TransformingEDU 2016

Dates 06 Jan 2016 12:00 am (UTC -8) 09 Jan 2016 12:00 am (UTC -8)
Place (View On Map) Sands Expo and Convention Center

TransformingEDU 2016:Powering Up Education at CES 2016

TransformingEDU brings together the thought-leaders, decision makers and technology developers to discuss the rapidly evolving needs and challenges in PreK-20 education. From resource management to cost savings, from student retention to educator collaboration, from digital content evolution to personalized learning solutions, TransformingEDU is at the forefront of educational innovation.

Curriculum and content publishers, higher ed institutions, hardware developers, telecommunications providers, learning and content management systems makers, investor groups, software and learning games or apps developers, PreK-20 non-profit organizations, K-20 decision makers, technology buyers, and public policy makers will all be on display and part of the discussion at TransformingEDU 2016. Don’t miss out on the largest audience of high-tech solutions in the world at CES.

Visit TransformingEDU 2016 to:

  • DISCOVER how new and existing technologies are making their way into classrooms and on campuses internationally.
  • NETWORK with academics, deans, superintendents, CTOs, policy makers, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in a unique education conference where technology takes center stage.
  • SEE the latest advancements in preK-20 education—from ideas to products, from hardware to apps, and from pioneers to visionaries.
  • HEAR from high-profile educational leaders from a broad range of specialties who all share one common goal: leveraging the best technologies to impact student learning outcomes.

TransformingEDU 2016 Speakers

John Katzman is the founder and CEO of The Noodle Companies, an education enterprise focused on improving transparency and efficiency in education.
Previously, Katzman founded 2U, and served as its CEO and Chairman until 2012. The company works with major research universities to create high-quality online degree programs. Prior to founding 2U, Katzman founded The Princeton Review, and served as its CEO and Chairman until 2007.
John’s writing has been featured in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and MSNBC; he has authored or co-authored five books; and he is a frequent lecturer and panelist. He sits on the Board of Directors of several for- and non-profit organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, and Renaissance Learning. He has also advised or invested in dozens of education tech organizations.
When he’s not thinking about education, John plays hockey, runs, skis, and argues politics and urban planning. He is married to Alicia Ernst, and they have two children.

Steven Mackenzie is an Education Specialist at LEGO® Education. Having been a teacher in elementary, secondary and Special Education for 13 years, Steven moved to Denmark to join LEGO Education in 2014. Steven has earned a Master’s Degree of Education in Leading Teaching and Learning from Cambridge University in the UK, where he focused on student creativity, leadership and empowerment. He brings his wealth of experience to his current role, leading a project with the Ministry of Education in China. Steven has also worked extensively in Language Arts, where he oversaw the development of LEGO Education’s products for elementary: StoryStarter, BuildToExpress and LearnToLearn. Steven is an avid board gamer, both playing and designing, and will have his first game published next year. He also enjoys coaching and watching football and walks and cycles as often as possible. When doing none of these things, Steven can be found listening to any music that has come recommended.

Drew Minock a rising star in the world of educational technology and motivational speaking. Minock is an expert at using augmented reality to deepen comprehension and enhance the learning experience. Drew has worked with educators and students around the world as an Education Evangelist at the world’s leading augmented reality developer, DAQRI. Drew is the Co-Founder of the globally recognized educational blog Two Guys and Some iPads and the iTunes News and Noteworthy podcast “The Two Guys Show.” He specializes in using emerging technology to inspire innovation and creativity. He believes relationships are the core of creating a culture and community of life long learners. Drew’s knowledge, passion, and powerful message ignites a love of learning in his audience.

Shawn Nason, Innovation Evangelist & Chief Innovation Officer for Xavier University says, “Innovation isn’t work, it’s a lifestyle.” At Xavier University, Shawn leads the strategy and implementation of the innovation process within Xavier, while developing a portfolio of innovation clients and strategic partners, which will drive non-tuition based revenue within the university through the Center for Innovation.

Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer focused on technology issues and the future of education. He is currently a senior editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education leading coverage of technology and innovation. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, teaching a course on multimedia storytelling.

TransformingEDU 2016 will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Las Vegas) on January 6-9, 2016.

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