Keynote Speakers.

Adam Bellow

Keynote Speaker

Adam Bellow, Founder and President of eduTecher and eduClipper began his career in education as an Assistant English Teacher at a High School for students with learning disabilities in New York City. After earning a Masters Degree in both General and Special Education at Hunter College, where he taught a graduate level course on integrating technology into the special education classroom, Adam became an English teacher at a High School on Long Island for several years. Then his two passions collided – Technology and Education – as he became a Technology Training Specialist for a school district on Long Island. Adam works with educational leaders, teachers, and students from around the United States to help them infuse technology successfully in the classroom. Adam was recognized in 2011 as the Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and in 2010 as an Emerging Leader as well as a finalist for the 2010 Totally Wired Teacher of Year award. Adam is happily married and the father of two wonderful boys.

Adam enjoys participating and presenting at conferences and workshops around the world and has had the distinct privilege of having been asked to speak at ISTE, FETC, ICE, TECH Forum, METC, Tech Summit, NYSCATE, many others, and now Miami Device!

Dr. Derek Muller

Keynote Speaker

Derek Muller is a passionate science educator, communicator, and filmmaker. He completed his bachelor’s in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a PhD in Physics Education Research at the University of Sydney. Derek studied how to design multimedia to teach physics effectively. One of his major findings is that addressing misconceptions first is often essential to engage the audience and promote conceptual change.

Veritasium_logoHe puts this research into practice as a presenter for Catalyst and as director of the science video blog, Veritasium. Derek has published in several international science education journals and presented at numerous education conferences worldwide. He also teaches physics at the high school and university levels.

Derek is also quite the singer! In this video, you can hear him sing a Scientific Version of John Mayer’s “Gravity

Derek Muller - Gravity - Veritasium

Gravity (Scientific Version of John Mayer’s Gravity)

George Couros

Keynote Speaker

George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. He additionally co-facilitates Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results leadership training, is a leader on the effective use of social media to improve student learning. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement. George is also the creator of the Connected Principals blog site as well as the founder of Connected Canada. His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for kids. He uses humor as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. His presentations are known to be both informative and entertaining, yet creating an emotional connection that helps people move to the next level. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning help participants feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.

Angela Maiers

Keynote Speaker

Angela Maiers is an award-winning educator, speaker, consultant and professional trainer known for her work in literacy, leadership and global communications. She is a consistently energized and recognized worldwide speaker greatly impacting leadership through not only the education field, but the international business community as well. Challenging educational philosophies and business ethics, Angela strives to achieve total synergy and unstoppable energy by reconstructing the thought process of many dated ideologies.

Today, Angela is at the forefront of New Literacy and Web 2.0 technologies. An active blogger and social media evangelist, she’s deeply committed to helping learners understand the transformational power of technology. Her intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and powerful message of personal empowerment have made her a highly sought after keynote speaker and a vibrant courageous voice in both the business and education space.

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