Rushton Hurley - Friday Keynote
Rushton Hurley is an educator who has worked and studied in multiple countries around the world, and who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught at the high school and college levels, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, and the potential of technology for improving communities. Rushton founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of over two thousand short videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org.
Rushton has trained teachers around the world, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. His thoughtful and practical talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives of teachers at all levels, the power of digital media-enhanced communication, and institutional readiness in a changing world. His book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017
Ken Shelton - Thursday Keynote
Ken Shelton currently
holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as
well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over
14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a
part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken
is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was
also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken
regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are
hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology
Integration, Creative Expression, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and
Instructional Design topics. Ken is currently the Global Keynote Specialist and
Educational Technology Strategist, for EdTechTeam.