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November 1-3, 2023

Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Killington VT

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Adam Phyall

Adam Phyall, III, EDD
Director of Professional Learning and Leadership, All4Ed

Keynote: It Ain’t About You

Friday, November 3, 2023

Eileen Hunt

Dr. Eileen M. Hunt
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies; Concurrent Faculty, Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence: Frankenstein and the Ethics of Modern Education — learn more

Adam Phyall
Dr. Adam Phyall • Thursday, November 2, 2024

Dr. Adam Phyall III is the Director of Professional Learning and Leadership for Future Ready Schools and former Director of Technology and Library Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the fantastic things that technology can add. Early in his teaching career, Adam began having students create videos and podcasts to explain advanced science concepts. Once Adam saw the impact that technology had on learning in his classroom, he began to share his activities and strategies with his peers. This led to Dr. Phyall working as a Building Instructional Technology Leader and later as a Director of Technology & Media Services.

Throughout his professional career, Dr.Phyall worked extensively with Title I and Urban schools to improve technology integration with economically disadvantaged students. He has planned and developed Mobile Learning plans for school districts in Georgia and Missouri that have led to 1:1 device initiatives. His philosophy on teaching is “if you’re having fun teaching it, then your students will have fun learning it.”

Dr. Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher who recently served as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the fantastic things that technology can add. Early in his teaching career, Adam began having students create videos and podcasts to explain advanced science concepts. Once Adam saw the impact that technology had on learning in his classroom, he began to share his activities and strategies with his peers. This led to Dr. Phyall working as a Building Instructional Technology Leader, later as a Technology Facilitator, and as the former Director of Technology & Media Services. 

Since 2017 Dr. Phyall has worked as a Future Ready Schools as a Thought Leader and later as the Technology Leaders lead advisor. As a facilitator and panelist, Adam has supported Future Ready Schools at in-person and virtual events. Adam also co-hosts the Future Ready Schools’ “UnDisrupted” podcast with Carl Hooker. In their podcast, Adam and Carl break down many of the challenges that district-level leaders face each day.

Dr. Phyall holds an educational doctorate in Digital Transformation from Capella University, an educational specialist degree in media and instructional technology from the University of West Georgia, a master’s degree in technology integration from Walden University, and a bachelor’s degree in general science education from Tuskegee University. 

Dr. Eileen Hunt • Friday, May 17, 2024

Dana H. Glazer is an award-winning filmmaker who always wished he had a writing partner, but just never found the right one. One day, when sharing their mutual love of zombie movies with his then 11-year-old daughter, Georgia, Dana suggested they write a zombie book together as a way for Georgia to process some difficult events from that year. She loved the idea, and they plunged headfirst into the project.

After devising the plot and the characters, they collaborated on the writing and editing process. Dana would draft a chapter and present it to Georgia, who would then edit and rewrite the story to authentically capture the point of view of a twelve-year-old girl. Dana marvels at how, when they are collaborating, their father/daughter relationship gives way to working together as creative equals.

Georgia and Dana still enjoy doing their usual activities together, camping, skiing, swimming, hiking, playing football and making silly games, but they now find themselves taking their shared experiences of family bonds, friendship, love and redemption and weaving them into their stories.

Georgia and Dana have always joked that they are “cut from the same cloth” – they both live and breathe storytelling. As an NYU graduate film student, Dana won a Student Academy Award, sold an original screenplay to Warner Brothers, and later produced the fatherhood documentary, The Evolution of Dad, which played at the White House. Georgia, at the age of seven, submitted a story to The Story Pirates Podcast which was adapted into a professionally produced song. In 2020, Georgia published the children’s book No Pizza! No Cake!

Dawnah & the Darkhearts is Georgia and Dana’s first book but certainly not their last! When not chasing their golden retriever, Percy, around in the backyard, skiing or watching horror movies, they are busily working on Dawnah’s next adventure.

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