NCAIS INNOVATE 2013: Friday, February 22 at St. David’s School (Raleigh, NC)


Learning and leading in a digital world does not happen in isolation.  Education today is all about making connections. . . connections with students, with colleagues, and with the world.  This is an “Aha” moment in education . . . we have to begin to connect the resources and tools that the digital world provides with the learning that takes place in our classroom.  Connectivity is means by which we can transform education and make our schools relevant and sustainable in the 21st Century and beyond.  NCAIS heads of school, academic leaders, teachers, and technology professionals are invited to join the dialogue as we connect and learn from each other.  Breakout tracks include administration and leadership, classroom pedagogy, instructional technology and network administration.

Keynote Speaker: 
Jon Moser, CEO and Founder at finalsite

As CEO and founder of finalsite, an industry-leading web solutions and services company for independent schools and organizations around the world, Jon Moser is passionate about web trends and strategies that impact the education field. For over twelve years, Moser and his company finalsite have been committed to providing cutting-edge web technology from design, CMS, LMS, mobile and social solutions for clients and communicating best practices and latest research within the educational community. Moser is a frequent advisor, keynoter, presenter, and blogger on topics such as mobile technology, social media, flipped classroom, Internet trends, and other web communication topics.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brett Jacobsen, Head of School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Dr. Brett Jacobson currently serves as Head of School at Mount Vernon Presyterian in Atlanta, Georgia. During the past seventeen years, Dr. Jacobsen has served in a variety of leadership positions as head of school for two preschool-12 communities, division-head for middle school and upper school, dean of students, department chair, and Advanced Placement teacher.  Brett is an avid tweeter (@jbrettjacobsen), blogger, and proud member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013.  Brett and his wife, Adrienne, reside in Sandy Springs with their two daughters.

Mount Vernon is a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.  Under his leadership since 2009, Mount Vernon has become widely recognized for its innovative approach to education.  In 2010, MVPS launched the Center for Design Thinking, unique approach to K-12 education, where students participate in a D.E.E.P. process to impact their local and global community.

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