Dream Keynote: 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 only university center in the U.S. 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 4 Shifts Protocol for lesson/unit redesign and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCamp Iowa, one of the largest EdCamp events in the United States. Dr. McLeod has worked with hundreds of 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 or edited 3 books and 170 articles and other publications, and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States.
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Molly, an award-winning English teacher and Instructional Coach, first began teaching when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal in the 1990s. Ironically, it was when she taught in the developing world that she developed her interest in innovative practices. Currently, Molly is the director of Cherokee Trail High School’s Cougar Resource Center where Peer Tutors have developed a vision and plan for helping other students without judgement.
Sustainable Teaching is the process of fostering self-compassion and renewal in educators who support the growth and development of students in turn. How will you sustain your career in education without losing yourself in the process? Is it possible to be a great educator without burning out at some point? These are the questions we will begin to dig into in this Ignite Session.
Jessica Edwards is a math teacher at Smoky Hill High School. Over the past four years, she and STEM Coach Denise Goldin-Dubois have implemented the Be The Change project through a probability and statistics course. This project aims to answer the following questions: How do we inspire students? Where does statistics live in this world? How can we affect change?