UNL Tech EDGE Conference Information


Innovative Schools Symposium

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Innovation Campus UNL

2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE

Our mission is to prepare educators who are effective and confident facilitating learning in innovative settings. School leaders have indicated a challenge in finding and retaining educators who can be effective teaching in innovative environments, whether it is project-based learning, virtual, hybrid, outdoor, or international. Traditional teacher education programs are not necessarily providing the skills and dispositions needed for teachers to be impactful in innovative learning settings. The Think Tank will help inspire a program that will support innovative schools by providing teachers who can facilitate learning in a variety of settings using inquiry, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Our goal is to supplement traditional teacher education with the skills and dispositions that will create educators who can be consistently successful in innovative settings.


We are inviting innovators to share their expertise as together we imagine what innovative educator preparation looks like to meet the needs of the variety of new learning settings. We believe you could offer insight into the development of a 21st-century curriculum in teacher preparation.

Please register for the symposium here!

8:30-9:00 Refreshments & Getting to know each other


9:00-9:25 Welcome, share ideas from interviews, state goals for the day, year-long plan


9:30-10:30 Innovation Talks


10:30-10:55 Break, whiteboards around the room to write down key threads you are hearing and thinking about, digital backchannel, #unltechedge


11:00-12:00 Innovation Talks