Keynote Speakers

  • Tuesday, 11:20 to 12:50 in the Armory
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KATE DAERLING, PhD.

Leading Expert in Social Robotics & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

Kate Darling croppedDr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics and a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property. She has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. Her passion for technology and robots has led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School with Professor Lawrence Lessig, she began to work at the intersection of law and robotics, with a focus on legal and social issues. Kate’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and more. Kate graduated from law school with honors and holds a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College. She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including her Pleos Yochai, Peter, and Mr. Spaghetti.

Connect with Olivia on social media, @thelivbits, and visit her website at http://www.theLivBits.com


 
What Matters? The Future, It’s Me!

Liv’s work as a “book activist” has gone global and inspired her to understand her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. In this keynote, 12-year-old Olivia Van Ledtje shares 5 idea keys that matter for connected learners—hear how these ideas have helped Liv #SparkChange.

Olivia and Cynthia conduct the following workshops and concurrent sessions:
Monday afternoon from 12:30 - 3:30pm STUDENT VOICE, AUTHENTIC AUDIENCES, & ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS
Monday evening Parent Forum at 6:30pm TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE, SAVVY, & SMART ONLINE
Tuesday at 8:00am CRAFTING YOUR DIGITAL IDENTITY WITH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
Tuesday at 9:40am BOOK BOSSES: READING, THINKING, & CREATING WITH TECH

Following the luncheon keynote presentation Olivia and Cynthia will be available in Stark for book signing.

PERNILLE RIPP

TEACHER. AUTHOR. CREATOR. SPEAKER. MOM

Pernille Ripp headshotPernille Ripp is an expert in literacy and technology integration and passionate advocate for education. She dedicates her research and practice to developing engaged and empowered students and communities. In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud (GRA), a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. The GRA has grown to connect more than 4,000,000 students in more than 80 different countries. Pernille has authored multiple books focusing on creating learning spaces and communities where students thrive and all stakeholders are empowered and passionate about learning. Her work has been featured in many print and online journals. With her mentoring, her own students’ blogs have recieved more than 600,000 unique views since they began. Pernille’s current research interest is in creating passionate literacy environments within the restriction of our current educational systems to help students fall in love with literacy again. She uses her own classroom as a laboratory, as well as learns from the many educators she works with across the world. Pernille is a Skype Master Teacher; recipient of the 2015 WEMTA Making IT Happen Award; and the 2015 ISTE Award for Innovation in Global Collaboration.

Connect with Pernille on social media, @pernilleripp or @globalreadaloud and check out her blog at https://pernillesripp.com.


Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students

Would you want to be a student in your own learning environment? Based on her book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, join 7th-grade teacher Pernille Ripp to explore how to create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. Hear practical strategies for how to build a meaningful relationship with your learners based on mutual trust, respect, and honesty.  Share ownership of the classroom and school with them. Break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behavior.  Based on common sense strategies, personal story telling, and the research behind student engagement, this is a keynote meant to move you to action.  Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career, this session is meant to inspire you, help you take some risks, and eagerly pursue your journey toward a school filled with passionate learners.

Pernille conducts the following concurrent sessions:
Wednesday at 8:00am PASSIONATE TEACHERS
Wednesday at 9:40am REIMAGINING LITERACY THROUGH GLOBAL COLLABORATION

Keynote Speakers 2017

Steve Dembo
BILL IS DIGITALLY LITERATE: BE LIKE BILL!

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Adam Bellow
CROSSROADS: EDUCATION VERSUS TECHNOLOGY

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Steve Dembo & Adam Bellow
OPEN THE CURIOSITY DOOR

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Keynote Speakers 2016

George Couros
The Innovator’s Mindset

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Jenifer Fox
Why K-12 Education Must Change

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Paul Reynolds
Library 2.0: How Do We Craft & Share the Story of the Modern Library’s Critical Role in the 21st Century?

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Keynote Speakers 2015

Sameer Hinduja
Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying & Make Kindness Go Viral

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Sara DeWitt
The Changing Landscape of Digital Learning

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Travis Allen
Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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Keynote Speakers 2014

Sylvia Libow Martinez
A Global Revolution Goes to School: The Maker Movement

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Ken Shelton
The Art of Iteration: Embracing Failure for Learning

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Rushton Hurley
Creativity, Inspiration, and Excellence

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Keynote Speakers 2013

Kevin Honeycutt
Trends, Tools, and Tactics for 21st Century Learning

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Jaime Casap
Unleashing the Power of Technology in Education

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media, & Global Project Based Learning

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Keynote Speakers 2012

Angela Maiers
Habitudes of a 21st Century Learner

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Richard Byrne
Everything Is Free, Now What?

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Scott Kinney
Moving Learning...Beyond the Information Age

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