Keynote Speaker

keynote-camle-2016Dr. Tim Kubik – “Transforming the Student Experience”

“Never, ever, close the door to your classroom. Keep it open, and invite EVERYONE in. The key to saving public education, is getting the public back into education. It’s my goal to make sure project-based learning works both ways on a global scale, to help American students better understand the world, but also, an importantly, to help students in other parts of the world contribute equaly, and with as much voice to our emerging global culture.”

Dr. Kubik has trained over 2000 teachers and volunteers to see the connections between education, policy and the politics of their communities and more importantly, to help teachers and volunteers make these connections relevant to young people working in their own communities. His lessons are based on more than 20 years’ practical experience as teacher, administrator, and consultant in K-12 through undergrad to graduate and professional programs. He served as National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education and the Asia Society.

Special Presentations by:

Dr. Alice Christie – creator of Google Treks


Dr. Chris Haskell – Game Based Learning
Chris Haskell won the 2013 innovator award from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning for his groundbreaking work in quest-based learning. Haskell has thoroughly tracked student success with quest-based learning that promotes the use of badges, achievements, and awards to mark student progress, recognize specialization, and provide multiple forms of formative feedback and evaluation. Using experience points, progress bars can show progress toward the winning condition, the next rank or level.
Mike Thompson – Humanitarian Mapping
Experienced geospatial software developer, Mike is passionate about using technology to solve challenging problems; contributing to Open Data; and developing innovative ways to detect change and improve the quality and currency of data. Mike is a significant contributor to OpenStreetMap and regularly contributes to humanitarian mapping projects through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and the Missing Maps Project. He has organized and hosted a number of “mapathons” to introduce others to humanitarian mapping.mike-special-1