Summer CTO Clinic 2017
June 22nd - 23rd
San Antonio, Texas
Will Richardson - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
A parent of two teenagers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer, and has worked with educators in over 20 countries to understand the opportunities and challenges of learning in the modern world. Read more
Keith Krueger - Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Keith Krueger is the CEO of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders nationwide. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. Read more
Melody Parrish - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
As Chief Information Officer at the Texas Education Agency, Melody Parrish is responsible for overseeing the agency’s Information Technology Services/Statewide Education Data Systems (ITS/SEDS). Parrish oversees the large-scale information technology and project management office projects at the agency, including the current Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) legacy system as well as implementation of the Texas Student Data System (TSDS). TSDS streamlines student data, driving classroom and student success while ensuring the security and privacy of more than five million Texas students.
Troy Bryant and Tracy Morris - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Keeping connected to market salaries can help ensure districts are prepared to hire and retain top tech talent in today’s competitive job market. Consultants from TASB HR Services will share salary trends for key benchmark K-12 technology jobs using their latest salary survey data, including diving into market values and trends by region and district size. Presenters will discuss strategies for compensating and rewarding these employees and common career pathways to IT jobs in districts.
Tom Murray - Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015 and “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017. His latest book, Learning Transformed, is being released in May 2017 with ASCD. Connect with him at thomascmurray.com or @thomascmurray.