Sunday, November 9th, 2014
8-9pm Central with host @burgessdave!
Dave Burgess is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His workshops, seminars, and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. He is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like A PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator.
Besides providing professional development trainings and keynote speeches to many districts, schools, and organizations across the nation, Dave is also a popular presenter at many national and state conferences including:
- ASCD Annual Conference
- NCSS Annual Conference
- Learning Forward Annual Conference
- CCSS (CA Council of Soc. Stud.) Annual Conference
- TX Social Studies Supervisors Association (TSSSA) Conference
- California League of Schools (CLS) State Conference
Dave is also a U.S. History teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego and a semi-professional magician specializing in stand-up comedy magic. He was a 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient in the Grossmont Union High School District and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills. He has been voted a faculty standout for seventeen consecutive years in categories such as: Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.
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Join @alicekeeler 11/2 at 8pm Central
Alice is a passionate educator who believes that professional development is not always formally delivered. She is a technology missionary, on a quest to inspire and help teachers try something new. More than idea sharing, Alice works with teachers to make vision into reality. She will not settle for the status quo, instead taking the position that there is always a better way something can be done and that technology can help make this happen. She is passionate about students learning, understanding, and being able to apply their learning.
Alice is also interested in applying gaming principals to education in order to increase motivation and meet each student “where they are at.” She believes that by customizing their learning experience, educators will be better able to assist them in achieving their maximum potential.
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
8-9pm Central with hosts @snbeach and @tom_kilgore
About Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach:
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and is in the dissertation phase of completing her doctorate in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership at the College of William and Mary.
About Tom Kilgore:
After a 20+ career post-military as a senior systems engineer, Tom Kilgore became a passionate 4th grade classroom teacher in North Texas and frequently describes his work as “the best job on the planet!” He previously taught 5th grade and strongly believes in a student-focused approach to education.
Tom implements a robust mixture of Maker Ed, STEM/STEAM emphasis, and genius hour initiatives into his curriculum. As the founder of the #TXEDUCHAT educational Twitter chat, he believes that educators should collaborate and share with one another to best serve all students. He is a former school board trustee vice president, scuba instructor, United States Marine, and has presented at conferences such as ISTE 2014 as well as being a keynote speaker at Lewisville ISD’s 2014 EdCamp.