Author: Jerrad Gleim

Kim Brand – Spotlight Speaker

Kim Brand is a cofounder of 3D Parts Mfg, LLC, the largest additive manufacturing company in Indianapolis operating $1.5M of commercial/industrial 3D printing equipment. He is also the President of 1st Maker Space, LLC a maker space resource for educators with experience in designing, equipping and operating makerspaces in schools. 1st Maker Space’s mission is to put advanced manufacturing equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters and micro controllers in schools to promote hands-on learning, critical thinking and problem solving. Studies have shown that connecting formal and informal learning leads to more engaged, creative and successful students. Today, a maker...

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Leslie Fisher – Spotlight Speaker

Leslie Fisher’s interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life. After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and...

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Ryan Boeckman – Spotlight Speaker

Ryan Boeckman has been teaching middle school for 15 years and he strives to keep his students curious about the world and asking questions as well as seeking answers to those questions. Ryan is a recent St. Louis Science Center Loeb prize winner for excellence in teaching Science and Mathematics.   In all of his classes he incorporates Passion Driven, MakerSpace, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Web Literacy and Collaboration skills into the curriculum. Ryan also serves on the planning committee for EdcampSTL, the board for EdcampMagic and he is a co-host of an educational podcast called “My DIsney Class”...

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Candice Dodson & Jason Bailey – Spotlight Speakers

Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, and Jason Bailey, Senior eLearning Strategist, are members of the IDOE Office of eLearning. Together with the rest of their team, they are working to connect great ideas for technology infused classrooms, to support new learning models for schools, and to provide leadership in digital innovation for Indiana. Both are former teachers, technology specialists, and district administrators. Candice and Jason's Concurrent Sessions Monday, July 11 S237 – What’s New in eLearning! * Special registration NOT required to...

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Michelle Green – Spotlight Speaker

Michelle, a confessed collaboration junkie, is a Digital Learning Champion and Google Certified Innovator. Her day job is the eLearning Development Specialist for the Indiana DOE. She came into this role through her work in Evansville, IN schools as a high school 1:1 coach and district tech integration specialist. Prior to supporting colleagues in transforming their instruction, Michelle was a language arts teacher. In her current role, Michelle developed the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders program and works with the IN ISTE affiliate, ICE, to facilitate the Connected Coach Collaborative. Michelle R. Green eLearning Development Specialist Office of eLearning 317.234.5702...

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Melissa Lipka – Spotlight Speaker

Melissa is an Education Consultant for Promethean, residing in Michigan. She has been a teacher for 23 years in grades 3rd through 8th.  She earned her Bachelor¹s and Master¹s Degree in Education from the University of Michigan.  Her passion for teaching led her to become more involved in the technology movement in schools.  She wanted to excite and engage her students in learning by the use of technology.  She also wanted to encourage her colleagues to do the same. By joining the team at Promethean, she is now able to excite and engage teachers and instructors and teach them how the use of...

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