Yahoo! Finance: Future of Education Technology Conference Announces Three Keynotes for 2017 Event

The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), today announced the official keynotes for its 37th annual event, taking place January 24-27, 2017. FETC attendees will engage in exciting live product demonstrations by major education solution providers Amazon Education, Discovery Education, EON Reality, Facebook, and Microsoft. They will present the best new technological tools for classrooms that inspire the imagination, arouse creativity and improve education now and in the future.

FETC will open with Awesome New Technology, a session designed to demonstrate new products available for classroom and district use that will revolutionize teaching and learning. Tech industry leaders will share the latest technological tools designed to accelerate learning and improve access in the digital age including Amazon Education, Discovery Education, EON Reality, Facebook, and Microsoft. Other 2017 keynotes include “A Wake-Up Call: Breaking Down Barriers to High-Impact Instruction,” presented by Michael Meechin, and an attendee favorite, Tech Share Live!; expanded for 2017, this session will provide a fast-paced overview that exposes the audience to cutting-edge tools, apps and devices in education technology from the nation’s best trainers.

“As education continues to evolve, technology will play an increasingly crucial role in teaching and learning success while enabling the introduction of new strategies to improve education for students of all ages,” said Jennifer Womble, program chair of FETC. “The goal of FETC is to present attendees with the newest ideas on pedagogies and technologies that can help them implement immediate and effective changes at their school districts to improve how students learn.”

During Awesome New Technology, FETC attendees will engage in exciting live product demonstrations by major education solution providers Amazon Education, Discovery Education, EON Reality, Facebook, and Microsoft. They will present the best new technological tools for classrooms that inspire the imagination, arouse creativity and improve education now and in the future. These technologies can be immediately implemented in the classroom to transform teaching and learning.

To meet the needs of students, parents and communities in the digital age, schools need to implement high-impact instruction strategies. Leveraging the power of technology to influence instruction is key to conquering the academic barriers faced every day. During his keynote, “A Wake-Up Call: Breaking Down Barriers to High-Impact Instruction,” Meechin will explore common challenges associated with identifying, accessing and applying the right technologies while engaging students and parents in an ever-changing world. Attendees will also learn innovative uses of technology and actionable tactics for transforming technology experiences they can implement immediately in their districts.

“There is often an unfortunate disconnect between the requirements of the student population and the types of instruction available at schools. The education space needs a wake-up call to adopt new strategies that are fueled by technology,” said Meechin. “I look forward to sharing new ideas with the FETC audience to help them understand how to introduce high-impact instruction – and the tools that can facilitate the process.”

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