The 2011 TRETC event will happen on November 15 and 16 this year. The Pittsburgh region has no other learning event that targets K-12 educators who are looking for ways to use technology to transform learning.
This year’s event will start with a series of pre-conference workshops. The tentative list includes workshops that will include: using digital media for student productions; Robot Diaries; and a special presentation, “LEARNING INNOVATION: The Future of Play in Education,” by Diana Rhoten, a leader educational researcher who is now on the staff of Wireless Generation, and Andy Russel, the founder of Launchpad Toys . The workshop will be sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
The November 16 activities will kick off with a keynote panel moderated by Gregg Behr from the Grable Foundation with panelists including: Karen Cator, the Director of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, Alice Wilder, a leader in early childhood learning using digital media, Traci Blazosky, an award winning elementary educator from Pennsylvania, and a student representative.