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TRETC: Using Technology to Deepen Learning

TRETC: Using Technology to Deepen Learning
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Add to Calendar 01/01/0001 00:00:00 01/01/0001 02:00:00 15 TRETC The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) is the premier K-16 educational technology conference in Western Pennsylvania. Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North Pittsburgh Technology Council Organizer e-mail http://www.facebook.com/events/160427380695693 false DD/MM/YYYY

November 17 & 18, 2014

Technology and Education Converge

The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) is the DSC_0766premier K-16 educational technology conference in Western Pennsylvania. Over 350 educators from K-12 schools, higher education and non-profits come to the event. In addition, each year over 30 vendors showcase their new technologies.

Call for presentations

DSC_0764TRETC 2014 is now accepting presentations for the 2014 conference taking place on November 17th and 18th! Please use our Google Form to submit your presentation. The theme for TRETC 2014 is Deeper Learning. The presentation deadline is now September 5. Thank you and please email Justin Driscoll with any questions about the form. 

Click here to submit.

Keynote Speaker: Tom Vander ArkTom -Vander -Ark (1)

Tom Vander Ark is the author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the Worldand CEO of Getting Smart, a education advocacy firm. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access.

Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in EdTech startups.  Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience including serving as a senior executive for a national public retail chain.

A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles, has written and contributed to six published books and co-authored more than 20 white papers. He writes a daily Education Week blog, Vander Ark on Innovation, and makes regular contributions to GettingSmart.com.

Tom is Treasurer for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), board chair of Charter Board Partners, and is a director of Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, and Strive for College. Tom is a national advisory board member for Communities In Schools, National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and New Classrooms.

Tom received the Distinguished Achievement Medal and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He received his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Denver. He continues his education online.

Venue

Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North
910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046
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Contact Us

The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference is a joint conference run by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, local education leaders, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

For more information please contact Justin Driscoll at the Pittsburgh Technology Council:

Phone: (412) 918-4281

Email: jdriscoll@pghtech.org

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