Kristina Ishmael served as the K-12 Open Education Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, and a teacher to elementary ELL students in Omaha, NE.

Workshops- Rethinking Instructional Materials, OER Myths: The Discovery & The Dispelling, Bull$h!+ Skills: Tools for Fighting False/Fake News, Conscientious Creativity: Where Creation and Copyright Intersect


James O’Hagan began connecting students to their intrinsic love of gaming in 1999, formulated & launched the 1st high school varsity esports team in Illinois and Wisconsin, and a founding board member of the Wisconsin High School Esports Association.

Workshops- eSports & the Scholar Gamer, Student Insights into Diversity & Inclusion in eSports, Getting Started with eSports


Jamie Donally presents staff development on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She works as an author & speaker on augmented & virtual reality.

Workshops- Create AR, VR, and MR, Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt, App Smashing with ARVRinEDU, Breakout With Augmented and Virtual Reality


Gerry Brooks is principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes classroom, intervention specialist, & administrator. He focuses on encouraging & helping teachers improve their instructional abilities.

Workshops- Personal Climate and Culture


Scott Augenbaum joined the FBI in 1988 & became a Special Agent in 1994 where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit, and was responsible for managing the FBI’s Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program.

Workshops- “Cyber Security- Are We Prepared or are We the Next Victim?” Part I & II