ST4T 2018 DATES! June 6-8, 2018

Superior Tech For Teachers Conference, June 6-8, 2018. Learn exciting ways to use technology in your classroom to achieve a superior education experience

Call for Proposals opens December 1 

ST4T 2017 Speakers & Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Featured Speakers

Speakers

Pre-Conference at ST4T

Pre-Keynote with the EdTech After Dark Team: Alex Stubenbort, Dan Koch, Zac Leonard

Followed by workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

Register for the pre-conference and choose to attend two of the four 2-hour-long
workshops we have scheduled for you.

Morning Workshops

10:15am – 12:15pm

Afternoon Workshops

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Robotics in the Classroom: Beyond the Code

Using and Creating 360 & VR images with ThingLink

All Aboard the Buncee Bus!

eParenting

Google Certification BootCamp (session 1 of 2)

Google Certification BootCamp (session 2 of 2)

Morning Workshops (10:15am - 12:15pm)

Presenter: Amber McCormick

Title: Beyond the Code

So you’ve heard a lot about coding these days and understand its importance in the classroom; however, you just haven’t quite figured out how it fits into YOUR specific classroom. This workshop takes you beyond the basics of coding and introduces you to real-life examples of how coding and robotics can become a daily part of almost any classroom and any subject area. Using hands-on examples and student facilitators, participants will have an opportunity to not only learn about various tools, tips, and techniques to use to enhance their instruction, but they will get to experience it hands on. From mathematics to reading, and writing to science, we have you covered. Let’s dive beyond the code and really see how coding can work in YOUR classroom.

Presenter: Susan Oxnevad 

Title: Using & Creating 360 & VR images with ThingLink

Explore the powerful possibilities of taking students on an interactive virtual field trip to learn in places they could only imagine visiting. Experience how easy it is for teachers and students to design virtual field trips with ThingkLink 360/VR and our new Teleport 360 Editor App for tablets during this make and take session. Start with a preloaded 360 image. Add tags with text, video, images and your favorite tools. Add Google Docs to guide the learning and collect data for assessment. Create a customized lesson to fit your teaching and learning goals for use with your students during this powerful session.

Presenters: Louis Shanafelt & Ann Mansier

Title: Google Certification BootCamp (session 1 of 2)

Join us in this 4 hour boot camp where you will receive hands-on experience with G Suite for Education. We will provide in-depth instruction and ample practice in Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, and more! At the end of the session, you will be prepared to successfully master the Google Level 1 Certified Educator exam.

Afternoon Workshops (1:30pm - 3:30pm)

Presenter: Dr. Katrina Keene

Title: eParenting: My Kid is Smarter Than Me!

Do you have Parents asking YOU how to Parent? Do you find yourself stumbling for answers as we are all learning how to teach and breathe in a digital world? Join me as we walk through the generations to 2017, and learn not only how to communicate with parents of digital children but how to bring parents up to speed on how students of today learn. You will leave with a digital parenting “toolbox” full of apps and ideas!

Presenter: Claire Cucchi

Title: All Aboard the Buncee Bus!

During this workshop, educators will have the chance to work with Buncee from a student’s perspective. We will start off with an overview of Buncee. We will then show how it’s it’s being used in the classroom, and of course, we will show you how easy it is to create! We will also demonstrate how to create classroom signage, utilize the assignment functionality, incorporate multiple choice and free response questions…and even participate in hands-on, fun activities like a game of Pictionary, Buncee style! All aboard!

Presenters: Louis Shanafelt & Ann Mansier

Title: Google Certification BootCamp (session 2 of 2)

Join us in this 4 hour boot camp where you will receive hands-on experience with G Suite for Education. We will provide in-depth instruction and ample practice in Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, and more! At the end of the session, you will be prepared to successfully master the Google Level 1 Certified Educator exam.

Schedule

Pre-Conference Summit Schedule:

  • 7:30am – 9:00am Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Pre-Keynote
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm Morning Workshops
  • 12:15pm – 1:30pm LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Workshops

Summit Schedule:

Day 1
  • 7:30am – 8:00am Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Opening Keynote
  • 9:15am – 10:15am Session No.1
  • 10:30am – 11:30am Session No. 2
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm LUNCH (Provided) – Interaction with sponsors, network
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Keynote Panel
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Session No. 3
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Share & Empower Teachers

Summit Schedule:

Day 2
  • 7:30am – 8:00amRegistration, badge pick up, light breakfast
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Keynote
  • 9:15am – 10:15am Session No.4
  • 10:30am – 11:30am Session No. 5
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm LUNCH (Provided) – Interaction with sponsors, network
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Session No. 6
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Session No. 7
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Share & Empower Teachers

Lodging Accommodations

We have arranged for the following lodging accommodations

Holiday Inn Express
STANDARD ROOM (2 QUEEN BEDS / 1 KING BED)

$89.00

Night / Room

210 Seminole Blvd, Largo FL, 33770

Phone: (727) 581-3900

Wi-Fi, Hot breakfast included

** Reservation can only be made by calling the hotel
number directly 727-581-3900 and reference the
block code “ST4T” for Superior Tech For Teachers Guest. This rate
is guaranteed only until 05/16/2017. 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)

$99.00

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 call the hotel number directly 727-724-6223 and reference the block code “Superior Tech For Teachers Conference” or use this link.  This rate is guaranteed only until 05/08/2017. If you are claiming Tax Exempt status, you are required to provide a State of Florida Tax Exempt
certificate prior to check in. **

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.

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.

Conference venue, in-service points, additional conference details

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 in campus. Dedicated HP access points, and Epson BrightLink projectors in very classroom.

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

In-Service Points To Award

Superiortech4teachers.com is proud to announce that Pinellas County, Hernando County, and Hillsborough County Employees attending the 2-day conference will earn 10 to 15 in-service points (10 points for the 2-day conference 15 points for the 3-day conference), to be used towards certification.

Our 2017 Event Sponsors

For Sponsorship opportunities please fill out the following form