Featured Events

EdTech is offering exciting featured events for our attendees to provide additional learning opportunities and a more enriched educational experience while at the conference. All offerings are included in the conference registration rate, except for workshops, which have a $10 additional fee. A list of test offered can be viewed here.

US Department of Education - The Blue Print for Student Data Security and Privacy

Location: MR202A

Schedule: Thursday, October 21: 8:30-9:30, 10:30-11:30, 12:45-1:45, 2:00-3:00, 3:45-4:45

Description: These sessions presented by the US Department of Education-Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), student privacy issues, student data security, and to answer questions.

Certification Central
Exhibit Hall
Schedule: Wednesday, October 20, 1:00-4:30 (last tests administered at 3:30); Thursday, October 21, 9:30-4:30 (last tests administered at 3:30)
Description: This event will allow attendees to take proctored test for various certifications. Tests offered are free for attendees. A schedule of tests offered will be available prior to the conference.

Encore Technology Group Dedicated Classroom
Schedule: Wednesday, October 20, 9:00-4:30; Thursday, October 21, 8:30-4:45

Description:  Encore Technology Group, LLC (booths 531 & 630) is our Dedicated Classroom Sponsor this year. Visit their classroom to learn about Encore Technology Group's products and participate in sessions, Q&As, demonstrations, and more.

South Carolina Department of Education - State Agency Session

Location: Ballroom D

Schedule: Friday, November 8, 9:00-12:00

Description: This annual meeting hosted by the SC Department of Education will feature various informational updates related to technology, PowerSchool, and much more.

Friday Workshops
Locations: Ballrooms A, B, C, Meeting Rooms 101, 102/103, 104/105, 106, 107, 108, 202
Schedule: Friday, October 22, 9:00-11:00
Description: Click HERE for information about available workshops. Fee to attend is $10.

Keynote Workshop - Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil)
Location: Ballroom D

Schedule: Wednesday, October 20, 10:30-12:00
Description: Sketchnoting, also called visual note-taking, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Sketchnoting targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and later creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of sketchnoting, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating and sharing various types of sketchnotes in this workshop. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. If you want to sketchnote digitally, bring an iPad 2 or newer, an Android Tablet, or Windows Surface tablet. Don't forget your stylus  Please also install the Autodesk Sketchbook app for iOS, Android, or Surface Tablet before the workshop. If you want to sketchnote by hand, bring an unlined journal with at least medium-weight pages, a black gel pen or thin-point black marker and colored pencils to the workshop. Fee to attend is $10.