Conferences and Events
Upcoming Events & Webinars
January 26-29, 2021
We are here for you. FETC 2021 will be a fully interactive — FREE — virtual multi-day conference experience using state-of-the-art technology — not just a series of canned webinars.
You'll hear from blockbuster keynoters, learn from top experts and innovators in education technologies, experience AI-based networking to build your PLN, and explore the cutting-edge FETC Virtual Expo where solution providers will demonstrate all the latest apps, hardware, software and tech tools to help your school or district emerge stronger in this new era.
EdTech Expo & Conference
February 8-11, 2021
Just like everything else in our world, PETE&C 2021 will be a different kind of experience than in prior years. Are you ready for V-PETE2021?
Venture into the new PETE&C experience! it’s sure to bring value to your professional development dollars as you vault into the new challenges facing technology education and administration in a vibrant and ever-changing environment. V-Pete will vitalize your commitment to technology and verify the need to keep abreast of innovative ways to meet the technology needs of students in our schools.
February 8-11, 2021
The goal of education is to prepare young people to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Through our history, American education has prepared students for agrarian, industrial, and service oriented economies. What about now? How do we as educators (parents, families, teachers, administrators, and communities) prepare our students to navigate life after school (for college, career, military, etc.)? What about now—when our needs are changing faster than we can adapt? Our charge is to educate all students to ensure their success for tomorrow, but… What about now? With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, tomorrow is today, the future is now. Never before has the need for technology, innovation, and creativity been greater than it is in the current hour.
Building Confidence in Students with Dyslexia
Nancy Disterlic graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Dallas Baptist University with a Master of Arts in Teaching (Multisensory Instruction). She taught in Keller ISD for 12 years, in both elementary and high school, as a classroom teacher, dyslexia therapist, and special education teacher for students with autism. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association. She is currently serving as the Region 10 Dyslexia Consultant.
Close Reading Virtual Professional Development Sessions
October 21 - November 4Research supports that Close Reading improves language competence and reading comprehension. Join Reading Plus for a 3-part webinar with Dr. Beryl Irene Bailey, founder of From Pages to Pedagogy, LLC as she shares her process for Close Reading, Close Reading for Numeracy, and Close Reading for Social Emotional Learning.
Beating the "COVID Reading Slide": Reverse Reading Loss and Accelerate Growth During COVID-19
Wednesday, August 12 | 2:00 p.m. EST
How can districts and schools effectively and rapidly reverse significant expected reading loss due to the COVID-19 shutdown of 30% or more? We face an extremely challenging new school year, with many districts planning hybrid part-time schedules, others remote learning only, and many parents choosing to keep their children at home.
Where is My Place in Class?
Tuesday, June 30 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Widespread school closures have impacted the most vulnerable populations of students, particularly African American children. Students have lost valuable classroom time, which only compounds existing systemic prejudices that keep them from their rightful place in the educational pipeline. Hear from a panel of community leaders as we discuss how the current events and existing policies are affecting the mental and physical health of African American students, their safety, and learning outcomes. What can we do now to enforce change?
The Research Behind Reading Efficiency
Thursday, June 25 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET
Learn more about reading efficiency—a critical component of reading proficiency. You'll learn more about the physical and cognitive process of reading, the key differences between efficient and inefficient readers, and how to help your struggling readers.
70 percent of non-proficient readers read inefficiently. These students read more slowly than they speak, and they spend the bulk of their energies on the mechanics of reading rather than understanding the meaning of what they read.
30 percent of proficient readers exhibit the same characteristics, but these students have developed time-consuming personal strategies to compensate for the inefficiencies. While they can successfully comprehend text, it takes an undue amount of time to do so.
Looking Ahead: Planning for Education in a Post-COVID-19 World
April 29, 2020What challenges will school district administrators face as they plan ahead for the next school year? How will you re-establish strong learning environments and address the emotional and instructional needs of students and staff? How can you model supportive leadership? What assessment and learning gaps can you expect? Will the short-term push for remote learning have a long-term impact on instructional tools and decisions? Join our webinar for a forward-looking conversation that will be particularly valuable for district instructional leaders at every level.
Reading Interventions: How to Select, Implement and Assess the Right One
Join a panel of administrators, educators and experts who will discuss tips for how to implement a logical process for selecting a reading intervention program that takes efficacy, research and flexibility of implementation into account.