Superior Tech For Teachers Conference, June 15-17, 2016

Learn exciting ways to use technology in your classroom to achieve a superior education experience

2016/06/15

 

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Keynote Speakers

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Jennifer Wombleis the Program Chair of Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC). She is responsible for oversight of all content related material and services for education technology events including FETC (#FETC) and various live and virtual events throughout the year. She implements activities and practices for successful event sessions and educational technology workshops.

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Brad Waid is an energetic and passionate educator, International speaker and blogger who inspires educational change through educational technology, Augmented Reality and 21 century learning.  He sits on the Advisory boards of two Educational Technology companies and he is the co-host of the “2 Guys Show” and co-founder of “Two Guys and Some iPads” blog.

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Kevin Honeycutt is a technology integrationist and a staff developer from Central Kansas. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art and now travels the country and the world sharing ideas with educators. His website kevinhoneycutt.org is a valued treasure house of resources for educators.

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Lou Zulli Jr. is an IT Instructor & Network Administrator at the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School.  Lou is the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum and the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum winner.  Lou is one of only two educators to have ever won first place twice at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum. He was recently recognized with the 2014 National Center for Women & IT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.

Featured Speakers

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Special Offers

AugThat Offer for ST4T Attendees

Earn a subscription of $99 instantly for FREE!

eduBuncee Offer for ST4T Attendees

LittleCodr Offer for ST4T Attendees

ST4T 2016 Special Features

Superior Schools and Plato Academy invite you to one of the most sought after educational technology conferences in Florida. Superior Tech For Teachers (ST4T) is back again this year, after popular demand. We have worked very hard to put together an exciting learning event that will allow educators to learn how to effectively utilize various new technologies in their classrooms, in order to create an enhanced student learning experience.

We added some exciting new features to this year’s ST4T

  • Microsoft MIE Teacher Academy – Take the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) training session at ST4T
  • Robotics & Coding – attend our robotics and coding seminars and visit the robotics classroom to learn from experienced students and teachers.
  • Digital publishing in the classroom – our expert presenters will show you step-by-step how to build student and teacher created eBooks in the classroom.
  • Augmented Reality – don’t miss the opportunity to watch how AR is used in the classroom by leading EdTech experts such as Brad Waid, Dr. Katrina Keene, and Katie Ann Wilson.
  • Learning Spaces– explore how space, physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning.
  • Student presenters – ST4T will offer numerous sessions where capable and eloquent students will be leading presentations.
  • Enter raffles for free – seize the chance to win devices and EdTech tools, apps, and software for your classroom and school for FREE.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Register for the pre-conference and choose to attend one of the two day-long workshops we have scheduled for you.


 

DETAILS:

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Plato Academy Clearwater, 2045 Palmetto Street FL 33765

Room: TBA

 

Our amazing Pre-Conference Summit* on June 15th from 8:00am to 4:00pm includes:

  • 5 additional AugThat licenses for 5 teachers at your school (a $500 value)
  • An exclusive Pre-Keynote event
  • Opportunity to network with some of the most accomplished and sought after Florida-based Leaders
  • Your choice of a 6-hour long workshop, MIE Teacher Training or Coding & Robotics in the Classroom

*Pre-conference Summit tickets are limited

 

See below for Microsoft and Coding Pre-Conference workshops!


Microsoft MIE Teacher Training Workshop

Take the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy training session at ST4T with a chance to become an MIE teacher (whole day training).

Click here for more details

Coding & Robotics Workshop

Learn how to use the Blockly language and FREE platforms such as Scratch.mit.edu, Tynker.com, and code.org to teach K-12 students coding, and then practice what you learned using programmable robots (whole day training).

Click here for more details

 

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Lodging Accommodations

We have arranged for the following lodging accommodations.

