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Student by Student Conference - May 21

Don't Miss Out on This Exciting Learning Opportunity!


Through sharing and learning about technology with and from their peers, young minds are empowered to become more creative, improve their collaboration and communication skills, expand their critical thinking and problem-solving processes, and grow into mindful digital citizens.


The Region One Education Service Center is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Student by Student Technology & Leadership Conference (SbySTech21). This initiative is open to 8th through 12th grade students and will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM.


The SbySTech21 Conference is a unique experience where sessions focusing on the use of technology in education and STEM will be presented by students for their fellow students. This will empower student presenters to be leaders of their own future in the areas of technology, STEM and innovation, as well as provide a platform for students to showcase technology and STEM best practices.

Along with the breakout sessions presented by students, there will be additional activities for participants such as a virtual STEM Challenge, virtual Makerspace activities, and a College & Career Connections virtual expo.

The SbySTech was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The prior year’s conference (SbySTech19) was attended by over 700 student participants, 177 student presenters and 98 educators from 17 districts throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Corpus Christi. Visit for more highlights including the event Twitter feed!

Because the conference is being held virtually this year, students and educators will have the opportunity to participate from home or school for FREE.


The registration deadline is May 7, 2021.







We are now accepting student presentation proposals for the 5th Annual Student by Student Technology & Leadership Conference 2021 (SbySTech21). Although the event is open to 8th graders to attend, we are accepting proposals to present only from 9th – 12th grade students.


Students will have the option of delivering the virtual presentation live or submitting a pre-recorded presentation. All presentations should have the underlying theme of TECHNOLOGY USE IN EDUCATION. Presentation strands are as follows:

  • "My Tech Story" - The session proposed should be geared toward delivering a story of how technology has impacted the speaker's educational or life experience.
  • "Content Connections" - The session proposed should be geared toward projects, software, or digital resources that directly link to a High School / College course or general content in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, or CTE.
  • "How To" - The session proposed should be geared toward providing participants a procedural/how-to experience.
  • "Service Learning" - The session proposed should be geared toward showcasing any service-based experiences using digital tools.
  • “Leadership” – The session proposed should be geared toward sharing events or actions that promote good digital citizenship.


The deadline for presentation proposal submissions is FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021.




If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Escobar at 956.984.6047 or