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Michael Matera

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Teacher, Author
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small group PD. Michael is a 2015 ASCD Emerging Leader with over a decade of teaching experience using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools. He helps teachers focus on finding joy in the journey of life, both professionally and personally.

As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Michael is an energetic trainer who broadly shares his research, teaching methods, and technological applications for the advancement of learners, teachers, and administrators. He is also the founder and host of the Hive Summit, a free annual virtual PD that has helped tens of thousands of educators all around the world.

As a consultant, he works with educational institutions and businesses to define needs and build solutions that inspire and lead to effective change. Discover his most recent pioneering endeavors by visiting his website, mrmatera.com, listening to his podcast Well Played, or having a look on his YouTube channel - you are encouraged to reach out and connect!
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