Second Baptist School hosted its annual educational conference, TechFest, on Wednesday, November 6. Over two hundred educational leaders filled the classrooms of Woodway Village for this year’s conference hoping to network, gain insight into current trends in education and learn from leaders in their field.
Topics covered during this full-day conference range from managing your child’s technology to augmented reality in the classroom to tech tips for sports coaches. With over thirty sessions offered, attendees experience first-hand the latest innovation in education. As an Apple Distinguished School, technology plays a large role in and out of the classrooms at SBS and the goal is to showcase that throughout this conference. Director of Technology Hannah Claypoole organizes TechFest each year and notes, “We hope to see the conversations from this conference continue year-round so that educators and administrators can support and challenge each other as we lead in our communities.”
Second Baptist School is proud to support the professional development of faculty and staff with more than twenty SBS faculty and staff presenting this year. Grooming leaders is one of Head of School Dr. Don Davis’ passions and he instills this philosophy into faculty and staff at SBS on a regular basis, “Leadership amongst faculty and staff is key to ensuring our students receive the best in education and we are proud to have this unique opportunity on our campus.”
While technology has been the focus of this conference in years past, SBS plans to further develop this conference next year to create an impactful experience for leaders in various fields of education. Attendees can expect to see a track dedicated to their area of expertise: advancement, admissions, marketing and communications, teachers, administrators and heads of school. “We seek to engage the educational community and provide innovative sessions in order to develop leaders in our industry,” Dr. Davis notes.
Please mark your calendars to join Second Baptist School for IGNITE: Innovation in Education in November 2020!