Featured Speakers

Adam Welcome

Co-author of #KidDeserveIt

Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog on a weekly basis. Adam is the co-author of Kids Deserve It.

The only thing Tony Vincent likes better than teaching is learning. He currently resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but he used to teach fifth grade in Nebraska. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a classroom website before many classrooms even had internet access. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2005 he started one of the first podcasts from an elementary school. Tony experienced how empowering it was for students to be equipped with tools to help them be productive and creative.

Suzy Pepper Rollins

Suzy Pepper Rollins is a passionate lifelong educator whose mission is to create academic success for ALL learners by embedding instructional practices that create energized, autonomous, focused learners. A national presenter across subject areas, she is the founder of Math in the Fast Lane, an online instructional resource for teachers of grades 3–8.

Eric is an Authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator who has provided training and consulting for schools and organizations all across Ohio and around the country for more than twenty years. He also works as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio. He provides a wide range of services including training, presentations, and consulting with a focus on all things related to Google Apps.

HackBerry Lab is a space for creative individuals to engage in designing, inventing, building, and problem solving. Home to the Berry College Creative Technologies program, it is a special place which houses the tools, technology and community to support students and others need to let their ideas take shape. These tools include a variety of 3D printers, laser cutter and vinyl cutters, an extensive woodworking shop, welding equipment, and the tools and materials necessary to program and develop electronics from prototype to professional circuit boards. Housing programs like HackBerry RND, HackBerry Hands, and HackBerry Motorsports, we provide students opportunities to develop their specific skills and interests and share them with the community at large.