The 2013 Michigan Teacher of the Year is among the experts scheduled to present at the sixth annual 21st Century Learning Symposium Aug. 22 at Marysville High School. Gary Abud, a Grosse Pointe North science teacher, will be among dozens of educators from the area, state and nation who will present during the symposium. The day-long symposium looks at the future of education, specifically how teachers can best use new technologies to connect with their students. More than 600 educators and community leaders are expected to attend. “We want to equip students with the skills to be involved citizens—thinking, planning and acting—to change their world today and tomorrow,” said Joanne Hopper, director of Education Services at the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency, which is again sponsoring the symposium in partnership with St. Clair County Community College. The featured speaker is Kevin Honeycutt, a technology integrationist and staff developer from Central Kansas. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art and now travels the country and the world sharing ideas with forward-thinking educators. Other presenters include representatives from Google, Discovery Education and LEGO Education, as well as 15 teachers and administrators from St. Clair County. To register, go to the RESA website, www.sccresa.org, and click on the 21st Century Learning Symposium button on the right.