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Futurist Andrew Zolli to Moderate NECC Roundtable on Creativity and Innovation in Education

Posted Jun 11, 2007
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Futurist Andrew Zolli will moderate a diverse roundtable dialogue on education's global role in developing student creativity and innovation at the 2007 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Tuesday, June 26, at 8:30 a.m.

ISTE's 2007 keynote platform spans three days of the conference, with each day focusing on a different aspect of developing the creative process in students. Tuesday's panel discussion brings together a mix of creative and educational experts with the specific goal of uncovering and illuminating the global importance of engaging the spirit of innovation in students.

Panelists are:

* Elizabeth Streb, world-renowned choreographer specializing in the unique application of scientific principles to movement-based aesthetics
* Michael McCauley, vice president and creative director of ProActiv, a major Chicago-based communications company
* Mary Cullinane, chief technology architect of the Philadelphia School of the Future Project
* Dr. Francesc Pédro, senior analyst at the Paris-based Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), specializing in millennial research.

Internationally-known solo cellist/composer Zoe Keating will open the morning's keynote session with a 30-minute performance of technology-enhanced classical instrumentation. Keating was most recently on tour with Grammy-nominated UK pop artist Imogen Heap and was chosen by ISTE to participate in Tuesday's session because of her non-traditional approach to creative expression and innovative application of digital technology to music.

ISTE's 28th annual NECC is being held in Atlanta June 24 through 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information, visit

Source: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE),

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