From January 25 to 28, ESL Library will be attending the 2022 Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC) as an exhibitor! FETC takes place in Orlando, Florida, and explores how technology is shaping the future of education. We chatted with Mari Lasnetski, our Chief Impact Officer, and asked her a few questions about FETC. Here’s what she had to say.
MELISSA: What's your history with FETC?
MARI: I've been attending FETC for over 20 years. It has truly become a gathering place for the most innovative education leaders from around the world.
MELISSA: Why is it important for the ESL Library team to attend the FETC conference?
MARI: I've gone to FETC as both an attendee and a vendor. Whether I attended as an attendee or as a vendor, it has always been a collaborative place; a time for exploring best practices and important topics that are top of mind to education leaders. It's a fully engaging experience.
MELISSA: What have been some of your biggest takeaways from past FETC conferences?
MARI: I always leave FETC with a more precise notion of what is really important to education leaders. I develop professionally by learning from pioneers in the educational technology space. It's also an opportunity to reconnect with friends and make new lifelong professional friends that are as passionate as I am about educational technology.
MELISSA: What are you most looking forward to about the 2022 FETC conference?
MARI: I’m looking forward to heading down those escalators and feeling the energy and anticipation that starts to creep up as soon as the venue opens its doors. Then the fun, reconnecting, and learning begin!
In this lesson, students discuss the effects of technology and what school might look like in the future. In addition to discussion questions, this lesson also includes a vocabulary review and a group task.
Are you attending this year’s FETC conference? If you’re going, let us know what you’re most excited about in the comments below!