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Featured Speakers 2021
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, and the author of The Innovator’s Mindset and Innovate Inside the Box. He has been a teacher, technology facilitator and a school and district administrator for over twenty years and works with schools and organizations around the globe.
Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. He believes that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people's hearts.
“By being curious, collaborative, and open to new learning, we can truly inspire our students to not only be prepared for the real world but ensure that they make the world better than it is now. This is the work that drives what I do.”
Vicki Davis is a Teacher and Instructional Technology director in Georgia, USA, and has been teaching for over twenty years. Her philosophy to “innovate like a turtle” has transformed teachers around the world. Vicki’s heart is for today’s students and today’s teachers – both of whom have unique challenges of their own. Because two of her three children have learning differences, children who struggle have a special place in Vicki’s heart and she loves to find technologies to unlock each child’s full potential (and each teacher’s.)
Vicki Davis has been writing the award-winning Cool Cat Teacher blog for 15 years, and has been named the top female edtech influencer on Twitter by Onalytica. She also hosts and self-produces the podcast The 10-Minute Teacher. With over 600 episodes, the show now has over 3 million downloads, leading to the BAMMY Award for Best Education Talk Show Host in 2014.
Eric is an Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.
As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader and best selling author. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar. He has authored six books and numerous articles, along with an award-winning blog, A Principal’s Reflections. He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders and educators to transform teaching, learning, and leadership.
Dr. Monica Burns started her career in education as a classroom teacher in New York City, and now she works with educators across the world and reaches thousands of readers through her many books, website, podcast, and social media accounts all about edtech. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom, leading to her work today.
Monica’s mission is to help educators place the tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.
Dr. Monica Burns works with educators across the world and reaches thousands of readers through her many books, website, podcast, and social media accounts @ClassTechTips all about edtech.
David is passionate about education, innovation, and leadership, and has 20 years of experience as an educator striving to help outstanding educators get even better.
David Geurin is the proud principal and lead learner of Bolivar High School, a National Blue Ribbon School. He is committed to developing future-driven, student-centered schools. He shares his ideas on learner empowerment, leadership, and innovation via social media, blogging, speaking, and consulting. In 2008, he earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.
More recently, he was recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a 2017 National Digital Principal of the Year. He is author of the book Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World?
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant.
Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.
She is also the author of Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms.
Stacey Roshan is the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into the classroom to create a safe learning environment for all students to find their voice and build confidence. Her work has been featured in major media outlets such as USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN and PBS Newshour.
She has also been named Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools. In addition to teaching high school students to love and understand math, Stacey works closely with faculty and staff to design tech-infused lessons aimed at providing the optimal learning environment for all students. She frequently speaks at conferences and is a consultant and teacher ambassador to a number of edtech companies. She aims to empower teachers with ideas and tech tools to enrich and enliven the classroom and to change the dynamics of the traditional classroom to allow students to take ownership of their learning. In her math teaching, she continues to enjoy improving her flipped and online models.