South African and African Educators, this is your time!
Regardless of who you teach or what you teach, you’re always focused on student learning. Now it’s time to focus on your learning at InnovateEDU on May 6 & 7**, 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa.
InnovateEDU is our new conference, replacing EdTechTeam Summits, but with a twist! We're inviting a collection of international education experts—not only in ed tech, but also in innovative pedagogy. Instead of one-hour sessions, attendees will choose from half-day, deep-dive workshops that transform teaching and enable them to engage in the kind of deep learning that transfers back to their classroom and school.
Reunite with your professional learning family, connect with friends and make new ones, re-ignite your passion for teaching and learning.
Make your plans today! (Registration opens mid November)
** Due to travel restrictions enforced by the Covid omicron variant, we decided to postpone the event to protect our presenters and delegates. We are confident that all fully vaccinated attendees will have a safer face-to-face experience in the new May dates.
Confirmed thought leaders
STEM, Math, Computer Science EDU Specialist
Allen is the Associate Director for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Rice University Office of STEM Engagement, and an educational consultant who specializes in providing mathematics and science enrichment to students and teachers in the Greater Houston region. He works with each of the programs offered in the department as the mathematics director, specializing in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields of mathematics and computer science. Allen is most closely involved with is the Applied Mathematics Program (AMP!). This STEM-driven program offers unique and innovative professional development opportunities for middle school teachers.
Before joining Rice University, Allen worked in various positions in the educational field. From teaching elementary students at Johnson C. Lockett Elementary in New Orleans, Louisiana to instructing middle school students at James Holub Middle School in Houston, Texas
"I am extremely passionate about my work and always willing to learn from others who have great ideas about professional development, mathematics teaching, and student motivation. I feel that sharing my expertise and being open to ideas of others are tools that can ultimately make me more successful in my endeavors."
Alan Cameron has worked as an Educator for over 40 years and has presented at many international conferences including in China, Malaysia and Australia. He introduced an innovative distance learning programme in Scotland via video-link long before the availability of broadband for schools.
Currently Alan is an Education Adviser with online recording studio Soundtrap, a Spotify company. He was recently involved in supporting teachers and young people in an innovative storytelling podcast project in southwest Scotland.
Educator, Motivational Speaker, Author
Rushton is the lead speaker and trainer for Next Vista for Learning, and has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant. Since 2005, Rushton has trained teachers and other professionals on every continent not named "Antarctica," presenting at regional, national, and international 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.
Rushton is the author of Making Your School Something Special and Making Your Teaching Something Special, both from DBC Books. Additionally, Rushton wrote Technology, Teamwork, and Excellence, published by NCEA.
Sylvia is an award-winning teacher from Toronto, Canada, with more than 30 years teaching experience in the classroom. She is an Edtech consultant and sketchnoting evangelist on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of the books “Sketchnotes for Educators” and “How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers and Students”.
Monica Isabel Martinez
Content Manager at
Google for Education
Monica has also helped lead efforts for a more equitable and Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist (ABAR) world. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, GEG Leader in Texas, and a Design Thinking Coach for the Google Innovator program.
Ken has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level. Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. He regularly presents, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner. Ken has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, non-Profits, and was appointed by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Education Technology Task Force.
Educator, Author & Consultant