Accelerate Learning, Confidence & Creativity with EdTech Tools


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Education has embraced digital transformation over the past several years, with a majority of schools in the U.S. providing a tablet or laptop for every student. Devices now dominate the classroom, necessitating actionable advice and ideas on how you can creatively enhance learning and move beyond simple technology substitution

In this webinar, we will discuss how district leaders can effectively use technology to recharge and accelerate learning by calibrating their classrooms for the confidence and creativity students need to succeed. You’ll learn:

  • Expression of Knowledge - How using edtech can not only reduce fatigue but also empower students toward creative self-expression. 
  • Engagement with Content - How using edtech can enable students to interact with content in new ways to accelerate learning.
  • Connection with Others - How using edtech can unite children, educators and classrooms to alleviate stress.
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Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Meet Our Panelists

Madeleine Mortimore

Global Education Innovation and Research Lead, Logitech

A highly impactful researcher and practitioner, Madeleine Mortimore is the Global Education Innovation and Research Lead for Logitech, where she leads research on EdTech hardware to create products that holistically optimize learning and teaching. With years of experience as a classroom teacher in the U.S., the U.K and Spain, Madeleine has developed curriculum for grades 4-12 and served as a strategy associate at one of the largest online high schools in the U.S. Her research experience includes positions at the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab and with the Chan Zuckerberg ‘Reach Every Reader’ initiative. Madeleine has a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she launched an EdTech startup at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Colene Hardy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Deer Path Middle School

Colene Hardy is an award-winning educator who has worked in public schools for almost 20 years, as an English teacher and a technology coach. Colene has two master’s degrees in education and is currently seeking her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology with the American College of Education. She has presented on EdTech around the midwest, including at the Northern Illinois Computing Educators conference and the Association of Illinois School Library Educators conference. Colene has worked on three different teams that received innovation awards. She is a lead learner, insatiable reader, mom, teacher, and adventurer. She is currently fawning over the potential of 3D technologies in education.

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and Author of "The Innovator's Mindset"

George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and speaker and author of the “Innovator's Mindset,” and “Innovate Inside the Box.”' He is also the co-owner of IMPress Books. He has worked as a K-12 teacher, technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. George holds a Bachelor's of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Mary Hemphill

Leadership Development Coach, North Carolina Director of Academic Standards, Speaker, Author, & Co-Founder of Rebrand NC Education

Mary is a Leadership Expert and Coach, K-12 Educator and Administrator, Author, and Inspirational Speaker. With over 15 years of professional experience as a teacher, administrator, state director, and university professor, she understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, and leadership together as she works with learning & working communities & speaks to audiences across the country. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from NC A&T State University, & currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Mary Hemphill is also the CEO and Founder of The Limitless Leader, a company that helps individuals ignite the leader in themselves so they can better serve their community, company, & personal career.

Host: Carl Hooker

Educational Consultant, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator & Writer

Carl Hooker is an educational consultant and speaker from Austin, TX. He is a former teacher and administrator and has written 6 books on mobile learning as well as being a National Faculty Member for Future Ready Schools. He hosts two podcasts and has launched an online course called The Remote Learning Coach for schools and districts looking for assistance when it comes to remote and hybrid learning. His latest book, Ready, Set, Fail! looks at the importance of taking risks in motivating learners and opening up creative pathways. 

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