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iPadpalooza is a three-day event held at Westlake High School in Austin, TX.  This learning festival is a celebration of the cultural-shift the iPads have brought about in education and the world.  This event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms.  This year we will also premiere our “iLead Academy” which will take place on June 17th (8:30-4:00) and is focused on helping campus and district leadership thrive in a mobile learning environment.

The festival will start on the evening of June 17th at 6:30pm (registration opens at 4:00pm) and end on June 19th and will feature amazing speakers from all over the world, lots of live music and of course, food trailers. Please note there will be limited seating to this event and the iLead Academy.

iPadpalooza…It’s not a conference, it’s a learning festival!

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Wednesday, June 18 • 10:10am - 11:00am
IT’S Broken: Repairing and Redefining the role of Instructional Technology Specialist LIMITED

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Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS’s) are passionate about promoting 21st century technology tools and innovative teaching. In order to promote these ideas, teachers and administrators need to be willing to allow time to learn and explore. Unfortunately, pressures like STAAR testing and other district initiatives end up making these technology tools and ideas less of a priority. Getting teachers to attend after school workshops is difficult and taking time out of their planning periods for PD is always frowned upon.

So we at iTeach are trying an entirely new approach to PD and the ITS position. What if we take our PD directly to the students? If our students know how to use the App or tool we are providing in the classroom, our teachers do not have to worry about dedicating class time to teaching those tools. Our teachers can now focus entirely on the content and allow the students to produce their products with these tools. Training students to put US out of a job helps reluctant teachers transition to integrating these tools easier. It’s broken and we’d love to share how our students are fixing it.


iTeach Manor

iTeach Manor is a group of four Innovative Teaching Strategists that work for Manor ISD. In the past two years, Manor ISD has introduced a lot of new technology tools to its teachers and students. With this large introduction of technology tools, Manor needed innovative Teachers who specialize in integrating technology into the classroom. Each member of iTeach has a unique and with one end goal in mind, to promote innovative teaching through... Read More →

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Stephanie Cerda

Manor Independent School District
Innovative Teaching Strategist. Google Certified Teacher. Organizer: EdcampATX , EdTechAustin, GEGCENTX. Design Tinkerer, Still learning. Will travel for music.
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Jacob Luevano

Innovative Teaching Strategist, Manor Independent School District
Jacob is a Graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Elementary Education. Before becoming an Innovative Teaching Strategist at Manor ISD, Jacob survived 10 years teaching Social Studies, Video Production, and Emerging Technology at a Middle School in Ysleta ISD. Jacob then worked 2 years at an Elementary School as a Campus Technologist where he helped pilot an iPad 1:1 program in several classrooms. He is now part of... Read More →
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Allison Starling

Allison Starling is a part of the iTeach Manor team, serving Manor High School. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Sec. Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband’s military service, Allison began teaching 7th grade History. Her career has included receiving her masters from Texas A&M in Ed Admin as well as teaching 1:1 iPad with 7th graders... Read More →

Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Lecture Hall

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