2021 Keynote Speakers

We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers to the 2021 SIDLIT Virtual Conference.

Wednesday Keynote

Josh Stock

Josh Stock is currently a 6th grade Language Arts teacher at Santa Fe Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS. He is also a co-chair of the Building Leadership Team during the Mercury phase of the school’s Kansans Can School Redesign project. In his free time he hosts the Awesome Sauce EDU Podcast highlighting the amazing things taking place in his classroom and classrooms across the country.

Josh is the author of the new book Awesome Sauce: Create Videos to Inspire Students, Engage Parents and Save You Time, giving tips and tricks for creating videos for the classroom.

In 2018 he received the Emerging Young Educator award from ISTE. In 2019 he received the Outstanding Recent Graduate award from Emporia State University. He has presented at conferences across the country including MACE, ISTE, and NCTE.

Thursday Keynote

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is Faculty Mentor, Online Teaching and Learning with the California Community Colleges California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) system. In her role, she coordinates professional development in support of quality online teaching and learning for @ONE (Online Network of Educators) and is leading a California Learning Lab grant project that will examine the impact of humanized online instruction on diverse students in undergraduate online STEM courses in California. Learn more about Michelle at brocansky.com and connect with her on Twitter @brocansky.

Friday Keynote

Rick Bartlett

Rick is the Director of Online Education and Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Tabor College. He joined Tabor in 2012 to create and design the fully online Ministry Entrepreneurship and Innovation MA degree and is an online faculty member. He is also the co-author of the book Consuming Youth published by Zondervan/YS Academic (2010).

He has worked in a variety of academic and non-profit roles in California, Washington, the UK and Kansas. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006 from George Fox University in Leadership in the Emerging Culture. He travels and speaks extensively and has visited over 15 countries. One recent passion is the intersection of AI and humanity. He is also active in ubiquitous learning through social media and MOOCs. He tweets at @rbb2nd and can be reached at rickb@tabor.edu