18 June 2015
Gearing Up for InnEdCO 2015
Next week kicks off Colorado’s InnEdCO conference in Keystone, CO. InnEdCO is Colorado’s top educational technology conference and will include over 150 sessions by thought leaders and industry experts such as George Couros, Eric Sheninger, Jamie Neuwirth and more.
In preparation for my own session, the Texthelp team did a bit of research on the state of literacy in Colorado, and put together a great infographic.
As you can see from the infographic, there is still much work to be done, but that’s why great conferences such as InnEdCO exist. They give educators the opportunity to learn about what works and check out some of the latest technologies that can help increase student achievement.
For example, in my session I will be discussing 5 Google Apps for Education Tools to Try Now. This will include extensions for struggling readers and English Language Learners, supports for emerging readers, tools for tablets, professional development tools for educators and more! While the tools themselves are cool, my hope is that the main takeaway for participants is how they can be used to make a difference in the classroom. If you are attending InnEdCO, I hope to see you there. Or if you can’t make it to the session, at least stop by the Texthelp Booth #SF120 to say hi!
For those that are able to add a pre-conference day to the schedule, I highly recommend Monday’s Google in Education Academy where you can hear from author, classroom STEM teacher, speaker, digital storyteller, and change agent, Dr. Wesley Fryer followed by a range of breakout sessions covering a wide range of Google Topics.
And of course, in addition to all of the great sessions, don’t forget about the InnEdCO Cocktail Party scheduled for Wednesday night. There you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, say hi to vendors and win prizes. Organizers will be announcing the winner of the Texthelp conference prize, a Samsung Chromebook 2, during the party! Be sure to stop by the booth (#SF120) anytime before the reception to enter.