ISTE 2018: Spearheading Student-Centered Learning in the Digital Era

ISTE 2018 kicks off in Chicago today gathering educators, strategists, policy and decision makers, and technology providers to discuss, showcase and converse on topics related to advancing digital learning in the classroom.

Technology and with it, the ability to access a world of resources and possibilities, is a catalyst for innovation in the education space and we’re dedicated to providing the tools and resources to enable this seamless transformation. At Dell, we’re eager to continue the conversation on-site at ISTE to discuss trends, strategies and solutions to advance learning through purposeful use of technology.

We’ll be hosting a robust series of programming at ISTE focused on the theme of accelerating student-centered transformation in the digital era. At the Dell Learning Lounge, we’ll lead multiple interactive workshops, sessions and talks with our own education strategists alongside school administrators and IT professionals focused on how to enable this transition in education. In partnership with Meteor Education and Paragon Furniture, we’ll be hosting a model learning environment to showcase how practice, space and technology come together to support a student-centered learning model.

  • The Dell Learning Lounge is located at McCormick Place West, room W195.
  • The lounge will be open:
    • June 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • June 26 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Stop in to attend one of our interactive workshops or hands-on demonstrations. The full schedule can be found here.

Digital content opens a world of information to students

Additionally, our spotlight session, “The textbook is extinct! Now what?” takes place today, Monday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Room W183b at McCormick Place West. Speakers will discuss new challenges in education stemming from the growth and advancement of several digital tools and resources, and strategies on how to tackle these changes. The panel will feature Karen Greenleaf, Head of Content, Google Education; Ann-Marie Mapes, Educational Technology Consultant, Michigan Department of Education; Jon Gregori, Instructional Technology Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools and Matt Dascoli, Dell Education Strategist.

Reliable tools to enable students and teachers

Our commitment to education is founded upon choice. We offer several form factors and operating systems that enable flexibility and function in various environments. In line with ISTE, we are launching two new student devices – the Latitude 3190 and Latitude 3190 2-in-1 Education series – to expand our robust education PC portfolio. The 11-inch laptop and 2-in-1 provide cost-effective learning devices built with enhanced durability and power to withstand the school environment. Both devices enable a versatile PC experience with Windows 10 Pro and a dynamic learning suite of Microsoft Office programs; while the 2-in-1 offers the added benefit of multiple modes to adjust to every learning need. Additionally, students can rely on 10+ hours battery life for the longest school days, and a tamper and spill resistant keyboard to survive the ups and downs of a demanding classroom. The Latitude 3190 and Latitude 3190 2-in-1 Education series will be available on August 2 in the U.S. Visitors can demo these new devices and many other innovative tools within our education portfolio at the Dell Learning Lounge.

To learn more about all our sessions and solutions designed for the education industry, visit our ISTE page here for all our activity at the conference. You can also follow our presence at the show at @DellEdu.

About the Author: Adam Garry

Adam Garry was formerly Dell’s Director of Global Education Strategy.