District CIO

National Science Teachers Association 2013 National Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

2013 Consortium for School Networking Conference

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

San Diego, Calif.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

Las Vegas, Nev. 

Pennsylvania District Hires Tech Director

The Pittston (Pa.) Area School Board voted 7-2 to hire Christy Savokinas as the new director of technology and online learning coordinator during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

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Missouri District Appoints Chief Information Officer

William "Will" Blaylock has been named chief information officer for the Rockwood (Mo.) School District, effective July 1. Blaylock, a brigade commander in the National Guard, replaces Steve Beatty, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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Chief Information Officer

Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township

Indianapolis, Ind.

Former Massachusetts Selectman to Run for K8 School Committee

Southborough, Mass. resident Roger Challen served the town for three years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Now he’s looking to serve the town once again, but in a different capacity.

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Facing the World: Telepresence in Education

This guide focuses on interactive video communication, or telepresence, which simulates a traditional face-to-face environment, the very oldest form of teaching, but no longer limits students and teachers to being in the same place. Participants at multiple sites are able to see, hear, and interact with each other in real time. Telepresence is assisting K20 schools around the world in overcoming geographic and financial barriers.

One Pennsylvania School's Digital Media Class: A Unique Perspective

Westtown (Pa.) School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, January 25 to inaugurate a new Digital Media classroom. The space supports an innovative Digital Media course in the Art Department which is consistent with a schoolwide vision for STEAM education, adding art and design to the more traditional STEM constellation – science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Connecticut Parents Want School Money Spent on Technology

Darien parents urged the Board of Education not to cut spending for school technology at a public hearing Tuesday. "Technology is an integral part of the learning that goes on each day in our schools," said Susan Vogel, co-chair of the Council of Darien School Parents.

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