EdTech Authors at FETC 2019 (Part 3)

Contributed by edCircuit

FETC 2019 is right around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to become acquainted with some of the offerings available in the Expo Hall.

The “Meet the Authors” booth is an exciting opportunity for attendees to discuss hot topics, ask questions, take photos and get your books signed by best-selling education technology authors. There will be sessions taking place on each day from Monday – Wednesday, all at Booth 3313. See the schedule and preview the authors for Wednesday, January 30, 2019, below.

Wednesday, January 30th

10 am – 10:30 am

Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your Teaching Something Special, Making Your School Something Special.

Rushton Hurley has been a high school and college Japanese language teacher, principal of an online school, and a successful social benefit entrepreneur. He is the executive director of NextVista.org, the author of two books on schools and teaching, and the founding president of the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley. Rushton works with teachers and leaders around the world on affordable and innovative technology, the power of digital media, and the perspectives and experiences of professionals in an ever-changing world.


John Sowash, author of The Chromebook Classroom.

John Sowash creates useful resources for educators on his blog, The Electric Educator. John is the author of The Chromebook Classroom and founder of the Google Certification Academy. You can connect with John on Twitter (@jrsowash) and Instagram.


Kathleen McClaskey, author of How to Personalize Learning.

Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed. is Founder of Make Learning Personal and co-author of bestsellers Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper. She is an innovative leader, education technologist, international speaker, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 30 years of experience in creating learner-centered environments as a teacher, K-12 administrator and consultant.

She is passionate in empowering learners with tools, skills and learning strategies so they become independent self-directed learners, learners with agency, who are future ready for college, career and life. Kathleen coined the phrase: “Every child on the planet is a learner.”


Wednesday, January 30th

11 am – 11:30 am

Kasey Bell, author of Shake Up Learning.

Kasey is the author of the Shake Up Learning blog and book, and co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Certified Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops across the globe and helped thousands of educators to transform their classrooms!


  • MEGA2 | Go BEYOND with Dynamic Learning
  • MEGA1 |The Learning Mixologist: Shaken and Infused, Never Stirred
  • C029 | Stranger Google! Crazy Tools From the Upside Down
  • C177 | Digital Differentiation With G Suite
  • C288 | Dynamic Learning With G Suite
  • Meet the Author

Holly Clark, author of The Google Infused Classroom.

Holly Clark is an award-winning educator and speaker based in San Diego. She is both a National Board Certified Teacher and Google Certified Innovator. A long time teacher and administrator, Holly consults globally with schools to help them successfully and purposefully innovate instruction through the use of learning theory, technology integration and design thinking strategies. Holly holds an MA in Education from Columbia University, New York.

She is an internationally recognized keynote speaker – passionately spreading the idea that we need to disrupt education and innovate our classroom curriculum.

She is the Educational Strategist for EdTechTeam and head of their new publishing division – EdTechTeam Press. She also authors a successful blog.


  • MEGA1 |The Learning Mixologist: Shaken and Infused, Never Stirred
  • C139 | The Infused Classroom: Powerful Checks for Understanding
  • C214 | A “Spark” of Creativity in the Infused Classroom
  • C287 | Empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid
  • C341 | A Class Infused With HyperDocs
  • Meet the Author

Wednesday, January 30th

12 pm – 12:30 pm

Jaime Donally, author of Learning Transported.

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her passion to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on trending technology topics. Her latest adventures include the startup of Global Maker Day, #ARVRinEDU and the Hoonuit Learning Ambassador Program.


  • $W120 | Game Makers
  • $W149 | Immerse Students in Learning: Bring AR/VR Into Your Classroom!
  • $W294 | Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt
  • C030 | App Smashing With AR/VR in EDU
  • C326 | From Augmented to Virtual to Mixed Reality in Education
  • Meet the Author

Rachelle Dene Poth, author of uNconventional.

I have been teaching for the past 21 years. I teach Spanish and a STEAM course called What’s nExT? In Emerging Technology, on Augmented and Virtual Reality, we cover PBL and Digital Tools. I am an attorney and have a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. I am President-Elect for the Teacher Education Network and Communications Chair for the Mobile Learning Network. I was honored to be selected as one of “20 to watch” by the NSBA and the PAECT Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2017. At ISTE 2017 San Antonio, I received the Presidential Silver Award for Volunteer Service to Education.


  • $W010 | Nearpod: One Tool, So Many Possibilities!
  • $W149 | Immerse Students in Learning: Bring AR/VR Into Your Classroom!
  • $W060 | Infographics: Not Just Posters. 10 Creative Classroom Uses!
  • C201 | Emerging Tech: Transform Your Classroom With AI, AR, and VR
  • PS147 | Creative, Productive and Personalized Classrooms
  • Meet the Author

Jacie Maslyk, author of uNlocked: Opening a World of Creativity Within Your Students and STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom.

