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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kecia Ray
Executive Director of Learning Technologies
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, TN

As executive director of learning technologies for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Dr. Kecia Campbell-Ray oversees planning and administration of the district's virtual school, blending learning, online professional development and instructional technology integration. In addition to her role with the Nashville Schools, Ray currently serves as chair of the ISTE board of directors. She began her career as a middle school science teacher in DeKalb County, Georgia, after which she went on to teach in one of
the first 21st century classrooms in the state of Tennessee; participate in the design team of the First Center for the Visual Arts; and serve as director of technology research
for the Office of Science Outreach at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Ray has conducted research in the area of technology integration across the United
States, Canada and South Africa. She has consulted with school systems, universities
and museums in designing learning networks and is an industry-recognized grant writer andthe author of three books and several papers focused on designing instruction with technology. She has also been a member of the North American Council for Online Learning Research Committee; a journal referee for the American Education Research Association (AERA); a member of the Foster Care Review Board of Davidson County; a public board member on the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education; and president of ISTE's Special Interest Group for Online Learning (SIGOL). She currently serves on the graduate faculty of the College of Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland University College and Bethel University.

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