We need technology in the classroom

Photo from Flickr by: RexHammockI am moderating a panel for BarCamp Nashville on October 16th entitled, We Need Technology In The Classroom.

As a father of two young children, technology is an extremely important part of my children’s education. They are just at the beginning of their long lives in schools. I’m curious to learn more about the state of technology in Tennessee classrooms.

This panel will cover technology in schools from early grades right up to higher ed.

The panelists include:

Jackson Miller: has served as an Instructional Technologist for Belmont University and has been a high school teacher with a focus on technology. Currently his education interests center around his 6 children.

Robert Bradley: director of technology integration at Tennessee State University, as well as President/CEO of the Digital Media Sandbox Consortium and its Governors Challenge. He is also the founder of TEDxNashville and TEDxNashvilleYouth.com.

Thomas Danford: responsible for the leadership and coordination of the many collaborative administrative, academic, network infrastructure, and other IT projects across the 19 colleges and universities that make up the Tennessee Board of Regents. 20 years of experience in leadership roles in academic systems innovation and ERP implementations at master’s, associate’s, and research level institutions. He has taught extensively on a number of IT related topics at the graduate, undergraduate and executive education levels and has served as a consultant to regional, national and international companies on a variety of IT management issues.

Paul Van Hoesen: is the founding Director of cTechnology Inc. Previously, he was a co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of Nashville-based Education Networks of America which provides Internet access and web-based educational content to public K-12 schools in Tennessee, Indiana, Idaho, and Florida.

Don’t miss this!

BarCamp Nashville is free to attend, I highly recommend you not miss this important, annual,  Nashville technology tradition. Register now by signing up to attend our We Need Technology In The Classroom discussion. I hope to see you there.

If you’re a parent, business owner or stakeholder in the future of Tennessee, this will be a panel you won’t want to miss!

What questions do you have for the panelists? Do you have questions about this too? Please share them here.

Photo from Flickr by: RexHammock