Keynotes - 2019

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Jen Giffen is a Digital Literacy Consultant in the York Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada. She has a B.Ed from Queen's and an M.Ed in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from OISE.


Google Innovator (#WDC17), Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), Apple Teacher, HP Teaching Fellow, Student Voice Ambassador, sketchnoter, teacher matchmaker, cheerleader, mom of three boys, and up for just about anything. Co-host of#ShukesandGiff the podcast, Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want – you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure learning is authentic and relevant, especially for struggling students You can often find her learning at her computer, having a conversation with her Google Home, driving around listening to podcasts and chilling & watching Netflix with her husband.. She wants you to know that while at first, the hokey pokey is hard, eventually you turn yourself around.#Ginger#Canadian#HashtagLover@VirtualGiff – everywhere.


Peter Skillen is an independent Ontario educator who has spent over 45 years teaching students and teachers. He was a founding teacher at the YMCA Academy, a secondary school serving youth who prefer an alternative approach to learning. He has been involved in technology supported, project-based learning since the late 1970s, has traveled and spoken extensively in many countries, and continues to explore and support knowledge-building environments for students and teachers.