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The Student-Directed EdTech Conference: Nurturing Teacher Leadership Skills
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper is about the evolution of a teacher education program sponsored educational technology conference as it moved from a student-assisted conference to a completely student directed conference. Situated as part of a graduate-level educational technology course, we detail the evolution of the conference with a contextual history and discusses how the current structure of the student directed conference impacts students’ leadership skills, including developing brand identity, maintaining online presence, establishing equitable expectations, and engaging in practical event planning.We conclude the paper with faculty reflections that examine problems, solutions, and successes.

Citation

Byrum, D., Holschuh, D. & Smith, S. (2016). The Student-Directed EdTech Conference: Nurturing Teacher Leadership Skills. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1186-1194). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .