Some students and their families may have taken mini vacations, while others simply stayed home and enjoyed the two-day break from school Feb. 16-17. However, nearly 1,000 teachers and support staff got schooled in Schoology and other learning technologies during the district's third ‘LT Learning Together Conference.'
Coordinated by the district's Curriculum and Instruction Department, the conference was held at Lake Travis High School and featured 230 sessions facilitated by 178 presenters, most of whom were teachers and staff from across the district. Interactive and hands-on sessions focused on classroom management behavior; learning and teaching; learning technologies such as Schoology; legal, health and wellness; special education; student engagement and student wellness.
After a brief welcome and opening session provided by Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster, the event featured several guest speakers as well as a keynote address by Dr. Robert Dillon, an accomplished educational leader and author.
“Our conference theme centered around the six ‘Cs’ of learning and teaching: creativity, collaboration, creative thinking, character development, citizenship and communication,” Liz Sims said, LTISD Director of Learning and Teaching. “Our teachers and educators love learning from each other, and that’s what the LT Conference is all about."
District officials are already planning the 4th LT Learning Together Conference scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2018.