Thursday, November 8, 2012

Student Showcase

We are excited this year to invite students and teachers to share some of the amazing learning that is occurring in schools throughout North Carolina! If you are interested in sharing a project that your students have participated in this year, we encourage you to submit a proposal for the Student Showcase Session.

The format for the Student Showcase Session is as follows:
Each group will have an exhibit table that is approximately 3' X 6' but will not have a backboard or something to project onto.
You may bring a backboard if you like, but it is not required. Many exhibitors just pull up their web sites or examples of student projects on computers that they bring. (Wireless access is available.)
On Thursday conference participants will visit each exhibit & have an opportunity to network one-on-one to learn about the various projects and talk with students.
Each group may bring 1 teacher per 5 students or up to two teachers and no more than 10 students.  Before and after the showcase, we encourage students and teachers to attend other sessions to take full advantage of this learning experience!

The deadline for submitting a showcase proposal is Friday, December 14. Notification of acceptance will be sent out to the primary contact by Friday, January 11.   If selected to present at the showcase, two teachers and the students they bring will receive complimentary registration for the conference.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Important Links

The NCTIES board is getting very excited about NCTIES13: Game On Play to Learn.

The call for presentations is still open.  Learn more about the different types of presentations and pitch us your best ideas here:

Registration is also live.  You can learn about the various types of registration and register for the conference here:

Once you have registered for NCTIES, head over to our hotels page and book your room.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Digital Transformation of Education

September 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

Karen Cator is Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Dept. of Education and coordinated the development of the National Educational Technology Plan. Mark Edwards is Superintendent of the Moorseville North Carolina School District, where he has led a successful and nationally recognized reform effort, including a 1:1 technology initiative that has increased student achievement.

Karen and Mark will discuss the interplay of national goals and local actions, and how they see our schools moving forward with technology-enabled teaching and learning in the next few years.  Glenn Kleiman, Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University will facilitate the discussion.

Participants are invited to submit questions for Karen and Mark before and during the session. Before the session, please send emails to Lisa Hervey at or Jaclyn Bell at

To participate in this event held in Blackboard Collaborate:

Prepare yourself and your computer at least one hour in advance:

Use the following link to access the event no later than 15 minutes prior to the event:

Epic-ed is a part of the national Connected Educators Project, funded by the United States Department of Education.