Future of Education Technology Conference Announces Dynamic Keynote Presentations for the Reimagined Virtual Event

Keynote presentations featuring Dr. Peter Gorman, Brianna Hodges, Thomas Murray, Lenny Schad and Dr. Jill Siler revealed for the virtual event taking place in January 2021.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – November 17, 2020 – The Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC®), a gathering of the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues, announced today several keynote speakers who will present during the reimagined event. Moving to a no-cost, virtual model, the conference, taking place January 26 – 29, 2021, will feature a new online format which will include two or more keynote presentations each day spotlighting the industry’s most compelling experts and thought leaders while covering a diverse range of topics. Dr. Peter Gorman, Brianna Hodges, Thomas Murray, Lenny Schad and Dr. Jill Siler have just been announced.

Dr. Siler, Superintendent of Gunter Independent School District, will present her keynote session “Thrive Through the Five: Transforming Leadership Challenges Into Positive Opportunities” on Thursday, January 28 at 11 a.m. ET. She will share her own honest experiences and expertise to provide practical strategies and relevant insights into how all school leaders can thrive in difficult times.

Also on Thursday, January 28 at 4:45 p.m. ET, Hodges, National Advisor and Spokesperson for Future Ready Instructional Leaders and Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools and  best-selling author, will present “4 Keys to Effective Leading and Coaching in Any Environment”. They will highlight four foundational keys leaders and coaches need, right now, to unlock success today, tomorrow, and moving forward. Additionally, Hodges and Murray will discuss leading through adversity and how educators can surpass the survival stage and thrive, to design resilient and transformative learning no matter what happens in the future.

Schad, Chief Information and Innovation Officer for District Administration®, will discuss how district leaders can establish a shared understanding and ownership of cybersecurity in his keynote presentation “What is YOUR District’s Cybersecurity Story?” on Friday, January 29 at 11 a.m. ET. He will review why, given today’s new education environment, cybersecurity needs to have shared ownership between the school board, superintendent, and IT department.

The Friday afternoon keynote, “An Aligned System to Increase Student Achievement at Scale”, will be presented by Dr. Gorman, Superintendent in Residence for District Administration Leadership Institute®. He will share the processes and structures to increase student achievement by learning about high performing school districts’ strategies.

“This extraordinary set of speakers will share how embracing the needs to navigate the current coronavirus crisis has impacted life experiences, professional responsibilities, and leadership strategies as they share lessons learned,” said Jen Womble, Program Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference. “Each speaker will address key issues essential to supporting educational technology’s transition including looking at instructional practices, organizational operations and professional development through a new lens.”

The fully interactive, free FETC virtual experience will use state-of-the-art technology to ensure attendees are able to explore and network with other participants, speakers, and solution providers. Attendees will be able to take part in live Q&As, network, schedule one-on-one meetings, join group chats, visit booths, and more. The 2021 agenda will cover the hottest topics and include product demonstrations and solution provider sessions. Additional keynotes will be released on www.FETC.org.

To register for free visit www.FETC.org.


About the Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®) (Virtual Event)

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. As educators nationwide face unprecedented pandemic-related challenges, as well as budge and travel restrictions, FETC and District Administration® magazine are excited to provide this free virtual event for all education teams to attend. With sessions tailored to the needs of each role in 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, and other educators with roles or interest in ed tech, the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum. The conference offers a balanced blend of administrative, instructional, and technical content through targeted sessions, demonstrations of the newest products, and more. Visit www.FETC.org for more details.

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