Keynote Speakers

Headshot of Steven W. AndersonSteven W. Anderson is a leader in the convergence of digital learning and leadership. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration, using social media for learning, technology implementation efficacy and creating meaningful School:Home Relationships. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about how they can be powerful change agents in education transformation.

Steven is credited with creating #edchat, the original and most popularly used educational hashtag on Twitter. He has been recognized with awards including Twitterer of the Year, a Top 50 Educational Influencer, one of the top Educational Innovators in the world in 2018, a Microsoft Heroes of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.

Headshot of Shaelynn FarnsworthShaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. She redefined her classroom using contemporary modes to amplify student voice and connect them with a global audience. She has worked at the state and regional level in Iowa; primarily focusing on school improvement, literacy, and technology. Shaelynn is the ELA Community Manager and Professional Learning Associate at Open Up Resources, a non-profit focused on OER to increase equity in education by making excellent, top-rated curricula freely available to districts. Shaelynn is also a consultant for Web20classroom, helping to promote literacy, technology, best practices and systemic change across the educational landscape. She is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Apple Educator.