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This event took place: September 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CDT (UTC -5:00)
Release of the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

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 > 2017 K-12 Edition and implementation toolkit, made possible by mindSpark Learning. 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!

Eden Dahlstrom (NMC)
Eden Dahlstrom is the Executive Director at the New Media Consortium (NMC.org). She provides leadership, strategic vision, and operational oversight for this international 501(c)3 not-for-profit consortium of over 200 leading colleges, universities, schools, libraries, and museums dedicated to the exploration and effective use of new media and emerging technologies for creativity and learning. She previously served as chief research officer at EDUCAUSE, leading the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) team and managing a vast portfolio of data, research, and analytics initiatives. She earned her Doctorate of Education from University of Southern California. As a widely published researcher and speaker, Eden has contributed significant thought leadership to the field. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE in 2011, she served in a variety of roles in academic and not-for-profit organizations. She has led initiatives that involved standardizing data for systematic warehousing; creating systems for reporting common metrics for higher education attainment outcomes; developing and managing inter-segmental, longitudinal databases; and applying business intelligence tools to provide data on demand opportunities for education stakeholders. In addition to data, analytics, and research-related experiences, Eden has also taught sociology courses, led a statewide initiative to vertically align math and English curriculum with secondary and post-secondary educators, and been a community college administrator. She leads by earning respect, appreciating honesty, gaining trust, and returning loyalty.
Pete Just (The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN)
Pete Just, CETL, serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN. Formerly a biology teacher and athletic trainer, he began his trajectory toward technology leadership on an Apple IIe the media specialist let him borrow. Believing that technology held great promise for K-12 education, and wanting to contribute to the shift, he pursued and received his graduate degree from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. Pete earned his CETL credential in 2013 and since has worked as CoSN board liaison to the CGC, taught CETL immersion and mentored aspiring CETL's. He has dedicated his career to the pursuit of technology initiatives that focus on the core of education - our classrooms. His mission is to seek out valuable technology trends and best educational practices and then enable the systemic changes to make them a reality for staff and students. Pete was involved in the launch of Indiana's first online school in 1999 and additional online and blended programs including Achieve Virtual Education Academy in 2010. With the support of his team, the MSD of Wayne Township has successfully created environments and systems to allow students to have multiple pathways to graduation enabling long term student success. He serves on the board of CoSN national. Pete is passionate about giving all students the chance to fulfill their God-given potential. He is proud of his wife, Melinda, an elementary principal and thier three children who inspire and encourage him.
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).