Actress and Advocate America Ferrera To Headline Keynotes At Iste 2014

What do “Ugly Betty;” an author, speaker, and agent for social change; and the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have in common? All three – actress America Ferrera, former Nike executive Kevin Carroll and teacher Jeffrey Charbonneau – will share their perspectives on leading transformation in education at ISTE 2014.

The ISTE annual conference will to be held June 28 – July 1 at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta.

The opening keynote on Saturday, June 28 will be America Ferrera, best known for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on the ABC hit comedy “Ugly Betty,” a role that earned her an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) and Imagen awards.

In March 2011, Ferrera was named the national recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award for her commitment to helping lead underprivileged families and youth to a better life and education.

On Monday, June 30, Kevin Carroll, author of “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball,” “What’s Your Red Rubber Ball?!” and “The Red Rubber Ball at Work,” will bring the power of play and creativity to the stage as he talks about how to maximize human potential and empower us to grow in more meaningful ways.

As the conference closing keynote on Tuesday, July 1, Jeffrey Charbonneau, the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, will challenge educators to take action and lead transformation in their schools and districts. A biology teacher at Zillah High School in Washington state and a National Board Certified Teacher, Charbonneau has been instrumental in creating a series of demanding science, technology engineering and math (STEM) offerings in his small, rural high school.

Additional information about the ISTE 2014 keynote speakers can be found online at:

Super-bird early registration for the ISTE 2014 Conference and Expo closes March 31, 2014. Educators interested in hearing these speakers and engaging in professional learning activities can register at