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Speakers

 
  Opening keynote      

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt is a technology integrationist and a staff developer from Central Kansas. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art and now travels the country and the world sharing ideas with educators. His website, kevinhoneycutt.org, is a valued treasure house of resources for educators.

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country, he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and spent summers for 17 years leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991, he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally-recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. In 2011, he became an Apple distinguished educator and he continues to train students and teachers in the use of Apple’s powerful learning tools. In his life, he’s gone from being an at-risk kid doing stints in foster care to traveling the globe talking to audiences of educators, business people and kids.

 
 

 Closing keynote       

 
Kim Gill
 
Kim Gill has been an elementary teacher in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) for the past 20 years. As a former special education resource and life skills teacher, she is on a mission to reach all learners and their diverse needs. She is passionate about integrating the arts and technology into regular practice and a big fan of Maker culture. Kim has been an early adopter of many technology tools and applications and eagerly shares her knowledge and experiences via social media and various PD events such as OTF and Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) conferences. Kim is the lead organizer of Edcamp Waterloo Region and a part-time IT instructor for the WRDSB and ETFO's Presenter on the Road Series. She is currently the primary lead teacher at Kitchener's newly opened PBL-focussed school.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 Conference leads    

Brenda Sherry

Brenda is currently an educator with the Upper Grand District School Board, on secondment with the Ministry of Education in the 21st Century Learning Unit. Over the past 27 years, she has been a classroom teacher, special education teacher, technology coach, and, most recently, a vice-principal. She is a connected educator who has co-founded Minds On Media, develops and facilitates virtual professional learning for the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and has been a Connected Coach and a Community Leader with the PLP Network. Brenda teaches blended AQ courses about effective technology integration for Wilfrid Laurier University and co-designs and implements courses for TVO’s TeachOntario. Brenda has recently joined CanCode’s Code To Learn project as Community and Curriculum Leader.
 
Blog/Website: The Learning Zone     Twitter: @brendasherry

 

 

Peter Skillen

Peter has been involved in technology-supported, project-based learning since the late 1970's and continues to explore and develop deep applications of the latest technologies; particularly as they relate to learner agency, passion, motivation and cognitive intent. Peter was a co-founder of the YMCA Academy with the YMCA of Greater Toronto and co-founder of Minds On Media. He also serves iEARN-Canada, Teacher Learning & Leadership Program (TLLP), Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO), co-designs and implements courses for TVO’s TeachOntario, and teaches online and face-to-face with the Ontario Teachers’ Federation. Peter is currently Curriculum Leader for CanCode’s Code To Learn project.
 
Blog/Website: peterskillen.org        Twitter: @peterskillen

 

 Experienced voices from Ontario classrooms 

  • Chelsea Attwell, Toronto District School Board, AML
  • Andrew Campbell, Grand Erie District School Board
  • Andrew Forgrave, Hastings & Prince Edward DSB
  • Joe Grabowski, Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Alanna King, Upper Grand District School Board
  • Tim King, Upper Grand District School Board
  • Jennifer Kranenburg, Lambton Kent DSB
  • Michelle Solomon, Toronto District School Board, AML
  • James Steeves, Peel District School Board
  • Amanda Williams, Halton District School Board
  • Susan Watt, Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Trish Morgan, Waterloo Region District School Board
 
 
 Other 
 
  • Inksmith
  • TakingITGlobal
  • TVO
  • The Lucid Project
 
 

         

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