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FETC® 2023 Program Details


At the National Future of Education Technology® Conference 2023, you’ll learn directly from top ed tech experts and successful real-world practitioners in hundreds of in-depth workshops and hands-on sessions. You’ll get need-to-know details on the latest ed tech innovations that are shaping the education landscape, plus learn best practices and current trends to best leverage educational technology resources. FETC is the multi-day learning experience you don’t want to miss if you’re ready to take your classroom, school or entire district to the next level.

Keynotes That Will Ignite Thought and Leave You Inspired

Daniel Burrus
Daniel Burrus
World-Leading Futurist, Disruptive Innovation Expert, New York Times Best-Selling Author
@DanielBurrus

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

TECHNOLOGY HARD TRENDS ELEVATING AND TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

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.

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon
Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon
Mathematician and Technologist; CEO, Stemettes; Host, “Women Tech Charge” Podcast; Author
@aimafidon

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

THE TECH LANDSCAPE AND CULTIVATING LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

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.

Adam Bellow
Adam Bellow
Co-Founder, Breakout EDU
@AdamBellow
Hall Davidson
Hall Davidson
Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
@halldavidson
Leslie Fisher
Leslie Fisher
Director, lesliefisher.com
@lesliefisher
Kathy Schrock
Kathy Schrock
CEO, kackl! tech consulting
@kathyschrock

Thursday, January 26, 2023
An FETC fan-favorite!

TECH SHARE LIVE!

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!

5 Tailored Tracks to Focus Your Learning

Future of Ed Tech Administrator  Future of Ed Tech Information Technology  Future of Ed Tech Educator  Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist  Future of Ed Tech Coach
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Future of Ed Tech
ADMINISTRATOR

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:

  • Building district leadership pipelines
  • Future trends in transforming teaching & learning
  • Serving communities in crisis
  • Strategic implementation & planning initiatives


FEATURING:

Greg Bagby

Greg Bagby

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Hamilton County Department of Education
@Gregbagby
Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent
Fall Creek School District
@Joe_Sanfelippo
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Future of Ed Tech
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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:

  • Campus safety/security
  • Data services & network tools
  • Digital content integration
  • Emerging technologies: blockchain, IoT, facial recognition and more


FEATURING:

Kenneth Thompson

Dr. Kenneth J. Thompson

Chief Information Technology Officer
San Antonio Independent School District
Diane Doersch

Diane Doersch

Director of Technology for the Verizon
Innovative Learning Schools Initiatives
Digital Promise
@DoerDi
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Future of Ed Tech
EDUCATOR

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:

  • AR/VR/MR/XR
  • Classroom device management & learning space design
  • STEM & STEAM best practices
  • Student creation tools


FEATURING:

Andre Daughty

Andre Daughty

Educator, Presenter and Workshop Facilitator AndreDaughty.org
@andredaughty
Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech Consultant
Class Tech Tips, LLC
@ClassTechTips
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Future of Ed Tech
LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

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:

  • Providing access to materials in all formats to strengthen literacy skills
  • Building a culture to support literacy
  • Information and media literacy
  • Ordering and maintaining quality media materials


FEATURING:

Lauren Mobley

Lauren Mobley

Library Media Specialist
North Clayton Middle School
@MobleyintheMix
Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Author, Faculty
Rutgers University
@jenniferlagarde
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Future of Ed Tech COACH

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:

  • Coaching teachers in the integration of technology enhanced learning experiences
  • Communication skills and coaching techniques
  • Modeling the use of differentiated instructional strategies
  • Strategies for one-to-one coaching assistance


FEATURING:

Mario Herraez-Velazquez

Mario Herraez-Velazquez
CEO, eTwinz & eTwinz Academy
@mmarioherraez

Alberto Herraez-Velazquez
COO, eTwinz & eTwinz Academy
@aalbertoherraez
@eTwinzEDU

Jeni Long and Sallee Clark

Jeni Long
EdTech Consultants, Jenallee LLC
Innovation Leaders, Castleberry ISD

@Jenallee1
@jlo731

Sallee Clark
EdTech Consultants, Jenallee LLC
Innovation Leaders, Castleberry ISD
@SalleeClark

5 Innovative, Content-Focused Theaters

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Information Technology Theater

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.

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Technology Discovery Theater

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.

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Thought Leadership Theater

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.

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Esports Theater

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.

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STEM Theater

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.

Make your plans to attend the National Future of Education Technology Conference and take advantage of the lowest rates now — a $150.00 SAVINGS!

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