Keynote Speakers

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Kim Bearden

Kim is cofounder, executive director, and teacher at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator-training facility. More than 85,000 educators worldwide have visited Kim's classroom and have attended her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promote success.

About Kim

In 2016, Kim was honored at the White House for being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Humanities Teacher, and the Milken Family Foundation selected her to receive the Award for Excellence in Education. She is the winner of the InfluencHer Award, along with numerous additional awards. Over the past thirty-three years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle-school principal. Kim is a bestselling author of two books. Kim's newest book, Fight Song: Six Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose will be released in June of 2020.

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Tyler Tarver, Ed.S.

Tyler is Dean of NLC College, and creator of the educational resources TarverAcademy.com. He's a Top 100 YouTube Educator, Google Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, Author, Producer, and Podcaster. He's known for having experience in innovating education and culture from inside the classroom, district, and worldwide level, and believes it all start with the people involved.

About Tyler

Tyler created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, providing students/teachers with resources. He's been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, Personnel, and Technology. Tyler loves teaching students, helping teachers, and building community and conversation around improving and innovating education to help students. Tyler's been featured on PBS, an Education Week Feature, Sync Magazine Cover Story, Democrat Gazette Feature, News Story on "Making Math Fun". Through publishing his free math, education, Google, and culture videos to help student and teachers, Tyler has had the opportunity to learn and share with millions of learners worldwide. 

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Valary Oleinik

Valary is one-part artist, one-part geek, and 100% committed to finding ways to help people develop and deliver more engaging and effective learning experiences. She is a frequent speaker and educational consultant on gamification and creativity. A project manager at international law firm Weil, Valary is involved in training and development of technical and professional skills.

About Valary

For more than two decades Valary worked as a classroom instructor, online facilitator, instructional designer, presentations design and delivery coach, and project manager. She can be found throughout the cyberworlds blogging and tweeting on gamification, e-learning, creativity, communication in the digital age, and more. 

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Voices of Digital Learning: This is How We Do It!

We’ve all heard the overwhelming challenges and the frustrations of learning, teaching and working in a remote or hybrid environment this past year. Come prepared to be inspired and encouraged with stories of success in digital learning and training shared from the perspective of students, instructors, and administrators during this three-part panel discussion series featured each afternoon of the conference.

About the Panelists

Panelist Details Coming Soon

We’ve all heard the overwhelming challenges and the frustrations of learning, teaching and working in a remote or hybrid environment this past year. Come prepared to be inspired and encouraged with stories of success in digital learning and training shared from the perspective of students, instructors, and administrators during this three-part panel discussion series featured each afternoon of the conference.