The American School of Bombay (ASB) in Mumbai, India is hosting a 1:1 laptop computing conference in February 2010. While the conference is aimed at other international schools, it should be an excellent learning opportunity for anyone who can attend. I attended (and keynoted) ASB's first conference two years ago, brought my buddy, Dr. David Quinn, and had an absolutely wonderful time. I met a bunch of really great international educators and learned a lot about effective 1:1 programs. I highly encourage you to try and attend; Mumbai's a fascinating city! The conference is a collaborative effort of ASB, the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF), the Laptop Institute, and the NESA Center.
If you'd like to submit a proposal to present, the deadline is September 5. The deadline to register and attend is November 15. More information on the conference – including how to register and/or submit a proposal – is at the ASB Un-Plugged Ning.
CASTLE will be sending three representatives to the conference. We're going to make sure we're there in time for the preconference with AALF, which looks totally amazing. ASB is the best 1:1 school I've seen to date; I'm looking forward to seeing how much progress they've made since my last visit. I'm heading up the leadership strand of the conference. Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Doug Johnson, Scott Klososky, and Helen Barrett will be leading conference strands too. Hope to see you there!
Sounds like another great experience Scott. ASB is doing amazing work and the vision and focus on technology integration through 1 to 1 computing can serve as a model for many of our schools in the states. They asked me to evaluate and provide insight on their technology plan last spring. For any of your readers who are looking for good technology plan models, I would put their plan up against any other I have reviewed. Say hello to Shabbi and the leadership team in Mumbai for me.