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Wednesday, July 21 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Welcome & Opening Keynote: "Playing With Purpose"

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From the sour-faced silver medalists atop the Olympic podium to the local sandwich shop owner handing out customer loyalty cards in hopes to win the business of hungry patrons, there’s a ton of science behind why we can’t help but find ourselves hooked on things that are perpetually so close and yet always so far. In this lively and eye-opening keynote, we’ll discover the surprising and seriously powerful cornerstones of playful pedagogy -- and learn how to tap into that same addictive energy to design meaningful, memorable classroom experiences that invite autonomy, excitement, and unprecedented levels of creativity from students and teachers alike.

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John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →

Wednesday July 21, 2021 8:00am - 9:15am MDT
Virtual - Livestream