Keynote and Distinguished Speakers


 
 
Mike Lawrence
Executive Director at CUE, Inc.

Mike Lawrence has been impacting education as a teacher, administrator, technology coordinator and non-profit leader for twenty years. He currently serves as Executive Director of Computer-Using Educators (CUE.org), supporting its membership by advancing student achievement through technology on an international level. Each year, thousands of educators attend CUE’s conference events and professional learning opportunities, making it the premier Educational Technology association of the Western US. He also serves as Director of the California Student Media Festival (mediafestival.org); the nation’s oldest such festival. He is currently finishing a four-year term on the ISTE Board of Directors as its Secretary. He is a respected presenter at national conferences and events and was recently honored as one of the National School Board Association's "20 to Watch in Educational Technology" in 2012 and was given the ISTE Making IT Happen award at ISTE 2013. He lives with his wife and two kids in Southern California.
http://www.cue.org/

Reclaim Your School's Teacher's Lounge - Develop Educational Entrepreneurs!
Those of us interested in changing education used to warn innovators at our schools to stay away from the teacher’s lounge. It is far too often where “good ideas go to die.” Sadly, when I share this observation, nearly everyone agrees with me. Now, however – I am issuing a challenge: We must reclaim this space. We can no longer afford to cede this important ground, where so much potential for collaboration exists, to the naysayers. Let’s build a place that it is additive, embracing the improvisational precept of “Yes, and…” where educators can be creative, inspire each other and collaborate. Let’s transform the teacher’s lounge at every school – let it become a place in which new ideas are celebrated, refined and launched.


 
 
Scott McLeod
Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. After 14 years as an Educational Leadership professor, Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education. In 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. He also is the co-editor of the book, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media.
http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org

Building Capacity: Taking Leaders From Vision to Implementation
In his keynote, Scott will walk participants through some of the activities that he has been using to help school leaders navigate the school redesign process. From visioning to implementation, critical conversations and experiences must occur if administrators are to effectively transform school systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on the three big shifts of greater cognitive complexity, increased student agency, and technology infusion. Attendees will have access to blank activity templates to facilitate their own work with local administrators. We'll save lots of time for questions and discussion too!


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Pam Moran
Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools

Dr. Pamela Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006. She oversees a division with an annual operating budget of $151 million, with more than 1,100 teachers educating 13,000 students in 26 schools. During Dr. Moran’s tenure, Albemarle County Public Schools has become one of the top performing school divisions in the state with an on-time graduation rate of 93 percent. The performance of its students on Advanced Placement tests ranks the division in the top three percent of all school divisions in the U.S. and Canada, according to a recent report by the College Board. Dr. Moran has long had a commitment to providing broad-based and innovative learning opportunities for students, believing that excellence in multiple disciplines provides students with the skills essential to becoming successful as citizens, in the workforce, and in post-secondary education.
http://spacesforlearning.wordpress.com

Maker Leaders Build Hope
In this co-note, Ira Socol and Pam Moran together will explore the context of leading, not through positional power but with empowered educators who question, wonder, seek, and act. Maker leaders create opportunities for authentic leadership and agency to emerge among educators who work within the community. Influence comes from many rather than a single leader or the hierarchy, and isn't dependent upon experience, degree, or title. How did two librarians dare to transform a high school library steeped in tradition into a contemporary youth media space? What led an elementary staff to catalyze change through creation of a learning network that daily takes children and educators beyond the school walls? How did a school district come to define learning through lifelong competencies and professional development as seven pathways to change factory schools into innovation zones? Join Ira and Pam as they take you on a continuing journey to transform, not reform, public education.

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Mike Muir
Director, Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning

I have been an educator for over 25 years. Over that time, I have been a high school and middle school mathematics teacher, a middle grades technology integrator, a university practicum supervisor, a professor of middle grades education and educational technology, an educational developer and manager (including projects in Philadelphia, PA; Chester, PA; Fairbanks, AK; Buffalo, NY; Lake Charles, LA; and Maine), and a consultant working with other educators to actively create motivating and engaging learning environments for all students. I remain faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington and Director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning. Currently, I am the Multiple Pathways Leader for the Auburn School Department (Auburn, ME), where I support the district's large scale school change initiatives, including customized, performance-based learning K-12, but starting with the high school, shared leadership teams, re-envisioning our teacher contract, and a primary grades literacy and math initiative which includes a 1to1 iPad initiative in kindergarten and 1st Grade. On the side, I am director of Projects4ME, Maine's virtual project-based program for at-risk and dropout youth. I’m also active in the Association for Middle Level Education (Formerly National Middle School Association - current President Elect, former East Region Trustee, and former Research Advisory Board member), the Maine Association for Middle Level Education (Past President), and the International Society for Technology in Education (former SIG 1to1 Chair; former SIG Council member), and present widely on leadership for school change, Customized Learning, motivating underachievers, engaging educational programs, middle level education, and 1to1 learning with laptop/tablet initiatives.
http://inventivereasoning.com/

Leading Beside: Change that Sticks
We have all done our best to help make positive change happen in schools. But it sometimes seems like, more often than not, it doesn't stick. Change that sticks, however, doesn't require leading from the front. It requires leading from beside.


