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Ed Tech Academy 2013

Ed Tech Academy 2013

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Ed Tech Academy 2013 will be held May 14 - 15 at the Harriman campus. Ed Tech Academy is a free event. Lunch is provided.

Registration is closed. 79 people signed up to attend. 

Theme: Helping Students Connect

Ed Tech Academy is Roane State's annual professional development event to explore ideas about using technology in the classroom. Join us for fun, inspiring, relaxed exploration of how classroom technology can help students create powerful connections and take greater responsibility for their own learning.

Schedule of events

Twitter hashtag: #rscceta


Keynote speakers

Tuesday, May 14

"Challenging Students to Step Up"

Dr. Mark Milliron (
Chancellor, Western Governors University Texas

Read Dr. Milliron's An Open Letter to Students: You're the Game Changer in Next-Generation Learning (EDUCAUSE, July 2012).


About Dr. Milliron:

Dr. Mark David Milliron was recently named Chancellor of WGU Texas, a nonprofit university founded by the state of Texas dedicated to providing affordable, accredited, and high-quality online and blended degree programs in high-demand fields. Prior to taking this position, he served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading efforts to increase student success in the US postsecondary education sector. He is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant well known for exploring leadership development, future trends, learning strategies, and the human side of technology change. He has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He also serves on numerous corporate, nonprofit, and education boards and advisory groups, including Civitas Learning, an Austin-based learning analytics company; theGlobal Online Academy, a not-for-profit educational partnership serving independent schools nationally and internationally; and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of the Big Ideas Fest.  



Wednesday, May 15

"Someone Has to Stock the Vending Machine: The Role of Faculty in the Internet Age."

Donn King (
Associate Professor of Speech and Journalism, Pellissippi State Community College
Communication Consultant




About Donn King:

Donn King works with individuals and groups who want to forge top-notch communication skills to increase their influence. He is associate professor of speech and journalism at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as a speaker, writer, and computer geek. He has spoken to audiences, churches, and radio audiences across the United States and written numerous newspaper, magazine, and blog articles as well as a textbook.




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