We’re thrilled to announce that the second of three keynote speakers for Mobile Learning Experience 2013 is Peggy Sheehy. She is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. Peggy thrives on learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity.
After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served as a classroom teacher, district technology trainer, curriculum developer, media specialist, online educator, consultant, Guild Master, TV host, and all around chief of mischief in her mission to make schools relevant.
As a true pioneer in virtual world and games in education, she is sought out for advice, curriculum direction, professional development and inspiration. Peggy describes these times as “The Metaissance” and allows her play ethic to inform her work with students, teachers, and administrators. As a “Teacher on a Mission”, Peggy encourages educators to reclaim their passion, challenges them to rethink their role, and shares her first-hand experience in bringing the tools of this generation into the classroom to increase authenticity, autonomy and agency to create compelling learning. Peggy has presented her work with education at conferences all over the world and has published numerous articles and interviews for educational journals and magazines.
She currently serves middle school students at Ramapo Central School District in New York as Instructional Technology Facilitator as well as LoreKeeper of the World of Warcraft in School Project which now includes twelve schools across the United States. In addition to her work in school, Peggy is Guild Master of the Cognitive Dissonance Educator Guild, is an officer for 3D Game Lab, and is a founding member of G.A.M.E.
Follow Peggy on Twitter @PeggySheehy and register for the conference today at www.mobile2013.org and come meet Peggy in Tucson September 17th!
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