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Matt Miller is a former teacher who now works with teachers and schools around the country to correctly infuse technology into the classroom. He's the author of Ditch That Textbook and Ditch That Homework, and is currently writing the next book in the Pirate series, Tech Like a Pirate. You can check him out on episode #4 of the Teachers' Classroom podcast here on TeachIllinois. We have joined Matt for another year of his DitchSummit. Once you listen to his DitchFaculty, you'll earn a certificate. You can make that certificate worth an hour of PD on TeachIllinois.
TeachIllinois star user Janelle Raine made this step-by-step presentation on how to use TeachIllinois for DitchSummit PD hours for her staff.
His lineup of speakers this year includes: Ken Shelton, Kim Bearden, Matt Miller, Jornea Erwin, Bryan Miller, Tony Vincent, Manuel Herrera, Claudio Zavala, and James Clear.
Kim Strobel is a former teacher and administrator. She currently works as an educational consultant, life coach, and happiness coach. She travels the US helping teachers and administrators in all aspects of education. This year, her work focuses on Growth Mindset, Genius Hour, Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms, and Standards Based Grading. Click on the image below to register for one of these courses. NOTE: These are face-to face courses located throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. For more on Kim, check out Episode 13 of the Teachers' Classroom Podcast where she talks about Gratitude and Teacher Happiness.