Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTELive 21 registration can be bundled with ISTE membership as well as with ISTE’s Summer Learning Academy and the Creative Constructor Lab to ensure that individual educators as well as teams have access to a variety of learning opportunities at the best possible price.

ISTE staff leadership

Richard Culatta
Chief Executive Officer

Jim Flanagan
Chief Operating and Strategy Officer

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events and Marketing Officer

Joseph South
Chief Learning Officer

About ISTELive

For more than four decades, the ISTE conference has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential education events. It’s where educators and education leaders have gathered to engage in hands-on learning, share best practices and hear from the brightest minds from the world of education and beyond.

The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, tech coordinators and directors, library media specialists, education leaders, tech providers and researchers from around the world. Attendees enjoy over two dozen featured voices on our mainstage, thousands of sessions in a variety of formats and a massive expo hall.

Due to the global pandemic, the ISTE conference went fully virtual in 2020, using a custom-built platform that allowed real-time collaboration with presenters and attendees, gamification features designed to deepen learning and engagement, and an archive of more than 1,000 learning experiences that attendees could return to again and again for six months. This year, ISTELive 21 will also be a virtual event delivered on the same dynamic platform, featuring powerful voices and offering a treasure trove of content and resources.

Conference leadership

In addition to conference leadership, we wish to extend a special thanks to the ISTE Board of Directors and staff for their support and efforts to make ISTELive 21 a success.

Conference program leadership

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events and Marketing Officer, ISTE

Camilla Gagliolo
Senior Director of Event Content, ISTE

Vincent Elizabeth Barnett
Senior Advisor, Events, ISTE

Stefanie Arnold, CMP
Senior Director, Event Logistics, ISTE

Elizabeth Roberts
Senior Director, Events Strategy and Activation, ISTE

Program Committee


Reshan Richards
Program Adviser, New Canaan Country School, Connecticut

Claudio Zavala
CL90-Co-Chair, I Am Claudius, Texas

Christina Zientek
CL60 Co-Chair, MsZentech, Texas

James McCrary
CL90 Co-Chair, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Natalie Milman
Research Paper Chair, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Roland Rios
Poster Co-Chair, Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, Texas

Jeannine Freeman
Poster Co-Chair, Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, Texas

Kurt Klynen
Program Adviser, Joy of Professional Learning, Pennsylvania

Kelly Sain
Program Adviser, Boulder Valley School District, Colorado

Lori Gracey
Regional Program Chair, Texas Computer Education Association, Texas

Cori Coburn-Shiflet
CL60 Co-Chair, Georgetown Independent School District, Texas

James Allen
Playground Coordinator, Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky

Jacqueline Benitez
Playground Coordinator, California Academy of Sciences, California

Kimberly Coy
Playground Coordinator, California State University Fresno, California

Shannon Davenport
Playground Coordinator, NCCE, Tennessee

Erin Dowd
Playground Coordinator, JRNEY, New Hampshire

Heather Dowd
Playground Coordinator, Heza LLC, Illinois

Michele Eaton
Playground Coordinator, MSD of Wayne Township, Indiana

Jessie Erickson
Playground Coordinator, Grand Forks Public Schools, North Dakota

Ari Fleweling
Playground Coordinator, Independent Consultant, California

Diana Gill
Playground Coordinator, East Porter County School Corporation, Indiana

Mark Gura
Playground Coordinator, EdTech Digest, Florida

Rhianon Gutierrez
Playground Coordinator, Boston Public Schools, New Hampshire

Laurie Guyon
Playground Coordinator, WSWHE BOCES, New York

Michele Haiken
Playground Coordinator, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College, Connecticut

Robin Harris
Playground Coordinator, Griffin-Spalding County Schools, Georgia

Stefanie Hebden
Playground Coordinator, Oakland Schools ISD, California

Michael Hernandez
Playground Coordinator, Mira Costa High School, California

Peter Hessling
Playground Coordinator, North Carolina State University, North Carolina

Julie Jaeger
Playground Coordinator, Minot Public Schools, North Dakota

Rosalinda Jaimes
Playground Coordinator, Educator, California

Kurt Klynen
Playground Coordinator, Joy Of Professional Learning, Pennsylvania

Nancy Jo Lambert
Playground Coordinator, Reedy High School Frisco ISD, Texas

Dee Lanier
Playground Coordinator, LINC, North Carolina

Tara Linney
Playground Coordinator, TL Specialists, North Carolina

Gail Lovely
Playground Coordinator, Suddenly It Clicks!, Colorado

James McCrary
Playground Coordinator, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gwynn Moore
Playground Coordinator, Aurora Frontier P-8, Colorado

