2021 T21CON is scheduled to be in-person with some virtual options.
Teaching in the 21st Century Conference (T21CON) is a hands-on, engaging learning opportunity designed for current and aspiring educators to gain an edge in using technology in the classroom.
T21CON connects attendees with resources, strategies, and a network of experts to support their careers in education. Attendees can receive 4 hours of professional development credit through ROE 17. Full participation is required as partial credit will not be issued. The fee is $10 paid to ROE 17 to receive credit.
This year's keynote is Dr. Nicol R. Howard, associate professor and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Education at the University of Redlands. Dr. Howard is also co-director of the Race in Education Analytics Learning Lab in the Center for Educational Justice. Dr. Howard has been an educator across multiple levels from kindergarten through college throughout her more than 20 years in the field. Her research focuses on STEM and computer science equity and parent involvement.
Dr. Howard's presentation, #DigitalEquityNow: Reframing the Tale of Technology in Education, will discuss challenges related to access, connectivity, limited resources and "gaps" in education. The keynote session will allow participants to reflect on student stories and identify concrete strategies for moving toward an equity-centered approach to using technologies that effectively support students in school and at home.