I’m extremely excited to officially announce that the 3rd Annual Iowa 1:1 Institute will be held on April 11 at the Events Center in Des Moines. The conference was launched two years ago, and it was made possible through the help of the one-to-one schools in Iowa. Iowa’s one-to-one schools contributed to the conference by providing presenters who had successfully implemented one-to-one. Those presenters along with the excitement around one-to-one have helped the conference grow from approximately 600 attendees in year one to 1300 last year. Although the conference consists of predominantly Iowa educators, we have had attendees from all of the surrounding states and even the east coast.
With CASTLE’s move to the University of Kentucky, we did make some changes to the conference. However, our purposes have remained the same.
- Help Iowa’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
- Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the state; and
- Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
On Tuesday of last week Iowa one-to-one schools were invited to sign up for the conference. That prelaunch has already led to nearly 300 registrants. If you are interested in learning more or participating, click on one of the links below: (Click here for link to 2013 conference)
We hope you will be part of what has become the biggest, and we hope best, one-to-one conference in the world!