The Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) will take place November 6-8, 2019.

We have a great line-up of activities for district and school leaders!

Leadership Keynote Speaker

A pioneer in the field of educational social networking, Steve Dembo was among the first to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities.

Steve Dembo served for ten years as Discovery Education’s Director of Learning Communities and led their Innovation and Strategy team. He is the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. The National School Board Association named him one of 2010’s “Twenty to Watch,” a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. He is currently serving as the president of the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 School Board. Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program.

Steve Dembo is also a dynamic speaker on the capabilities of social networking, the power of educational technologies and online applications, and the ability of digital content to empower teachers to improve student achievement.


Check out 2019 GaETC Concurrent Sessions Now!

2019 GaETC Concurrent Sessions

  • Tuesday, November 5 is our pre-conference workshop day. We’ve specifically offered a number of workshops for technical staff. See the complete list of workshops available. One workshop designed specifically for district leaders is the CoSN Trusted Learning Environments Workshop.

The TLE Seal Program is an initiative of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), in association with AASA, the School Superintendents Association, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), and ASCD. The program requires schools to have implemented student data privacy protections that meet a set of high standards around 5 core practice areas. Schools that demonstrate that they have met the Program requirements will be able to display the TLE Seal, signifying their commitment to student data privacy.

During this workshop, participants will preview the TLE Seal application and receive guidance for organizing the required documentation, improving your practices and moving towards you TLE Seal. We will also discuss the possibility of building a Georgia TLE Cohort. Linnette Attai, President, PlayWell LLC and Director of CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program is leading the workshop.  **Note: We have a door prize from CoSN that will be awarded to one workshop participant!