Keynote Speakers


Wednesday, March 21

George Couros

Couros will present on The Innovator's Mindset. Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“  Formerly he served as Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and has over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. Couros is passionate about distributed leadership within his division, and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.


Thursday, March 22

Dr. Maria Andersen

Andersen will present on Learning at Scale: Using Research to Improve Learning Practices and Technology for Teaching.  She is the principal consultant at Edge of Learning and the CEO and Cofounder of Coursetune, an edtech company that builds curriculum design, management, visualization, and collaboration software. She consults in the fields of adaptive learning, ed tech, learning design, instructional design, educational game design, faculty development, digital learning platforms, educational software development, STEM education, competency-based learning, eLearning, and the future of education.


Friday, March 23

Voices of Change: A Panel of Educational Innovators

Change and innovation is needed within all sectors of education.  Often this innovation comes about slowly and can be costly for an organization, but it doesn’t have to be.  This panel will discuss innovations, timelines, partnerships, and creative budgeting to move the change needle.