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HISD Together with Tech Student Conference

2018 February 12
by HISD Communications

HISD is excited to announce the Second Annual Together with Tech Student Conference for all high schools on April 7. High school teachers of all subjects are encouraged to have their students in teams of two to five submit their proposals by Feb. 28 to participate.  This year’s student conference will be comprised of two events:

  • Open Expo – Teams can showcase their work in a preassigned presentation space during the event. Open Expo allows students to exhibit the skills they have developed without entering the competition component of the tech student conference.
  • Tech Summit Competition – Students deliver a 5-minute presentation in which they demonstrate the development of a solution to one of the guiding questions and its impact on the community and demonstrate competencies of HISD’s Global Graduate profile.  Each campus is allowed two entries to the competition portion of the student conference.

This year’s student conference topics include:

  • Sound – How can you harness the power of sound to positively affect others?
  • Nutrition – How can you help address the growing concern of inadequate nutrition?
  • Community Safety How can you help keep your community safe?

Once a student chooses the guiding question, then they can select a category to compete in.  The categories are as follows:

  • Digital Voice: Create a three to five minute multimedia production, based on the selected topic.
  • Engineering a Solution: Research​ ​and​ ​identify​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​problem​ ​in​ ​your​ ​chosen​ ​topic​ ​and​ ​create​ ​a​ ​model/prototype​ ​solution.
  • Develop​ ​a​ ​mobile​ ​phone​ ​and/or​ ​web​ ​app​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​your​ ​selected​ ​topic.

To aide students in the development of their ideas, a self-paced HUB course has been created and can be accessed by the campus instructional technologist or designated sponsor.

For more information please consult your Campus Instructional Technologist, or email,  and visit .


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