Navigating EdTech’s Constant Evolution

Contributor: Dr. Rod Berger

Alex Inman is the president of Educational Collaborators, an edtech consulting and PD firm that he founded in 2006. He will be part of three different sessions at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) from January 27th through the 30th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, presenting with fellow edtech gurus such as Matt Harris and Susan Bearden.

We talked about the seismic changes he’s seen in his over three decades in education, from his 20 years as a teacher to the last 12 years as a leading edtech consultant. We also discussed the digital strategies and technological tactics that work in implementing a successful edtech solution not just in the classroom, but in…Read more here.

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Dr. Rod Berger is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group, a multimedia, multi-channel production, communications, and editorial firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. He is an education industry strategist covering global education whose work has appeared in Forbes, Scholastic, Huffington Post, eSchool News, Edarabia, EdTech Review India, AmericanEdTV, and edCircuit. Dr. Berger has worked as a school administrator, college professor, EdTech strategist, K-12 PD provider and guest lecturer at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In his education media work, he has interviewed top education thought leaders like Sir Ken Robinson, former United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and more than 500 global education influencers.

FETC Presentations:

C004 | Using EdTech to Support Innovation: Unleashing Students’ Entrepreneurial Mindsets
C041 | Realizing Technology’s Promise to Enhance Global Engagement and Equitable Access
C078 | Supporting and Evaluating Skill Development in the Digital World
C189 | EdTech Trends to Note: Understanding the Market to Inform Decisions
C226 | Building a Technology Ecosystem to Meet District Needs
C263 | Advancing Equity Through EdTech: Ensuring All Learners Receive Tech’s Benefits
C374 | Purchasing at Scale: Lessons Learned for District-Wide EdTech Procurement
C300 | Ensuring Student Data Privacy and Security as EdTech Expands
C152 | Delivering PD That Supports Effective Tech Use and Instruction
C115 | Insights for Supporting SEL With EdTech
C337 | Appropriate Limits on EdTech: Drawing Boundaries in a 1:1 World