2016 Keynote Speaker: Matt Miller

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Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book 
Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator, Bammy! Top to Watch in 2016, and winner of the WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award. Onalytica named him one of the top 25 influencers in educational technology and elearning.

Matt has presented to thousands of teachers at dozens of workshops on a number of topics related to educational technology, world language instruction and more. He combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources, leaving teachers equipped and inspired to move forward.

Matt's DITCH That Textbook Model: 

"The phrase 'Ditch That Textbook' is not about tossing a stack of hardback textbooks out a three-story window, hearing a satisfying thump on the ground, and brushing the dust off your hands. In fact, if your district requires you to teach from a certain textbook, the last thing you should do is defy that mandate. That is not what I'm suggesting. I'm suggesting to evolve and find better ways to teach."

D=Different (Using different teaching methods)

I=Innovative (Inventing new ideas or modifying others' ideas, then testing them in the classroom, even if their success isn't guaranteed)

T=Tech-laden (Incorporating digital sites, tools, and devices to learn more efficiently or in new and different ways)

C=Creative (Tapping into students' original ideas as well as creating and producing meaningful work)

H=Hands-on (Students make and try things on their own)

Click HERE to download a copy of Matt Miller's FREE ebook, “101 Practical Ways to DITCH That Textbook.”

Follow Matt on Twitter @jmattmiller