Donald G. Knezek

CAE, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer, is a leader of innovation for transforming education with technology and recognized globally for his leadership in collaboration, planning, and standards development. Dr. Knezek holds degrees from Dartmouth College, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 28 years as a professional educator, he worked in a variety of academic and administrative settings, including K–12 classroom, district office, university, regional service center, state department of education, and national and international organizations. Dr. Knezek provides leadership around the world, recently working in Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates. He is providing consulting services to ministries of education, sharing his valued expertise in preparing education leaders and teachers to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Don will open the conference by elaborating on his experience and highlighting the importance of integrating digital tools into a rapidly changing environment both nationally and internationally.

“ISTE has long championed creativity as essential to learning, teaching and school leadership through our widely adopted digital age standards, the NETS, and events like ISTE 2012.  We must continue to work together to ensure that educational technology is included in our shared roadmap to success and achievement.  In the globalized economy that the President speaks of, few things are as important as a highly skilled labor force.  And that labor force is the result of educators who have relevant digital age skills as well as creativity, passion, and professionalism”.
-Don Knezek

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