EdTech DFW Meetup

Venue: Room 108, Collins Center, SMU

After the lull of summer and the buzz of back to school we feel like we can breathe now! We have an exciting topic and an interesting speaker for our next meetup. Eric Reeves will discuss the impact of House Bill 5 (HB 5) on Educators and Entrepreneurs. Well! HB 5 ....Its omnipresent.....We have heard about it from teachers, publishers, school administrators, policy makers, PTA...and everyone else under the sun and we are curious as to what all the talk is about. You wouldn't want to miss this one!

The EMBA office at the Collins center at SMU will host the meetup. Mark your calendars, share this on your social media , bring friends and come join us.

Speaker Profile: Eric Miller Reeves

Eric is founder and managing director of HighBar Companies.

Eric spent ten years in the North Carolina State Senate where he chaired the Senate’s technology committee. Prior to the Senate, Eric served on the Raleigh City Council for two terms and has spent most of his professional life focused on public policy issues.

In addition to public policy, Eric served as the General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for SchoolDude.com, the nations largest provider of online facility management software tools for schools. 



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  • Len A.

    Thanks to Eric for the informative discussion. HB5 is one of the more sweeping changes for Texas education that's come along in awhile. Judging from the discussion, and the activities of some of the members, there appears to be some genuine potential for public-private partnership that will be great for all! Thanks to the organizers for getting this Meetup going...

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Sabari R.

      Absolutely. Let me know when and where...

      September 28, 2013

    • Len A.

      I'll check to see how Quentin's scheduled up this week, we can just jump on a Google Hangout - thanks, S!

      September 28, 2013

  • Sabari R.

    Hello everyone. Thank you all for taking the time to join us yesterday. Please take a few minutes and provide Group Reviews when you get a chance. Thx.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Enjoyed meeting everyone and looking forward to the next one.

    September 26, 2013

    • Sabari R.

      Mark, Glad you could join us and good to meet you as well.

      September 26, 2013

  • Sabari R.

    Productive discussion.

    September 26, 2013

  • Babu G.

    Great Insights, Thank you Eric. And way to go Maker Square.

    September 26, 2013

  • Harsh P.

    Hey! I'm a 2x edtech entrepreneur (www.portfoliyo.org and www.themakersquare.com). MakerSquare's in-person and Portfoliyo is a web app for teachers. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    September 24, 2013

    • Sabari R.

      Look forward to seeing you Harsh.

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Len A.

    Given that SBOE hasn't determined requirements for endorsements, distinguished achievement or performance acknowledgments for the Foundation Program (ie, only able to earn a foundation diploma) what would one advise a student graduating in 2014 regarding the Foundation Program (assuming completion by Summer 2014)?

    1 · September 5, 2013

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