Ken Shelton
  • Workshop
      Designing A Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy This highly interactive session will take participants through the design process in creating culturally sensitive/responsive learning opportunities for students. We will look at and participate in several key instructional outcome areas as well as identify several technology-rich integration strategies.  




    Concurrent   Visual Storytelling and  Visual Literacy A Spotlight on Creative Visual Expression:
    Our world is surrounded by still and moving imagery. This imagery offers anything from information to storytelling. In this session, we will examine a myriad of ways we can incorporate visual learning to support visual literacy, media literacy, visual fluency, and creativity across the curriculum.





    Storytelling, Creativity, and Communication through Effective Design

    This fun-filled, interactive, and engaging presentation is designed to provide all attendees the strategies, techniques, and methodologies for producing effective presentations. The methodologies, design principles, and examples covered are applicable to any presentation format and can be utilized on a variety of presentation platforms.  




    Concurrent   Design Matters In today’s age, the terms learning and classroom (learning space) have taken on a myriad of different and newer meanings. Both regularly occur and are associated with physical and digital environments. Often times the design of these environments can be a determining factor in the desired outcomes. In both cases, the designs of each can not only influence the learner, but also the breadth and quality of their learning experience. It is this experience that can mean the difference between successful engagement in learning and disengagement. During this keynote we will examine ways in which we can leverage the designs of physical and digital space to create a unique learner experience as well as strategies for effective design of learning environments. Because, Design Matters.  




    Concurrent   The Power of Voice in the Digital Age When technology is used effectively and responsibly we have the ability to share many things, including our thoughts, ideas, and learning in a variety of ways. In some cases, these thoughts can drive change from how we learn to even greater change within our social and political systems. We also need to have a strong understanding of what being a Digital Citizen truly means. The key is to leverage the use of our "voice" as a catalyst for representing and presenting our thinking. This keynote will take a close look at how technology can and is being used as a conduit for our voice.  





    The Art of Iteration: Embracing Failure for Learning

    When was the last time you made a mistake? Was it identified as a true mistake, a learning opportunity, or was it magnified into a failure? Our daily lives are filled with experiences that at some point are considered mistakes and failures. Many times, our perspectives on what we identify as failure can determine how successful we can be in the goals we set, as well as our endeavors. Join Ken as he examines a myriad of historical "failures," identifies the thought processes experienced in these instances, and shares how to embrace these opportunities for learning. Explore an alternate perspective on the whole concept of failure and how it can serve as a personal and systemic growth mechanism for our students and ourselves.  


Ken Shelton

  • Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the 2018 ISTE Digital Equity PLN Excellence Award winner. Ken is currently the Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist, for EdTechTeam.