Forward was our theme for 2018, as we explored the future of teaching and learning with technology through three threads:
- Learning Environments: We’re seeing a dramatic shift in not only how education is delivered, but where it is delivered. This thread discussed how the learning environments we create force us to re-examine how people learn.
- Access: This thread discussed into the intentionality of institutions reaching underrepresented populations, as well as the intersection of affordable materials, equitable technology and high-quality learning experiences.
- Technology: Students live in a society where technology and everyday life are integrated. This thread allowed educators to explore technology trends in order to properly prepare students to solve 21st-century problems.
As we explored these threads, we welcomed three keynote speakers throughout the day who are experts in those areas: Emily Pilloton (learning environments), George Couros (access) and Bryan Alexander (technology).
New in 2018: The Imaginarium
Facilitated by the STEAM Factory, this space was dedicated to hands-on exploration, demos and showcases of forward-thinking tools and projects, engaging micro-lectures and networking and discussion.