What’s ahead on day two of FETC?

School equity expert discusses how not to return to normal post-COVID
By: | January 26, 2021
Wednesday's FETC keynote speakers Lisa Williams and Eric Sheninger will discuss equity and transformation, both key topics for education post-COVID.Wednesday's FETC keynote speakers Lisa Williams and Eric Sheninger will discuss equity and transformation, both key topics for education post-COVID.

Equity and educational transformation highlight Wednesday’s rich slate of sessions, keynotes and networking opportunities on the day two of the virtual Future of Education Technology Conference® 2021.

Raising education to a new level of equity post-COVID does not end with ensuring all students have access to technology and the internet, says Baltimore County Public Schools administrator Lisa Williams.

Williams, the district’s executive director of equity and cultural proficiency, will discuss how not to return to normal, in Wednesday’s first keynote, at 11 am. She will be followed at 4:45 p.m. by school innovation expert Eric Sheninger, whose keynote will detail how the pandemic’s online shifts provide school leaders with a tremendous opportunity to transform instruction.

Be sure to stick around after the keynotes as both speakers will conduct virtual Q&A sessions.


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Throughout the day, attendees can hear from a range of thought leaders and solution providers on helping students and teachers thrive in the rapidly changing K-12 landscape.

Wednesday’s sessions cover closing the digital divide, hybrid learning, emerging readers and computer science, among other key topics.

On Wednesday and every day of the conference, attendees can interact through chat and video. FETC’s AI-driven platform suggests peer matches based on job roles, industry, conference goals and more.

Attendees can meet up in the virtual Networking Lounge or take a break in the Relaxation Lounge. The latter features mindfulness activities, yoga and even a bedtime story.

More than 150 exhibitors with more than 2,000 products are available for virtual meetings and demos.


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