Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Event: Innovation in Education Hangout on Air 11/21/14 3:30 EST

Join us for this exciting panel discussion on Innovation in Education featuring three great voices of innovation using Google Hangouts on Air and YouTube!



Our Panelists

Courtney O'Connell is a rising thought leader on the topic of disruptive innovation. Her TEDx talk “Go All In on Education,” and blogs on The Huffington Post are provoking a national conversation about innovation in education. She has extensive experience building the digital capabilities of organizations, and serves as a leader on the American College Personnel Association’s Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Higher Education.

O’Connell helped develop & publish the student focused book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. She also serves as Editor to Socialnomics.com, ranked as a Top 10 Blog by PC Magazine. In 2014, Courtney published her first book Slide Design for Non-Designers which is currently for sale on the iBookstore.

She has been featured in MeetingsNet Magazine, The Huffington Post, and RuleBreaker Magazine for her role as a change agent in the U.S. education system. Courtney served as a professor of leadership at Rutgers University and has guest lectured in a variety of graduate courses. She approaches each speaking engagement as an opportunity to give the audience a new perspective or new way of thinking about their work, as well as an opportunity to give them tangible ideas they can begin implementing immediately.

Currently, she is working alongside best-selling author Erik Qualman as the Director of Business Design where she is developing and distributing digital leadership content that is educating the world.  She also teaches 5 Habits of Innovative Educators eCourse and you can use this link that includes a promo code for $20 off https://www.udemy.com/5-habits-edu/?couponCode=5habits20

Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”. Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is passionate about helping students find their educational opportunities and providing them with the digital tools they need to give them a competitive edge.


Don has lectured across the US and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He also hosts an internet radio program, InnovatED, for the BAM! Radio Network.  Most importantly Don works with educators and students to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

Don lives in Indianapolis, IN with his wife, Alicia, and three children: Ava, Anna, and Grant. You can find him on Twitter @donwettrick where he tweets updates on his student’s innovation work.

Terry Heick is a teacher from Kentucky interested in what people are for, how people learn, and how we might reimagine teaching and learning for a modern world. He is a former classroom teacher of middle and high school English, and currently serves as Director for TeachThought.