Bridging the Gap Between IT and Educators
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Breakout
Room: Broadway II (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 30 Minutes
Track: Small District & School
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Team Building & Staffing
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Education has been trying to merge the two worlds of IT and Education for decades, but unfortunately sometimes the lines of communication get crossed. We dive into the basics of education and IT with a focus on how each side can better understand one another and create a tear-free tech-rich environment.

Some of the topics we will cover are:
Positive communication between IT and Educators
Translating the lingo
Basic Education and Technology Concepts
Function vs Form
The fear of change
Budgets-The Elephant in the room
Skill Level: Beginner

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