After a delicious lunch with a friend and coworker, I went to a session with John Ohler, which focused on future trends in technology and how they will impact the field of education. In this session, I thought about how the field of education will likely change in the next 5 years and the ethical ramifications of these advances.
This continued the theme from the Keynote about how important it is to design new innovations in a way that is thoughtful and remains conscious of potential unintended consequences. This is echoed in a video I found with Ruha Benjamin, focused on explaining her line of work in 60 seconds. In case you haven't noticed it by now, I have become a huge fan of her work. I finder her and Dr. Chris Emdin to be refreshing thought leaders that have placed equity in education at the forefront of their work. We need more and more people like this contributing to the discussion about education.