 
 
Ira Socol
Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners

Ira David Socol is the Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners as he works to complete is doctorate in education at Michigan State University. He works extensively with Michigan's Integrated Technology Initiative (where he developed the "Freedom Stick" universal design applications suite with the help of RSC-Scotland-North+East), with Michigan's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, with the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, and with many other schools, districts, and divisions. He presents nationally and internationally on the need to radically change the four technologies of school - time, the division of students and content, spaces, and information and communication tools - in order to give all students an opportunity to succeed. He is the author of the "somewhat educationally-based" novel, The Drool Room, and blogs at speedchange.blogspot.com
http://speedchange.blogspot.com

Maker Leaders Build Hope
In this co-note, Ira Socol and Pam Moran together will explore the context of leading, not through positional power but with empowered educators who question, wonder, seek, and act. Maker leaders create opportunities for authentic leadership and agency to emerge among educators who work within the community. Influence comes from many rather than a single leader or the hierarchy, and isn't dependent upon experience, degree, or title. How did two librarians dare to transform a high school library steeped in tradition into a contemporary youth media space? What led an elementary staff to catalyze change through creation of a learning network that daily takes children and educators beyond the school walls? How did a school district come to define learning through lifelong competencies and professional development as seven pathways to change factory schools into innovation zones? Join Ira and Pam as they take you on a continuing journey to transform, not reform, public education.


 
 
Eric Sheninger
Principal of New Milford HS (NJ)

Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.  As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader and sought after speaker.  His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.
http://ericsheninger.com

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
The educational landscape is changing as a result of continuous advances in technology and a changing learner. As a result educators must recognize this shift, anticipate needed changes, and lead by example in order to meet the diverse needs of key stakeholders in the 21st Century. Attendees will learn how to harness the power of digital tools and social media accessible today to improve communications, enhance public relations, establish a brand presence, increase student engagement, transform learning spaces, discover opportunity, and grow professionally like never before.


 
 
Bill Brennan
Lead Innovator at Farmingdale Public Schools and Co-Founder of School Leadership 2.0

Dr. Bill Brennan is the lead innovator at Farmingdale Public Schools and Co-Founder of School Leadership 2.0 - A Global Knowledge Network for School Leaders.  A graduate of Fordham University’s Doctoral program in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy, Bill led a National Study of School Principals and Virtual Learning: A Catalyst to Professional and Organizational Learning. Upon graduating from Fordham University, Brennan is a district administrator and continues to teach, write, consult and speak on the power of network technologies and how it will transform individuals and organizations who are open to embrace it.  He has emerged as a thought leader and he presents and speaks to assist other organizations embrace and effectively build next generation learning organizations.  In his talks, Brennan shows how networks are changing the rules of human potential and transforming organizations. Brennan thinks deeply about the new possibilities - and takes an imaginative look at our digital, connected and collaborative world. He champions a radical way of rethinking our organizations, to cultivate human capital while acknowledging multiple sources of leadership and untapped resources.
http://www.brennanlearning.com

Schools That Un-Learn: The key to sustainability
The 21st century will mark the greatest change we have yet to see in education. The digital revolution has fueled a renaissance in learning - changing the rules on human potential, and potentially serving as the missing link in building digital age learning organizations. Brennan argues scalable “un-learning” will be the key to helping our most inadequate institutions and highlights the idea that through social media, collaboration, and other online/offline learning community endeavors, we now possess the capability to “draft” off each other's ideas and perspectives. In order to develop these capacities, we must embrace a new set of principles for the 21st century. The time has come to reinvent learning, reinvent education, and reinvent our organizations.

Conference Kudos

  • This summit has allowed me to hear a wide variety of topics/presenters that I would never have had an opportunity too.
    -Kristin Gunson
    Eugene, Oregon
  • GREAT interaction among participants...highly thought provoking presentations thus far that have facilitated that interaction!
    -Cynthia Cornwell
    Virginia
  • Great conference. Love the format, the tools, the sharing. I never stop learning from these events and how simple Steve and others make this seem.
    -Randy LaBonte
    Victoria, Canada
  • If you ever wish to become an innovative leader, educator and one of the most influential person in your life, community and way beyond the magazine, this conference is just the gate to that! Am happy to have been part of it since its invention!
    -Ibrahim Bahati
    Kampala, Uganda

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