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Featured Speakers

Travis Allen

Travis Allen is a young visionary for digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America's education through mobile learning. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University (KSU) where he operates his growing non-profit organization, iSchool Initiative.

With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 26 states and 3 continents allowing him to reach an audience of over 200,000 people. He has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, and Forbes; in addition, he is the winner of the 2012 Google Young Minds competition and was invited to the White House for the Education Datapalooza Event.

Travis is quickly becoming one of the top leaders in the emerging digital learning movement.
Twitter: @iSchoolTravis
Google+: +Travis Allen

Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education. He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models. His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students across the globe. Jaime was named one of Tech & Learning’s Top 10 Most Influential in Education in 2012.
Born and raised as a first generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, Jaime understands and appreciates the power of education in changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. His mission is to make sure that education continues to be the silver bullet it was for him.
Contact Information:
Twitter: @jcasap

Google +: Jaime Casap

Tim Childers

Tim Childers currently serves as an Assistant Principal for Technology Integration at the L&N STEM Academy, a STEM Magnet for Knox County Schools. He serves on the Blog Team for the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council for Tennessee and was selected as a STAR DEN Guru for Discovery. In 2010 he was selected as one of TechSmith's "20 to Watch" rising educators for his use of video in professional development. He has led workshops for the TN Education Technology Conference, the FL Education Technology Conference, and the International Society for Technology in Education.  In 2012 he was selected as a keynote speaker for the Mid-South Technology Conference hosted by Memphis City Schools.
Twitter: @tchilders
Google+: +Tim Childers

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Lodge McCammon

A Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (www.fi.ncsu.edu). His work in education began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics.  He finished a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008 where his work at The Friday Institute continues to bring innovative practices to students, teachers and schools.  He developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated video and online publishing in the classroom to enhance standards-based lessons.  He is also a studio composer who writes standards-based songs, with supporting materials, about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms. (https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/about)

Daniel Russell, Ph.D.

Daniel Russell is the Űber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google in Mountain View.  Dan developed the Power Searching MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that has been popular with teachers around the country.  He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence before he realized that magnifying and understanding human intelligence was his real passion.  He enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day.  He worked at Xerox PARC before it was PARC.com, and was in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple where he wrote the first 100 web pages for www.Apple.com using SimpleText.  He also worked at IBM and briefly at a startup that developed tablet computers before the iPad. 

His keynote focuses on what it means to be literate in the age of Google - at a time when you can search billions of texts in milliseconds.  Although you might think that "literacy" is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding.  Knowing how to read is just the beginning of it - knowing how to frame a question, pose a query, interpret the texts that you find, organize (and use) the information you discover, and understand your metacognition - these are all critical parts of being literate as well.  In his talk Dan reviews what literacy means today and shows how some very surprising and unexpected skills will turn out to be critical in the years ahead.
Contact Information:
Google+: Dan Russell

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Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school.

Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration.

Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in finding unique and creative ways to use traditional computer tools in the classroom. She enjoys sharing her ideas with teachers throughout the nation, at conferences and in schools, and has a presentation style that can be described as inspiring.

Her website, “Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers” (www.tammyworcester.com) is a popular online resource for teachers around the world. Tammy is also the author of nearly a dozen best-selling technology resource books that are published and marketed nationally.

Twitter: @tammyworcester

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Greg Tang

A famed author and speaker, Greg’s goal is to to develop a more intuitive approach to teaching math, one that combines problem-solving and arithmetic and integrates math with language and art.

Greg has written a series of best-selling children’s books starting with “The Grapes of Math,” and has developed several award-winning math games and apps including Kakooma.

To see more about Greg, go to http://www.gregtang.com or http://gregtangmath.com.


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Username and Password will be posted in each room.
We encourage you to bring your own device.  
Devices will NOT be available to checkout.

Renewal Credit
Participants wishing to receive renewal credit must sign in electronically for each session they attend at http://bit.ly/scmsummit13.  
Presenters will provide the session code during their session.

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General Registration $35
2 hour extended workshops $5 each (see schedule for workshops)

Note:  If a workshop is full, you will still have the opportunity to attend spotlight sessions by the presenters (included in $35 fee).


Tuesday, June 11 - Optional Pre-registration
1-4 Pre-registration

Wednesday, June 12 - 8:30 - 4:35
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 Session 1
8:30-10:30 Workshop 1 - Greg Tang
9:40-10:40 Session 2
10:50-12:05 Session 3
Spotlight, Lodge McCammon
12:05-1:15 Lunch/Networking/Vendors
1:15-2:15  Session 4 with Spotlight, Dan Russell
1:15-3:15 Workshop 2 -  Tammy Worcester
2:25-3:25  Session 5
3:35-4:35 Session 6 Spotlight, Jaime Casap

Thursday, June 13 - 8:30 - 4:10
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 Session 7
9:40-10:55 Session 8 -  Spotlight, Tammy Worcester
11:05-12:05 Session 9 with Spotlight, Dan Russell
12:05-1:15 Lunch/Networking/Vendors
1:15-2:15 Session 10 with Spotlight, Travis Allen
1:15-3:15 Workshop 3 -  Lodge McCammon
2:30-3:30 Session 11 with Hapara Teaching and Learning Share Out
3:40 - 4:10 Session 12 - Wrap up/Prizes

You don't want to miss our door prize drawings! You must be present to win!

During the Summit and after the Summit, connect with other educators through our Edmodo group. 
  1. Go to http://www.edmodo.com
  2. Login with your existing login or create a login if new to Edmodo
  3. Join our Summit group with this code: nvuqj0


Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who will be presenting sessions and providing door prizes! Vendor tables will be available for the 2013 Summit. If you would like a vendor table or to contribute a door prize for the Summit, please e-mail Donna Teuber.

Silver level: 
$200 (includes Vendor table and logo in program, 1 registered attendee, opportunity to present a concurrent session)

Gold level: 
$500 (includes all of the above plus logo on screen at Keynote, 2 registered attendees, priority placement of table)

Platinum level: 
$1000 (all of the above plus opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a snack, meal or event)

Current Sponsors Include:

Thank you to these vendors for door prizes:

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