Ed Tech Un-Conference

We are hosting an un-conference “by the beach” on August 7, 2017, 9:30 - 2:30PM at St. Ignatius College Prep. The event will be held in Bannan Theatre. Signs will be posted to guide you to the unconference.

Check out last year's Unconference 2016, click here: goo.gl/jVCCRQ

What is an un-conference?  

Join us for a casual day before the school year starts to meet, play and share ideas with other educators. It’s not just for tech folks in education, but anyone who works in a K-12 setting that is curious to learn, play and share ideas. You’ll leave with things to try out, fresh perspectives and maybe some new connections. Unconferences are built around the idea of participants driving the topics and the agenda.

Come ready to share, discuss or brainstorm one or two K-12 topics that are interesting to you! The agenda is interest-driven by those who attend. 

Rather than a boring structured conference, this will be an “open space” meeting of the minds where participants drive the “energizing, free-wheeling exchange of ideas!”

What should I expect?

Un-conferences are built around the idea of participants driving the topics and the agenda. We will have a large agenda map with some already proposed ideas and room for you to add your own! 

Come ready to share, discuss or brainstorm one or two K-12 topics that interest you. We have diverse group of educators and professionals working in education joining us!

Joined by these Two Amazing Speakers

For those of you WHO expressed interest in proposing a topic:

There is no need to prepare a formal presentation (this is not like other workshops or conferences). That morning, you can choose what to do--- share a tool, have us brainstorm solutions to a problem in education, facilitate a discussion. The agenda is very much interest-driven by those who attend. 

What topics have been proposed so far?

Project based learning, document sharing tools, iPads, managing distraction, teaching with technology, social media, encouraging more girls in Tech, Learning Management Systems,  communication in ed orgs, going 1:1, Responsible Use Policies. If you would like to propose a session not listed, do that on the day of the event.

Where are we meeting?

We will begin in the Bannan Theatre. Breakfast will be served when you arrive. Look out for signs--we will post them to guide you to the event.

Directions and Parking: 

Address: 2100 37th Ave, San Francisco. You can find directions to the campus here: http://www.siprep.org/page.cfm?p=5125. There is plenty of street parking along 37th avenue (*be aware of parking and street sweeping signs.) There should be plenty of parking between Pacheco & Rivera on 37th.  Feel free to also use the school parking garage (entrance on Rivera) - there are no assigned slots, you can park in whatever spot is available. 

Note: There will be construction on campus, but we will be posting signs to guide you away from these areas.  

What to bring? 

Bring yourself, your questions and interests around education! Also, bring a device and your charger, if you wish. We will have a few charging stations set up. Wifi will be available on campus. There will be Apple TV and a projector set up in each room. Feel free to also participate [analog and tech free]; there will be whiteboards, paper, post its, markers and pens in every room.  *A hands-on XCode/Swift Coding workshop for Educators will be offered during the un-conference. If you are attending, please bring a Mac laptop and have the most updated version of XCode on your Mac:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?mt=12.

Questions? Email Jen Gaspar-Santos, Dir. Ed Tech & Innovation at jsantos@siprep.org

*$35 Registration fee covers breakfast & lunch


This year, we're trying something new with this un-conference.  We'll be including times for attendees to build their personal learning network. What's a PLN? The idea is to keep the spirit of learning strong even after the un-conference ends. More details will be shared at the Un-Conference.

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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