Shannon is a mom to three amazing children. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning. She speaks and consults around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. She is also the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She encourages young people and educators to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others globally.
General Session • Keynote Address
Tuesday, October 4 • 8:30 am • Ballroom C
Let Them Be Heard. Giving Our Students A Voice
Young people have the opportunity to change the world with their actions, creativity, words, and most of all….their voice. Shannon McClintock Miller has empowered her students and others to embrace and talk about the things that are important to them. In this presentation, you will hear the voice of young people as Shannon shares stories of choice, experiences, access, space, collaboration, creativity, and so much more.
As you prepare for this day and her presentation ask yourself this question….….What is important to you and your learning? We will answer this question together as we take a look at our learning and most of all….that of the young people we work with everyday.
Joy Hofmeister was sworn in as Oklahoma's 14th State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Jan. 12, 2015.Since taking office, Hofmeister has traveled throughout Oklahoma to advocate for schoolchildren, launched commonsense steps to improve performance of the education system and begun transforming the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) into an inclusive and transparent service-oriented organization. She is an advocate for solutions to Oklahoma’s teacher shortage and the elimination of unnecessary mandates and assessments.
Wednesday, October 5 • 8:30 am • Ballroom C