tech picturePrestonwood Christian Academy enhances Kingdom Education and the learning experience by using technology as a tool to increase communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

This session will take a lifecycle approach to technology from assessing where you are today to planning and best practices for deployment.  Prestonwood Christian Academy recently completed a comprehensive technology assessment and from those results have invested resources into improving key areas of operations and learning, including middleware solutions, content filtering, learning management systems, and student devices for the more than 1,500 students entering the 2017-2018 school year.

All of this accomplished with the heart of the organization, students, staff, and Christ-like principles in the center.

Faculty

Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown, Senior Director of Technology at Prestonwood Christian Academy, has 31 years of experience in education. She is a technology leader with both a solid instructional background and a deep understanding of networking and technical processes. Through her dedication for excellence, she continually transforms learning and teaching for students and teachers.

Barbara's passion and dedication for learning and leading have been noted at the local, state and international levels. From 2000-2004 she served as a Lead Curriculum Writer and Trainer – Technology Leadership Academy for Superintendents and Principals – Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). She has served as a leader with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in numerous capacities including Area Director, Vice President and President. In 2008 she was awarded with the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the Sesser-Valier High School. In 2010 she was awarded the “Golden Apple Award” by the Board of Trustees in Lewisville ISD and was honored by the International Society in Education (ISTE) as the recipient of the “Making It Happen Award.” As a lifetime leader and learner, Barbara continues to pursue skills that will enhance her leadership abilities. Barbara is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, certified as a Leadership Coach, Speaker and Trainer. Barbara currently serves on the Board of the Texas K-12 Chief Technology Council.