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A Teaching and Technology Conference

June 11-12, 2019

Murray State University's Teacher Quality Institute has joined forces with the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education to convert the annual College and Career Readiness Summit into a more comprehensive teaching and technology conference.

Join us for two days of collaboration and innovation, where regional educators just like you will strive to hone their skills, share their knowledge, and come together for the good of education. 

Please follow the steps below for event and parking registration.

Step 1: Register to attend.
Step 2: Register for parking access.
Step 3: Register to be a presenter. (optional)

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The Summit 2019 Keynote Speakers

Kasey Bell headshotKasey Bell

Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, ya'll! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integrations.

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker, Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching.

Kasey is the author of "Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic," co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe podcast, an award-winning blogger, and a social media influencer.

Christine Pinto headshotChristine Pinto

Christine Pinto is a kindergarten teacher for Arcadia Unified in Southern California. Inspired by the kids she works with, she strives to make learning purposeful and the school environment an enjoyable place to be for her students. Christine is the founder of the hashtag #GAfE4Littles and co-author of the book Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can.

More recently, Christine has brought #GAfE4Littles into joining forces with #InnovatingPlay. She is a co-moderator of the #InnovatingPlay #SlowFlipChat, where she and Jessica Twomey facilitate discussions with educators about the ongoing cycle of connecting, wondering, playing, and discovering through a variety of intentional topics. Christine is a believer in the CAN mindset behind #GAfE4Littles, and has acquired the #InnovatingPlay mindset that learning and teaching can be done without limits!

 Gerry Brooks headshotGerry Brooks

Gerry  Brooks  is currently the principal at Liberty Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky. He has been a school administrator for the past 17 years. Gerry's experiences have presented him with the opportunity to create humorous videos that are posted on his Facebook and YouTube pages. Gerry is currently followed on these social media sites by over 950,000 people. Gerry will focus on the importance of Climate and Culture as a school teacher during his session.

Matt Miller headshotMatt Miller

Matt Miller spent more than a decade in the classroom, creating unique learning experiences for students through technology and creative learning. Matt is the author of  Ditch That Textbook.  This book is full of innovative teaching ideas and ways to rethink education. Matt is a Google-Certified Innovator. He has been named on of the top influences in educational technology and elearning worldwide.

Matt recently switched his focus from encouraging students to encouraging teachers. He provides practical, "use it in class tomorrow" solutions to teachers' classrooms needs. He regularly writes on his blog, "Ditch That Textbook", and provides engaging keynotes and hands-on workshops, conference sessions and professional development to schools, schools districts, conferences and events.