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Featured Speakers at ITSC 2012
Dan Meyer taught high school math for six years. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford in the field of math education. He speaks internationally and works with publishers to help them figure out what their textbooks will look like when they leave paper behind. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future.
Dr. Alec Couros is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy.
Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. She currently teaches at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again.
Jeff Utecht is an international educator, educational technology consultant, and author. Over the past 9 years, Jeff has been teaching at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia.
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics, as well as college courses on technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television, winning an Emmy award and spending 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, and championing content creation by students and teachers.
Pam Moran is the Superintendent of the Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia and has worked in every level of K-12 education. She has led curricular and professional development, and now supports a 13,000 student school division covering 726 square miles.
Ira, a graduate student and researcher in the College of Education at Michigan State University, and a technology developer and teacher trainer with Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports, has worked in law enforcement, architecture, art and design before becoming a leader in technological services to those with special needs, working in universities, K-12 schools, businesses, and vocational rehabilitation services.
S. Craig Watkins studies young people's social, mobile, and digital media behaviors. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, in the departments of Radio-Television-Film, Sociology, and the Center for African and African American Studies. Craig is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and a Global Fellow for the IC2 at the University of Texas at Austin.