Leading for the Future: Harness Innovation, Embrace Change and Transform Learning

Location: Room 225CD

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Panel]

Tuesday, June 27, 10:15–11:15 am
Location: Room 225CD

Dr. L. Robert Furman   Mark Gura   Dr. Mike Ribble   Dr. Sam Sakai-Miller  
A panel of ISTE authors who are experts in innovation, digital age leadership and future-ready skills will discuss changes already affecting the educational system, as well as what to expect, how to adapt and what advice to give teachers.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Administrators : Visionary leadership
Students : Innovative designer
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Panelists will discuss future-readiness, innovation, digital citizenship and leadership through the lens of how best to prepare students for the future that awaits them.


Panel discussion with 5-7 questions, spending 6 minutes on each, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Supporting research

The authors may reference their books.



Dr. L. Robert Furman, South Park School District

Mark Gura, EdTech Digest

Dr. Mike Ribble, Manhattan-Ogden School District

Dr. Sam Sakai-Miller, San Lorenzo Unified School District

Sam Sakai-Miller, author of "Innovation Age Education: Empowering Students by Empowering Teachers," serves as Director of Technology Integration Services for the San Lorenzo Unified School District (near Oakland, CA). After teaching for 10 years, Sam focused her energies on furthering ed tech after witnessing how technology enhanced learning and teaching. Her current area of research is in helping learners of all ages to thrive in the Innovation Age. As an educational consultant, Sam presented in 19 states. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University's Online Masters Program in Educational Technology and Doctoral Program in Educational Technology.

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