We all know the power of a hashtag. #RedNoseDay – a fundraising, or “fun-raising,” campaign for children and young people living in poverty – has been the top U.S. trend on Twitter all day. Social media provide previously unimaginable visibility to these inspiring initiatives. And when coupled with offline efforts, such as Red Nose Day’s three-hour special on NBC tonight, awareness for pressing issues can reach great heights.
With a head nod to the hashtag, we’re excited to introduce our “Trending Now” event at ISTE 2015. The roundtable brings together education leaders with diverse backgrounds to discuss trending education topics – #edtech, #speced, #cybersafety, and more. In short, it’s taking #edchat offline, providing media with access to expert opinions on the most pressing issues in education.
This year’s panelists include:
- Jennifer Gardner, Director, IT Finance & Subsidies, School District of Philadelphia
- Gina Piero, Instructional Coach, Worthington City School District, Ohio (@gina_piero)
- Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP, Manager of Education and Learning, Tobii Dynavox
- Helen Padgett, Ph.D., ISTE Past President (@hlpadgett)
The roundtable discussion is part of BuzzHub, our new series that offers a variety of exclusive opportunities to top-tier media, bloggers, industry VIPs and associations. “Trending Now” will feature a one-hour, quick-hitting conversation, followed by a Q&A session for attendees. Registration details are below.
So, we ask: What topics would you like to hear the experts discuss?