The importance of diversity
Dee Lanier @deelanier
Educational Technologist & Equity Enthusiast
Dee Lanier is an educational technologist and equity enthusiast. He is a passionate and energetic educator who has taught K-12 and college courses for more than a decade. Dee is a founding mentor and architect of Dynamic Learning Project, a Google coaching program pilot, and he co-founded Our Voice Academy, a program aimed at empowering educators of color to gain greater visible leadership and recognized expertise.
Dee is also the creator of the blended-learning educational activities called, Solve in Time! and Maker Kitchen. He is currently a transformation agent with LINC.
The importance of digital citizenship
Jim Steyer @jimsteyer
CEO and Founder of Common Sense Media
Jim Steyer is an author, lawyer, professor, and one of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs on children's media and education in America.
He is founder and chief executive officer of Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving media and technology choices for kids and families. He is also the founder and chairman of the Center for the Next Generation.
Importance of educational technology
Jennie Misong Magiera @MsMagiera
Global Head of Education Impact at Google
Jennie Magiera is the global head of education impact at Google, the Corwin bestselling-author of “Courageous Edventures,” and the founder and president of Our Voice Alliance, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate marginalized voices and perspectives to improve equity and empathy in education. Previously, she was the chief program officer at EdTechTeam, the chief innovation officer for the Des Plaines Public School District 62, the digital learning coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and a proud Chicago public school teacher.
Importance of accessibility
Laura Kalbag @laurakalbag
Co-founder of Small Technology Foundation
Importance of creating accessible content
Sady Paulson @sadyspaul
Apple Distinguished Educator
Sady Paulson is an editor, presenter, and graduate of Full Sail University. Sady has cerebral palsy and growing up, she wondered if she would ever have a job she loved. This changed 14 years ago when she met Mark Coppin, an Apple-Distinguished educator and director of assistive technology at the Ann Carlson Center. Mark introduced Sady to the technology that has helped her access the world. Today she’s a big nerd who loves technology, and uses assistive tech to communicate with loved ones and pursue a career in film making and public speaking.
Importance of Diversity
with Dee Lanier
Importance of Digital Citizenship
with Jim Steyer
Importance of Educational Technology
with Jennie Magiera
Importance of Accessibility
with Laura Kalbag
Importance of Creating Accessible Content
with Sady Paulson
Post-Show (Vendor Floor)
ENGAGE AND NETWORK AFTER THE EVENT
Chat with vendors about the latest educational technology on the virtual vendor floor. It’s a Microsoft Team with a real-time discussion channel for each vendor. Simply pop in and join the channels for the vendors you’re most eager to see and talk to. While you’re there, you might also run into colleagues and friends!