There are sessions for hands-on learners, for those seeking inspiration, for those who appreciate an informative traditional lecture and for those who like their learning to be fast paced.
Here’s a rundown of the various learning formats on tap in Chicago:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Explore new resources and develop skills doing hands-on activities using your own device. BYOD sessions are included in conference registration but require preregistration.
BYODex: Create something new during extended 90-minute BYOD session focused on exploring new resources or developing new skills through hands-on activities using your own device. BYODex sessions are included in the conference registration but require preregistration.
Ignites: Enjoy fast-paced, five-minute talks using 20 slides.
Interactive lecture: Listen to the lecture then participate in hands-on activities using your own device.
Keynotes: Watch hour-long presentations from thought leaders in the field of education and beyond who inspire and ignite passion for connected learning.
Learning academy: Immerse yourself in full-day learning opportunities that include a series of hands-on, curriculum-integrated, project-based sessions on a popular topic. Preregistration and additional fees are required.
Lecture: Listen to one or more presenters deliver a traditional lecture.
Meeting: Meet in a formal, public or private gathering with a structured purpose or agenda.
Multi-presentation: Listen as several presenters deliver a round-robin series of fast-paced perspectives on a common topic or theme.
Panel: Hear two or more experts discuss a specific topic.
Playground: Experiment with interactive technologies that enhance creativity and learning.
Poster: Browse a showcase of projects in a multi-booth environment where you can engage with presenters one-on-one or in small groups.
Research paper: Listen to the findings of two or three research papers and discuss them in a roundtable format.
Social event: Network with attendees at hosted and no-host events sponsored by ISTE, an ISTE Professional Learning Network or affiliate partner.
Snapshot: Listen to two half-hour presentations focused on a particular solution, tool or resource combined into one hour-long lecture session.
Sponsor activity: Watch demonstrations and activities hosted by ISTE conference sponsors.
Workshop: Participate in in-depth hands-on sessions that explore a topic in a smaller-group setting.