You could say that Wacom is to digital drawing hardware what Apple is to smartphones. There was once a time where the brand was overwhelmingly dominant in its market, and while that’s no longer the case, its product catalog is still widely considered top of the line.
But Wacom hasn’t limited itself to tablets, styli, and apps. In a few days, the company will be hosting an education summit.
Wacom Calls All Creative Teachers to Attend thINK21
Wacom is hosting an upcoming three-part event called the “thINK21 Education Summit,” which is a free online conference for educators in the professional creative industry. The conference aims to help educators discover the best ways to mix technology with learning.
With the world constantly changing, educators are rethinking and redesigning how teachers teach and students engage to learn and thrive. The right mix of technology, tools and teachers leads to more creativity, deeper comprehension, meaningful feedback and empowered students who innovate and excel.
The three days of the thINK21 Education Summit are this March 18, March 25, and April 1. Each day has its own unique agenda and set of guest lecturers. The first day’s curriculum will focus on teaching the creative arts, while the second and third day is aimed at Higher Education and K-12 educators.
Keynote speakers across the event schedule include the likes of award-winning Netflix director Jorge Gutierrez, instructional designer Flower Darby, and Santa Fe Public Schools CIO Dr. Tom Ryan.
Media production studio FableVision is also sending representatives to teach animation and share their approach to creative learning tools, but at the time of writing, no names have been announced.
- Joe Dockery
- Tyler Tarver
- Tim May
- Katina Papulkas
- Beth Tumminello and Justin Backeberg
- Shawn Sullivan, Thomas Eaton, Eli Neugeboren, and Deborah Krikun
- Thomas Bunton, Angela Eley, Erick Taipalus, Stan Kruse, Jeff Alpi, and Lalitha Subramanian
Not once does Wacom ever mention the pandemic in its advertising, but it’s clear that the new learning environment—that students all around the world have had to adjust to as a result of quarantine and other restrictions—pushed the company to hold this conference.
“The classroom continues its evolution from in person, to fully remote, to the hybrid approach of the future,” writes Wacom’s Melissas Ashcraft. “Now, as many schools return to in person classrooms, the conversation turns to how to best leverage the benefits of online, hybrid experiences and technology in the classroom.”
Register Now for thINK21
Listening in on the thINK21 Education Summit is completely free, you just have to confirm your attendance on the official website. The company will provide a certificate for the teachers that attend.
Additionally, all live and pre-recorded thINK21 sessions will also be available on the site on the Learn Now page.