Keynote Speaker: Michael Horn
speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.
Horn is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.
Dr. Allison Powell is the Senior Learning Strategist for BloomBoard, where she assists states and districts in re-thinking teacher and admin professional development and licensing. She is the former Vice President for New Learning Models at iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning). Dr. Powell's work with iNACOL has lead to the development of national quality standards for online courses, teaching, and programs; next generation educator competencies; and an implementation roadmap for new learning models.
Dr. Powell has more than 15 years of experience in the field of online and blended learning, first as a K-8 teacher with Odyssey Charter Schools, then developing the Virtual High School for Nevada's Clark County, the fifth largest school district in the United States. In her role as an administrator for the program, she lead teacher training and professional development, course creation, technology integration and outreach to key education stakeholders.
Dr. Powell regularly shares her insight through keynote presentations and expert panel discussions at education and policy events around the world. She serves on the boards of several schools and non-profit organizations and was a Co-Founder and Director of the Nevada Online Education Consortium. Dr. Powell received her Bachelors from Eastern Washington University and completed her doctorate in educational technology and leadership at Pepperdine University.