The presentation will discuss the importance of STEM and communicating scientific knowledge that can help solve some of the world’s most urgent problems.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – October 26, 2021 – The Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®), an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues, announced today that former MythBusters’ host Kari Byron along with EXPLR Media’s Jenny Buccos will present during the in-person event taking place January 25 – 28, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
During the Mega Session STEM SAVES THE WORLD! Coming to a Screen Near You!, EXPLR Media Co-Founders and Producers, Byron and Buccos, will discuss the importance of creative media in STEM to help answer the question “I’m Not a Scientist, Why Should I Care About STEM?” They will also demonstrate the critical importance of storytelling in communicating scientific knowledge that can help solve some of the world’s most urgent problems.
“I am so excited to speak at FETC,” said Byron. “Technology is the path to educational equity and the future. STEM will save the world.”
“If there is anything we have learned from the covid pandemic, it is that students learn best when we leverage technology to bring real world issues and experts to them digitally and communicate new material, make learning more fun, and make it easier for all students and those with disabilities or special needs to participate,” said Jennifer Womble, Program Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference. “By tapping into students’ curiosity and passion, Kari Byron reveals global scientific issues and problems that encourage students to work harder to solve for the betterment of mankind. We are excited to have her presenting ways of teaching with multimedia that empower educators and inspire students.”
After hosting MythBusters, Byron has gone on to host and produce shows spanning several networks. Her latest show, Crash Test World, is airing globally on Discovery networks and being used in classrooms through EXPLR Media. Byron’s passion for smart entertainment has led her around the world, speaking on the role of STEAM programming on television. She is the author of Crash Test Girl, An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions and serves on the Board of the California Global Education Project.
Buccos has directed and produced over 500 short films for K-12 students and teachers. She was listed as a Top 40 Innovator in Education by The Center for Digital Education, has been a three-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice GOLD Award for Excellence in Educational Programming, and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change in 2012.
FETC will offer more than 400 sessions and workshops in 5 distinct tracks: Future of Ed Tech Administrator, Future of Ed Tech Educator, Future of Ed Tech Information Technology, Future of Ed Tech Coach and Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist. FETC will also spotlight best-selling author and one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, Shawn Achor, as the opening keynoter of the in-person event. In addition, the Expo Hall will host leading solution providers and give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the most innovative technologies, applications and services available in ed tech today.
Registration for the 2022 Future of Education Technology Conference is open. Professionals can receive Super Savings of $150.00 off the on-site rate when they register by November 12, 2021. For more information, visit www.FETC.org.
About the Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®)
The Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®) annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues. With basic to advanced sessions tailored to the needs of each role in the digital transformation, FETC is known as one of the nation’s premier K-12 education technology events. FETC provides school and district administrators, classroom teachers, IT professionals, special education directors, curriculum and media specialists, coaches and other educators with roles or interest in ed tech, the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum. FETC offers a balanced blend of administrative, instructional and technical content through targeted sessions, intensive workshops, hands-on demonstrations of the newest products, and more. Visit www.FETC.org for more details.
About LRP Media Group
LRP Media Group, founded in 1977 by Kenneth Kahn, is an innovative media giant serving millions of business and education professionals worldwide. Specializing in education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, and human resources, LRP publishes thousands of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources. The company also produces industry-leading print and digital magazines for key decision-makers: District Administration®, Human Resource Executive®, HRM Asia, and University Business. Additionally, LRP annually delivers top-quality training and professional development to more than 80,000 professionals through its award-winning conferences and tradeshows in China, Singapore and the United States. LRP currently employs more than 500 professionals in its Connecticut, Florida, Pennsylvania, Singapore and Washington, D.C. offices. Headquartered in Palm Beach County since 1996, the company has more than $70 million in annual revenue. For a complete list of LRP resources, eCourses and conferences, please visit www.lrp.com.