The National School Boards Association’s annual T+L Conference opened today in Dallas, Texas. More than 2,000 school district leaders are expected to attend the 20th anniversary of this premier ed-tech event.
Running Nov. 8-10 at the Dallas Convention Center, the conference will highlight technology trends and best practices at school districts nationwide, showcase model school district ed-tech initiatives, and give district administrators and board members a chance to see the latest ed-tech solutions.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil is scheduled to give the opening keynote address this morning; additional speakers are to include Clyde Prestowitz, who heads an influential Washington, D.C., think tank, and professor, author, and cultural analyst James Paul Gee. Prestowitz will reveal how to prepare today’s students to compete in the new global economic order, while Gee is expected to discuss why he believes high-quality video games have the capacity to boost learning and empower students.
In addition to keynote speeches, the conference will offer district-led workshops and presentations showcasing ed-tech best practices, as well as an interactive exhibit hall featuring more than 200 leading technology solutions providers.
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