Closing Keynote With Josh Stumpenhorst
[Listen and Learn : Keynote]
Wednesday, July 1, 2:45–4:00 pm
PCC Hall A
Closing keynote speaker Josh Stumpenhorst, an award-winning teacher, coach, blogger and author, will challenge attendees to throw out the old rule book. He will challenge ISTE 2015 participants to think outside the box and push themselves to revolutionize learning.
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Josh Stumpenhorst, Naperville School District 203
Josh Stumpenhorst, the 2011-12 Illinois Teacher of the Year and ISTE Emerging Leader, is author of the book The New Teacher Revolution by Corwin Press.
A junior high history and English teacher, Stumpenhorst is an influential blogger whose innovative ideas have challenged the status quo and produced outstanding student outcomes. In his book, which was released in February, and on his blog, Stump the Teacher, Stumpenhorst discusses his often unorthodox educational philosophies, such as his belief that homework and grades actually harm student learning and his emphasis on building relationships with students based on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment.
Stumpenhorst’s blog has been nominated for numerous EduBlog awards and he has appeared on Bam Radio, the largest education radio network in the world. He’s also contributed to SmartBrief Education, the EdReach Community and Huffington Post Live. As a connected member of the social media community, Stumpenhorst regularly consults at education conferences and professional development activities.
In addition to being Illinois Teacher of the Year, Stumpenhorst has also been named 2012 Educator of the Year by the Illinois Computer Educators, won a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association, and earned the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
In addition to teaching, he is an athletic director, team leader, computer club adviser, track and 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. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.