The third annual T21Con will feature keynote speaker Jon Bergmann.
T21Con provides preservice teachers and education professionals with interactive learning opportunities in educational technology. Registration is free for all attendees.
About Jon Bergmann
Bergmann is considered one of the pioneers in the flipped classroom movement. He co-wrote the book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Bergmann believes educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for my students in my classroom? To the best of his abilities, he has done this in his 24 years as a high school science teacher. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named a semifinalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010.
He is the founder of the Flipped Learning Network, a nonprofit organization that provides teachers with the resources needed to implement flipped learning. He serves on the advisory board of Technology, Entertainment, Design Education (TED-Ed). He is also the lead technology facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth.
T21Con was introduced in 2010, and is held each year on the Tuesday of American Education Week. The conference is made possible through donations by Mary F. and Robert J. English, who both earned their degrees in teaching from Illinois State. Their experience with and knowledge of the value of educational technology led to their desire to fund an event where students and other education professionals could receive hands-on practice with emerging technologies from experts. The response to the first conference was so positive that the English family committed to funding the event for five years.
The College of Education and the student organization Students Using and Integrating Technology in Education (SUITE) organize the event.
When: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. November 13
Where: Bone Student Center
Registration info: The conference is free and open to teacher education majors and professionals.