating AI into your classroom or institution and pave the way for a future where education is intuitively tailored, engaging, and impactful.
Alberto and Marion Valezquez
AWARD-WINNING EDUCATORS AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2023
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE CATALYST FOR A NEW ERA IN EDUCATION
Technology has completely revolutionized nearly every industry around the world and these disruptive systems and tools have forever changed the way we live. In education, however, the question remains as to whether we have truly experienced a complete revolution thanks to technology comparable to other industries, or has it really just been a slow, painful evolution of our older system? With the arrival of artificial intelligence over the last several years, heightened by more recent innovations, the way we have taught and learned for many years is about to change forever. Welcome to education in the era of AI!
TLI Event Recaps
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