Engage Online Conference

The event that will spark transformation in science education - November 9, 2023

Confirmed speakers for Kognity Engage Virtual 2023

Engage is Kognity’s online event that will unite school and district educators from across the country for a day filled with learning, networking, and collaboration. Get ready for insightful sessions led by renowned industry experts, interactive discussions with speakers and peers, and immediately actionable resources to bring to your instruction.

What can you expect from the conference?

Equip Your Tool Box

Build confidence and competence in teaching high school science

Spark the Transformation

Reignite innovation and curiosity in learning

Expand Your Impact

Broaden your reach for greater student success and peer collaboration

Engage will empower educators with new tools for student success

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Agenda Preview - More coming soon

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Matt Miller

The art & science of memorable teaching

Matt Miller

The world is changing quickly. The work world demands more and more. How can we prepare students for it? And can we do it in a way that honors our unique, true selves as teachers? Using classroom stories, vision and surprises at every turn, Matt Miller shows how teaching is a craft — part art and part science. With a little perspective and confidence, we can take great strides toward the classroom of our dreams. You’ll leave this speech entertained, equipped and inspired to create memorable learning that changes students’ lives.

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Dr. Patrick L. Brown

Activating Student Learning Through Explore-before-Explain

Dr. Patrick L. Brown

Get ready for three-dimensional teaching with ways to sequence instruction that promote long-lasting understanding for your students by using a simple yet powerful sensemaking approach: Explore-Before-Explain.

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Justin "Mr. Fascinate" Shaifer

Bring STEM to Class

Justin "Mr. Fastinate" Shaifer

Most teachers recognize the importance of 21st-century skills for the modern workforce, but few effectively translate them into lesson plans for their students. Based on Justin’s professional experience in multiple STEM disciplines and STEM youth development programs, this tech-savvy workshop walks educators through unique lesson plans to engage students in STEM.

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Krystal Allen

Purpose-Driven Moves: How to Infuse & Center Social Justice Education within Science Classrooms

In this session, participants will learn both the art and science of how to meaningfully incorporate social justice principles, including: in culturally responsive pedagogy, instructional planning and delivery, as well as cultivating classroom culture and climate in ways that deepen the social consciousness of learners and equip them to leverage the sciences as a means for social good.

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Kasey Bell

The Teacher's Guide to Choice Boards: Empower & Engage Students!

Give your students choice in their learning through interactive learning menus and choice boards. In this session, we will explore examples of learning menus and choice boards, talk about instructional design techniques, how to differentiate, tips and tricks, and participants will walk away with tons of free templates!

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Louisa Rosenheck

Ed Tech in the Neurodiverse Classroom

Neurodiversity at its heart is the idea that different minds work in different ways, and learn best in different environments. In the classroom, technology should be designed and implemented in ways that are flexible and adaptable enough to support a wide variety of students and the ways they want to engage in learning and demonstrate their understanding. This session will start with some basics about what neurodiversity means, and it will present some examples of ed tech tools that support diverse learners. It will share the Universal Design for Learning framework to explore classroom practices that leverage these tools as well.

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Alice Keeler

Student Centered Classroom

Student centered learning is an approach to education that puts the student at the center of the learning process. It focuses on the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. We will explore practical strategies for cultivating a more student centered classroom.

Get to know the Speakers

New speakers and sessions are revealed every week! The complete agenda is coming soon.

  • Justin Shaifer, Science TV Host & Producer

    Justin Shaifer

    Science TV Host & Producer

    As the founder of Fascinate Media, Justin is revolutionizing the way students learn by creating immersive educational experiences and content using 3D VFX, Virtual Production, and Generative AI. His goal is to become the ESPN of STEM, inspiring young people to embrace their inner nerd and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, regardless of their surroundings.

  • Matt Miller

    Matt Miller

    Head of Ditch that Textbook, Author & Edtech enthusiast

    Matt Miller is the author of four books. He has spent more than a decade teaching technology-infused lessons in public schools. As an author, blogger and education speaker, he encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms with mindset, techniques and curriculum to serve today’s learners.

    With thousands of subscribers and visitors from more than 100 countries, Matt’s blog, DitchThatTextbook.com, is a well-respected source of ideas and insights about educational technology and creative teaching.

  • Louisa Rosenheck

    Director of Learning Design for the Kahoot! Group & playful pedagogy enthusiast

    Louisa Rosenheck is a thought leader in the ed tech field, with a passion for game-based learning and playful pedagogies. She is a co-author of the book Resonant Games and teaches ed tech design at the Harvard School of Education.

  • Krystal Allen

    Education advocate, and award-winning former teacher and school principal

    Krystal Allen is an award-winning former teacher and principal who was recently featured in Time Magazine for her thought leadership on racial bias in K-12 classrooms. Krystal has an impressive list of accomplishments including a 2019 Gambit 40 Under 40 recipient.

  • Kasey Bell

    International speaker, author and creator of ShakeUpLearning.com

    Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, and hosting two weekly podcasts, Kasey Bell proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students.

  • Alice Keeler

    Edtech leader, Google Developer Expert, Google Certified Innovator, & Author

    Alice Keeler is a globally respected leader in edtech, a Google Developer Expert, Google Certified Innovator, and author of seven books including “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom”. She creates and codes time-saving solutions for educators.

  • Dr. Patrick L. Brown

    Dr. Patrick L. Brown

    Executive director of STEAM and career education

    Dr. Patrick L. Brown is the executive director of STEAM and career education for the Fort Zumwalt School District in St. Charles, Missouri. Before arriving at Fort Zumwalt, he received a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Brown has a range of K–12 and postsecondary teaching experience. He has taught elementary, middle-level, and high school lessons and undergraduate and graduate courses for prospective elementary, middle, and high school teachers. He has won various awards for his science methods course teaching.

    Known for his scholarship on instructional sequences to teach science, Dr. Brown makes frequent presentations at international, regional, and state conferences. He is the author of the bestselling NSTA book series Instructional Sequence Matters. His science teaching ideas have appeared in Science and Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher, and Science Activities. His research in science education has been published in Science Education, the Journal of Science Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Science Education.

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