Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SC Midlands Summit Registration and Call for Presenters is open!

The SC Midlands Summit is back for year 2 and we need you to make it happen!

Mark Your Calendars!
June 12-13, 2013
Westwood High School
180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood,  SC
Registration is now open for everyone. Go to the SC Midlands Summit page and click on registration for details. 

We are also looking for presenters. Do you have what it takes? Are you trying new technology rich activities with your students that you can share? Do you have ideas on how to make technology professional development meaningful for your faculty and staff? Have you unlocked the key to assessment with technology tools? Are your students flipping over your 'flipped classroom?' If you answered yes to any of these questions and want to share with your fellow educators, submit a proposal today! 

Proposals for session and workshop presentations will be considered for inclusion in the program if they are received by midnight EST on Thursday, February 28, 2013.  Notifications of acceptance or regret will be e-mailed on or before March 28, 2013. The main presenter will receive a complimentary registration (workshop fee excluded).  Apply to present today!  

Have you seen the list of keynote/featured speakers? I think there is a little of something for everyone.

Lodge McCammon
A Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (www.fi.ncsu.edu). His work in education began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics.  He finished a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008 where his work at The Friday Institute continues to bring innovative practices to students, teachers and schools.  He developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated video and online publishing in the classroom to enhance standards-based lessons.  He is also a studio composer who writes standards-based songs, with supporting materials, about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms. (https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/about)

Tammy Worcester Tang
Tammy Worcester Tang began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration.

Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in finding unique and creative ways to use traditional computer tools in the classroom. She enjoys sharing her ideas with teachers throughout the nation, at conferences and in schools, and has a presentation style that can be described as inspiring.

Her website, “Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers” (www.tammyworcester.com) is a popular online resource for teachers around the world. Tammy is also the author of nearly a dozen best-selling technology resource books that are published and marketed nationally.

Greg Tang
A famed author and speaker, Greg’s goal is to to develop a more intuitive approach to teaching math, one that combines problem-solving and arithmetic and integrates math with language and art.

Greg has written a series of best-selling children’s books starting with “The Grapes of Math,” and has developed several award-winning math games and apps including Kakooma.

To see more about Greg, go to http://www.gregtang.com or http://gregtangmath.com.

We will be adding more featured speakers as we get closer to the SC Midlands Summit!