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Saturday, February 28 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Keynote: Story Projects "Live from the Classroom"

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Meet three New Mexico teachers that have experienced profound results after implementing story projects in their classroom. Heather Herd shares her story of personal transformation after creating Survival Math and how it forever changed the way she approaches teaching. Chris Hamilton takes the creativity of hand-made artwork and digital media to a new level using Ko's Journey with his at-risk students. Ashley Kendall developed Iditarod: The 1925 Serum Run to immerse her students in an imaginative and unforgettable way. No doubt you will be inspired!

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Scott Laidlaw

CEO, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels, since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused his research and development on how students learn mathematics through the imagination. Scott began teaching math at a middle school where fewer than 28% of his students were proficient in math... Read More →
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Gladys Graham, Featured Presenter

Gladys Graham's life's work has been in supporting the development and sustainability of positive school culture, high student academic performance and effective leadership. She excels at designing and facilitating professional development for teachers, students and school leaders. She currently is serving as Head of School/Principal for Southwest Baltimore Charter School, in the Baltimore, MD. “I’m having some of the best... Read More →

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Chris Hamilton

Math / Science Teacher, CrossRoads Alternative Program
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from New Mexico State University in 2001. Since graduation, I have inspected houses as an ASHI Certified Home Inspector, obtained my New Mexico GB-02 General Contractor License, and built 8 homes in Las Cruces, NM. I entered the teaching profession 7 years ago via the New Mexico Alternative Licensure Program. I am currently teaching Mathematics and Science at the Crossroads... Read More →
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Heather Herd

Teacher, Pinon Elementary
After an enriching decade of teaching 4th and 5th graders in New Jersey, I packed my bags 13 years ago and headed west to start a fresh and beautiful life in the open vistas of New Mexico.  My life here has had all the components of the adventure I longed for at that time.  Since then, I have taught all the grades between Kindergarten and 8th grade in public, charter, and private schools. School settings have ranged from a small... Read More →
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Ashley Kendall

6th Grade Teacher, Carlos Gilbert Elementary
After receiving my Masters in Teaching and Learning from the University of Oregon, I have been happily teaching for the last six years. I have worked at two amazing schools, one in the South Valley of Albuquerque and one here in Santa Fe. My favorite part of being an educator is figuring out what makes my students engaged and enthusiastic about their learning. I feel fortunate to work in a field where I am able to be creative, collaborate with... Read More →

Saturday February 28, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Main Ballroom (Sweeney F/E) Santa Fe Community Convention Center