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Sunday, November 16th, 2014

8-9pm Central with hosts  @jdeinhammer & @tom_kilgore

About Jodie Deinhammer:

@jdeinhammer

@jdeinhammer

Jodie is a veteran educator in her 17th year of teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas. She is passionate about learning and truly believes in creating positive change in our educational system. Jodie loves technology and encourages and advocates for teachers to allow for student voice and choice in their classrooms.

Jodie runs her anatomy course through iTunes U and her global class currently has over 134,000 subscribers from all over the world. She is the Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2015.


About Tom Kilgore:

@tom_kilgore

@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.

Learn Like a Pirate!

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.

Is Homework Necessary?

Is homework a necessity or is it a byproduct of a bygone era?

 Join @alicekeeler 11/2 at 8pm Central

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

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.

The Connected Educator

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

8-9pm Central with hosts @snbeach and @tom_kilgore

About Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach:

@snbeach

@snbeach

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:

@tom_kilgore

@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.

 

Get Connected! #CE14

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

8-9pm Central with host @mattBgomez

Getting Connected as Educators!

 

@mattBgomez

@mattBgomez

October is Connected Educator Month (#CE14) and who better to host on getting connected than @mattBgomez? Join #TXEDUCHAT for a discussion in the spirit of #CE14!

Matt is currently a Kindergarten teacher near Dallas and has been teaching since 2001 (all in Kindergarten.) He says that he has “found it to be the perfect place for me to work and play!” Matt enjoys making others laugh, pushing the boundaries, and letting his passion for learning lead him in the classroom.  He asks his kids to take risks every day and feels it is only right that he is willing to take risks as an educator as well.  He is also proud to be the co-founder and an organizer for EdcampDallas as well as a moderator for the twitter chat #Kinderchat.  Matt has been married since 1999 and he and his wife have three wonderful boys.

Follow what Matt is currently doing on his blog mattBgomez.com and on Twitter  @mattBgomez