Dr. Jacie Maslyk is an educational leader with experience at the classroom, school, and district level. Jacie is passionate about teaching and learning that embraces innovative practices. She enjoys writing and speaking about the STEAM Maker Movement happening in education. She is an award-winning author (Frank S. Manchester Award for Excellence in Journalism) and keynote speaker, who has presented at the state and national level about literacy, leadership, STEAM education, Maker learning, and leadership.


  • C151 | Leveraging STEAM Maker Partnerships to Advance Student Learning
  • $W033 | Innovation Literacy: Infusing Children’s Literacy to Support STEAM and Making
  • Meet the Author

Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook.

Matt Miller is an educator and blogger. He’s the author of two books: “Ditch That Textbook,” a book about revolutionizing the classroom with innovative teaching, mindsets and curriculum, and “Ditch That Homework,” a book full of strategies to help teachers become less reliant on homework to the point they can ditch it. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. Matt is a Google Certified Innovator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and two-time Bammy! Awards nominee. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com or on Twitter at @jmattmiller.


  • MEGA4 | The Voice: Encourage Student Voice with Podcasts, Video and More
  • C065 | Take Kahoot! + Digital Formative Assessment to the Next Level
  • C251 | The Unknown Google Slides: Practical Ideas You Never Considered
  • C324 | Ditch That Textbook
  • LL202 | EDU Eye Candy: 5 Brain-Friendly Google Drawings Activities
  • TSS01 | Taking Digital Instruction To Infinity and Beyond!
  • Meet the Author

Wednesday, January 30th

1 pm – 1:30 pm

Sandra Adams, author of Diving into Strategic Thinking and Launching 21st Century High School Internships.

Sandra Adams currently works with FWCS as a Building Instructional Coach with the Career Academy. Her role involves supporting instructors with curriculum, technology, and instruction, connecting with business and industry partners, and creating internships for students with business and industry partners. Prior to this position, Sandra worked as an independent consultant and a high school teacher. Sandra also served as an Ohio state mentor for the Race to the Top initiative for six years. Her degrees are from University of Toledo, BGSU, and she is currently a doctoral candidate with Indiana State University. Sandra presents regularly for Regional ACTE and National ACTE conferences.


  • C205 | Programming Partnerships: How to Create a Coding Internship Capstone Course
  • Meet the Author

Wednesday, January 30th

2 pm – 2:30 pm

Robert Dillon, author of The Space: A Guide for Educators

Dr. Robert Dillon has served as an educational leader in a number of public schools throughout the Saint Louis area over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He is the author of four books on best practices.


  • C192 | The Twenty — Key Levers for Maximizing School Change
  • C059 | Designing Learning Spaces for the STEM Mindset
  • $W283 | Maximizing Technology Purchases Through Innovative Learning Environments
  • Meet the Author

Michael Cohen, author of Educated By Design: Designing The Space To Explore, Experiment, and Extract Your Own Creative Potential.

Michael Cohen, known as The Tech Rabbi, is a designer and technologist turned educator. As a speaker, writer and creativity instigator, he’s on a mission to help young people develop the creative confidence they need to become challenge seekers and solution designers.

Cohen shares his story of design and creativity through social media, keynote addresses and featured talks on international stages, including ISTE, SXSW EDU, Congreo Mexico, EdTechTeacher Summits and Apple Education events.

He currently serves as the director of innovation at Yevisha University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA), where he’s focused on scaling a student-driven entrepreneurial studio. He’s the producer of the Educated By Design Project and upcoming book published by DBC Inc.


  • $W176 | Coding Your Story
  • C344 | Using Design Thinking and Technology to Build Community
  • C100 | Everyone Should Create: Exploring Apple’s Creativity Curriculum
  • Meet the Author

Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps.

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia.

Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of Taming the Wild Text (Shell).


  • TOEDU | Future of Ed Tech Educator Track Orientation
  • $W293 | School Branding and Storytelling With Adobe Spark for Education
  • C032 | 22 Strategies for Taming the Wild Text for Digital Readers
  • C102 | A Flash of Inspiration for Sparking Creativity in the Classroom
  • C222 | Ready-for-Tomorrow Tips to Place Tasks Before Apps
  • C248 | Make It Count! 15 Formative Assessment Favorites for K-12 Classrooms
  • C337 | Appropriate Limits on EdTech: Drawing Boundaries in a 1:1 World
  • Meet the Author