The 2012 ISTE conference in San Diego is wrapping up its final hours. Although hardly a rookie to the trade show junket, this is in fact my first time attending the ISTE conference, and the energy from the attendees is overwhelming and can be felt across San Diego. For those of you who attended the show, here's a recap of a small handful of highlights. For those of you who missed out on sunny San Diego, you can live vicariously through this article.
To begin, the new year brings about a changing of the guard at ISTE. Longtime leader Don Knezek announced that he will step down and pass the torch to Brian Lewis as the organization’s new CEO. Lewis brings with him a diversified career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors most recently serving as the chief strategy office and interim CEO for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
“Our very future depends on how we address the issues of merging technology and instruction, and ensuring that all students have access to the tools that transform their educational experience and, ultimately, their lives,” said Lewis. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this extraordinary organization at this pivotal moment.”