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Mayor's Digital Leadership Caucus top
Sunday, June 26, 11 am–7 pm, Philadelphia City Hall  add to planner

The 1st Annual Mayor's Digital Leadership Caucus will convene in City Hall on Sunday, June 26, one day prior to the start of NECC. The City of Philadelphia and the Mayor's Commission on Technology are pleased to support the Leadership Caucus, and the agenda is in sync with NECC's theme, "Spark a Revolution in Learning!" Convening the Caucus as a preconference activity provides a unique and excellent opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the City of Philadelphia in the areas of educational technology.

The primary objectives are:

  • to show that digital parity can improve the quality of life for minorities in the new "knowledge economy"
  • to encourage leaders to find ways to use technology more effectively to educate minorities about its benefits and opportunities

During the Caucus, nationally recognized education and technology leaders including ISTE's CEO Don Knezek and ISTE Board Member Joyce Pittman, Philadelphia citizens, and the Mayor's Commission on Technology (MCOT) supporters will demonstrate how education, community, corporate and government leaders can create coalitions to ensure that all individuals—especially minority youth—have access to a digitally relevant education that embraces knowledge technologies that will contribute to the greater economic and civic good. Details are available at

Space is limited! Please RSVP to Kenya Felton at 215.472.3034 or .

* The Digital Equity "Dinner and Jazz" Reception
Tuesday, June 28, 7–9 pm  add to planner

Zanzibar Blue
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
$50.00 per person

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ISTE and PBS TeacherLine top
Wednesday, June 29, 10 –11 am, Room 201B  add to planner

Please join ISTE and PBS for an in-depth report on its five-year experience in the development of PBS TeacherLine and a discussion of key findings of this U.S. Department of Education grant project. Online professional development has emerged as a promising alternative or supplement to traditional face-to-face workshops and courses. Comparing the modes of delivering professional development, the presenters will also outline a future vision for professional development models that will best serve the diverse needs of adult learners.

Pre-registration required. E-mail Chris Traver at for details.

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Chief Technology Officers' (CTO) Leadership Forum
sponsored by ISTE and CoSN
Wednesday, June 29, 10 am–12 pm, Loews Philadelphia, Commonwealth Hall  add to planner

The job of overseeing a school district's technology program has grown exponentially in recent years as technology has become essential to learning and the daily operation of schools. Interact with other technology leaders to identify best practices and perform a self-assessment as you explore a new framework of Essential Skills for District-Level Technology Leaders, developed by CoSN, and Essential Conditions established by ISTE that support implementation of the National Education Technology Standards.

Learn about resources available from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and other partnering associations to assist you in your work as a PK–12 technology leader.

For more information and to register, visit

Co-sponsored by ISTE and CoSN, with support from AlphaSmart

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