ISTE Unveils 2016 Conference Keynotes

ISTE Unveils 2016 Conference Keynotes

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced the three keynote speakers at ISTE 2016, June 26-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The 2016 conference Opening Keynote on Sunday, June 26, is Michio Kaku, Ph.D., one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. Kaku, a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, has a knack for popularizing science for all audiences. Kaku’s newest book, The Future of the Mind illustrates the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

On Tuesday, June 28, Ruha Benjamin, an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine and society, will present the second ISTE 2016 keynote. Benjamin is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and a frequent speaker on empowering students and educators to be agents of change.

In keeping with the tradition of sending ISTE conference attendees home inspired by the words of one of their own, Michelle Cordy, teacher and author of the popular blog Hack the Classroom, will share her mission to teach differently at the ISTE 2016 Closing Keynote Wednesday, June 29. Cordy currently teaches third grade in a 1:1 classroom in London, Ontario, Canada. An elementary and middle school teacher for nearly 15 years, she has also taught in college and university teacher education programs.

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