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Former MythBusters' Host Kari Byron Presents Future of Education Technology Conference Mega Session
The presentation will discuss the importance of STEM and communicating scientific knowledge that can help solve some of the world's most urgent problems.
By: LRP Media Group
During the Mega Session STEM SAVES THE WORLD! Coming to a Screen Near You!, EXPLR Media Co-Founders and Producers, Byron and Buccos, will discuss the importance of creative media in STEM to help answer the question "I'm Not a Scientist, Why Should I Care About STEM?" They will demonstrate the critical importance of storytelling in communicating scientific knowledge that can help solve some of the world's most urgent problems.
"I am so excited to speak at FETC," said Byron. "Technology is the path to educational equity and the future. STEM will save the world."
"By tapping into students' curiosity, Kari Byron reveals global scientific issues that encourage students to work harder to solve for the betterment of mankind," said Jennifer Womble, Program Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference. "We are excited to have her presenting ways of teaching with multimedia that empower educators and inspire students."
After hosting MythBusters, Byron has gone on to host and produce shows spanning several networks. Her latest show, Crash Test World, is airing globally on Discovery networks and being used in classrooms through EXPLR Media. Byron's passion for smart entertainment has led her around the world, speaking on the role of STEAM programming. She is the author of Crash Test Girl, An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Biggest Questions and serves on the Board of the California Global Education Project.
Buccos has directed and produced over 500 short films for K-12 students and teachers. She was listed as a Top 40 Innovator in Education by The Center for Digital Education, has been a three-time recipient of the Parents' Choice GOLD Award for Excellence in Educational Programming, and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change in 2012.
FETC will offer more than 400 sessions and workshops and will spotlight best-selling author and one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, Shawn Achor, as the opening keynoter of the in-person event.
Registration for the 2022 Future of Education Technology Conference is open. Professionals can receive $150.00 off the on-site rate when they register by November 12, 2021. For more information, visit www.FETC.org.
LRP Media Group