• February 1-2, 2019International School of Kenya, Nairobi

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  • Scott Klososky

    Scott Klososky is a former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View. Scott specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world. His unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allow him to work around the globe as an international speaker, consultant, and author. He works with senior executives in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to universities, nonprofits, and countless professional associations and coalitions.

     

    Scott brings innovation, velocity, and future vision to building his own companies, advising clients, and addressing global audiences of all sizes across a myriad of dynamic industries. He challenges leaders to think holistically in “high beam” ways to close mind gaps and bring teams together. Through consulting, educational programs and supporting resources Scott changes and accelerates the way organizations embrace and leverage new technologies.

     

    Scott’s publications include, The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology,Vision & Culture to Future-Proof Your Organization, Enterprise Social Technology: Harnessing the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevancy, and Manager’s Guide to Social Media: Jumpstart Productivity, Profitability, and Business Growth with Social Media (A McGraw Hill Briefcase Series Book). Scott brings a combination of “over the horizon” vision and “in the trenches” experience to meet the needs of clients and their context.

     

    You can connect with Scott via info@speakersoffice.com, or info@fpov.com.

  • Maggie Hos-McGrane

    Maggie Hos-McGrane has been teaching for over 30 years, 25 of these in international schools in Europe and Asia. She is passionate about empowering teachers to use technology to transform learning.

     

    Maggie has taught students from age 3 to 18 in the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes. She is also an IB consultant, IB school visitor and IB workshop leader, facilitating both online, face-to-face regional workshops and in-school workshops. Maggie has presented about technology integration at international conferences including ISTE, Learning2, ECIS, AASSA, and EARCOS, in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. Maggie is a Google Innovator, has published several books about digital citizenship and technology integration, and has been recognized as one of the 365 heroes of education by Anthony Salcito, the Vice-President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft.

     

    As Director of Coaching Services at Consilience, Maggie supports schools in effectively Integrating Technology, Coaching Programs, and understanding Digital Citizenship. She has facilitated coaching training at schools and NGOs throughout Asia. Maggie has also presented about coaching at ISTE, NESA, and the Vietnam Technology Conference. Maggie documents her growth as an educator, coach and leader on her blog, Tech Transformation, which is read by more than one million educators worldwide.

     

    You can connect with Maggie at maggie@consiliencelearning.org and @MaggieHMcGrane.

  • Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

    Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Born in Germany, raised in Argentina, having lived shortly in Brazil, is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness and global competencies. Silvia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a Minor in International Studies and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. She has worked as a World Language teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator, 21st Century Learning Specialist, Social Media Coordinator, Professional Development and Educational Consultant.

     

    Her passions include documentation of/for/as learning, globally connected learning, technology integration, contemporary upgrades and amplification of the curriculum, documenting for learning (from digital portfolios, digital storytelling, new forms of teacher observations, to building institutional memory), blogging as pedagogy, visualize learning and developing & maintaining a Personal Learning Network.

     

    Silvia is known in the international bloggersphere under the name of “Langwitches”.

     

    To learn about her work, subscribe to the Langwitches Blog and follow her on Twitter. She is a Curriculum21 faculty member, author of the book “Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators“, one of the co-authors of A Guide to Documenting Learning, Mastering Digital Literacy and Mastering Global Literacy.

  • Bernajean Porter

    Bernajean Porter is a high energy, featured speaker, futurist, consultant and large group facilitator at national and international events or projects, inspiring vision into-practice strategies using technology to re-culture as well as accelerate possibilities in preparing the next generation for their own greatness. Her philosophy and approach uses cutting edge organizational processes for building local capacity to translate the power of technology’s potential into actual classroom practices for ALL students.

     

    Bernajean’s enthusiasm and vivacious approach to work creates an energetic climate inspiring new possibilities. Her consultancy reflects a belief that technology can accelerate rediscovering joy, spirit and personal success for ALL learners – young and ageless. She is author of Evaluating Digital Products: Training and Resource Tools for Using Student Scoring Guides; DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories; I-imagine: Taking My Place in the World; and presently working with a publisher on her new ebook: Brains and Hearts On Fire ~ Learning, Thinking and Communication in a Digital Age.

     

    Her special passion for media-making as an essential new literacy presently inspires facilitating digital storytelling events internationally as well as five [5] online graduate courses for global educators hosted by ASB Online Academy, culminating in a certificate for The Art of MultiMedia Communication and Digital Storytelling.

