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favorites Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students

[Listen and Learn : Panel]
Tuesday, June 30, 4:00–5:00 pm
favoritesMatthew BrownfavoritesJulie EvansfavoritesRobert MillerfavoritesKari Stubbs

Engaging students in learning can potentially improve achievement, but increasing student engagement is still an elusive concept in many classrooms. Armed with research findings and classroom practices, we'll provide you with new strategies and ideas to use in your classrooms.

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices not needed
Focus: Digital Age Teaching & Learning
Topic: Games & Simulations
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary Leadership
Students : Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
Teachers : Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Common Core State Standards: English : Reading (K-5)
Math : 3-5
Math : 6-8
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favorites Matthew Brown, Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate School

Matthew Brown is an assistant principal at Sunnyside Intermediate School in Lafayette, Indiana. He came to Sunnyside three years ago after 14 years as a classroom teacher. An early adopter, he has helped Sunnyside not only become a recognized STEM school, but successfully led their building through their first year as a mobile 1:1 iPad school. Matthew has shared the successful Sunnyside STEM and 1:1 initiative at the Purdue University STEM in Education Summit, the Hoosier Science Teachers Association conference, and to various leaders of Indiana's manufacturing industry to help connect generations of college and career ready students.

favorites Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow

Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (, a global education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for students through the effective utilization of STEM resources. Previously, Ms. Evans was a executive with Unisys and two ed tech startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and serves on several nonprofit boards and corporate advisory councils. Ms. Evans is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. In April 2008 she was named one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology by eSchool News.

favorites Robert Miller, Port Orange Elementary

Robert Miller received his M.Ed in special education from the University of Louisiana and currently teaches 5th grade in Port Orange, Florida. In conjunction with FIU and the Wolfsonian Museum/Miami Beach, Robert co-authored curriculum for Florida students teaching media literacy and deconstructing advertising. In 2009, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator and included on the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list of education technology leaders. In 2011, Robert became a YouTube Star Teacher and Google Certified Teacher. He also serves as an advisor and Certified Teacher for one of his favorite online tools, BrainPOP.

favorites Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP, former ISTE Board

Dr. Kari Stubbs is Vice President of Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. She also serves on the ISTE board of directors and the Horizon K12 Report board. Kari has presented extensively on education technology, speaking at conferences across the United States and around the globe from Shanghai and Dubai to Australia, Prague, Qatar, and beyond. In 2014 and 2015, she spoke at Mobile Learning week in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters. She’s received the ISTE "Making It Happen" Award, and in 2006 was also recognized by the NSBA as "20 to Watch." @karistubbs