ALET conferences provide excellent networking and professional learning opportunities for Alabama’s EdTech leaders. In addition to ALET’s state and regional conferences, members are encouraged to attend and present at national conferences.
Orange Beach, AL – ALET’s largest event, the Annual Symposium, will be held on the beautiful Gulf coast. This three-day event features national speakers, a full sponsor hall, and exceptional opportunities for peer collaboration.
Winter Advocacy Event
Montgomery, AL – ALET leaders meet in the state capital each February during the legislative session to talk with legislators about critical funding and policy issues dealing with educational technology. [Date to be determined.]
Birmingham, AL – Alabama EdTech leaders meet annually just before the SDE’s Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) to discuss system-level challenges and solutions. [Date to be determined.]
ALET Region Meetings
Each ALET Region is encouraged to hold one or more region meetings per year. Region representatives on the ALET Board will schedule these events and content based on their region’s needs. Event dates will be posted on the ALET calendar.
Alabama Educational Technology Conference
Birmingham, AL – This conference is sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. For more information visit http://alex.state.al.us/aetc/
The International Society for Technology in Education is the largest international organization focused on technology in schools. ALET is an ISTE affiliate. ALET offers three scholarships each year to Alabama technology coordinators who have never had the chance to attend a major ISTE conference. In addition, ALET members can utilize a room block set aside for ALET members attending the conference. Visit ISTE’s conference website.