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ISTE19 Aims to Inspire Educators with Bold Speakers

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Educators from around the world will gather in the historic city of Philadelphia this summer to chart the future of learning in their schools and discover ways to reach all students. They’ll be challenged, emboldened and inspired as a dynamic group of accomplished speakers address the importance of creativity and the heart of resilience at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Conference & Expo, ISTE19, June 23-26.

Speakers include Pixar Animation Studios’ Director of Photography for Lighting Danielle Feinberg who has worked on 13 of Pixar’s films, directing the lighting for the Academy Award®-winning films “Wall-E,” “Brave” and “Coco.” She also works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue coding, math and science by demonstrating the magic found by combining art and technology. Building on this theme, Sady Paulson will create a two-minute video to kick off her presentation about assistive technology and highlight her incredible journey of breaking barriers to become a cinematographer.

Mike Walsh, futurist and author, will share his thoughts on artificial intelligence and how leaders and learners can thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change, while Manoush Zomorodi, author of Bored and Brilliant and a media company co-founder, will present on “human skills for digital natives” and preserving our humanity in the digital age.

2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning will discuss how edtech can help learning become more inclusive. This idea will also be highlighted by artist Phil Hansen, who will discuss the impact nerve damage had on his life and how it led him to see “limitations as a source for creativity.”

Michael Bonner, an author and educator at North Carolina's South Greenville Elementary, will discuss the challenges of working in a school where students face food insecurity, difficult family dynamics and even homelessness. 

ISTE19 offers three days of active learning with over 1,400 sessions in various formats, including dozens of playgrounds presented by educators and students that explore critical topics such as STEM, computer science, creativity and design, and featured content such as TED-partner sessions, a NASA makerspace, an educator hack-a-thon and experiential field trips throughout Philadelphia. Attendees can also participate in the expo hall with over 500 vendors sharing hands-on edtechexperiences – from artificial intelligence to 3D printing to virtual reality.

Learn more about ISTE19 at isteconference.org. Stay connected by following ISTE on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Join the conversation with #ISTE19.

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