Thursday Speakers

Thursday Featured Speakers

Linnette Attai (@PlayWell_LLC)
Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell, LLC, a global privacy and marketing compliance consulting firm. Linnette brings more than twenty-five years of experience to the work, building organizational compliance programs, assessing technologies, providing training, and managing incident response communications. She also serves as virtual chief privacy officer and as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data protection officer to a range of organizations. Linnette is a recognized expert in the youth and education sectors and speaks nationally on data privacy. She is a TEDx speaker and author of the books, Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program and Protecting Student Data Privacy: Classroom Fundamentals. See Linnette's session schedule.

Eric Curts (@ericcurts)
Eric has been in education for 28 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at and runs the award-winning blog where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found. See Eric's session schedule.

Robert Dillon (@drrobertdillon)
Dr. Robert Dillon has served as a thought leader in education over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon serves on the Leadership Team for Connected Learning, a Saint Louis based organization designed to reshape professional development to meet today's needs. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He is the author of four books on best practices in learning, Leading Connected Classrooms Engage, Empower, Energize: Leading Tomorrow's Schools Today, Redesigning Learning Space, and his most recent book on learning space design called The Space: A Guide for Educators. See Robert's session schedule.

Jaime Donally (@jaimedonally)
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community, events and presentations. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom. See Jaime's session schedule.

Jeff Mao (@jmao121)
Jeff is an internationally known education technology leader. Jeff has keynoted national and international events sharing his experiences and ideas about education technology leadership, policy, use, and implementation. He is the CEO and Founder of Edmoxie, an education technology consulting firm. Jeff served as the Learning Technology Policy Director for the Maine Department of Education (2004-2014). In that role, he provided leadership and education technology policy support to four Commissioners of Education. He was directly responsible for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). He oversaw all aspects of the program including vision, implementation, policy, professional development, procurement and contract management.  He was a lead author of the State of Utah’s Master Plan: Essential Elements for Technology Powered Learning. Additionally, he was an advisor for Future Ready Schools and has moderated and presented numerous Future Ready’s Summits and Institutes. Jeff was a Senior Director for Common Sense Media’s education division (2014-2017). He was also a Senior Strategic Education Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop (2017-2019). He has been recognized by EdScoop (EdTech Hero, 2017), SETDA (Leader of the Year, 2013), and Common Sense Media (Educator of the Year, 2012). See Jeff's session schedule.

Pam Moran (@pammoran)
A woman with a clear vision of what educational experiences should be for students in today's world, Dr. Pam Moran embodies the paradigm shift that must be made to make schools relevant. Dr. Pamela R. Moran served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools from January 2006 through June of 2018. She now serves as the Executive Director at the Virginia School Consortium for Learning. See Pam's session schedule.

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
Ira Socol is a former Chief Technology and Innovation Officer in Virginia public schools. He has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education for its annual award to the nation’s 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. He is the author of numerous journal articles in national education and school architectural journals. During doctoral studies at Michigan State, he became a leading national expert in the use of accessibility technology and Universal Design for Learning where he also developed Toolbelt Theory, an equity technology lens for all learners. His education includes studio art, architecture, criminal justice and juvenile justice, assistive technologies, and educational leadership. He also co-authored Timeless Learning with Pam Moran and A Space for Risk. See Ira's session schedule.

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