Tap into your potential with Discovery Education's Speakers Bureau. Work with our team of keynote speakers and workshop leaders to identify, encourage, and promote the most effective use of technology in the classroom.
has more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. As senior vice president for Discovery Education, Kinney cultivates deep partnerships with school districts across the country, working closely with educators and administrators to develop customized solutions that support their strategic goals.
calls herself an Educational Technologist. She has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian, and is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities.
Shanika Hope, PhD
is Vice President of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for Discovery Education. She is responsible for providing leadership in the development of instructional resources including assessments and professional development content that underscores the role of digital content and technology in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the new assessment systems.
has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. Called by AASA Superintendent of the Year an "educational rock star" he has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, districts, and superintendents from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 mutli-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based professional development programs in North Carolina in the early 2000's.
, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, is charged with supporting school districts in their work to develop and deploy student initiatives to drive science, technology, engineering and math achievement nationwide.
began speaking at conferences to help teachers working to discover what digital media and other technologies could do for their classes. In the last eight years, Rushton has trained teachers and other professionals in North America, Europe, and Asia, presenting at regional and national conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives in a changing world.
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