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Google Superintendent & Curriculum Leadership Symposium is a Huge Success

Students from Monroe High School's production class that assisted in filming the event.

 Union County Public Schools has been selected by Google representatives to host the esteemed Google Superintendent & Curriculum Leadership Symposium for our region on February 26th, 2014. UCPS has become a known district nationwide for their achievements and efforts in establishing and sustaining an effective 1:1 initiative. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a platform in which attendees can have access to information regarding best practices of educational technology integration and the opportunity to learn and discuss the necessary steps to take when implementing a 1:1 initiative in their district.

Invitations for this event have been extended to approximately 70 participants, some of which include representatives from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The morning will begin with a keynote delivered by Dr. Ellis, UCPS Superintendent, and then participants will attend various breakout sessions surrounding Leadership & Funding, Infrastructure, Deployment/Management, Principal Q & A Panel, Student Q & A Panel and Professional Development. Sessions are being delivered by Google, various members of the UCPS Cabinet Staff, Technology Services staff, principals at the middle and high school levels and students from the Central Academy of Technology & Arts. Students from Monroe High School’s production class will assist in filming the event.

UCPS is approaching its fourth year implementing a successful 1:1 initiative under the direction of Tony Burrus, Chief Technology Officer. UCPS began their implementation in grades 6-8 and have expanded their initiative to all secondary students, grades 6-12, with the deployment of over 23,250 Chromebooks.

The symposium is being held at the Professional Development Center and is an exciting honor and opportunity bestowed upon Union County Public Schools.

Written by: Rebecca Swiger
Posted: Feb 27, 2014 by Rebecca Swiger

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