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Tuesday Keynote Speaker: George Couros
Educator, Innovative Leader, & Author Principal of Innovative Teaching & Learning, Parkland School Division, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked at all levels (K-12) as a teacher and technology facilitator as well as school and district administrator. He speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity” and also the creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students. His belief that, meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modelled in his writing and speaking.
Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Jenifer Fox
Educator, Speaker, & Innovator on 21st Century Learning Founding Head of The Delta School, Wilson, Arkansas
Jenifer Fox is an international award-winning author, public speaker, and a recognized leader of the Strengths Movement. Jenifer created cutting edge strengths curriculum for youth utilizing technology and integrated media. She bases her claims on her lifetime experience working with young people (25 years, with 16 as a school principal) and states that if we are to do one thing that will truly prepare children to face the future with confidence and success it is to develop their strengths. Her message is straightforward. Education as we know it today is heading toward obsolescence. In order for young people to be successful in the future, educators will need to know what energizes their students, what keeps their interests, what their contribution is going to be, and what they have to offer to relationships with others. Developing students strengths will be as important as understanding technology.
Thursday Keynote Speaker: Paul Reynolds
STEAM Advocate, Author, & Designer CEO & Co-Founder of FableVision & The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning and Creativity
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games, and apps designed to move the world to a better place. As CEO, Paul also oversees the company’s K12 edtech publishing group FableVision Learning, as well as The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning & Creativity (TLC). Under the Reynolds TLC banner, Paul has been instrumental in the development of a digital fabrication software tool for the Fab@School Project which is designed to lower the on-ramp to a meaningful FabLab experience in elementary and middle schools. Paul’s most recent book collaborations with his twin brother Peter include Going Places, a picture book about creativity and engineering and a STEM-meets-Arts (STEAM) early chapter book series called Sydney & Simon that includes Full STEAM Ahead! and Go Green!
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