Jim Sill


Jim Sill

Beginner’s Luck


Beginner’s Luck

We all wish for it and we all use it as an excuse. Beginner’s luck is something that we really hope for when setting out on a new project, lesson, or adventure. Jim walks us through the fun of being a beginner again and offers some advice on how to take the first step to trying something new.

Lessons in 4K

With all the fantastic stories being told in theaters, on TV, and online, it is tough to compete for kid’s attention in the classroom. Jim will walk us through understanding how to see through the bells and whistles of the entertainment industry and start making time for creating better classroom lessons. Movies have been changing the way they tell stories for almost 120 years. Uncover the lessons that we can learn from today’s technologies so we can begin telling the story of our classrooms in passionate and engaging new ways.

Reckless Creativity

What world do we live in? Jim will walk us through the reckless and creative world we live in today. Join him in realizing the importance of taking time to explore and repurpose the tools that kids are using right now.

About Jim

After working in the television and film business, Jim spent many years as an award winning video production teacher in the central valley of California working with students to produce service projects that addressed the growing number of issues impacting teens. His work in the classroom was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series on Building Career Skills in Video Production.

As a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator, Jim specializes in Google’s collaborative tools, project-based learning, and visual / media literacy. Now as the Director of Global Business Development for EdTechTeam, Jim is based out of Melbourne, Australia and works with schools all over the world inspiring new uses of technology in teaching and learning. Throughout his travels, he has developed a passion for finding great stories in education while writing a few of his own.