Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

FETC 2006 to Target 21st-Century Learning: Ed-Tech Industry Set to Convene for Major Annual Conference

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

FETC 2006 to Target 21st-Century Learning: Ed-Tech Industry Set to Convene for Major Annual Conference

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THE FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (FETC; www.fetc.org) 2006 kicks off its 26th year with a promising lineup of professional development workshops targeting 21st-century skills, and will feature more than 200 sessions focusing on current and emerging technologies, and more than 500 companies displaying the latest in technology resources.

The conference will be held March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The opening night's session features keynote speaker Rudolph Crew. An educator for 25 years, Crew has served in school districts and universities across the nation as a teacher, an administrator, a college professor, and a coordinator of special programs and staff development. Now the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL), he has set three priorities: eliminating low-performing schools, increasing academic achievement for all students, and bringing cost-efficiency to the district's construction and business practices. At FETC, Crew will set the tone for local, state, and national dignitaries, who will discuss the newest trends in educational technology and share their visions for technology's role in learning. …

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