Jun 16 2022

ISTELive 2022: Sessions to Highlight Tech Leadership, Digital Equity, Esports and More

At the first in-person session in three years, K–12 ed tech experts will share best practices in New Orleans via livestreaming and hybrid sessions.

Teachers, school administrators, technology leaders and technology providers are preparing to kick off the summer at one of the largest K–12 ed tech conferences in the world: the annual gathering of the International Society for Technology in Education.

The June 26—­29 event will feature hundreds of professional development opportunities under the theme of “Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity.” Sessions will cover technology integration, technology leadership, emerging technologies, digital equity, data privacy, student engagement, personalized learning, esports and student impact.

The conference, which attracts an estimated 16,000 attendees, will be held in person for the first time since 2019. This year’s participants can choose to attend live sessions in New Orleans, view sessions remotely via livestream or participate in both in-person and virtual sessions.

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“Our team has been working around the clock to design an event full of engagement with education innovators from around the world, focused on how to best use technology to support learning and close equity gaps,” says Richard Culatta, ISTE CEO. “Whether you are joining in person in New Orleans or online, ISTELive will be an interactive experience that will feel unlike any education event you’ve attended before.”

Featured Speakers Are National, Local and Ed Tech Celebrities

Featured ISTE speakers will include Cornel West, renowned author and professor at Union Theological Seminary; Kristina Ishmael, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology; Adam Juarez, technology integration coach and one of EdTech’s 2021 K–12 IT Influencers; Rachelle Dené Poth, a Spanish and STEAM teacher and a 2020 K–12 IT influencer; and Wanda Terral, technology director for Tennessee’s Lakeland School System.

The conference will also sprinkle in presentations from local artists and educators from Louisiana, including Spencer Kiper, instructional technologist for Caddo Parrish School District, and actor Tarzan Davis, a former elementary school teacher.

LEARN MORE: Data analytics tools show ed tech’s impact.

Consider Attending These ISTE Live 2022 Sessions

With hundreds of sessions to choose from, attendees can search for sessions by their roles or use one of ISTE’s topic-focused sample schedules. EdTech staff believes the following sessions are worth checking out:

Esports and Emerging Tech Take Center Stage

There will be a huge esports presence at ISTE this year with more than a dozen sessions on the topic. At the “ISTE Immersive Esports Experience,” conference attendees can observe students playing games live and drop in on student and educator panels discussing why competitive gaming matters in K–12. They can also check out sessions on how to start a team; how to get started with the Microsoft Esports Teachers Academy; and how gaming empowers girls.

DISCOVER: Experts share the latest trends in K–12 esports arenas.

Finally, those passionate about ed tech tend to get excited about seeing the new products in the exhibition hall, but they also want to join the conversations on how emerging tech can impact learning today. Look for sessions on game-based learning, learning in the metaverse, introducing students to nonfungible tokens, and what web3 means for education.

Keep up with EdTech: Focus on K–12’s coverage on our ISTELive page and via Twitter with the hashtag #ISTELive.

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