Engaging Students in Science and Technology
Wednesday Opening Keynote
Tory began work on Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" in 2003 doing work behind the scenes and in the second season was featured as part of the show's build team. His models and special effects have been featured in several movies and films. Tory also has written and directed his own short films.
• Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kim has built a media legacy driven by her passion for "all things digital." Her weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard via her own national radio network, WestStar, on over 470 stations. She does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 10 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USAToday.com.
• Thursday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Beyond the Blackboard – Inspiring Teachers to Be Their Best
Friday Closing Keynote
In a small shed behind a community homeless shelter Bess taught kindergarten through sixth grade to children with no homes and little hope, an experience that effected a profound change in the teacher as well as her students. Bess discovered that by teaching and modeling love, self-worth, personal power, and courage she could reach children who had previously been labeled “unteachable.” These children have grown into living proof that Bess’s methods work. Her memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody inspired the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie Beyond the Blackboard.
• Friday, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.