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.
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.
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.
Kyle is entering his 14th year in education with experience teaching both fourth and sixth grade. He currently is the K-5 Math Instructional Coach for the Burrillville Public Schools. In recognition of his dedication to the profession, he was especially proud to be named the 2018-2019 Burrillville Teacher of the Year. Kyle was a member of the first cohort of FuseRI fellows and EdTechRI Testbed. He worked with partner districts on blended learning scalability and a system for sharing, implementing, and evaluating technology usage and blended learning in schools across Rhode Island. Kyle has a unique combination of technical expertise and curiosity mixed with the perspective of a classroom teacher, which serves him well in professional development trainings. He is a frequent presenter at regional blended learning conferences. Kyle has worked on behalf of EdTechTeacher and the Highlander Institute facilitating immersive teacher workshops focused on Google Workspace tools creating a more purposeful and engaging learning process for both teachers and students.
Eric Lawson has been in education for 21 years. He has been an elementary teacher, a technology integrator, an Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects and ideas. He was named a member of the Maine Starting 6, and was inducted into the Unum Maine Teacher’s Hall of Fame in January 2012. He was the ACTEM Achieve Award winner in 2018. Eric is a certified Google Innovator, Trainer and Platinum Product Expert.