Keynote Speaker Michael Bonner
As seen on The Ellen Show, NBC Nightly News, and Time for Kids, Michael Bonner is an energizing voice not only in education, but for his generation. Michael has presented to thousands of people at educational conferences and corporate events across the world to share his lessons learned from teaching. His passion for creating dynamic learning environments have led to creating partnerships with Discovery Education, Lego Education, 3M, People Magazine, and more!
Mr. Bonner’s enthusiastic seminars challenge listeners to reflect, strategize, and execute in order to increase their efficiency in the workplace and personal areas. He is consistently seen as a visionary leader who strives to create a positive mindset among his listeners. Individuals leave Mr. Bonner’s presence ready to make an impact that affects eternity.
As we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he understands 21st Century skills must be introduced and modeled in order for everyone to grow both socially, emotionally, academically, and psychologically. He empowers his audiences to build genuine relationships with people because “You can’t demand a withdrawal from someone you have never invested in.” Due to his educational approach, people leave more hopeful, challenged, and prepared to be world changing citizens.
Michael is the CEO of Bonnerville where his organization works to provide self-care experiences for educators around the world. Mr. Bonner lives in Atlanta where he is the 4th grade social studies teacher and 6th grade reading teacher at the famed Ron Clark Academy!
Keynote Presentation: INTREPID
Wednesday, October 19, 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Magical things begin to happen when educators take the time to step out of the dark and utilize technology to enhance student learning. The first time Michael Bonner decided to take a chance on enhancing his students learning, he ended up on the Ellen Degeneres show. This lead to a lifetime experience that exposed his students to how big the world truly is. Since that moment, Michael has begun implementing applications, robots, and other sources of technology in his classroom. Unique computer programs have helped transform his pedagogy so students can become thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In this keynote, educators will:
- Be able to walk away with free applications that will enhance the level of learning within their classroom.
- A larger scope of Digital citizenship and students can actively choose to be leaders.
- See through examples and stories how connecting with students through technology ultimately provides them the opportunity to develop analytical/critical thinking skills.
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