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Effectively leveraging tech to advance teaching and learning is one of the most critical issues facing today’s district-level leaders. Teachers and students need knowledgeable advocates who understand what it takes to be a technology leader. ISTE recognizes this critical role and has designed the ISTE Digital Leadership Summit with learning experiences featuring a variety of expert speakers and formats, meaningful conversations with industry leaders, and the ISTE Standards and Essential Conditions as the framework.

Manoush Zomorodi

Keynote Manoush Zomorodi

Saturday, January 19, lunch

Manoush Zomorodi is the author of Bored and Brilliant and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a woman-led media company. In 2012, Zomorodi created, hosted and was managing editor of “Note to Self,” a podcast from WNYC Studios for “anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age.” In 2015, Zomorodi led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity and change their lives. Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, builds on that experiment to demonstrate how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in the new digital ecosystem. She’ll be joining us for a talk on human skills for digital natives, followed by a conversation-style Q&A.

Sheryl Abshire
Panel Participant
Chief Technology Officer
Calcasieu Parish School System
Joe Ayala
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Director of Operations
Union School District
Susan Bearden
Lightning Talk Speaker
Chief Innovation Officer
Consortium for School Networking
Dave Benoit
Panel Participant
Senior Advisor
Jeff Branson
Keynote Speaker
Field Engineer
SparkFun Electronics
Gary Brantley
Panel Moderator
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta
Zac Chase
Summit Facilitator
pK-12 Language Arts Coordinator
St. Vrain Valley Schools
Martin Cisneros
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Academic Innovation Specialist
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Jon Corippo
Lightning Talk Speaker
Executive Director
Richard Culatta
Featured Speaker
Alex Gaynor
Horizon Chat Participant
Software Security Engineer
Oliver Hurst-Hiller
Horizon Chat Participant
CTO & Head of Product
Kristina Ishmael
Summit Facilitator
Senior Project Manager
New America
Molly MCMahon
Horizon Chat Participant
The Teachers Guild, IDEO
Sophia Mendoza
Panel Participant
Director, ITI
Los Angeles Unified School District
Oscar Menjivar
Horizon Chat Participant
CEO and Founder
TXT: Teens Exploring Technology
Becky Navarre, Ph.D.
Panel Participant
Assistant Superintendent of Technology
Fort Worth ISD
Derek Runberg
Keynote Speaker
Corporate Strategist, Author and Educator
SparkFun Electronics
Kirk Smiley
Horizon Chat Participant
Principal Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships
Joseph South
Featured Speaker
Chief Learning Officer
Adina Sullivan-Marlow
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Educational Technology Coordinator
San Marcos Unified School District
Kristen Swanson
Horizon Chat Participant
Chief of Staff
Google Image Search
Tacy Trowbridge
Off-site Speaker
Global Education Programs Lead
Shana White
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Constellations Fellow
Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

Design Block Provocateurs

Joe Ayala
Director of Operations, Union School District

Traci Bonde
Director of Instructional Technology, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District

Jeff Branson
Field Engineer, SparkFun Electronics

Martin Cisneros
Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Barb Dill-Varga
Superintendent, Carmel Unified School District

Stacey Gonzales
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, District 230

Diane Harazin
Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Prince William County Schools

Charles Hinsch
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Darren Hudgins
CEO, Think | Do | Thrive

Courtney Orzel
Superintendent, Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A

John Roach
Lead Academic Tech Agent, Rialto Unified School District

Derek Runberg
Corporate Strategist, SparkFun

Micah Studer
Executive Director of Equity and Support Services, Yolo County Office of Education

Adina Sullivan-Marlow
K12 Educational Technology Coordinator, San Marcos Unified School District

Jonathan Tallman
Superintendent, Red Bud CUSD #132

Kenneth Wallace
Superintendent, Maine Township High School District 207

Amy Warke
CAAO, Oak Park Elementary District 97

Shana White
Constellations Fellow, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

Devin Young
Co-founder and President, Classcraft

Shawn Young
CEO, Co-Founder, ClassCraft