Now more than ever, the emergency response to COVID-19 by educational systems across the country has demonstrated the urgency and importance of educational technology professional development. The nation has witnessed that technology can enable education professionals and students to amplify the impact they make. Technology can accelerate, personalize and expand the impact of effective teaching practices; however, to be transformative, educators need to have the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of technology-rich learning environments. Technology can’t succeed on its own. It needs people to teach others how to use it effectively and efficiently to promote constant improvement.
The 2021 National Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC) will feature education and industry experts on an unrivaled agenda content across six tracks. FETC includes a community of thousands eager to network with like-minded peers. The best ideas often come from successful districts and schools leading technology implementation who can share the processes, policies and curriculum design needed to infuse technology in education. Now is the time to share your best ideas and apply to present at FETC 2021!
For over 40 years, the National Future of Education Technology Conference has gathered the most dynamic and innovative education leaders and professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collective exploration of new technologies and best pedagogical practices, and a face-to-face collaboration space for discussing pressing leadership issues. It is known to educators and technologists as the best place to engage with the thought leaders and pioneers who are leading the charge in classrooms, schools and entire districts. FETC has grown into the nation’s largest independent educational technology event due to the high-quality professional development training and comprehensive face-to-face networking opportunities it offers attendees.
The call for session and workshop presentations is currently open for submission until Sunday, May 31, at midnight. There are six tracks to meet the needs of all FETC attendees: Administration, Assistive Technology and Special Education, Ed Tech Coaches, Library Media Specialists, Information Technologists, and Educators. Applicants are asked to submit their ideas for presentation online here.
At FETC, we provide experts that will walk administrators, IT staff and educators through the power of new technologies and help them learn to employ technologies that enhance education. Education leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive. We have designed targeted tracks to provide the best in professional learning for all stakeholders committed to working together to use technology to improve education. To realize fully the benefits of technology in our education system and provide authentic learning experiences, educators need to use technology effectively in their practice, whether remote, distance, online, blended or in-person direct instruction.
For questions about the FETC call for presentations, please contact our FETC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org