Join a panel of ed tech leaders as they explore the lessons learned and challenges ahead of the Future Ready initiative and similar efforts to help schools move towards being 21st century digital learning environments.
Katrina Stevens, Senior Advisor Office of Education Technology USDOE
Katrina manages Future Ready, Education Innovation Clusters and rapid cycle tech evaluation work. In former roles, Katrina worked to bring together stakeholders across the edtech ecosystem for meaningful dialogue and action. She spent the first 20 years of her career as an educator in schools, most recently in the central office at Baltimore County Public Schools. She cofounded and moderates #edtechchat, served as an international Startup Weekend Education Facilitator, and founded a monthly edtech happy hour.
Brian Lewis, CEO ISTE
Brian joined ISTE in September 2012 following a 25-year career in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a nonprofit association leader in several capacities, including chief strategy officer and interim CEO for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), assistant executive director for the California School Boards Association (CSBA), director of governmental relations for the San Diego County Office of Education and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).
Julie Evans, CEO Project Tomorrow
Julie has been CEO of Project Tomorrow, one of the nation’s leading education nonprofit organizations, since 1999. She developed the Speak Up National Research Project in 2003 and has served as the chief researcher on this project and other digital learning national research projects. She is a speaker, writer and commentator on K-12 and higher ed issues around digital learning. Ms. Evans was named in April 2008 as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News.
Darryl Adams, Superintendent Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA
Dr. Adams has spent 26 years as an educator serving as a music teacher, band director, middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, high school principal, director of human resources, assistant superintendent of human resources and superintendent. Dr. Adams has recently been selected by the White House and the USDOE as one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in America and was praised by President Obama for leading the way in ensuring students have equity and access to technology and the Internet.
Frank Gallagher, VP Education Cable Impacts Foundation
Frank is VP of Education of the Cable Impacts Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the cable telecommunications industry. Mr. Gallagher is the immediate past chair and member of the executive committee of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and has previously served on the board of directors of National PTA. He also serves on the Board of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the National Forum on Information Literacy.
Special thanks again to Connected Educators for inviting us to be a part of Connected Educators Month. We hope to see you all online at today’s webinar!