In this eye-opening presentation, Daniel Burrus will blend rich examples as he shares the most important technology Hard Trends that can be used to elevate learning, transform processes, and shape the future of education. He will examine potential disruptions, as well as the game-changing opportunities Hard Trends provide.
Technology is a booming industry with growing importance in every economy, but it is also suffering from a large skill shortage at a time when a criminally low proportion of women are entering and staying in the fields related to mathematics and computer science. Hear how inclusion in a tech-driven world can impact the persistent bias in data collection and algorithms that make very big decisions in our lives. Anne-Marie will also discuss what we can do to cultivate technology leaders for the future of work.
Discover the possibilities of technology to radically transform education. This fast-paced session spotlights the latest cutting-edge tools and devices in education technology, giving you a first look at the latest, most exciting gadgets, apps, hardware and pedagogical strategies. AI, game-based learning, robotics, inclusivity tools, online learning, video editing, literacy, AR/VR/XR … These four gurus will share the best new and undiscovered ed tech tools for use in every classroom at lightning speed with a song and lots of humor along the way!
This Track will provide administrators with professional development focused on operational strategies during live and virtual learning management alongside introductions to new and emerging technologies. Topics include:
IT Leaders will be provided with professional development focused on operational strategies and best practices for in person and remote instruction support, including new, exciting and emerging technologies. This track will also cover cybersecurity with sessions on technical solutions, cyber insurance, policy/procedure and awareness. Additional topics include:
This track delivers professional development focused on best practices during live, virtual, hybrid, blended, flipped and online learning alongside introductions to new and emerging technologies. Topics include:
This track will provide library media specialists with professional development focused on best practices during both in person and virtual learning alongside introductions to new and emerging technologies. Sessions are designed to encourage collaboration, personalization and creation through increased literacy and student-centered learning. Topics include:
This track will provide coaches with professional development focused on proven strategies during in person and virtual learning alongside introductions to new and emerging technologies. Topics include:
This theater will focus on LAN, WAN and wireless technologies; cybersecurity infrastructure best practices; G-Suite administration; and the leading technologies in monitoring, trending and forecasting. If you are looking for the latest and greatest in core technology infrastructure best practices these are must-attend sessions to put on your schedule.
Designed for senior level decision-makers in schools and all types of education organizations, this theater showcases the newest technologies to support teaching, learning and administration. Discover innovations in products and services that support and serve education with evolving instructional pedagogy whether teaching in an in-person, online, blended or hybrid learning environment. Innovative practice is supported by digital tools that support collaboration and personalization in connected classrooms. You’ll explore emerging education products and learn about how they work through live product demonstrations highlighting new features, flexible user experiences and updated technical architectures reinventing the future for education.
District, state and school-level leaders will get timely, topical, practical content focused on policy, pedagogy, wellness and school management in these sessions lead by nationally recognized district administrators. Whether working to create an environment to attract and retain excellent staff or designing and delivering an agile, future-proofed digital strategy, you will learn tactics to streamline staff workload, guide culture change, manage organizational shifts and encourage robust student engagement with the implementation of technology. Hear the practical implications behind equity policies, insightful school change management best practices and get the latest SEL resources to make a real impact in teaching and learning.
With the growing popularity of Esports in K-12, come learn why your school or district should offer a program and how to effectively implement an Esports curriculum to improve student engagement, attendance and academic success. These presentations and product demonstrations will deliver guidance on player eligibility, equipment needs, team organization, career paths to graduation and scholarship opportunities. You’ll learn how to engage students in healthy Esports competition, surrounded by peers, supervised by teachers with positive social emotional learning and digital citizenship outcomes. Creating Esports programs gives student gamers a chance to hone their skills and learn how to be team players preparing for future success.
Educational leaders will see hands-on demonstrations, a range of exhibitors and engaging products for schools to enhance their STEM programs. Speakers will present their exemplar programs in the STEM Theater sharing their use of interdisciplinary curriculum, collaboration, design and problem solving. Learn how reimagining technology skill training can enable students to thrive and connect business with education, breach the digital divide, amplify student voice, explore robotics and coding, and drive more relevant conversations about the future of education.
Experience the brand-new Pitchfest Theater featuring FETC’s annual Pitchfest competition and the top ed tech products on the market! Hear from innovative ed tech startups on how their technologies will make a positive impact in education.