The student journalists covering METC 2014 did a phenomenal job. Please take some time to review their hard work at their website, on SchoolTube, and on Twitter. Students from the school districts of Brentwood, Francis Howell, Ladue (elementary and high school students), and Maplewood Richmond Heights participated. We’d also like to acknowledge the dedication of their teachers: Don Goble, Dave Grossman, Carol Kliesen, Beth Ramach Phillips, Otto Schultejans, and Jeen Steiger.
Kevin Honeycutt (photo right) | Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Kevin is a technology integrationist and a staff developer from central Kansas. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art, and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. He now travels the world speaking at conferences and working with educators at the grassroots level and likes to promote a “tradigital” approach to education. He shares his thinking and learning on his blog Tradigital Learning. He can also be found and followed on Twitter @kevinhoneycutt. Kevin was a Featured Speaker at METC in 2011 and we are excited to welcome him back as a keynote for METC 2014.
Lodge McCammon (photo left) | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Lodge received a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and continued his work by developing innovative practices and sharing them with students, teachers and schools across the world. At the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation he developed a new teaching method called FIZZ, which encourages teachers to use extraordinarily simple video recording techniques in order to completely transform teaching and learning. His career began at Wakefield High School in North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics. Lodge is a studio composer who writes standards-based songs, with supporting materials, about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms. His songs and related materials can be found in Discovery Education streaming. He also has a YouTube channel featuring Flipped Teacher Training. Follow McCammon on Twitter at @pocketlodge.
We look forward to having Kevin and Lodge next week at the 31st annual METC Conference. Both of their keynotes will be streamed live at METCconference.org. Registration is still open for the conference taking place February 10-12. METC is a resource of EducationPlus.
We will be profiling the 2011 Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speakers in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks.
Up first, The Wired Classroom would like share information on two Technology Integration Specialists at ESSDACK, an educational service center in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Tammy Worcester has over 20 years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching various grades from kindergarten to middle school and served as the technology coordinator for her school. For the past ten years, she has worked for ESSDACK. Tammy is innovative and resourceful and specializes in finding unique and creative ways to use traditional computer tools in the classroom.
Kevin Honeycutt spent 13 years teaching art K-12 where he developed project-based approaches to learning that infused technology and problem solving skills. At ESSDACK, Kevin researches and develops programs with a strong passion to make teachers and learners comfortable with technology. In addition, he has developed online safety, anti-bullying and cyberbullying curriculum which he shares with parents, teachers and students around the country and also certifies instructors in his curriculum.
In addition to seeing them at METC 2011, you can find both Tammy and Kevin on Twitter. METC registration starts in just a few weeks, on October 1st.