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2012 Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote:  Matt Levinson

Matt Levinson is the author of From Fear to Facebook: One School’s Journey.  Matt Levinson is the Assistant Head of School for the Upper Division at Marin Country Day School. Levinson writes and speaks about education and technology and has been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Education Week, and Teacher Magazine. Prior to moving into school administration, he taught middle and upper school history for 14 years at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey

Closing Keynote:  Mallory Moser

Mallory Moser is the lead content specialist for the Academic Operations Team at Gooru. She managed the teacher training, curriculum development and classroom implementation of Gooru in New Delhi, India while it was a “20% effort” Google pilot program. Since January 2011, Mallory has developed a system to organize open education resources in Gooru with the creation of over 3,000 teaching and learning collections with over 50,000 web resources, and led teacher training, outreach, and implementation in schools across the US. Previously Mallory worked as Field Partnerships Manager for an microfinance non-profit that developed education loans for drop-outs and the extreme poor in north India and Nicaragua. Mallory builds and manages relationships with schools and partners around the world, leveraging international development and research experience in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has a B.A. in International Area Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the School of Information. She teaches in the School Library Media concentration within the Library and Information Services specialization and is faculty coordinator of the school library media program in the Master of Science in Information program.She is the author of several professional books, including Active Learning Through Drama, Podcasting, and Puppetry and Podcasting at School. She is the co-author of Story Starters and Science Notebooking: Developing Student Thinking Through Literacy and Inquiry. Fontichiaro was the editor of 21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2009) and co-guest editor of the “Professional Practice” issue of Knowledge Quest (November-December 2009). She also writes informational texts for middle grade readers. As the “Nudging Toward Inquiry” columnist for School Library Monthly, she writes and presents for national and international audiences on the changing role of the school librarian, instructional design, and educational technology.

Previously a K-12 teacher, school librarian, and staff development facilitator, Fontichiaro was named an emerging leader by the American Library Association in 2007 and distinguished alumna by the Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program in 2008.

She also blogs about school libraries.