September 14th @ 11am -12pm Central Daylight Time

Free to all

What if you had the foresight of a five-year view of the trends, challenges, and developments in technology poised to impact schools worldwide? This is why the NMC and CoSN jointly produced the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition and implementation toolkit, made possible by Share Fair Nation under a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation. These free resources will help education leaders and practitioners develop future-focused digital strategies and learning approaches that mirror the needs and skills of the real world. In this virtual release event, explore the most pressing trends as determined by an international panel of thought leaders. Start shaping the future of teaching and learning today!


Meet the Panelists:
Samantha Becker (NMC)
Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.
Joani Kay (Mountain Brook High School)
Joani Kay is the school technology coordinator for Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She has served as a technology specialist for Hoover City Schools and has also taught business education, programming courses, and blended learning in Louisiana and Alabama. Joani has worked in technology education and professional development for almost 30 years and truly enjoys working with people to find the best available products to help teachers and students. She is passionate about the possibilities technology can provide for our society.   Joani is a member of CoSN and the membership chair for the Alabama State Chapter of CoSN (CALL).   She is a long-time member of ISTE and AETA and other professional development organizations. 
Keith Krueger (Consortium for School Networking (CoSN))
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.  Technology & Learning selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in ed tech in 2015.  In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade.  In 2016 he received a Special Recognition award from the Council of Great City Schools. He serves on many Advisory Boards including eSchool News, the Education Committee of the National Park System, the Friday Institute at NC State University and the Wireless Reach Advisory Board. He is a past Board Member/Treasurer of the National Coalition on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET).