Weston Kieschnick Tuesday, June 14: 8:15 - 10:00 am
Weston Kieschnick is an award winning educator, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of "Teaching Keating"; one of the most downloaded edu-centric podcasts on iTunes. Weston has worked in collaboration with innovative tech and publishing companies (Google, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apple) to redefine teaching and learning in the digital age. As such, he’s advised educators from every state in the US and more than 30 countries around the world. Districts where Mr. Kieschnick has designed content, implemented initiatives, and trained educational leaders have been recognized by the Learning Counsel as being among the top ten in the nation for their work in blended learning. You can find Weston’s work published in EdWeek, EdTechMagazine, Shape, and featured on TED, the 10-Minute Teacher, Teaching Tales, Kids Deserve It, and LeadUp Teach. In 2009 Kieschnick moved to Denver, Colorado to shift his focus from traditional models of education to online and blended learning. Since then he has worked as a blended learning Teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Instructional Development Coordinator, and Dean of Education. Weston resides in Colorado with his wife Molly and his children, Everett and Charlotte.
Dr. Gregg Talcott and Kim Bartling Wednesday, June 15 9:00 - 11:00 am
South Dakota educators, Kim Bartling and Gregg Talcott, created The Humanity Launch to provide a tangible working platform that ignites educators’ passion for teaching and students’ passion for learning. Together, Kim and Gregg share a 75-year history as teachers and administrators which spans 12 schools (including two universities and two countries). The Humanity Launch’s mission is to use the academic and emotional learning foundation of each school to launch a positive culture that fosters scholastic excellence, community pride and a celebration of self.
New Principals Luncheon & "Ask a Lawyer" - Monday, June 13