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Announcing our 2015 Keynote for the Elementary & Secondary Technology Conferences!

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

We are more than excited to announce Josh Stumpenhorst (Closing Keynote for ISTE) will serve as our Keynote for both our Elementary & Secondary Technology Conferences coming up on December 8 and 9, 2015! 

image_head_shotJosh Stumpenhorst (@stumpteacher) is a junior high history and English teacher in suburban Chicago, IL where he lives with his wife and two sons. In addition to teaching, he is an athletic director, team leader, computer club advisor, track coach, basketball coach, and serves on numerous curriculum and technology committees at the school and district level. He holds a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a National Boards Certification in early adolescence social science. He is also the author of The New Teacher Revolution with Corwin Press. His passion for teaching comes from his relentless belief in the power of innovation, creativity, and curiosity as motivators for student learning.

His work has been recognized by the International Society of Technology Educators as they named Josh a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011”. Josh has also been recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators, “Educator of the Year” for 2012 and he is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was recognized with a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner in 2012. Josh was named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2013 as well as awarded the Outstand Alumni Award from North Central College that same year.

Stumpenhorst is an active blogger at Stump the Teacher and his work there has received recognition through numerous EduBlog Awards nominations. In addition, you can find written contributions of his at SmartBrief Education and the EdReach Community where he is the lead on the Disruptor Channel. Josh can also be heard as a regular guest commentator on the BAM Radio Network and has also appeared as a guest on Huffington Post Live. As a connected member of the social media community, Josh regularly consults at education conferences and professional development activities as he is seen as a prolific connected educator.

Click here to register for our Elementary Technology Conference on Dec. 8, 2015.

Click here to register for our Secondary Technology Conference on Dec. 9, 2015.

Topics: Elementary Tech Conference, Secondary Technology Conference