Keynote Presentation - Thursday/January 25
Click on the link below for a copy of Don Wettrick's keynote presentation
Don Wettrick is the Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School, and is the author of "Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level." Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; CEO, and podcast host. He is also the founder of StartEdUp, an organization dedicated to help transform the school culture toward innovation and enable student-led entrepreneurship.
Don has lectured across the US, Europe, South America and Africa about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. Through his travel, he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Ghana, and seeks to bring that entrepreneurial mindset into our classrooms. His podcast, StartEdUp, has featured some of the most successful entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders in the world- focusing on educational change.
Most importantly Don works with educators, students, and entrepreneurs to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.
Keynote Presentation - Friday/January 26
Click on the link below for a copy of Dr. Moran's keynote presentation
DR. PAMELA MORAN
Dr. Pam Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia was the 2016 Virginia Superintendent of the Year and one of four finalists for the national superintendent of the year.
Dr. Moran's school district is home to some of the most contemporary learning spaces in the United States, represented by a commitment to a “search, connect, communicate and make” model for unleashing the lifelong learning potential of young people across 26 schools, 726 square miles of rural, suburban and urban environments. Educators from Albemarle are well known for their work to infuse Maker learning across the curricula. A district initiative to redesign learning spaces has increased opportunities in every school for learners to research, design, build, engineer, and “make to learn” as well as “learn to make” using a variety of old and new technologies accessible in libraries, mechatronics labs, media labs, arts studios, multi-age spaces, maker spaces, and informal learning settings created throughout Albemarle’s schools. The Monticello High School Library was a 2015 recipient of the Magna Award from NSBA for its premier maker spaces. The school district was featured in Newsweek’s article “Will the Maker Movement Reinvent Education?” and has been the subject of numerous articles and posts on the maker movement. The district was a charter member of the MakerEd Maker Corps and staff serve as advisors to MakerEdOrg.