Moving Ahead At TechEd2000
TechEd2000, a hands-on conference on March 6-9 in gorgeous Palm Springs, is not just another educational technology conference.
"This conference has become the definitive statement for educational technology," said Dr. Fred Gaskin, Cerritos College President and chair of the event. "The conference brings together all that there is expert instruction, visionary insights and exhibits by the worlds leading technology companies."
Cerritos College, which bills itself as the most technologically advanced institution in the system, sent more than 50 educators to last years TechEd conference. "We are always concerned about being on the cutting edge, and the conference allowed us to learn new things and validate some we were already doing. Our folks came away with renewed enthusiasm and commitment," said Dr. Gaskin.
In addition to the conference, there will be more than 25 pre-conference workshops presented by a select group of education and business leaders who will explore the hottest topics in education. These in-depth workshops offer participants real world knowledge to take back to their campuses.
For example, two educators from the University of California at Riverside will share their extensive experiences with online education during a workshop entitled, "The Real Deal: A Clear-eyed Look at Online Learning."
"There are upsides and downsides to introducing online teaching techniques," said Kathleen Schwartz, Computer Resource Specialist at UC Riverside. "With this workshop we hope to present an honest picture of online education, including what questions to ask, what to be aware of, and how to execute such a monumental program."
What more could an educational technology conference possibly offer? How about thought-provoking keynote addresses by some of the worlds most distinguished technology visionaries, such as Nicolas Negroponte, Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab and author of the celebrated book on the Cyber Revolution, "Being Digital."
Other keynote speakers include Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; John Warnock, Co-founder and CEO of Adobe Systems; and cultural anthropologist Jennifer James.
TechEd2000 will feature nine computer labs with more than 70 sessions for educators to learn while using the latest educational software. There will also be 120 concurrent sessions, 15 spotlight speaker sessions and 20 roundtable discussions, all led by education futurists at the forefront of technology.
TechEd 2000 promises to be the ultimate state-of-the-art technology experience for educators and educational decision-makers alike. To learn more about registering for this exciting conference, including early bird and group discounts, visit the conference Web site at www.TechEd2000.org or call the TechEd2000 registrar at (916) 551-2041.