“It’s not about what A.I. can do for you; it’s what you can do with A.I.” - ChatGPT, 2023

We are inviting educators, school/district leaders, and technologists to up their A.I. IQ. Join us for elevAtIon, the premier AI in Education Summit in New England at South Portland High School, Maine on Saturday, January 13th, 2024. 

Thanks to everyone for making this a great event! Book study information will be shared soon!

Event Partners

Keynote Speaker

Amanda Fox

Amanda Fox, acclaimed author of "The Canva Classroom" and coauthor of the bestselling "The AI Classroom," is a prominent figure in the field of technology education, particularly in integrating artificial intelligence to elevate learning and instructional design. Dedicated to advancing education, Amanda is recognized globally for her unwavering commitment to shaping the future of learning. As a Top 100 Edtech Educator, she has received prestigious awards such as the ISTE Emerging Leader Award, The STEM Excellence Award, and the title of PBS Digital Innovator.

Currently serving as the Community Manager of Curipod.com, Amanda guides content development, fosters crucial conversations around AI, and advises districts on responsible use policy. With a master's degree in learning, design, and technology from Penn State and a leadership certificate from Harvard’s CAEL program, Amanda has trained over 10,000 educators worldwide. You can connect with her at theaiclassroom.net or @AmandaFoxSTEM on X.

Featured Speakers

Carl Hooker

Kern Kelley

Jeni Long

Dr. Matthew X. Joseph

Carl Hooker:

25-year educator and innovator. Carl is a frequent keynote speaker at state and national events. He hosts 5 different podcasts around various aspects of education and has written 8 books - the latest being Learning Evolution - a book centered around the effects of AI in the classroom. 

Kern Kelley:

Kern Kelley is the Technology Integrator at Maine Regional School Unit #19. Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, he has provided support to educators for over two decades and conducted professional development across the globe. He advises a student produced technology show for the Maine Department of Education at SLAMShow.org He brings his student presenters, the MLTI Student Leadership Ambassadors of Maine to numerous conferences around the world and authored the Google Apps Guidebook. Kern is married to a lovely wife with whom he has two sons. 

Jeni Long:

Jeni is a 25 plus year educator that is dedicated to providing unwavering support for teachers both inside and outside the classroom. She understands the challenges that teachers face and is here to offer guidance, resources, and support to all MagicSchool educators. As Senior Community Strategist, Jeni's mission is to ensure that every MagicSchool teacher feels supported, inspired, and empowered to make a difference in their students' lives. She believes in the power of a strong community and knows that when teachers come together, they can create magic in their classrooms.

Dr. Matthew X. Joseph:

Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in New Bedford, MA. He is also the CEO of X-Factor EDU consulting and publishing. Experiences such as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, elementary school principal, classroom teacher, and district professional development specialist have provided Matt with incredible insights on how to best support teaching and learning and led to nationally published articles and opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events. His master's degree is in special education, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is from Boston College. 

He is the author of Always Stop at a Lemonade Stand: Empowering Student Learning,  Power Of Connections: Connecting Educators, Cultivating Professional Learning Networks, & Redefining Educator Collaboration, Stronger Together:  Strategies to Enhance Collaboration in a School Community, co-author of  Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Mentorship in Education. Follow him on Twitter @matthewxjoseph, visit his website at xfactor.link  He is the author of three books focused on collaboration in education.  Follow him on Twitter @matthewxjoseph