A life-threatening condition and the inspiring words of the open-heart surgeon who saved his life jolted Musallam out of what he tabs “psuedo-teaching” following 10 years in the field. Today, the dynamic educator’s mission is “to meaningfully integrate multimedia into a hands-on, inquiry-based learning cycle” and to empower fellow educators to employ strategies that similarly foster student learning. His TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” puts teeth to the importance of sparking curiosity in the classroom.
How can a person connect to the world and grow? How can we learn to market our talents while we cultivate them? How can we teach kids to do the same? With today's tools and adequate passion we can teach kids to build the life they don't know they want...yet. Join me for this fast-paced journey into launching into the life you want and teaching kids to do it too.
Lauren (Wichmann) Hoeft '07, keynote speaker The Technology-Infused Educator
Hoeft is an Illinois State alumna, 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, and technology coach for Prairie Elementary School in Buffalo Grove. She got her M.S. in educational technology and works with teachers to seamlessly integrate technology and differentiate with technology in the classroom.
David Jakes, keynote speaker Learning at the Speed of Technology
Jakes is a digital learning strategist for the Third Teacher + by Cannon Design in Chicago. Students have access to remarkable technology. From smartphones to Google Glass, how technology is leveraged to support student learning is a question every teacher must address. Join David Jakes as he explores the dynamic nature of technology and helps you understand the tools and trends that are reshaping what it means to be a learner.