Sessions to Address Futuristic Thinking, Cybersecurity and More
These sessions will share the value of using emerging technologies such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence to support students. Other sessions will focus on building community through esports and practical ways that Microsoft and Google tools can help teachers address student needs in person and remotely.
Another theme running throughout the conference is not only preparing future-ready students but also becoming future-ready leaders. Those sessions address learning continuity plans, digital citizenship, equity, futurist thinking, design thinking, blended learning and emerging technologies.
With cybersecurity incidents among K–12 school districts on the rise, the convention will also feature several sessions addressing fortifying school networks. There will be sessions on protecting student privacy, surviving ransomware, preventing cyberattacks, managing security threats in hybrid environments and securing cloud environments. IT directors will also participate in a panel discussion to share lessons from the past year.
Speakers to Include Influencers in Education and Entertainment
Finally, TCEA will feature speakers such as Cynthia Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, and Brett Culp, a filmmaker and social entrepreneur.
Other speakers include education thought leaders and EdTech influencers such as award-winning former educators and educational consultants Desiree Alexander and Ken Shelton, and Vernon Wright, a former educator and an entrepreneur, speaker, life coach and consultant.