Houston EdTech Consortium | The Learning Counsel

Join us for the Spring Texas K-12 EdTech Consortium

Free for Educators, breakfast and lunch provided

Friday, March 31st – 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

College of Education

University of Houston

Stephen Power Farish Hall

3657 Cullen Blvd

Houston, TX 77204

78% of America’s K-12 students nationally have access to a digital computing device for a significant portion, if not all of the school day. Yet most schools are not prepared with the digital curriculum to truly personalize their learning.


We are at a tipping point and increasingly bothered by the complexity of the curriculum software evolution, while fascinated by the possibilities. We have an opportunity to innovate Texas schools in ways that will dramatically alter the future trajectory of our students. Let’s get together about how we’re doing this and share plans and what’s working…and what’s failing.

Agenda Highlights

Keynotes on forward-leaning topics throughout the day. Multiple, speedy, 20 Minute Break-out Sessions that are Local Educator-Led and Industry-Led on topics including:

  • Evaluating Digital Curriculum Workshop
  • Digital Zombie Apocalypse Whole Group Exercise
  • Robotics
  • Security & Student Data Privacy
  • Single Sign-on
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Gaming, and more.

Lots of “Share-to-Care” by local educators, networking breaks throughout the day and a national State-of-the-Ed-Tech Market Briefing with pass-the-mic.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jamie Wilson

- Superintendent | Denton ISD

LeiLani Cauthen

- Author | Publisher | CEO of KnowStory / Learning Counsel

Dr. David Kafitz

- Former Superintendent | VP Logistics / Research Learning Counsel

Featured Speakers

Adrian Acosta

- Director of Curriculum | Houston Independent School District

Richard Armand

- Director, Digital Learning Solutions | Region IV

Darlene Rankin

- Director, Instructional Innovations | Katy ISD

Danielle Oldham

- Gartner Research

Corlette Hill

- Fort Bend ISD

Dr. Sara McNeil

- Associate Professor and Coordinator,

Instructional Technology Graduate Program | University of Houston, Main Campus

Steve Guerrero

- Principal | Austin High School | Houston ISD

Vickie Vallet-McWilliams

- Director of Instructional Technology | Pasadena ISD

Bring yourself and bring your team!

Should you have any further questions, contact Dr. David Kafitz directly at 704-433-3715 or at davidk@learningcounsel.com


7:30—8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00—8:15 Welcome
8:15—8:45 Being Sustainable Market Briefing
8:45—9:00 Show & Discuss
9:00—9:20 IMS Global Interoperability Speaker
9:20—9:35 Show & Discuss
9:35—9:45 Networking Break
9:50—10:10 Industry Breakout Session#1
10:20—10:40 Education Breakout Session#1
10:45—11:05 Industry Breakout Session#2
11:10—11:30 Education Breakout Session#2
11:30—12:20 p.m. Networking Break & Lunch
12:20—12:35 Sharp Tank
12:35—12:50 Show & Discuss
12:50—1:15 Education Executive Keynote Speaker
1:15—1:25 Show & Discuss
1:25—1:40 Education Share-to-Care
1:40—1:55 Show & Discuss
1:55—2:10 Education Share-to-Care
2:10—2:20 Break
2:20—3:20 National State-of-th- Ed-Tech Market
3:20—3:30 Closing Remarks
3:30 p.m. Adjourn