#ISTE17: Realizing the Path to Student-Centered Learning

Next week educators, administrators, students and technology providers will meet at the annual ISTE conference to collaborate on all things ed-tech and discuss the latest educator-tested strategies for transforming learning and teaching. This year’s event in San Antonio continues the conversation on student-lead learning, a concept that’s vastly different from the “old days” when education was often a recitation of information from one person to a classroom full of students. Technology has and is playing a prominent role in this development, enabling students to learn and create differently than before, while preparing them for the modern workforce.

We will be hosting several sessions and activities as well as introducing new solutions that fall under our umbrella theme of “Realizing your path to student-centered transformation.” Innovative ideas and ubiquitous access to digital resources provide endless opportunities to create authentic student-centered learning experiences and we at Dell EMC want to make sure educators have the tools they need to inspire and empower students to take charge of their learning experience.

Introducing the S518WL Projector

On the product front, we will be introducing a new advanced 4K laser projector, the S518WL – a more affordable version of our recently announced Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector (S718QL) developed with K-12 classrooms in mind. With its affordable price point, the S518WL is a reliable, low-maintenance and lamp-free laser projector with 10-year laser life that delivers crystal clear presentations in the classroom. With instant on and off since the laser doesn’t need to warm up or cool down, ability to present using a USB or wirelessly via school network, laptop, tablet or phone, you can connect and start presenting immediately.  It’s a great addition to the refreshed education portfolio we announced earlier this year at the BETT show in London.

Putting Customers in the Spotlight

There are countless solutions available when it comes to creating an environment to support student-led learning, but knowing where and how to get started can be a challenge. We’ll host a spotlight discussion on Monday on “Transforming space: Practical strategies to empower student-led learning” where our customer panelists will provide insights into what it takes to change the physical learning space to support more immersive and collaborative learning models. The session will feature Gabi Nino, principal of Joe Lee Johnson elementary, Round Rock ISD; Rachel Sotelo, academy specialist at Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock ISD; students from Cedar Ridge School High School; and Dr. Robert Dillon, director of Innovation Learning, University City School District.

Dell Canvas Demos and More

The Dell EMC Learning Lounge (room 209) will feature a variety of sessions, including immersive and interactive workshops, discussions and experiences on everything from data protection to unleashing creativity in the classroom and more. We’ll discuss the timely topic of protecting your district’s data even as headlines of ransomware attacks keep making the news, transforming learning environments and unleashing creativity in the classroom, as well as teaching digital literacy and citizenship to ensure students are equipped to maintain integrity in their digital and non-digital lives inside and outside of the classroom. We will also have student artists showcasing the capabilities of our Dell Canvas solution on Monday and Tuesday during the show.

Come by the Dell EMC Learning Lounge in room 209 to meet our team, join the conversation online using the #ISTE17 hashtag and follow up on Twitter for more @DellEMCedu. You can also view a full list of our activities at ISTE here.

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