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May 3, 2013
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EduTech Family Summit to showcase technology in the classroom

Register now:  Participants are encouraged to register for the event online at https://www.rsvpportal.com/microsoft/EduTech/2013/dallas/register.html

Dallas ISD families can register for a free, fun-filled day of innovative technology at the Microsoft EduTech Family Summit, which will be held at 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite.

The event will include hands-on experiences with innovative technology and will demonstrate how technology is impacting classrooms around the world.

Professional boxer Victor Ortiz (featured on Dancing with the Stars) will be the keynote speaker. 


Special sessions have been slated supporting Dallas ISD students and families in transition:

Middle to High School Transition


The transition from middle to high school can be a challenging time for students and can affect their academic performance, but it doesn’t have to be struggle. Radio personality and youth motivator Edgar “ShoBoy” Sotelo will provide tips about how to overcome the challenges young people face when entering a new environment and how they can make choices that will bring about a successful ninth-grade experience and a successful journey through high school.


Edgar “ShoBoy” Sotelo has been called one of radio’s brightest rising stars. Honored with the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award, his “ShoBoy en la Mañana” show on CBS Mega 107.5 FM is one of the top-rated morning shows in the D/FW market. ShoBoy’s energetic personality drives a program with an innovative fusion of music, comedy, entertainment and community empowerment.


Born in Mexico and raised in California, ShoBoy earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Polytechnic University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University. ShoBoy has a tremendous passion for community involvement, especially with Latino youth. To learn more about ShoBoy and his community involvement, visit https://www.facebook.com/shoboyedgar .


High School to College Transition

Graduation from high school is not the finish line but rather the beginning of a transition into the exciting world of higher education and careers. This move into a larger learning environment can create anxiety especially if there isn’t a plan in place for a successful transition. Professor and motivational speaker Froswa' Booker-Drew will encourage students and families to start planning now. Scholarships, jobs, course selections, and leaving home are all topics that will be discussed so families can prepare for a smooth transition and a successful college career.




Froswa' Booker-Drew has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, and education. As the National Community Youth Development Director for World Vision, she works to improve and sustain the well-being of families. Booker-Drew coordinated the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Arlington and continues to teach in the program.


Now entering her third year as a Ph.D. student at Antioch University in Leadership and Change, Booker-Drew earned a Master of Liberal Arts in Humanities from Oklahoma City University and her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of the recently published book, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last.


Participants are encouraged to register for the event online at https://www.rsvpportal.com/microsoft/EduTech/2013/dallas/register.html


You learn more about EduTech by visiting www.edutech2013.com.



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