Welcome to Confluence 2021! This is a free event, hosted by LCISD, focused on merging technology and teaching.
Schedule of Events!
8:00 - 9:00
Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and current Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Dr. Phyall currently serves as Future Ready Schools Technology Leaders lead advisor, ISTE’s Digital Equity professional learning leader, and was recently named one of the top 30 K-12 IT influencers worth following in 2020 EdTEch Magazine. Twitter- @AskAdam3
11:15 - 11:45
Live Podcast With Adam And Carl
Come join Adam and Carl as they record a live podcast in front of a live audience! Listen as they discuss what's new in the world or EdTech!
Lunch & Music
12:00 - 1:15
Lunch & Live Music!
Come and enjoy some great food trucks, including Mi Kocina, Soda Shack, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, and Maglio's Italian.
Live music by Scubba Steve
3:15 - 4:15
Carl brings his 20+ years of educational background, technology integration, and outside-the-box thinking to all of his talks. His unique blend of humor and practical advice is a powerful message for any school, district, or conference! Twitter- @mrhooker
Keynote Speakers From Each Session
Matthew X. Joseph
Currently the director of curriculum and instruction in Leicester, Massachusetts. His past experiences include Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, elementary school principal, classroom teacher, and district professional development specialist. These experiences have provided Matt incredible insight on how to best support teaching and learning.
A graduate from Texas Tech University with a Bachlors of Art in Public Relations. She has a passion for communication advancement, marketing, and business. As the marketing teacher at Lubbock-Cooper ISD, she incorporates a variety of applications and hands-on learning experiences using project-based learning.
A graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in Social Work. He fell in love with teaching while spending time teaching in North Korea. He has taught science in MS, 4th, and 5th grade. He has spent time trying to find new ways to implement technology in the classroom and not just ways for students to receive the information but also, finding ways for students to create and show their demonstration of knowledge.
Kristen Brooks is an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Cherokee County School District, an EdTech Consultant, Conference Presenter, and a Keynote Speaker. She is a veteran teacher of 27 years with the last 17 years specifically in educational technology. Ms. Brooks is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Minecraft Mentor, an Adobe Spark Creative Educator, a Professional Learning Specialist with NCCE and works with several EdTech companies as a teacher mentor.