InnEdCO 2017 Featured Speaker (Google Academy) - Ken Shelton

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Creative Expression, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is currently the Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist, for EdTechTeam.

@k_shelton

InnEdCO 2017 Featured Speaker (Leadership Academy) - Scott McLeod

An Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the trudacot technology integration discussion protocol and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, the nation’s largest EdCamp event. Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In 2015 he was one of three finalists to be the next Director of the Iowa Department of Education. In 2011 he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod was one of the pivotal figures in Iowa’s grass roots 1:1 computing movement, which has resulted in over 220 school districts providing their students with powerful learning devices. 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 has written 170 articles and other publications and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States. He is the co-editor of the book, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media. His new book, The Relevance Gap: 6 Arguments for Why Schools Need To Be Different, will be published this spring.

Learn more about Scott at Dangerously Irrelevant.

@mcleod

InnEdCO 2017 Opening Keynote Speaker (June 13th) - Rusul Alrubail

Rusul Alrubail is the Executive Director at The Writing Project. She is also an education writer, and a student voice advocate. Alrubail has taught English composition and literature to high school, college, and undergraduate students for 10 years. She has written with Edutopia, Education Week, The Guardian, PBS Newshour, EdWeek Teacher, Teaching Tolerance, ASCD's Educational Leadership, Edsurge, Annenberg Learner Foundation, Medium and other prominent education publications.

She's a TEDx speaker and a social media influencer on education, race, and equity. Her work focuses on teacher professional development and training, pedagogical practices in and out of the classroom, english language learners, equity & social justice, and media literacy as a means for professional development. You can find her work on her “Heart of a Teacher” blog: www.rusulalrubail.com


@RusulAlrubail

InnEdCO 2017 Featured Speaker (June 14th) - Bill Latham

Bill Latham is a leader in the design and implementation of integrated, high impact learning experiences & environments.  For more than 15 years, he has consulted with schools, districts, and governmental agencies across the Western Hemisphere on the design, equipping, and implementation of classroom and school environments aligned to critical learning priorities.  He and his team have directly served more than 1,000 schools in the United States alone. Focused on the strong interplay between pedagogy and support spaces, Bill is a leading global advocate for the constant, consistent support of best-practice instruction through living classroom environments.  He and his team’s designs have led to measurable increases in basic literacy, collaborative learning, and complexity of student tasks at all grade levels. Mr. Latham is connected with leading global researchers and academics in the field, employing the latest best practice findings as he leads design work for classrooms, school buildings and broader school systems. Bill is a notable speaker, trainer and consultant on issues related to space design and the integration of instructional practice and learning environments.  Schools and districts who have partnered on his designs have received numerous awards and recognitions including Microsoft Global Demonstration Site, LEED Certification, and a Texas Instrument’s global model of implementation. Mr. Latham lives in Central Florida with his wife, 3 children.  He is active in martial arts with his children and competes at a national level.

@BillLatham3

InnEdCO 2017 Featured Speaker (June 15th) - Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller is a mom and wife. She served as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for 8 years. Shannon is now an international speaker and consultant who has a passion for education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon is the Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson. She is also Buncee's Teacher Librarian Advisor and Cantata Learning's Teacher Librarian Advocate. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series focused around libraries, learning and technology with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE.

Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson, Buncee Teacher Ambassador and Cantata Learning Library Advocate and Consultant.


@shannonmiller

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