What is TTL?
Tech-Teach-Learn is the “Technology for Teaching and Learning Conference.” It is an opportunity for educators to learn how to be more effective in using technology in the classroom. The conference is held at Kentucky Country Day School in June of each year.
We started as a "Google Meetup" in 2012 and evolved into a full conference starting in 2013. In 2020, we will host our 9th annual event!
What kinds of sessions are presented?
In even years, the conference is two days of one-hour sessions covering a variety of topics. In odd years, it is a one day event that includes a round of more intensive workshops.
Tech-Teach-Learn offers sessions on a variety of technologies and topics. Sessions last year included topics such as G Suite for Education (Google), websites and apps for subject-specific curriculum, iPads, Twitter, coding, app smashing, STEAM/makerspace curriculum, flipped lessons, social media, and intellectual property rights when using digital media.
Who should attend TTL?
The conference has sessions for teachers of all grade levels (Pre-K through high school), all subject areas, and all technology skill levels. Sessions for school administrators and IT staff are also available.
Attendees should bring a device to the conference and should read the session description for details about other items to bring/do ahead of the conference!
Please note that all attendees must be registered through the official website. Registration is open to anyone 18 or older.
Can I get professional development credit for attending TTL?
Probably! We will give you a certificate verifying that you attended each day's sessions. You then have to submit this to your specific school or district for credit.
You might want to contact your professional development coordinator before registering, but in the past, teachers from JCPS, Oldham County, Spencer County, and the Archdiocese of Louisville, among others, have all received credit hours for attending. We have also had pre-service teachers count this conference towards their professional development hours.
What do previous attendees say about the conference?
"This conference was one of the best I have ever attended. It was so well-organized and all the sessions I attended were excellent."
"The seminar is a gift to the educational community.I ’ve attended with colleagues and alone - I leave inspired for the school year."
"I am a new teacher and this was my very first PD. I am confident and very excited to implement what I have learned in my classroom next school year!"
"This conference was wonderful and I hope to attend next year! I came away with many things to use and was even sharing with people back in my district during the conference."
"I appreciate the low key atmosphere and the mix of sessions for all skill levels of use of tech in the classroom."
"The topics were relevant and the presenters knowledgeable. Every year I leave with "take-aways" that I can use immediately, which keeps me coming back! Thank you for an exceptional conference that just keeps getting better every year!"
"Great overall conference - wonderful lunch and loved the Smackdown and door prizes. Great venue for it as well. So thankful to have something done in Louisville by Kentucky educators. Allows for great networks to be built."
"With a low registration fee, this is one of the best deals in Kentucky EdTech!"
"This was one of the most enjoyable, well-organized, friendly, and professional conferences I have attended. My mind and skills were challenged starting with the keynote speaker and followed by every session I attended. I had never been on KCD's campus and it is truly a great place for children and adults to learn. [...] Thanks for challenging me to reflect on what I do in the classroom and for giving me tools to use to help my teaching meet our 21st Century goals."
"I learned so much! The presenters were engaging and easy to talk to!"
"I am definitely planning on returning to the conference next year. There is so much new technological information and I feel this is a wonderful way to become exposed to it and also be given practical ways to implement it."
"The energy of the attendees was great. We had some powerful discussions in the sessions that I attended."
"The conference offers a great variety of topics. Every year has also featured a dynamic keynote speaker. I look forward to attending again."
"I enjoyed everything from the very first moment the conference began. Your keynote speakers each morning set the tone to inspire and instill useful ideas from the get-go. [...] I immediately went home and drafted notes to look back on for my own benefit, and began thinking how I will share this with my peers."