Conference Appearances

I have been very fortunate to present at local, regional, state, national and international conferences.  I find that it keeps pushing me to be creative, and the exchange of ideas and viewpoints diversifies my experience.  Here is a recent list of presentations I have conducted, in chronological order.


“PBL ESSENTIALS” AND “BLENDING PBL AND EDTECH FOR STEAM SUCCESS” , while on tour with the Chinese and Cultural Exchange Center, Beijing and Weifang, China – Summer 2017

“ ISTE STANDARDS – YOUR ROADMAP FOR MEANINGFUL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION” AND “CHANGE COMES FROM MANY PROFILES” Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC – Summer 2017

“CALENDLY: YOUR PERSONAL, AUTOMATED SCHEDULER FOR IGPS”, “MAIN COURSE OR JUST THE DESSERT? THE GOALS THAT GO BEYOND FIRST-ORDER TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION” AND “CHANGE COMES FROM MANY PROFILES” Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC – Summer 2016

“FLIPPING 101: INSIGHTS FROM ONE OF THE FOREFATHERS OF FLIPPED LEARNING” (Co-Presented with PBS LearningMedia and Aaron Sams) AASL Conference, Greenville, SC – Fall 2015

“NO NEED FOR YOUTUBE – YOU’VE GOT PBS LEARNINGMEDIA!” S.C. EdTech, Charleson, SC – Fall 2015 wp.me/p6WVHI-Jo “STUDENT-CENTERED INSTRUCTION IN THE 1:1 CLASSROOM” (Co-presented with Michael Gorman, Jamie Casap and PBS

LearningMedia) ISTE, Philadelphia, PA – Summer 2015

“CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: ROUTINES, CONSEQUENCES & TECH SOLUTIONS FOR 1:1” S.C. EdTech, Greenville, SC – Fall 2014

“SOCRATIVE.COM: PUNTING POWERPOINT AND GETTING ENGAGEMENT ACROSS YOUR CLASSES” AND “CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: ROUTINES, CONSEQUENCES & TECH SOLUTIONS FOR ONE-TO-ONE CLASSROOMS” Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC – Summer 2014

TEACHER-LEADER, University of Illinois Writing Project (UIWP) Summer Institute, Urbana, IL – Summer Coached elementary, secondary and academic teachers/“fellows” as they improve their teaching of writing and deepen their technology literacy

“PLANNING FOR PROJECT-BASED LEARNING… NOT JUST PROJECTS” University of Illinois Writing Project Spring Conference, Champaign, IL – March 2013 Presented on project-based learning (PBL) unit development aligned to Common Core standards

“NANOTECHNOLOGY: CURRENT AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS” Connections Conference, St. Charles, IL – March 2013 | Demonstrated cross-disciplinary nanotechnology/STEM activities with UIUC Nano-CEMMS staff and classroom teachers

“PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN A 1:1 ENVIRONMENT – THE @DNTHS EXPERIENCE” Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference, St. Charles, IL – February 2013 Provided teachers, coaches and tech administrators with PBL training

“THE CYLONS ARE STILL OUT THERE! DON’T FRACK IT UP!” IGNITE TALK, New Tech Annual Conference (NTAC), Grand Rapids, MI – Summer 2012 Spoke on avoiding formulaic requirements in writing: goo.gl/4Wq1V

FELLOW, UIUC Nanotechnology Institute for Teacher Enhancement (UNITE), Urbana, IL – Summer 2012 Studied nanotechnology in order to develop hands-on, cross-curricular inquiry and STEM projects for high schools

FELLOW, University of Illinois Writing Project (UIWP) Summer Institute, Urbana, IL – Summer 2012 Studied writing assessment, feedback practices and Common Core standards. Blog posts at: goo.gl/p81QW

“DANVILLE NEW TECH: STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE WITH PBL AND 1:1” POSTER SESSION, Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference, St. Charles, IL – April 2012 | Co-presented with students and staff on the project-based-learning (PBL) and 1:1 computing environment at Danville New Tech. Video reflection at: wp.me/p11pIV-pC

PBL FACILITATOR TRAINEE, New Tech Annual Conference (NTAC), Grand Rapids, MI – August 2011

“NING FOR EDUCATORS” WORKSHOP” DeICE Engage Technology Conference, Joliet, IL – April 2011 | Presented on the uses of Ning (a social networking platform) in the classroom. Blog posts at: goo.gl/H4lsH

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