Featured Speakers

We are very excited to have three ROCKSTARS join us as featured presenters this year!

Carl Hooker Carl has been a part of a strong educational shift with thoughtful technology integration ever since the first day stepping into the classroom. From his start as a teacher all the way through becoming a district leader, he’s always held one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning.

Kristen Brooks believes that technology in the hands of her most at-risk students might just be the way to finally narrow the achievement gap. A 27 year veteran educator, Brooks found her niche 17 years ago when she pioneered the first K-5 computer lab in her district. In 2014, Brooks was struck at the lack of smart technology – and its skill set- amongst her school’s Title 1 students. Surely, she thought, there was a way to bridge the two worlds. Knowing she had to do something to meet the needs of her students, Brooks opened the first iPad lab in her district and the bridge was built.

Matthew X Joseph Dr. Matthew X. Joseph has collected incredible insights on how best to support teaching and learning. His work has led to nationally published articles and opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events.  In 2021 Matt was recognized as one of 10 national leaders on the rise.