Powerful PresentersHaving an engaging, passionate and energetic presenter makes a session awesome. So #TOSAChat tweeps started the chat by giving a shout out to their Favorite Conference Presenters. Take a look, lots of great people to follow!
MUST Attend ConferencesSome conferences come VERY highly recommended from #TOSAChat! Here are a few to consider checking out if you haven't already. Did we leave some off the list? Please share any other MUST attend conferences in the comments!
- CUE RockStar, CUE Black Label TOSA Edition and CUE Admin.
- FallCUE in October in Napa, CA www.cue.org/fall . Even if you didn't attend you can still see all of the session descriptions and presenter resources at fall.cue.org/list/descriptions/
- National CUE (Computer Using Educators) conference in Palm Springs (March 17-19 2016) www.cue.org/national
- Edcamps are happening all over the world, all the time. Check out the complete list to find an EdCamp near you! www.edcamp.org/
- NCTE15 (National Council of Teachers of English) is coming up on November 19-22 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota www.ncte.org/annual
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) will be in Denver, Colorado in 2016 from June 26-29. Check out conference.iste.org/2016/. Even if you can't attend you can still be "at" the conference by following #notatISTE and by joining the Not At ISTE Google+ community. Follow Craig Yen (@CraigYen) to get the Not at ISTE details for this year's conference.
- Google Edu On Air is a full two day conference with Keynote speakers and many, many fabulous sessions to choose from. You can view the sessions and access session materials from last year's conference at educationonair.withgoogle.com/live/2015-may.
- Google For Education (GAFE) Global Summits are happening often all over the world. Check out www.gafesummit.com/ to find one coming up near you.
- Confratute is a combined CONFerence, instiTUTE and FRATernity at the University of Connecticut. Confratute is scheduled for July 10-15, 2016. confratute.uconn.edu.
- The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is coming up on November 12-15, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. You can learn more about NAGC and register for the conference at https://www.nagc.org/.
- The Flipped Learning Network offers and annual Flipped Conference (FlipCon). Registration for Virtual FlipCon 2015 is still open and the archives are available for unlimited viewing through December 2015. www.flippedlearning.org/
- Looking for more? Check out this list of K-12 Educational Technology Conferences from EdSurge (@edsurge) shared by Matthew Binder (@BinderBytes)
RESOURCE ROUNDUP! #TOSAChat Style
We ended #TOSAChat with a fantastic crowdsourcing session! The members of #TOSAChat, along with other fabulous connected educators, shared ideas, tips, resources, and more. Take a look at all their awesome ideas, snag one, then copy a blank slide and share yours! Don't forget to add your name, twitter handle, links to any/all resources and a shout out to where you got the idea from. Once you're done follow all of these brilliant educators. You already know they share great stuff!
#TOSAChat was started by Ben Cogswell (@Cogswell_ben), Joe Young (@Jyoung1219), Kelly Martin (@kmartintahoe) and myself as a way for Teachers On Special Assignment to connect, share and grow together. Check out tosachat.weebly.com to view past chats, storify links and upcoming questions. You can join us at 8PM PST on Monday nights.