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The Relevance Gap: 6 Arguments for Why Schools Need to Be Different and Personalized
Scott McLeod is 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 nation’s only university center 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 trudacot technology integration discussion protocol and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, the nation’s largest EdCamp event. Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred 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 170 articles and other publications and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States.
Each strand presenter will take 10-15 minutes to share a unique perspective on a challenge facing education today.
Tom Driscoll is an EdTEchTeacher instructor. He began his career in education by teaching high school social studies for eight years in Connecticut. While teaching, he explored emerging instructional design models through his graduate research at Columbia University. As he applied the Flipped Classroom approach, Tom began writing and speaking nationally about his practical experiences teaching and iterating blended learning models.
Greg Kulowic is a nationally recognized instructor, presenter, and author, Greg is an award-winning teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer. He has been an early adopter of mobile devices in the classroom and coined the phrase “App Smashing.” Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Greg Kulowiec spent eight years as a high school history teacher and one year as a technology integration specialist.
Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in English from SanDiego State University. She found her passion in life—teaching—while tutoring in Barrio Logan in Southeast San Diego. She has taught English to every level of high school students, and has also been a reading instructor. Before joining High Tech High in 2007 as a founding teacher of the Chula Vista campus, she taught at a comprehensive high school and also spent a summer teaching in Gulu, Uganda, where her passion for social justice and equity for all students (and all people) was further fueled.
Saba Ghole is an architectural-urban designer turned education-technology entrepreneur. As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of NuVu, Saba leads the school’s agenda of creativity and experimentation. Saba is passionate about creating interactive art that raises social awareness and strengthens community. Her art pieces Pulse and Bloom and Grove are two of the largest biofeedback installations of their kind.
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