RECONNECT WITH EDUCATORS LIKE YOU
Inspiration and Ideas with other Innovators
The EdTechTeacher Innovation Connection is a unique 1-day event designed to bring innovative educators together to learn, share, and connect. Held in the beautiful Bentley University conference center, the Innovation Connection features acclaimed edtech speakers and presenters, lively and interactive sessions, and plenty of opportunities to mingle with colleagues. Come for an invigorating day of ideas, inspiration and practical how-tos and return to your institution energized to further creative innovation.
Carl Hooker is an educational consultant and speaker from Austin, TX. He is a former teacher and administrator and has written 6 books on mobile learning as well as being a National Faculty Member for Future Ready Schools. He hosts two podcasts and has launched an online course called The Remote Learning Coach for schools and districts looking for assistance when it comes to remote and hybrid learning.
Conference will run from 8am until 3pm at Bentley University. Lunch included. Session Schedule Below.
EdTechTeacher Instructors and Invited Guest Speakers will lead breakout sessions throughout the day.
We are inviting some of our favorite educational companies to also be a part of the learning and day.
SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS CONTINUE TO BE ADDED TO CHECK BACK OFTEN!
07:30 – 08:00 AM
08:00 – 09:15 AM
09:15 – 09:30 AM
09:30 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 10:45 AM
10:45 – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
12:45 – 1:45 PM
01:45 – 02:00 PM
02:00 – 3:00 PM
Matthew X. Joseph
Matthew has been a school and district leader in many capacities in public education for over 27 years. His experiences ranges from Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, elementary school principal, classroom teacher, to district professional development specialist He has used those experiences to publish articles and had opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events. He is the author of Power of Connections: Connecting Educators, Cultivating Professional Learning Networks, & Redefining Educator Collaboration, Power of Us: Creating Collaborative Schools and co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Teacher Mentorship.
As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Jed provides job-embedded pd and instructional coaching for academic technology. Jed aims to engage and build staff/student capacity with digital tools while keeping the focus on practice over product. As an 25 year elementary educator, speaker, and blogger, Jed shares his passion for effective tech integration to transform teaching and learning, creating digital learning environments and experiences that are meaningful, memorable and measurable. Check out his blog at stefanowiczclass.blogspot.com.
Shaelynn Farnsworth is the News Literacy Project’s director of educator network expansion. Shaelynn has over 20 years of experience in education. She spent the first part of her career as a high school English teacher in Conrad, Iowa, where she reimagined teaching and learning in her classroom and became a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. Shaelynn focused on developing student skills in information consumption, creating innovative ways for students to demonstrate understanding, and inspiring healthy skepticism in the digital age. She was recruited by a regional state education agency in Iowa, where she was a school improvement consultant for seven years. Shaelynn supported districts throughout Iowa in the areas of literacy, technology, AIW, and systemic change. She was a member of the state’s literacy, social studies, and technology leadership teams.
Reshan Richards, Ed.D.
Dr. Reshan Richards is Director of Studies at New Canaan Country School in Connecticut, and co-founder of Explain Everything Inc. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Math, Science, and Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a co-founder of Explain Everything, Inc.
Dr. Richards also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ. He is the co-author of “Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off” and “Make Yourself Clear: How To Use A Teaching Mindset To Listen, Understand, Explain Everything, And Be Understood.”
An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Dr. Richards has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.
Kery Gallagher, J.D.
Kerry Gallagher, JD is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org, an EdSurge Columnist, and an active blogger. Her multi-award winning blog can be found at www.KerryHawk02.com and she is on social media @KerryHawk02.
Prior to moving into administration, Kerry served as a middle school teacher, high school teacher, and then digital learning specialist for over 15 years. Kerry received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize for her submission on the use of mobile devices for a paperless public school classroom.
Suzy Brooks is an Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools after 10 years as an elementary teacher. She provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at local, regional and national venues. Her work in blended learning, student engagement, and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ASCD, and the NEA.Suzy is the past-President for the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD and is a 2011 MassCUE Pathfinder. You can follow her on Twitter @SimplySuzy.