Schedule

All times shown are CST.
Tuesday, March 20
Time Event
8 a.m. Arrival and Registration
8:30 a.m.

Welcome

  • James Ponce
    Superintendent, McAllen ISD
8:45 a.m.

Fights of Discovery: Transformation in Third-Age Education

  • Bill Rankin
    Director of Educational Innovation, Abilene Christian University
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.

What's Love Got to Do With IT? Got to Do With IT?

  • Marco Torres
    A California Teacher of the Year
10:45 a.m.

Education in the Digital Age Panel Discussion

  • James Ponce
    Superintendent, McAllen ISD
  • Phil Schubert
    President, Abilene Christian University
  • John Couch
    Vice President, Education, Apple Inc.
  • Marco Torres
    A California Teacher of the Year
  • Bill Rankin
    Director of Educational Innovation, Abilene Christian University
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Buses load for site visits to Jackson Elementary School and Fossum Middle School
Breakout Sessions:

Leadership & Policy Track

  • Ballroom

Digital Textbooks & Learning Materials Track

  • Room 103 C

TLC3 Showcase

  • Room 103 D
1 p.m.

Current and Future Education Policy in Texas (and  Beyond)

  • Tom Burnett
    Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Apple, Inc.
  • John Couch
    Vice President, Education, Apple Inc.
  • James Ponce
    Superintendent, McAllen ISD
  • Robbie K. Melton
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, eLearning Tennessee Board of Regents

This panel explores the current and proposed state and national policies related to educational technology and offers attendees an opportunity to ask questions involving these policies.

Apps Discovery, Curation, & Sharing

  • Alline Sada
    Technology Coordinator & K-8 Integration Specialist, A Colegio Euroamericano de Monterrey

Discovering, organizing, and telling other about new apps you find is part of the magic of using mobile devices. During this panel discussion, you will learn about some of the best websites, online communities, and more than make educational app discovery easier. Several popular websites which curate apps will be shared as well as tips and ideas for finding and sharing new apps with others.

TLC3 Infrastructure

  • Pat Karr
    Coordinator Network Services & Support, McAllen ISD

And presentations by

  • Airwatch
  • Cisco

An experience in introducing mobile devices into an educational enterprise environment.

2 p.m.

MISD TLC3 Leadership Team: Idea to Implementation

  • Members of the McAllen ISD TLC3 Implementation Team

Just how did McAllen ISD's TLC3 come to be?  Members of the Superintendent's Cabinet, key IT and other staff members, and Board members give insight about how it evolved, efforts to gather perspective from varied points of view, review of curriculum and technology vision, review of professional development needs and implementation. Discussion will include the impact to the greater school community - the City of McAllen, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and the McAllen Economic Development Corporation.

TBReLearning Mobile App Educational and Workforce Resource Center: "Apps for All: Subjects, Grade Level, Usage

  • Robbie K. Melton
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, eLearning Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Board of Regents has created a mobile app education and workforce resource center (a bank of 40,000+ apps) to assist educators in aligning apps to according to their teaching discipline/subject area, curriculum, student needs and outcomes, as well as making it easier for identifying appropriate educational and workforce apps.

TLC3 Enhancing Differentiated Practices

  • Karina Chapa
    Director Bilingual/ESL Education, McAllen ISD
  • Sherry Mayes
    Director, Special Education, McAllen ISD
  • Laura Perez
    Rowe High School Teacher
  • Blanca Piñon
    Cathey Middle School Special Education teacher

Learn how iOS devices are the ideal learning tool for bilingual and special education students.

3 p.m.

Getting Buy-in

  • Billie J. McConnell
    Director K-12 Professional Development, Abilene Christian University Connected Consulting

Implementing a mobile learning program involves everyone. Come find out what you can do to get “buy-in” for your mobile learning program from faculty, staff and community.

Creating Digital Textbooks: Apple iBooks Author Demonstration

  • Katherine Hughes
    Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.

iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks - and just about any other kind of book - for iPad. Come learn how easy it can be.

TLC3 Authentic Student Assessments

  • Carmen G. Garcia
    Director Instructional Technology, McAllen ISD

Learn how to assess student collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

4 p.m. Concluding Session and Closing Remarks