The technology park hosted the third Educational Technology
Conference organized by National Center for Teacher Professional Development.
The conference was opened by Alexander Jejelava, Minister of Education and
Science of Georgia and George Machabeli, Director of National Center for
Teacher Professional Development.
The conference aims to inform interested parties about the
modern trends in the technology field, introduce and share the best practices
and experience of the technology use within the educational process between
teachers, experts, representatives of universities and organizations working in
the area of educational technologies.
The Educational Technology Conference will involve 200
teachers and specialists, and reports presented on five thematic areas:
Teaching and learning in the digital age - the direction involves all
aspects, innovations, current trends for integration of technologies in
learning environments, best practices of the technology use in teaching and
training process, IT standards integration and ICT implementation strategies in
Professional development – includes the skills development for teachers,
school administrators and other employees involved in the educational field in
order to create the educational environment appropriate for the digital age.
Leadership and Management with ICT – includes the establishment and
development of the vision over the role of the technology integration in educational
programs at various levels; planning, evaluation and promotion of learning with
the support of ICT.
Studies on ICT use in teaching- learning process - includes research on
integrating technology into learning process.
Technological infrastructure - includes the introduction of the technologies,
resources and strategies that are essential for arrangement of the technological
infrastructure and for managing and administrating the effective teaching and
Among the conference
participants are experts and trainers of the field, as well as schools, representatives
of ICT companies, international organizations, academia, and the Ministry of
Education and Science officials.
The Conference is
sponsored and supported by Intel, Microsoft, Liberty Bank and Lenovo.
The two-day conference
format is diverse and includes as follows:
Plenary reports by experts
and specialists of the field- all the participants of the conference will be
gathered in one space to listen to the invited international and local experts who
will share to the audience the most important topics of educational
technologies and practices.
Poster session – On November
20 poster session will be held in the specially designated exhibition hall. The
poster authors will present information on a school or individual teachers or successful
projects. The poster session aims to identify and share the best practices. The
authors will have the opportunity to interact face to face or in small groups
with the session participants.
Technology exhibition -
the conference participants will be able to visit the laboratories of
innovative technologies. The companies, on the one hand, will present
opportunities which technology offers to the education sector and on the other
hand, they will get feedback about the school needs. The exhibition will
include practical activities for interested persons to get acquainted with the
The award ceremony will
take place on November 20 after the closing of the Conference. The participants
of the conference will be awarded prizes in different categories by the sponsors.
Taking into account the
experience of the past years and the forecast of the conference organizers, the
conference will greatly contribute to development of new strategies for the
technology use in the learning process by teachers; and Heads of schools will
receive more information on how to improve the results of students through the
learning technologies, as well as how to introduce and promote digital culture in
the school; ICT managers will receive information on school information and
communication infrastructure development opportunities; Universities will have
the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and initiatives about the key
teaching and learning skills; Companies will receive information about the
school needs and challenges, the latest trends of using ICT in the classroom,
technical infrastructure development strategies and models.
Technology Conference is held annually. Those interested in the Conference can
visit specially designed website web getc.ge for registration.