Dates and Schedule

October 7, 2014 - Marc Prensky, MBA

Marc Prensky

About Marc
Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed thought leader, speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the field of education. Marc’s ideas are both practical and visionary. He has recently founded THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL FUTURE EDUCATION, a not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing the powerful ideas of A New World Curriculum, Future-oriented Education, and Accomplishment-Based Education in primary and secondary education around the globe. He has spoken in over 35 countries, and presents regularly around the world. Marc is also the co-founder and Creative Director of Spree Learning Games, a new “curricular games” company. Previously he founded and ran Games2train, a corporate game-based-learning company whose clients included IBM, Bank of America, Pfizer, the U.S. Department of Defense and the L.A. and Florida Virtual Schools.

Event Schedule:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Registration and Cocktail Reception 
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Hilton Loggia and West Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Speaker Presentation and Audience Participation
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium (Room 116)

December 3, 2014 - Karen Cator, MA

Karen Cator

About Karen
Karen Cator is President and CEO of Digital Promise. From 2009-2013, Karen was Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan and focused the Office’s efforts on teacher and leader support. She also was a leading voice for transforming American education through technology innovation and research. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers students and administrators. She is a past chair for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and has served on boards including the Software & Information Industry Association-Education.

Event Schedule: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Registration and Cocktail Reception
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Hilton Loggia and West Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Speaker Presentation and Audience Participation
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium (Room 116)

February 26, 2015 - Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

About Kevin
Kevin Honeycutt is a technology integrationist and a staff developer from Central Kansas. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art and now travels the country and the world sharing ideas with educators.  He is currently serving his ninth year as a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. Here he researches and designs programs, training and staff development with a strong passion for helping teachers and learners become successful with educational uses of technology.  He continues to work with schools to develop innovative, engaging curriculum to better prepare learners for the world they will face when they graduate.

Event Schedule:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Registration and Cocktail Reception
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Hilton Loggia and West Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Speaker Presentation and Audience Participation
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium (Room 116)

May 7, 2015- George Couros

George Couros

What to look for in Today’s Classroom
The focus of the classroom has, for the better, shifted from the teacher to the learner.  In this talk, George will share several elements of what we should be looking for in today’s classroom, knowing that focusing on only a few at a time can start the move towards a transformational learning environment.

About George
George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada.  He is a leader in the area of innovation, focusing on the development of distributed leadership and collaboration in constantly changing learning environments.  His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning encourages others to feel comfortable taking risks in their own learning.  

 

Event Schedule:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Registration and Cocktail Reception 
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Hilton Loggia and West Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Speaker Presentation and Audience Participation
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium (Room 116)