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

FETC 2009 Goes Green: The Annual Ed Tech Conference Will Be Led off by Philippe Cousteau a Leading Conservationist Worthy of His Notable Pedigree

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

FETC 2009 Goes Green: The Annual Ed Tech Conference Will Be Led off by Philippe Cousteau a Leading Conservationist Worthy of His Notable Pedigree

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FROM JAN. 21-24, THE ORANGE County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, will welcome school IT staff, teachers, administrators, ed tech leaders, and more for the 2009 Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC; www.fetc.org). The annual event, one of the largest of its kind, exposes educators to the latest products and techniques for integrating technology across curricula, from kindergarten to college.

Officially kicking off FETC this year will be an opening session sponsored by Discovery Education (www.discoveryeducation.com) and featuring keynote speaker Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary explorer, oceanographer, filmmaker, ecologist, photographer, author, and researcher Jacques Cousteau.

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Philippe Cousteau was recently named chief ocean correspondent for cable television channel Animal Planet (http://animal.discovery.com), where he is creating a series of ocean documentary programs. He is also president of EarthEcho International (www.earthecho.org), a nonprofit environmental education and conservation organization that aims to empower people with stories, experiences, and resources that will lead them to take action to protect the oceans and improve the world. At FETC, Cousteau will join local, state, and national dignitaries who will share with participants their knowledge, experience, and vision for technology in education. …

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