NCCE’s annual conference always brings a diverse lineup of outstanding featured speakers and NCCE 2018 is no different. The featured speakers for NCCE 2018 bring first hand experience in being a classroom teacher, library media specialist, administrator, technology director, and educational entrepreneur. There is definitely something for everyone at this year’s conference. In the month’s leading up to the start of the conference the NCCE blog will be bringing you guest posts by these amazing educators as well as when and where they will be presenting at the conference.

Get to know the NCCE 2018 featured speakers:

Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth lives in Toronto, Canada, and has been a teacher in the elementary system for more than 30 years. She uses technology to empower student voice and is particularly drawn to ways that it can be used for collaboration and creativity in the classroom. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, ADE and author of the book “Sketchnotes for Educators”. You can find her resources at

Heather Lister

Heather Lister teacher-librarian with a passion for making and innovation. Previously a school librarian, she is now an educational consultant with Mackin Educational Resources. She holds degrees in Library Science and Instructional Technology and certificates in Mathematics and School Administration. She is on a mission to abolish the stereotype of libraries and librarians. You can follow her journey on her blog,


Nicholas Provenzano

The Nerdy Teacher LLC is an educational consulting business focused on supporting school districts, educational conferences, and EdTech businesses. The Nerdy Teacher LLC is run by Nicholas Provenzano. He is an award winning educator and best selling author who has travelled the world promoting best practices in education. He has been featured on CNN, Education Week, The New York Times, and other media outlets. He has presented internationally at conferences and worked closely with educators around the world to support their educational goals. He is a Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, littleBits Educational Ambassador and holds other certifications with other companies. Follow Nicholoas on his blog at:

Jeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant and author, his work focuses on helping schools and educators use technology in authentic and purposeful ways to transform teaching and learning for students. Learn more about Jeff at

Brian Casey

Dr. Brian Casey is the Director of Technology for the Stevens Point Area Public School District in Wisconsin. He has worked for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, technology integration coach and administrator and  has offered professional development for educators on educational technology, data privacy, social media and cyber security.   He is responsible for supervising all technology staff, Integration Specialists and Library Media specialists and also works with District leadership team to create a shared vision for using technology in teaching for 7,300 students and 500 staff members. He has extensive experience providing  leadership and collaborating with colleagues on state and local initiatives such as  the Digital Learning Advisory Council, WiscNet, Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders board (WETL) and the Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI).

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