WELCOME

Dear Prospective Attendees,

As we head into our 6th year of hosting NCAIS INNOVATE we are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be held on April 7th and 8th, 2011 at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC.

After celebrating our 5th anniversary at Cary Academy in fine fashion last year, with with the hosts of 21st Century Learning on EdTechTalk.com, Arvind GroverAlex Ragone, and Vinnie Vronty, this year, it is our pleasure to announce that Jonathan E. Martin, Head of School at St. Gregory School in Tuscon, AZ, will be our invited keynote speaker.

An independent school head since 1996, Jonathan holds degrees from Harvard University (BA); Starr King School for the Ministry (M.Div., Unitarian ministry); and the University of San Francisco School of Education.  He is a member of the board, and Program & Professional Development Chair,  of the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS). A prolific blogger, Jonathan contributes to his personal blog, 21k12 as well as for Connected Principals and the Daily Riff. Jonathan has presented on 21st century learning for the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Heads, the Arizona Association of Independent Schools (AAIS), and at many Rotary Clubs in Arizona and California.  He has upcoming presentations on 21st century learning at the US Department of Education’s ONPE Annual Private School Leadership Conference and the Annual Conference of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
2011 NCAIS INNOVATE Keynote: Innovative Schools, Innovative Students.

Whether you are interested in attending, sharing your passion as a presenter, or a vendor seeking to reach our school communities we hope that you will consider joining us April 7th and 8th, 2011 at Saint Mary’s School as we roll out NCAIS INNOVATE 2011.

In the meantime, please make sure to visit our community blog initiative, “Igniting Innovation; Sparking Conversation about Learning in the Digital Age“, to learn what innovative educators in North Carolina are doing in their classrooms.

Sincerely,

Jason T. Ramsden
Chair, NCAIS Commission on Technology

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