Tuesday May 30

Wednesday May 31

Windsor Middle School


Featuring Live and In-Person


Innovative Teacher, Blogger, and Author of "Ditch That Textbook"

Day 1 - May 30 - Keynote and Workshop Facilitator

Technology is changing the world, and it’s changing our schools and classrooms.

Learning is only a Google search or YouTube video away. The role of the teacher is changing in light of this, and you want to make sure you keep up. You just don’t have enough time to keep up with everything. You’re looking for some new, creative ways use technology and keep students engaged.

Don't worry. You are in the right place.

I’m Matt Miller, and I know exactly how you feel. It’s my passion to equip teachers to thrive in this new era of education and think differently about the craft of teaching.

  • I spent more than a decade in the classroom, creating unique learning experiences for my students through technology and creative teaching.
  • I wrote the book Ditch That Textbook about innovative teaching ideas and rethinking education.
  • I’m a Google-Certified Innovator, one of roughly 1,000 in the United States.
  • I’ve been named one of the top 10 influencers in educational technology and elearning worldwide.

Recently, I’ve switched my focus from encouraging students to encouraging teachers. I provide practical, “use it in class tomorrow” solutions to teachers’ classroom needs. I also help them focus on what’s most important to keep education relevant.

I write regularly at my blog, “Ditch That Textbook,” and provide engaging keynotes and hands-on workshops, conferences sessions and professional development to schools, school districts, conferences and events.

-Description taken from http://ditchthattextbook.com/about/. Read more about Matt Miller's work on his blog at http://ditchthattextbook.com/

Tuesday, May 30 Agenda

7:30-7:55 Registration Open

8:00-9:00 Matt Miller Keynote Presentation

9:00-11:00 Morning Workshops facilitated by Matt Miller

11:00-12:00 Lunch & Networking (Provided by the Departments of Instruction and Technology)

12:00-2:00 Afternoon Workshops facilitated by Matt Miller

2:00-3:00 Collaboration/Debrief/Worktime @WMS Media Center or on your own!

Wednesday, May 31 Agenda

7:30-7:55 Registration Open

8:00-9:00 Setup & Pitches for Unconference Sessions

9:00-11:00 Session Blocks 1 & 2

11:00-12:00 Lunch on your own

12:00-2:00 Session Blocks 3 & 4