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ADVIS TechCamp and UnConference - The Future of Learning
February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
ADVIS member schools pay $25 per person; $150 per person for non members. Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
Program fee includes breakfast and lunch.
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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This program is generously supported by funding from CSRI (
The Future of Learning
ADVIS TECHcamp and Unconference ~ Bring Your Entire Team!
Join us for an exciting day filled with conversation and exploration! Share your hopes and vision for the future of learning and how it will be shaped by technology.
Consider using this program as an in-service for your entire faculty and staff.
Opening Keynote ~ Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer, NAIS, Washington DC
Innovation and Learning - Trends, Discoveries, Failures,
and the Joy of the Journey
Innovation is everywhere in our schools. Teachers, students, and administrators are constantly trying new things to enhance learning and advance the mission of our schools. It is an exciting time to be in a classroom. Yet, how do we know if our innovations are making a difference? How do we capture our learning when we experiment and how do we scale our innovations beyond our classroom, lab, studio, or field? In this session Tim Fish will deconstruct several innovations that he has seen in his travels to over 100 independent schools. He will share the idea behind the innovation and talk about how the school worked collaboratively to execute and evolve the idea over time. Tim will focus on the how and why of innovation as much as the what. He will also talk about the trends in technology that seem to enable success in schools where active, student-centered learning is thriving.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Networking –
GA Common Room
Round 1 agenda creation and session selection
9:15 AM Welcome, Unconference Unpacked –
GA Common Room
9:30 - 10:30 AM Opening Keynote –
10:30 AM Round 1 room assignments posted
10:45 - 11:45 AM Unconference Sessions - Round 1 –
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch –
GA Dining Room
Rounds 2 and 3 agenda creation and session selection
12:45 PM Round 2 room assignments posted
1:00 - 2:00 PM Unconference Sessions - Round 2 –
2:00 PM Round 3 room assignments posted
2:15 - 3:15 PM Unconference Sessions - Round 3
– various locations
3:15 PM Dismissal
ADVIS members pay $25 per person; $150 per person for non members.
Cost includes continental breakfast and networking lunch.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Thursday, February 9, 2017. Payment should be made, in advance of the program, by credit card or check, made payable to Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.
Have an idea for an Unconference Topic?
Please use the form linked below to let us know!
The Unconference sessions will be participant driven exchanges of information and ideas that explore
The Future of Learning
. An Unconference uses "Open Space Technology," an energizing and emergent way to organize a conference agenda. Attendees can submit ahead of time (using the
form linked here
) topics they want to present about or hope others will present about. In addition to topics suggested in advance, we will offer an opportunity for attendees to suggest topics and sign up to lead discussions on the day of the conference itself.
Consider this: What is the future of learning and how will this be shaped by technology? Will artificial intelligence disrupt education? What about virtual reality, augmented reality? Is the maker movement where the future lies? Will wearable devices have an impact on teaching and learning? How will educational access shape the future of education? What about creativity and diversity and SEL?
Please use the form
to suggest topics you would like to pursue further - whether as a leader, a learner, or both.
About our Presenter
Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer, National Association of Independent Schools (DC)
Tim Fish was appointed as the first Chief Innovation Officer at NAIS on July 1. He has deep roots in the independent school community and a long history at McDonogh School (Maryland). Most recently, he was the school’s associate headmaster and served as interim CFO. During his time at McDonogh, he also oversaw the K-12 admissions and financial aid process, the academic program, facility development, technology, diversity, and strategic planning.
Fish was also the founding president and CEO of the FolioCollaborative, a nonprofit community of more than 125 schools around the world focused on working together to build a flexible faculty/staff development process that is grounded in strong relationships and meaningful conversations. From 2011 to 2013, Fish managed the growth of the collaborative, seeing it through from its start-up roots to become the full-fledged community of independent schools that it now is.
In his new role at NAIS, Tim is leading the information technology team, ensuring its focus on both infrastructure and innovation, as well as the ed tech/teaching and learning and the DASL research teams. He is also responsible for creating processes and frameworks for discovering new solutions and approaches to old problems, nurturing practices for creative thinking throughout the organization, and monitoring research and development in the field to spot trends in innovation and supplement research findings in the K-12 education landscape.
Tim is the co-author of the book Leadership and Technology at Independent Schools. He started his career as a 4th-grade teacher and has served as a founder, board member, and consultant for a variety of education- and technology-related schools, organizations, and companies. Tim has an undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and a Masters from George Mason University. He is also the father of four children ranging in age from 21 to 12.
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