The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning announces that Franklin Community High School will host the 2016 Hoosier Student Digital Leaders (HSDL) Spring Conference, a free, full-day event that brings together students from around the state to talk about educational technology, collaborations, and innovation on Saturday, March 19, 2015 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. EST.
The HSDL Conference is the main event for the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders (HSDL) program and will feature Dee Lanier, a Google Certified Trainer, who has led student tech teams and co-founded the Think Open initiative. Student attendees will receive a Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer and have opportunities to learn about the Expeditions program and how to design virtual tours of their own.
This event is for established student technology groups as well as those that are in the planning stages of forming a school tech team, club, or class. The event is free to all Indiana school districts and their grade 6-12 students.
One school corporation will be presented the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders Program Award. The $2500 award is to increase the capacity of the district’s Hoosier Student Digital Leaders program. Advisors attending with students will complete a self-nomination at check-in. Criterion for the award include:
1. The district has an advisor registered in the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders network.
2. The advisor is a member of the HSDL Advisor Google+ Network.
3. The advisor has a vision for how the award funds could be used to increase the capacity of the district’s Hoosier Student Digital Leaders program.
Currently the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders Program has 72 school corporations represented. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/hoosier-student-digital-leaders