Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high history and English teacher in suburban Chicago, IL where he lives with his wife and two sons. In addition to teaching, he is an athletic director,computer club advisor, basketball coach, and serves on numerous curriculum and technology committees at the school and district level. He holds a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a National Boards Certification in early adolescence social science. Beyond traditional professional development, Josh is an active member of the twitter (@stumpteacher) and blogging community as well as a respected presenter. He has presented at countless local, state and national conferences and was the closing keynote speaker at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in 2015.
His work has been recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education as they named Josh a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011”. Josh has also been recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators, “Educator of the Year” for 2012 and he is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was recognized with a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner in 2012. Josh was named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2013 as well as awarded the Outstand Alumni Award from North Central College that same year.
Stumpenhorst is an active blogger at Stump the Teacher and his work there has received recognition through numerous EduBlog Awards nominations. He is also the author of the newly released book titled The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners, which analyzes current practices in schools and suggests alternate and more effective strategies for all teachers.
Wednesday, July 27
Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of fostering inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with educational organizations and leaders building innovation and iteration into our education practices. He speaks on the subject of technology, education, and innovation at events around the world.
In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of Boards, including the Arizona Science Foundation and Inquire Schools. He serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on education, technology, and equity. Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.
Q&A with Jaime Casap
Thursday, July 28
Summer Howarth is the Director of Learning at Education Changemakers, is one of Australia’s most connected education infuencers, and has boldly emerged as a powerful and disruptive new voice in the sector. Summer brings expert knowledge in design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental education, grounded in extensive experience teaching in some of Australia’s most forward-thinking private schools. Known to many on twitter as @edusum, she has a deep passion for unleashing and spreading teacher led innovations and is highly engaged in Australia’s education startup scene. Following eight years of senior teaching experience at PLC Sydney, Ravenswood School for Girls, Knox Grammar School and Anastasis Academy, Summer consulted to the NSW Government and taught Master of Teaching units at Sydney University before being appointed as a Senior Project Offcer for AITSL, leading on the Learning Frontiers initiative. Summer is also the driving force behind the EC conference series (www.ec15.org) and was one of the founders of TeachMeet Sydney. She holds a Masters degree from Macquarie University and was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship for Service to Girls Education.
Unleashing Teacher-led Innovation
Friday, July 29