Information About This Free Event


The Department of Educational Technology is excited to host the 23nd Annual School District of Palm Beach County Technology Conference on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The Technology Conference is free to all educators. The theme this year is, “Resilience in Education: Looking Beyond the Horizon.”  Resilience is a focus for this year’s conference as we look to the horizon for inspiration. To that end, we are asking our students, our future, for their input in a special round table session this year.

For the 2nd year in a row, the event will be held on the premiere virtual conference platform vFairs!  This amazing platform will provide an interactive environment for you to meet other people, visit vendors in the exhibit hall, and attend live sessions.

More featured speakers will be announced soon!

Register today! You are not going to want to miss this excellent opportunity to learn!

We look forward to connecting with you at this year’s Technology Conference!

Sincerely,

The Educational Technology Team 

For questions about registration, please contact: Tasha Burke-Peart at tasha.burke-peart@palmbeachschools.org

Keynote Speakers


Opening Session

Speaker 1

Adam Phyall

Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and currently serving as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the amazing things that technology can do. Very early in his teaching career Adam began having students create videos and podcasts to explain advanced science concepts. Once Adam saw the impact that technology had on learning in his classroom he began to share his activities and strategies with his peers. This led to Dr. Phyall to begin working as a Building Instructional Technology Leader, later as a Technology Facilitator, and now serving as a Director of Technology & Media Services.
Throughout his professional career Dr.Phyall worked extensively with Title I and Urban schools to improve technology integration with economically disadvantaged students. He has planned and developed Mobile Learning plans for school districts in Georgia and Missouri that have led to 1:1 device initiatives.
Connect with Adam at ASK ADAM

Agenda


October 14, 2022
08:00 AM 09:15 AM

Opening Session

09:25 AM 10:00 AM

Session A

10:00 AM 10:20 AM

Kumospace / Vendor Hall

10:25 AM 11:00 AM

Session B

11:00 AM 11:20 AM

Kumospace / Vendor Hall

11:25 AM 12:00 PM

Session C

12:00 PM 12:20 PM

Kumospace / Vendor Hall

12:25 PM 1:00 PM

Student Voice Panel

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything will take place in our vFairs environment located at TechnologyConference.palmbeachschools.org. After registering for the event, you will be able to log into the platform starting on October 10th, 2022.
No. Everything takes place right in your browser. We recommend using the Google Chrome Browser for best results.
While best viewed on a computer, you can join the conference from any device.
Starting October 10th, you will be able to access the conference website. Click the login button on the conference website to access the platform and look around. Login with the same email address you registered with.
The event site will open on October 10th for you to look around and also make sure your profile is fully up to date. To update your profile, log into the event, and click on your name in the top right corner. Then click on edit profile.
Once you log into the platform , you can get technical help by going to the information booth. Click that to start chatting with someone from vFairs. If you are unable to get into the platform at all, you can also email technologyconference.palmbeachschools@getvfairs.io
You do not need a webcam for this event.
Please do! Our conference is open and free to everyone in the world this year, so we want to see people join us from every corner of the globe! Please have them register at technologyconference.palmbeachschools.org.
f you are getting a session that is blocked while you are at a Palm Beach School’s site, make sure you are logged into YouTube (top right corner of YouTube) with your School District email address. Attendees from other school districts will fall under their organization’s IT filtering rules. To see if you can access our videos the day of, please check this link.
First, make sure you are logged in with your School District email address. Then, in order to chat with the presenter and other participants during a session, you must click the “Create a Channel to Join the Chat” button. Then put in your first and last name and click Create Channel. Refresh the page and you should now be able to chat. You will also need to chat if you would like to be entered to win a prize.
All of our sessions are streamed live to YouTube. After the event, you may watch the replay by going to Palm Beach County Ed Tech Team’s YouTube Channel and looking for the 2022 Technology Conference Playlist.
From the Lobby, you may click into the different exhibit halls where vendors have set up their booths. Most vendors have someone live during the event that you can chat with or connect with via video chat. You can also get to the exhibit halls by clicking it on the main menu navigation bar.