Capes Not Required
With issues such as antiquated classrooms, an over-reliance on standardized testing, and budget challenges, we can all agree that the educational system is in desperate need of reform. But the seeds of change are there. Students all around the world are doing some amazing things that would have been considered unimaginable even a decade ago. Together, we will share stories of incredible students who have taken their learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and you will learn how we can rise to the challenge of changing our classrooms to give every student the opportunity to be extraordinary and discover the superhero within.
Jesse is the Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Irvington Union-Free School District in Irvington, NY. Prior to entering education, he was a technology consultant for Fortune 500 companies and was published in the book “High-Tech Teaching Success!” by Prufrock Press. He was named one of BestCollegeRanking.org’s 100 Top Experts in #eLearning and #EdTech as well as a Top 100 K12 Tech Leader and a Top 100 Most Social CIO by Extreme Networks. In 2016, he received a Technology Leader Pioneer Award from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center. A Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Jesse is also co-founder of NY TECH ED, an organization centered around instructional technology use, and a current co-chair of NYTEN, a regional group focused on technology leadership. He is a frequent speaker and presenter and has recently done educational technology presentations in Canada, Vietnam, and Kuwait.