What if IT is Possible? Conference Highlights


Microsoft Teacher Academy was held on Friday 2/19.

8a1081ce-a84f-4b93-b6ec-9332dbe9a044 A free, one-day BYOD professional development day for K-12 educators. Learn how to integrate the latest technology into your classroom and enhance student fluency using Microsoft Office 365, OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and more.


Microsoft and ASTE presented on 02/19/16 in Anchorage, AK our Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy event.

Give your students the skills they need to be achievers in the digital age. Attend a Microsoft professional development training to learn how to set your students up for success.

Microsoft Innovative Educator
(MIE) Teacher Academy

  • Event Date(s): Feb 19, 2016 – Feb 19, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • 3211 Providence Drive
  • Edward & Cathryn Rasmuson Hall
  • Anchorage , AK 99508
  • See map and/or driving directions

Monica Reynolds, Education Mobility Specialist

Carl Hooker! 

ASTE 2016 Leadership Summit:  Summit facilitation and keynote by CLarge Headshot CHarl Hooker, Saturday February 20

Carl Hooker was our facilitator for the day.

Carl is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District.  Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As Director of Innovation and Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the launch the LEAP program (Learning & Engaging through Access and Personalization), which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza” – a three-day “learning festival” in celebration of the shift iPads have brought about in education and beyond. This year began the first of many future spin-off iPadpalooza events in various states across the country. He’s been named Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2014 Leader of the Year and is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013.


Follow him on twitter @mrhooker and his blog:

Josh Stumpenhorst –  Keynote presentation – Saturday, February 20

Josh Stumpenhorst has been recognized by the International Society of Technology Educators as they named Josh a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011”. Josh has also been recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators, “Educator of the Year” for 2012 and he is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was recognized with a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner in 2012. Josh was also named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2013. He is an active blogger at Stump the Teacher and his work there has received recognition through numerous EduBlog Awards nominations. In addition, you can find written contributions of his at SmartBrief Education and the EdReach Community where he is the lead on the Disruptor Channel. Josh can also be heard as a regular guest commentator on the BAM Radio Network and has also appeared as a guest on Huffington Post Live.

Beyond traditional professional development, Josh is an active member of the twitter (@stumpteacher) and blogging community as well as a respected presenter. He has presented at technology conferences such as the International Society of Technology Conference, Illinois Computer Educators Conference, Midwest Education Technology Conference and the Illinois Education Technology Conference. Josh is also credited for starting “Innovation Days” based on the motivation theories written by Daniel Pink where students choose and drive their learning activities. In addition to Pink’s acknowledgment of Stumpenhorst’s work, Josh has helped numerous other classrooms around the country and internationally to start their own Innovation Days.

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Cory Doctorow –  Keynote Presentation –  Monday February 22

Cory Doctorow Head shotCory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of the YA graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business book INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE< and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

See Cory’s website at