Holiday Inn Express

Standard Room (2 Queen Beds)
$119.00 Night / Room

2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater FL, 33765

Phone: (727) 797-6300

Wi-Fi, Hot breakfast included

** Reservation can only be made by calling the hotel number directly  727-797-6300 and reference the block code “PAG” for Plato Academy Guest. This rate is guaranteed only until 05/30/2016.  If you are claiming Tax Exempt status, you are required to provide a State of Florida Tax Exempt certificate prior to check in. **

Fairfield Inn

Standard Room (2 Queen Beds / 1 King Bed)
$92.00 Night / Room

3070 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater FL, 33759

Phone: (727) 724-6223
Fax: (727) 724-3413

Wi-Fi, Hot breakfast included

**To make your reservation(s) please use this link .This rate is guaranteed only until 06/5/2016.  If you are claiming Tax Exempt status, you are required to provide a State of Florida Tax Exempt certificate prior to check in. **

Welcome To The Microsoft Classroom

Microsoft invites you to experience the Microsoft Classroom.  Stop by the Microsoft booth for a hands on experience with Microsoft Surface tablets and software

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About Our School


Who We Are

A family that cares about the future of all its members

Plato Academy is a Family! We are a group of educators dedicated to success by creating a culture of collaboration and mutual respect for ideas, beliefs, and opinions.

Digital technologies are transforming our classrooms today. For example, since its release in the spring of 2010 the iPad has taken education by storm, and data show that iPad adoption by classrooms across the world will only keep accelerating. Other tablets, Android and Windows based, are also on the rise as educators, parents, students, and stakeholders across the globe realize that technology enhanced the educational experience.

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During the school years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 Plato Academy implemented 1:1 iPad and Windows laptop programs. Preliminary data show that the students’ performance increased by 24% in reading, by 25% in math, and by 27% in science.

In the school year 2013-2014, our 4th grade math and science initiative for 1:1 iPad for Math and Science Classrooms was the most successful of all.

The students in that class scored the highest scores in the state of Florida on the fourth grade math FCAT test, as 100% of the students scored at or above level.

What We Do

Why you should attend the conference

We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences with technology with other educators, so that they will be successful in their classrooms. We are committed to provide educational technology learning opportunities for teachers who are willing to break the boundaries of traditional learning in order to create spaces for innovation in the classroom.

We are teachers too just like you.

All of our presenters are currently classrooms teachers. We are all teachers like you. We are facing the same dilemmas as you. We are confronted by the same challenges as you. We are striving for the success of our students like you do. We share with you the same passion for our profession and we want to share with you all the knowledge we have gained, so that you will avoid our mistakes and you will build on our successes.

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All About The Details

Conference schedule, venue, in-service points, additional conference details

Tentative Pre-Conference Summit Schedule:

7:30am – 8:00am                Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am                Pre Keynote

9:00am – 11:30pm              Workshop

11:30pm – 1:00pm              LUNCH (on your own)

1:00pm – 4:00pm                Workshop

Tentative Conference Daily Schedule:

Day 1

7:30am – 8:00am                Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am                Opening Keynote

9:00am – 10:00am              Session No1

10:15pm – 11:15pm            Session No2

11:15pm – 12:30pm            LUNCH (provided) – interaction with sponsors, network

12:30pm – 1:30pm              Session No3

1:45pm – 2:45pm                Session No4

3:00pm – 4:00pm                Reflection – networking

Day 2

7:30am – 8:00am                Light breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am                Keynote

9:00am – 10:00am              Session No5

10:15pm – 11:15pm            Session No6

11:15pm – 12:30pm            LUNCH (provided) – interaction with sponsors, network

12:30pm – 1:30pm              Session No7

1:45pm – 2:45pm                Session No8

3:00pm – 4:00pm                Closing Keynote

The Venue


For the 2014-2015 school year, Plato Academy, and Superior Schools opened its brand new state of the art campus located in Clearwater, Florida.  Utilizing a fully redundant Hewlett Packard based fiber optic network, 20 gigabits of bandwidth on campus.  Dedicated HP access points, and  Epson BrightLink projectors in every classroom.

Minutes from the sunny beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and Tampa International Airport.  Our location has an abundant amount of amenities surrounding it.  Incredible restaurants, and exciting activities are available.

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In-Service Points To Award

Superiortech4teachers.com is proud to announce that Pinellas County Employees and Hillsborough County Employees attending the 2-day conference will earn 15 and 12 in-service points respectively, to be used towards certification.

 

Our Sponsors


For sponsorship opportunities please fill out the following form

 Sponsorship Form

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