July 5, 2022

Partial Credit LIVE in New Orleans! - PC097

Partial Credit LIVE in New Orleans! - PC097

Donnie and Jesse were joined by a multitude of guests including friends of the podcast Lisa Highfill, Dee Lanier, Kenneth Shelton, and Jim Sill at the ISTE 2022 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana for a live recording of the Partial Credit Podcast!


Donnie and Jesse were joined by a multitude of guests including friends of the podcast Lisa Highfill, Dee Lanier, Kenneth Shelton, and Jim Sill at the ISTE 2022 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana for a live recording of the Partial Credit Podcast!

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Jim Sill

Teacher Coach and Tech Integrator

Jim Sill is an educational consultant for Deploy Learning who enjoys a great story and loves inspiring people to tell theirs. This makes him a popular keynote speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. Bringing authentic learning experiences to clients is what drives his work.

As a former television producer, Jim Sill has been working in education for almost 20 years. Using his industry experience, he created an award-winning video production program in Central California. By involving students in real-world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state and national levels. In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production.

Today, Jim lives in Melbourne, Australia and works with schools across region leading professional development workshops and helping to develop educational initiatives on using video for social change, understanding and developing Cinematic Narrative techniques, encouraging a creative student, Google in the Classroom, and much more. His experiences have led him to work with teachers on all seven continents.

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Kenneth Shelton

Educational Strategist, Consultant, Speaker and Designer

Ken (He/Him/His) 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 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, non-Profits, and was appointed to the Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner. Due to his extensive and broad impact Ken has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow.

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Dee Lanier

Educational Technologist & Equity Enthusiast

Dee Lanier is an Experience Designer with LINC and an educational technologist and equity enthusiast. Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequity. Dee is an award winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Google Certified Coach that specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning experiences. Dee is a founding mentor and architect for the Google Coaching program pilot, Dynamic Learning Project, and a co-founder of Our Voice Academy, a program aimed at empowering educators of color to gain greater visible leadership and recognized expertise. Dee is also the creator of the blended-learning educational activities called, Solve in Time!® and Maker Kitchen™ and co-host of the Liberated Educator podcast.

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Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration Specialist, Pleasanton USD, Co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook

Lisa Highfill describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years, and is currently Pleasanton Unified School District’s Technology Integration coach. Lisa is the co-creator and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook and Teachers Give Teachers.

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Mark Solomon

Senior Vice President, Product and Design Leader

Presently building the future but fortunate to have designed and built products in the past that have been used by millions and brought in billions with brands including - Osmo, Pebble, Beats By Dr Dre, Google, HP, Palm, DreamWorks, VoodooPC, Burton and others. Experience working and managing across multiple disciplines of product development in both corporate and startup environments. Enjoys leading, advising and mentoring others on their path to creating products, experiences and new businesses.