UPDATE 4/20/2011 There are no more seats available for the summit! Please join us online at http://goo.gl/7CkJm if you would like to see the BYOT Summit

During the current economic crisis, K-12 districts across GA are looking for ways to cut budgets.  Technology can often be an easy target during this time, but this may be the perfect opportunity for “Mastering the Moment” by implementing a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative. Students, at all levels, may have smartphones, laptops, netbooks or even portable gaming systems that could be leveraged as educational devices in our schools.

Seating is limited.  To register, simply email gdasher@kennesaw.edu indicating your intention to attend the BYOT Summit on April 26. A confirming email will be sent to you.Teams are invited to stay the entire day but the morning session will be focused on leadershipand afternoon will have an instructional focus.

The CoSN GA K12 CTO Council and KSU Educational Technology Center invite district leadership teams of superintendents, instructional and technology leaders to join in the conversation about allowing students to bring their own technology into schools.  During this one day event you will hear about Forsyth County’s BYOT implementation, KSU’s iSchool Initiative, legal and policy implications of BYOT and participate in panel discussions with principals and teachers that have implemented BYOT.

Speakers include:  From Forsyth County, Dr. Buster Evans, Superintendent; Lissa Pijanowski, Associate Superintendent of Academics and Accountability; Bailey Mitchell, Chief Technology and Information Officer; Jill Hobson, Director of Instructional Technology; and Forsyth principals and teachers.Phil Hartley, Attorney with Harben, Hartley and Hawkins.iSchool Initiative

Date:  April 26, 2011 Time:  9AM-3PMLocation: KSU Center room 300

Directions:  http://ccpe.kennesaw.edu/directions/index.htmlBox lunch & breaks provided by KSU FoundationRegistration required (free).

Seating is limited.  To register, simply email gdasher@kennesaw.edu indicating your intention to attend the BYOT Summit on April 26. A confirming email will be sent to you.Teams are invited to stay the entire day but the morning session will be focused on leadershipand afternoon will have an instructional focus.