Thursday KEYNOTE Luncheon & New Schedule

There is no opening session on Thursday morning this year.

  • 7:00 Registration opens
  • 7:30 The Partner Pavilion opens and breakfast is available
  • 8:00 The first 50-minute concurrent session begins

 Plan ahead for time to park, and get to the first concurrent session by Plan ahead for time to park, and get to the first concurrent session by 8:00am! Start your day with the first three concurrent sessions and visits to the Partnership Pavilion before the luncheon Keynote, Jennie Magiera. If you missed her at ISTE17, this is your chance to hear Our Untold Stories.

JENNIE MAGIERA Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, Author of Courageous Edventures

Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the ChiefInnovation Officer in Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadershipand a Chicago Public Schools teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie has been working to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci-fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband.

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Our Untold Stories
Our Untold StoriesAs educators, we spend every day helping our students learn and grow. Yet despite the myriad of unique settings and situations in which we each work, there exist single stories about ourschools, our students, and our industry. As posed by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these single stories lead to stereotypes that while not necessarily wholly untrue, are certainly incomplete. So what are the untold stories we need to consider to avoid stereotype threat and help teachers see ourselves as change agents? Jennie Magiera shares untold stories you can amplify in order to empower educators to change the world starting in your classroom and schools.

Jennie conducts the following concurrent session: