ITLS 2020 Keynote
Robyn Hrivnatz is an education professional with 19 years of experience serving in the education industry as an educator and student advocate. Joining Microsoft in 2014 after dedicating 14 years in public K-12 education in the state of Texas as a classroom teacher and instructional technology leader, she has devoted her time to growing educator fans, building a robust learning community for educators, and leading trainers and consultants to scale the Microsoft in Education mission through teacher training and social evangelism grounded in community focus. She currently works on the Microsoft Education team a Senior Manager on the U.S. Education Strategy and Leadership team where she travels the U.S. working with school systems as they undergo transformations. Recognized as creative decision maker, active learner, social influencer, and diplomatic relationship builder, Robyn excels in her ability to lead by leveraging her passion for learning, an understanding for humanity, and her deep desire for education transformation. She resides in Houston, Texas embarking each day living her personal philosophy to ‘embrace the uncomfortable, be thankful, live passionately and be awesome.’
ITLS Special Workshop
Jennifer Mitchell began her instructional career in 2006 with Lamar Consolidated ISD. During her 12 years in the district, Jennifer taught Kindergarten, 4th Grade, and was an Instructional Technology Specialist. Jennifer is now the CEO of Ed to the Max. Jennifer loves having the opportunity to work with educators and help them rekindle their passion for great instruction. She also enjoys working to find innovative ways to engage and challenge students. Jennifer earned a BS of Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas and a MS of Educational Technology and Leadership from Lamar University Beaumont, Texas. Jennifer is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Master Trainer. Jennifer and her husband, Blake, live in Richmond, TX with their son Max.
Unlock the power of Office 365 as a one-stop solution to increase productivity. Join us as we take a hands-on look at how Office 365 tools such as OneDrive and OneNote are excellent for organizing, creating, and collaborating to help you and your students achieve more.
Note: This is a BYOD (bring your own device) session. Seating is limited.
The Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium, a joint venture for all four UH System Universities (UH, UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Victoria), is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies. We are interested in interactive sessions for workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations that engage and inform participants.