Keynote Speakers

Thursday, June 6 –

Morning Keynote – Trevor Muir

Trevor is a teacher, author, international speaker, and project based learning expert.

He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor is a professor at Grand Valley State University, a former faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, and is one of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation educators. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, EdWeek, and regularly on WeAreTeachers. He gave a TEDx Talk titled, “School Should Take Place in the Real World,” at TEDxSanAntonio. Trevor runs the Facebook page, The Epic Classroom, where his inspiring videos have been viewed over 25 million times. At the heart of Trevor’s work is the conviction that every student has the potential for greatness, and every teacher can be equipped to unlock that potential.

Friday, June 7 –

Morning Keynote – Denis Sheeran

Denis Sheeran the author of two books for teachers, Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons, and Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving. He travels across the country delivering keynotes, full day workshops, and small group professional development to teachers and administrators. Denis has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music and is an adjunct Professor of Statistics at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. Before becoming the Director of Student Achievement for the Weehawken Township School District in Weehawken, NJ, Denis taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for thirteen years at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois and supervised the mathematics programs in Sparta, Edison, and Chatham NJ.


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