Mega Sessions will motivate educators and guide them in discovering the latest education technology to utilize in their own school districts.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – November 15, 2022 – The Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®), an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues, announced captivating Mega Sessions lead by inspirational speakers and technology leaders for the in-person event taking place January 23 – 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
These Mega Sessions will give attendees the tools they need to enhance their ed tech knowledge:
- How Non-Academics Play a Crucial Role in Academic Outcomes for Students: With a panel featuring NFL Hall-of-Famer Mike Singletary, and Shmoop CEO Andy Rahden, moderated by Shmoop COO Mike Soldan, attendees will discover how the portions of the brain that support academic learning, memory building, ability to focus, and ability to maintain attention and develop skills are connected to the portions of the brain that impact our emotions, and find out how to empower students with the ability to identify aspects that impact their academics.
- Immediate Action Items for Staff Exhaustion and Career Burnout: Dr. Christopher Jenson, Senior Health Advisor for Generation Esports, will share his experience as an emergency medicine physician and high school teacher to help attendees develop effective strategies for mitigating career exhaustion and burnout.
- Teaching in the Metaverse: Brett Salakas, #aussieED founder,will give attendees a clearer understanding of the metaverse as he explores three key concepts and examines how to best prepare schools and educators to meet the new opportunities that technological advancements have created.
- UnDisruptED Live! Creating Inclusive Leadership Cultures: Dr. Adam Phyall III, Director of Technology and Media Services of Newton County School System, and Carl Hooker, Educational Consultant & Speaker with HookerTech LLC, willinvite the audience to participate in a live recording of the “UnDisruptED” podcast while the co-hosts debate questions and topics around education, equity, learning, technology and change.
“FETC has curated the most successful and cutting-edge educational thinkers making real impact in school districts nation-wide to share their effective contributions to transform the future of education,” said Jennifer Womble, Conference Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference. “Whether NFL greats, medical doctors or international authors, these speakers inspire us all to improve teaching and learning for every student in the digital age.”
FETC will feature more than 400 sessions and workshops in 5 distinct tracks: Future of Ed Tech Administrator, Future of Ed Tech Coach, Future of Ed Tech Educator, Future of Ed Tech Information Technology and Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist. FETC will kick off with best-selling author and one of the world’s leading technology futurists, Daniel Burrus, and include a STEM Keynote from mathematician, technologist and CEO of Stemettes, Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon. Attendee favorite Tech Share LIVE will also return to the 2023 event featuring education technology visionaries Adam Bellow, Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher and Kathy Schrock. Additionally, the event will include an expansive Expo Hall loaded with sessions in themed Theaters where attendees will get to hear from ed tech experts and those who are shaping the technology products and services that are the future of education.
Registration for the 2023 Future of Education Technology Conference is open. Professionals can receive Early Bird Savings of $100.00 off the on-site rate when they register by December 15, 2022. 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 a variety of sessions at every level 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 for teams. FETC provides school and district administrators, classroom teachers, IT professionals, curriculum and media specialists, coaches and other educators with roles or interest in ed tech, the opportunity to explore the most effective ways to integrate technology across their curriculum. FETC offers a balanced blend of administrative, instructional and technical content through hundreds of sessions, intensive workshops, hands-on demonstrations of the newest products and more. Visit www.FETC.org for more details.