Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He works directly with teachers, administrators, and students.
Luis Pérez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. His specialities include technology professional development for teachers, assistive technology, universal design, web accessibility, and disability studies.
Laura Pinto’s work draws on her extensive experience as a school teacher, university professor and research and is driven by her curiosity to understand how evidence, politics and student-educator life worlds can be integrated to improve education.
William Poston is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. He has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement.
Pernille Ripp is a 5th grade teacher in Middleton, Wisconsin where she gets to inspire students to take control of their learning journey on a daily basis. She is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud (www.globalreadaloud.com), a literacy initiative that has connected more than 200,000 students since 2010
A fixture in the performance poetry and education community, Michael Salinger has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over twenty years. His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals published in the U.S. and Canada, and he has coauthored two professional books with Sara: Outspoken! and High-Definition.
Eric Sheninger is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and that prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century.
Tony Sinanis is the Lead Learner of a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, received the 2013 Bammy Award for Elementary School Principal of the Year, and was also recently nominated for New York State Elementary School Principal of the Year. Tony is active on Twitter and moderates #NYedchat and #PTChat, as well as co-hosts the BrandED podcast.
Cary Sneider has been a K-12 curriculum developer and teacher educator for more than 30 years. Although his passion is still astronomy education, in recent years he has become deeply involved in engineering.
David Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning.