SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On August 4, educators from around the globe will join the world’s longest-running online educational conference, EdmodoCon, for a full day of professional development and learning inspiration. In its fifth year, EdmodoCon helps teachers navigate the digital learning environment, and introduces them to new ideas and tools to improve student learning. Last year, more than 44,000 educators from 172 countries registered to virtually attend.
This year, Edmodo welcomes Michael Horn, co-founder and executive director of education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, as the closing keynote, during which he’ll discuss how educators can design blended learning environments and harness its benefits—personalization, access, and equity at scale—to unleash student achievement. In addition, the event will feature a keynote address from Edmodo CEO Vibhu Mittal, eight teacher-led sessions on innovative ways to integrate technology in the classroom, and the unveiling of this year’s Edmodie Award winners.
“Since inception, EdmodoCon has been a cornerstone event for educators to convene and learn from one another,” said Vibhu Mittal, chief executive officer of Edmodo. “Our goal has always been to craft a program that delivers actionable insights educators can walk away with and leverage in their planning for the next school year. We’re excited for how this year’s event will empower educators to further enhance the student learning experience.”
EdmodoCon facilitates idea-sharing and collaboration among some of the world’s most technologically advanced educators. The free, live-streamed 10-hour event features teachers and education influencers who showcase the creative ways they use Edmodo and other digital tools. The 2015 list of speakers and topics includes:
- Opening Keynote by Vibhu Mittal, Chief Executive Officer of Edmodo
- Kathy Pittinger, Lakeland Elementary, Lewisville, TX
“No Passport Required: Global Classroom Collaboration in Action”
- Teresa Perles, Alfa y Omega, Denia, Spain
“Learning Gets Personal: Differentiating to Improve Individual Outcomes”
- Randy Fairfield, Three Rivers HomeLink, Richland, WA
“Culture of Caring: Building a Support Community with Students & Parents”
- John Shoemaker, Palm Beach County School District, West Palm Beach, FL
“Innovate & Flourish: Setting Your School or District Up for EdTech Success”
- Moderated Panel featuring Adam Seldow, Peter Grostic, Rachelle Wooten
“21st Century Thought Leaders: Defining Today’s Learner”
- John Choins, Midway Middle School, Hewitt, TX
“Tradition + Technology = The Perfect Equation to Flip Your Classroom”
- Kari Salomon, Hull Middle School, Duluth, GA
“Collective Curriculum: Sparking Discussions Across Subject Areas”
- Laura Murphy, Charles Pinckney Elementary, Mount Pleasant, SC
“Real World RSVP: Inviting Guest Speakers to Inspire Students”
- Michael Horn, Co-founder and Executive Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute
“Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”
“EdmodoCon opened up a new dimension of collaboration with fellow educators around the world,” said Beatrice Lopez, an elementary school teacher and 2014 EdmodoCon presenter from PS/Intermediate School 54 in Bronx, New York. “In addition to learning new ways to utilize Edmodo in my classroom, I also learned how to effectively integrate technology in teaching and learning to facilitate student achievement.”
To register for EdmodoCon 2015 and get information on its sessions and speakers, please visit www.edmodocon.com. Join the conversation by following @Edmodo on Twitter and using and searching #EdmodoCon.
Edmodo is a global education network that provides communication, collaboration, and coaching tools for educators, students, and parents. On the network, educators are empowered to discover valuable educational resources, share best practices and content, create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), engage students and parents, and encourage student progress. These powerful capabilities enable teachers and parents to help students achieve their full potential. Founded in 2008 and used by 93 of the top 100 U.S. school districts, Edmodo protects the privacy and security of teachers and students by maintaining a closed, private learning environment. Learn more at www.edmodo.com.