Keynote Speaker - Mr. Nicholas Provenzano
Nicholas Provenzano is the Technology Coordinator and Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Michigan. He is also an author, makerspace builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant. He writes on his website, TheNerdyTeacher.com, Edutopia.org, as well as many other prominent educational websites. He has been featured on CNN, Education Week, and other media outlets. In 2013, he was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL(Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning) and ISTE(International Society of Technology in Education). Nicholas is a Google Certified Innovator, ASCD Emerging Leader, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Adobe Education Leader, and a TEDEd Innovative Educator. His best-selling books, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces and The Maker Mentality can be found on Amazon. He also hosts The Maker Mentality Podcast which can be found on Anchor.fm and other podcasting sites. Nicholas is sharing plenty of nerdy things on Twitter and Instagram at @TheNerdyTeacher.
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