     

    When it comes to doing the hard or impossible things now necessary in schools to ensure students having out-of-this-world possibilities, Bernajean’s personal motto of “Da Um Jeitinho”- there is ALWAYS a way – let’s make IT happen together - sets the tone for her dedicated long, term work with educators.

  • Kevin Crouch

    Kevin has led teachers and administrators at three different schools through the transformation of becoming digital-age organizations.

     

    As the Director of Technologies and Innovation at the American International School Chennai, Kevin co-developed a program for leading transformational change through the intentional pairing and integration of systems of innovation and systems of routine. He is passionate about the challenge of developing leaders that can help schools navigate the increasingly complex landscape of education and change in the digital age. Kevin has pioneered innovative programs for professional learning and leadership development and speaks frequently at high profile conferences such as ASB Unplugged, NESA, Learning 2.0, and ISTE. Kevin is a keynote speaker and writer, having been featured in several collaborative publications including Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and Future Forwards, while contributing to his blog, The Front Lawn.

     

    As Director of Technology Services at Consilience, Kevin looks forward to the challenge of developing teacher leaders that can help lead our schools through the increasingly complex landscape of education in the digital age.

     

    You can connect with Kevin at kevin@consiliencelearning.org and @kevincrouch

  • Dr. Jackie Gerstein

    Dr. Jackie Gerstein's byline is, "I don't do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing... and technology has amplified my passion for doing so." Dr. Gerstein, an educator, author, blogger and education technology enthusiast, teaches gifted education to 2nd through 6th graders at two Title 1 schools where her focus is on maker education, STEM, and STEAM. She also teaches educational technology to graduate and doctoral students through Boise State and Walden Universities. She believes that one of the roles and responsibilities of the 21st century educator is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with other educators.

     

    As such, she blogs at usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com and Tweets at @jackiegerstein.

     

  • Sujoy Chaudhuri

    Sujoy Chaudhuri is a data scientist and has trained and worked as an ecologist, corporate executive, and data nerd.

     

    As an ecologist, he has worked extensively on human wildlife conflict, studying and modeling conflict with leopards, non-human primates and elephants across India. As software developer, he has worked with the Aster team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories to create Terralook, a GIS toolkit for browsing and manipulating their vast archives of satellite imagery. In his corporate avatar, he has built several large financial portals. Right now, he's having fun creating apps that help tell stories with data.

     

    As Director of Learning Analytics, Sujoy leads efforts at the Learning Analytics Collaborative, a partnership between educational researchers, data scientists, and visionary leaders from schools around the world, urgently seeking to harness the power of Learning Analytics to analyse and share information about teaching and learning in ways that lead to better questions, deeper understandings and more informed provisions and decisions for successful teaching, learning and living.

     

    You can connect with Sujoy at sujoy@consiliencelearning.org and @SujoyChaudhuri

  • Roy Ombatti

    Roy has a Mechanical Engineering background and was affiliated to Fablab Nairobi during his time as a student. Roy is passionate about technology, making and innovation especially when geared towards social impact and development. He is a Stanford Fablearn Fellow; a cohort of maker educators from around the world due to his involvement with the Fablab Robotics Outreach program. The program taught making to children with a primary focus on the less privileged kids from the slums in Nairobi.

     

    Roy is an alumnus of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) having participated in 2013 and helped organize it in 2014 and 2016. He was also the lead organizer of IDDS 2018 in Embu, Kenya. Currently, Roy is the founder and CEO of AB3D (African Born 3D Printing), a hardware social enterprise that lowers barriers of access to 3D printing through the local manufacture of 3D printers from recycled electronic waste parts. This was inspired by his 'Happy Feet' project which leverages 3D printing to make customized and bespoke shoes for people with deformed feet as a result of the jigger sand flea menace. Roy was named one of Impact Design Hub's Top 40 Under 40 awardees.

     

    You can connect with Roy on his LinkedIn Page.

  • Kristopher "Linus" Velez

    Kristopher Velez, more commonly known as Linus, has been an avid gamer, tinkerer, maker, and programmer since childhood.

     

    Previously a video game developer, Linus fell in love with education while teaching game development to students at a summer camp. He followed this interest to the American School of Bombay where he researched and developed prototypes to test the impact Making & Tinkering has on student learning. He has authored two books based on his findings: Maker Minds and CodEd: Teaching Coding in the Classroom.

     

    As Director of Maker Learning at Consilience, Linus aims to develop the passion, knowledge, and skills of schools and teachers to implement learning through Making and to build a Maker Culture in their unique contexts.

     

    You can connect with Linus at linus@consiliencelearning.org and @LinusMakes

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