The Denton ISD instructional technology department announced today that its hosting its sixth annual Lone Star Technology in Action (TIA) conference July 21 and 22 at Ryan High School.
The event caters to educators and local technology enthusiasts. Last year’s conference drew more than 1,200 people from Texas and Oklahoma.
The 2015 keynote speaker is Todd Nesloney, educator, author and co-founder of The 3 Tech Ninjas, a education technology training company.
“Our main goal [with] TIA is we want technology to be used in the classroom,” said Dwight Goodwin, Denton ISD instructional technology director. “I think every year teachers come back to schools, and one of their goals is to incorporate technology in their classroom, and I think this is the catalyst to do so.”
The conference offers local residents tools for enhancing their online and social media presence, he said.
“The best thing that I think you can get out of it is the use of social media to market your business, yourself or build your own professional community,” Goodwin said.
Conference registration is now open here. The event is free for all Denton ISD employees. The early bird rate is $35 for all other attendees who register by June 1. Beginning June 2, the rate is $45, and on-site registration is $55.
For more details on the conference, check out the video below.