Keynote and Featured Speakers Announced!

The Palm Beach Technology Conference Steering Committee is happy to announce that our full lineup of featured speakers has been finalized. Once again this year our teachers, administrators, and staff will be able to hear from leading voices in the field of educational technology as well as from representatives of the companies that provide so much of the technology that we use in our classrooms. Here’s our stellar lineup for this year!

Adam Bellow, Opening Keynote Speaker

Adam-BellowFounder of eduTecher and eduClipper–Masters Degree in both General and Special Education. HS English teacher and then a District Technology Training Specialist on Long Island. Adam was recognized in 2011 as the Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by ISTE and in 2010 as an Emerging Leader as well as a finalist for the 2010 Totally Wired Teacher of Year award.  Adam has presented at ISTE, FETC, ICE, TECH Forum, METC, Tech Summit, NYSCATE, and many more.

Adam’s Presentation Schedule:

Opening Keynote Address: One More Thing…
Opening Session in the Auditorium, beginning at 8:00 am.

Session Title: Double-Click to Edit: Hacking Keynote
Session C (1:05 pm – 1:55 pm) in the Lecture Hall

(Adam will also present a special session for school principals and other leaders during Session A.)

Steve Dembo, Closing Keynote Speaker

Steve_DemboSteve Dembo is the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. The National School Board Association named him one of 2010’s “Twenty to Watch,” a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. In 2013 he began serving the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 as a member of the School Board. Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program.

Steve’s Presentation Schedule:

Session Title: 50 Ways to Use Board Builder in the Classroom
Session A (10:00 am – 10:50 am) in the Little Theater

Session Title: Untangling the Web: Free Tools to Power Up Your Teaching
Session B (11:05 am – 11:55 am) in the Little Theater

Closing Keynote: Bill is Digitally Literate. Be Like Bill.
Conference Closing Session at 3:15 pm in the Auditorium

Cyrus Mistry

cyrus-mistryCyrus is currently the Senior Product Manager at Google in charge of Chrome and Chrome devices for business, education, and government. Cyrus has managed the consumer and enterprise sides of several products at Google including Google Calendar, Google Tasks, and the Google Search Appliance business.  Cyrus has 19 years of software experience with roles in software development, consulting, program management, product management, marketing, and business development.  Cyrus has four degrees from Johns Hopkins with Masters work in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Cyrus’ Presentation Schedule:

Session Title: Chromebooks: Now and Tomorrow
Session B (11:05 am – 11:55 am) in the Auditorium

Dr. Ginno Kelley

Ginno-KelleyDr. Ginno Kelley is Director of Teaching and Learning for Microsoft. In this role, he works with Ministries of Education around the world on large-scale education transformation initiatives. Prior to his career in the technology industry, Ginno worked for the state of Florida’s Digital Educator Program. The program served educators from the state of Florida and provided professional development for the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. Ginno also served as a high school teacher for mathematics and technology for many years. He regularly presents at national and international conferences on the effects of technology on learning environments, professional learning, and student learning.

Ginno’s Presentation Schedule:

Session Title: #FOMO and What Technology Has Taught Us
Session A (10:00 am – 10:50 am) in the Auditorium

Session Title: Top 10: Free Tools to Spice Up Your Classroom
Session D (2:10 pm – 3:00 pm) in the Lecture Hall

Kelly Hines

Kelly-HinesKelly Hines is a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement through Discovery Education’s global community of educators and beyond.

Kelly’s Presentation Schedule:

Session Title: Diving Into Digital in the Non 1:1 Classroom
Session A (10:00 am – 10:50 am) in the Lecture Hall

Session Title: Top 10: SOS Strategies
Session C (1:05 pm – 1:55 pm) in the Little Theater

Billy Jack Garren

Billy-GarrenBilly Jack Garren began his teaching career right here in Palm Beach County, where he was a math teacher at Don Estridge Middle School. Billy became a valuable member of the Educational Technology Department and was instrumental in bringing a number of new technologies to Palm Beach County Schools. Billy currently works for Turning Technologies where he is travels around the country meeting with teachers and training them on company products.

Billy’s Presentation Schedule:

Session Title: Deliver What Students Need: Real-Time Feedback During Instruction
Session A (10:00 am – 10:50 am) in the Little Theater

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