We’re lucky to meet and work with inspiring educators on a regular basis. They give it to us straight: They tell us what’s working, what’s challenging them and how companies can better serve them.
Our idea behind Trending Now, an educator-led roundtable discussion on timely education topics, was to amplify the voice of these practitioners. This year’s panelists discussed makerspaces, coding in elementary education, professional learning and funding sources. The fast-moving conversation emphasized the importance of educators’ perspective on education technology implementation in the classroom, and it reiterated the value of diverse backgrounds when discussing education issues.
This year’s Trending Now panel:
Nicholas Provenzano, Teacher and Technology Curriculum Specialist, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Michigan; MACUL & ISTE Teacher of the Year
LaShona Dickerson, Director of Technology, Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana
Ashley McDowell, Fifth Grade Math and Science Teacher, River Valley Elementary School, Idaho
Dr. Katrina Keene, Instructional Technology Consultant, teachintechgal
Nycole Stawinoga, Education Policy and Program Manager, Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA
Karen Billings, VP and Managing Director, Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA
A link to the Facebook live stream is available here.