NCCE’s annual conference will be here before you know it! The Featured Speaker lineup for this year is amazing! This year’s diverse lineup of talented educators bring a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of educational technology. Each speaker will have multiple sections and workshops so you will be able to see each one through the conference week. Before the conference, be sure to add them on your twitter feed to start your PD right now. We can’t wait to see you at #NCCE20

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Kayla Dornfeld

Kayla DornfeldKayla (Delzer) Dornfeld, 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree. Kayla has been recognized as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States. Learn more about Kayla at


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Jenna Dawson

Jenna DawsonJenna Dawson is a dedicated and innovative District Technology Integration Specialist in Tampa, Florida. Her driving mission each day is to develop teacher’s ability to create engaging and dynamic lessons that transform learning for students. Through her creation of an award-winning reading outreach program, called “Community Reads!”, technology stepped outside of the four walls of the classroom to make a lasting impact on student achievement. She is passionate about how technology can make learning personalized for each student and enrich their learning experiences.


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Patrick Green

Patrick GreenPatrick Green is the author of “50 Ways to Use YouTube in the Classroom” and “Classroom Management in the Digital Age.” He is also Chief Adventure Officer at Raising a Maker. After two decades working with and learning from students, parents, teachers, and administrators in stateside and international schools, he is living location independent in the pursuit of extraordinary personalized learning opportunities for himself and his family.


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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


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Monica Burns

Monica BurnsDr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started to provide a resource for educators.


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Tanya Avrith

Tanya AvrithTanya Avrith is a passionate educator and author of “The Google Infused Classroom”; from Montreal Canada, now living in South Florida. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator and an Adobe Education Leader. With deep roots as a teacher and pedagogue, Tanya works with schools to help plan and execute large scale deployments and professional development plans for digital citizenship, technology integration initiatives and organizational development in schools. Tanya currently works at Adobe as the North American Education Evangelist.


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Mary Elizabeth Pearson

Mary Elizabeth PearsonMary Elizabeth believes strongly in the transformational change that technology brings to the learning environment. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from City University. In 2013, she earned her Administration and Supervision credential with a focus in Technology Leadership from Johns Hopkins University. In 2018, Mary Elizabeth relocated to Merida, Mexico with her family. She is working with the Madison International School to build an after school program that integrates Minecraft Education Edition into the International Baccalaureate program.


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Scott Bricker

Scott BrickerScott Bricker is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Southern California where he leads the schools’ vision for creating a collaborative, inspiring classroom experience with technology’s help. He founded SMCHS’s 1:1 Program in 2013 and is proud of their now 6-year run as a Microsoft Showcase School. He is passionate about applying the latest neuroscience research along with solid pedagogy that includes creating classrooms where Students & Teachers embrace failure and the lessons it teaches & where the main focus is on learning, not grades.


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