• Tuesday Keynote Speaker
    Sylvia Martinez

    Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom & President of Generation YES

    Sylvia’s latest book, co-authored with Gary Stager, advocates authentic learning using real world design principles and hands-on experiences and has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”. As president of Generation YES, a global non-profit evangelizing student involvement in education reform through technology, she helps schools through a change process that includes student-centered teaching practices, encouragement of student voice, and technology combined with service learning. Martinez started her career designing high frequency receiver systems and navigation software for GPS satellites.

  • Wednesday Keynote Speaker
    Ken Shelton

    Educational Technology Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, & Discovery STAR Educator

    Ken has worked as an educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the middle school level. Currently, he presents nationally and internationally, offering keynotes, presentations, and hands-on workshops covering a wide variety of topics including educational technology, technology integration, creative expression, photography, visual learning, visual storytelling, and instructional design. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. In addition to the effective use of digital resources he is passionate about travel, food, and photography.

  • Thursday Keynote Speaker
    Rushton Hurley

    Educator, Speaker, & Executive Director of Next Vista for Learning

    Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. He has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. His work with teenagers led him to use the internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches. His educational nonprofit, Next Vista for Learning, houses a free library of hundreds of short videos by and for teachers and students. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, and laughing at himself.

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Christa McAuliffe was our New Hampshire "teacher in space" astronaut who died in the Challenger shuttle launch on January 28th, 1986.

In Christa's memory and in keeping with her spirit this conference is designed to highlight the sharing of successful technology practices among educators. The conference serves as a forum for exchanging technology-based success stories, integration tips, instructional strategies, technical solutions, and management techniques, that really work in the learning environment.

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