Keynote Speakers

Thursday Keynote with Tony Frontier

Thursday, October 19
8:15-9:30 AM

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Tony Frontier. An award-winning teacher, engaging presenter, and best-selling author, Tony works with teachers and school leaders nationally and internationally to help them prioritize efforts to improve student engagement and student learning. With expertise in student engagement, formative assessment, effective instruction, and strategic planning, he emphasizes a systems approach to empower teachers to improve each student’s educational experience. Learn more about Tony.

Friday Keynote with Pernille Ripp

Friday, October 20
8:15-9:45 AM

Pernille Ripp is a teacher, speaker, author, blogger, and passionate advocate for education. In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud (GRA), a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to connect more than two million students in 60 different countries. Her current research interest focuses on creating passionate learning environments to help students fall in love with literacy again. She uses her own classroom as a laboratory as well learning from the many educators she works with across the country.  Learn more about Pernille.