June 23-25 MBHS
Alan November- Opening Keynote Speaker June 23
Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology and Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed as one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. In 2007, he was selected to speak at the Cisco Public Services Summit during the Nobel Prize Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden. His writing includes numerous articles and two best-selling books, Empowering Students with Technology and Web Literacy for Educators. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.
Dr. Alec Couros- Day 2 Keynote Speaker June 24
Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. He has been an educator for more than twenty years and before working at the University, gained significant experience as a teacher in the K-12 sector (middle years & high school), in the adult education/technical sector (computer information systems program administrator) and in youth corrections (as a teacher/therapist).
Alec is probably best known for his pioneering work in Connected Learning. His 2006 PhD dissertation is widely read, and has been cited thousands of times. Most significantly, his Networked Teacher Diagram has been used in countless numbers of professional development workshops around the world, and the work that it inspired has helped to spur the development of theories related to Personal Learning Networks/Environments. As a result of his influence in the field, Alec has facilitated hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the world on topics such as social media in education, digital identity, digital citizenship, networked activism, critical media literacy, open education, blended/online learning, and digital ethics.
MISD 1 Minute Film Festival Honors- Day 3 June 25
"TCEA Style" Break Out Sessions
The Call for Presenters will open on February 9 and close on May 4.