• Harnessing the Power of Technology in Education:

    Insights from TECHSPO®

    I recently had the privilege of attending TECHSPO®, the annual conference on educational technology organized by NJASA. The conference was a testament to the dedication of New Jersey’s educational leaders to provide their students with a high-quality education and stay at the forefront of innovation in Education.

    Nearly 2,000 participants, including educators, administrators, and technology experts gathered at TECHSPO® to learn about the latest advancements in technology and how they can be applied in the classroom. The conference offered inspiring keynote speeches, informative breakout sessions, and a display of products and services aimed at supporting school leaders and their students.

    Attendees learned about various tools such as online learning platforms, digital textbooks, and interactive whiteboards, which can enhance the student's learning experience. The conference also covered the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education, including ChatGPT. AI has the potential to transform the way students learn and teachers teach by providing personalized and real-time responses to student inquiries, analyzing student performance data, and automating routine tasks like grading. These tools make learning more interactive and meaningful for students.

    The conference highlighted the positive impact of technology on education and provided attendees with practical ideas and approaches for integrating technology into the classroom. However, to fully harness the power of technology, educational leaders must ensure that their schools have the necessary infrastructure and policies in place and provide teachers with the training and support they need to effectively use these technologies.

    TECHSPO® was once again an extraordinarily successful and informative conference that offered educational leaders valuable insights and ideas on integrating technology into their classrooms. By embracing technology and leveraging its benefits, these leaders are working towards equipping their students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

    A shoutout to Conference Chairmen Glenn Robbins and Scott Rocco and the members of NJASA’s Technology Committee, as well as the dedicated NJASA staff who made the conference a success.  Be sure to include attending TECHSPO® in your schedule for January 24 – 26, 2024 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City for a unique and rewarding professional development experience.

    I look forward to seeing you at NJASA's 41st Spring Leadership Conference at Caesar’s Hotel and Conference Center from May 17 – 19 where the program theme is Lifting Leadership...Knowledge, Relationships and Empowerment!