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Tuesday, June 18 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Panel Discussion - B.Y.O.D. or To Not B.Y.O.D. – That is the Question!

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Does having regular access to a variety of technological tools have the potential to deepen learning and increase student achievement? Can your District afford a new smartphone, tablet, notebook, etc. for each teacher, administrator and student in your system?  What are ways that an individuals’ personal technology can be leveraged for the benefit of the system as well as the individual?

An information technology firm,  ITIC,  studied businesses of all sizes and found that over 60% of them allow some form of BYOD, or letting employees “Bring Your Own Device” to the workplace. Despite these high numbers, only 30% of BYOD-allowing companies actually have a policy in place to provide guidelines about the use of personal technology in the office. Some IT specialists view this as a disaster waiting to happen, while others are embracing the challenges involved.  Where do our schools currently stand in comparison?  What are ways we can wade into this together, and where is the space for innovation?

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Janis Jordan

Corpus Christi ISD
Janis Jordan is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Corpus Christi Independent School District where she oversees the offices of elementary and secondary curriculum and instruction, career and technical education, instructional technology, bilingual... Read More →


Matthew Patty

Geometry Online Teacher & Math IST, Northside ISD
Matthew Patty is an innovative math teacher who is leading an iPad exclusive online geometry pilot for Northside ISD in San Antonio Texas. He most recently presented at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference on the unique advantages of his position. Before... Read More →
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Lenny Schad

Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During that time period his career has taken him into many business sectors where he’s established a very successful leadership and management track record.   His range of business sector experience includes hospitality... Read More →
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Randy Stuart

Carroll ISD
Executive Director of Technology, Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX Randy Stuart has been directing technology departments for Texas school districts for the past six years, and was an assistant director for two years before that. He holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University in... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 6

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