Weekend Keynote Speakers


Back by popular demand, #TIES18 is hosting two weekend keynotes featuring popular speakers and inspiring messages.

Each individual’s first preconference workshop registration on Saturday and/or Sunday will include a box lunch, a keynote speaker session, and an additional CEU. Attendees can also purchase just the keynote session and box lunch on Saturday or Sunday (coming soon).


Saturday Keynote


Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Pernille is also a speaker, author, blogger at pernillesripp.com, mom, and passionate advocate for education. She’s an award-winning expert in literacy and technology integration, and dedicates her life efforts to uplifting engaged and empowered students. She is also the founder of The Global Read Aloud that has connected millions of students in more than 85 countries.

Pernille’s books and blogs are sources of tremendous inspiration and insight for teachers, parents, and educators around the world with her newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, recently released. She believes in having the courage to change and even break the rules for the good of kids and education. Besides being with her own family, there is no place she would rather be every day than in the classroom, teaching her awesome students.


Sunday Keynote


Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board, and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She loves to read, play cards with her kids, travel, and curl. She had been an active member of parent council for over 10 years, is an Ontario GEG leader, a Breakout EDU trainer, a Google Certified educator, a mentor teacher for the ON-ED Student’s chat, and the lead organizer for the first Canadian DigCit Summit.

Jennifer is also is a grad student at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology focusing on social media in education. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.


New for 2018 – Free EdCamp on Saturday, December 8!


Edcamp Fusion will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’re calling it EdCamp Fusion because the volunteers putting it together come from different areas of interest in education and anyone can attend. This will be a FREE open forum for discussions on a wide range of topics and influences on K-12 education.

For more information, and to register, click here.