Tim Needles
Playground Coordinator, Smithtown High School East, New York

Wendy Oliver
Playground Coordinator, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii

Michelle Palmieri
Playground Coordinator, Pine Plains Central School District, New York

Steven Sato
Playground Coordinator, Singularity Media Group, California

Jonathan Schmid
Playground Coordinator, The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts

Allie Schultz
Playground Coordinator, Baldwin Country Public Schools, Alabama

Jason Trinh
Playground Coordinator, Toronto District School Board, Toronto

Maria Turner
Playground Coordinator, NCCE, Florida

Vinnie Vrotny
Playground Coordinator, The Kinkaid School, Texas

Denise Wright
Playground Coordinator, Horry County Schools, South Carolina

Claudio Zavala
Playground Coordinator, I am Claudius, Texas

Review Captains


John Bimmerle
Sulphur Springs Independent School District, Texas

Nikole Blanchard
The Dunham School, Louisiana

Aimee Bloom
REACH Academy, New York

JoyAnn Boudreau
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Intermediate/Junior High, Indiana

Brian Brown
UT Arlington, College of Education, Texas

Jessica Campos
Denton Independent School District, Texas

Jennifer Chance Cook
Perry Township Schools, Indiana

Sallee Clark
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, Texas

Ashley Coffman
Mansfield Independent School Distirct, Texas

Janet Corder
J2 Training, Texas

Matthew Crutcher
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

Brandi Dawson
Lewisville Independent School District, Texas

Charlotte Dolat
Alamo Heights Independent School District, Texas

Linda Dougherty
Bureau of Education & Research, Missouri

Tammy Dwight-Ministero
Denton Independent School District, Texas

Michele Eaton
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indiana

Jessie Erickson
Grand Forks Public Schools, North Dakota

Leslie Fagin
Griffin Spalding County Schools, Georgia

Michael Fricano II
Iolani School, Hawaii

Diana Gill
East Porter County School Corporation, Indiana

Joan Gore
J2Training, Texas

Beth Hamlin
American Academy, Colorado

Emily Herrin
Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

Cathy Houchin
Watertown Unified School District, Wisconsin

Mary Howard
Grand Island Central School District, New York

Jim Jewell
Shepherd of the Hills School, Texas

Lauren Johnson
St. Peter Catholic School, Louisiana

Matt Jones
New Braunfels Independent School District, Texas

Sherry Jones
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Colorado

Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Region 12, Texas

Leann Kidd
Northside Independent School District, Texas

Nancy Jo Lambert
Reedy High School Frisco Independent School District, Texas

Nathan Lang-Raad
WeVideo, California

Jeni Long
Eagle Mountain - Saginaw, Texas

Laura Lopez
Cornerstone Christian Schools, Texas

Kathleen Mansfield
Comal Independent School District, Texas

Kristen Mattson
Dr. Kristen Mattson Consulting, LLC, Illinois

Brenda McDonald
Anderson-Shiro Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

Tammy McLain
Dimmitt Indepenndent School District, Texas

Rachel Medrano
Robstown Independent School District, Texas

Katie Michna
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, Texas

Lisa Monthie
Waco Independent School District, Texas

Rita Mortenson
Verona Area High School, Wisconsin

Kathryn Nieves
Sparta Middle School, New Jersey

Scott Nunes
Modesto City Schools, Californa

Elaine Plybon
Keller Independent School District, Texas

Tisha Poncio
Empowered Educator, Texas

Susan Poyo
Franciscan University, Ohio

Randy Rodgers
Judson Independent School District, Texas

Rachel Scherer
Sam Houston State University, Texas

Tara Schneider
Avon Central School District, New York

Karen Streeter
Cogent TLC, LLC, Virginia

Josh Tabor
Denton Independent School District, Texas

Knikole Taylor
Life School, Texas

Wacey Tobler
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, Texas

Jason Trinh
Toronto District School Board, Ontario, Canada

Courtney Watson
Conroe High School/Conroe Independent School District, Texas

Tiffany Whitehead
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jennifer Williams
Take Action Global, Florida

Sylvia Wood
St. Dominic Savio CHS, Texas

Jennifer Wyatt
Palacios Indpendent School District, Texas

Deborah Zeman
Coppell Independent School District, Texas