Saturday Nov 11, 2023
Saturday Nov 11, 2023
Ken shares his perspective, experience and work focused on supporting companies, educators and schools in building an inclusive culture that also supports meaningful cross-cultural connections and building a responsive service learning program that goes beyond performative gestures. Looking at how International Schools can include these perspectives and approaches in a meaningful manner. Ken also works extensively on Organizational Leadership and School Transformation.
About Ken Shelton
Ken (He/Him/His) is a highly distinguished professional in the field of education, carrying a Master’s degree in Education with a specific focus on Educational Technology and New Media Design and Production. His academic background is complemented by over two decades of hands-on teaching experience, with a significant part of his career devoted to shaping young minds at the Middle School level through the lens of technology.
Ken is an esteemed member of the Educational Technology community, standing tall with accolades from leading global tech entities such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft. He holds the esteemed title of an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, signifying his active and influential role in advancing educational technology.
Ken’s expertise extends to the sphere of policy-making, being a notable figure in the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Education Technology Task Force. A committed advocate for equal learning opportunities, he regularly imparts knowledge and insights through keynote speeches, personalized consulting, organizational culture/change, school/district transformation, and hands-on workshops. His range of expertise covers an array of topics, including but not limited to, Organizational Leadership, Policy Analysis, Inclusive Learning Environments, Antibias/Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Design and Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education, Ken was the proud recipient of the Digital Equity Professional Learning Network Excellence Award in 2018 and the Making IT Happen Award in 2022 due to his extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. His unyielding dedication to enhancing digital learning opportunities for students led him to be acknowledged as an influencer to follow by EdTech Magazine.
Ken’s influence transcends borders, having been invited to speak at numerous global conferences, schools, NGOs, and education-related gatherings. His wealth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspectives provide invaluable support to various organizations, including State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, and non-profits.
Currently, among many things, Ken provides insightful guidance as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board for several technological firms and non-profit organizations. His responsibilities extend beyond advisory roles to include policy analysis, platform evaluation, and community outreach, alongside aiding in the creation of fair and inclusive recruitment and retention programs. His endeavors aim to build a more equitable, inclusive future in the world of technology and education.
Ken Shelton on Social Media
Tik Tok: TheKenShelton
- Blog: https://www.kennethshelton.net/mindful-musings/
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion https://www.kennethshelton.net/speaking-and-training/#diversity
- Cultural Relevance/Responsive
- Microsoft Antiracist Educator Kit https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2021/02/bring-social-justice-and-anti-racism-conversations-into-your-classroom
- Book Creator Inclusion and Representation https://bookcreator.com/2023/03/why-representation-matters-crafting-an-equitable-learning-environment-for-all/
- Techquity: Going from Digital Poverty to Digital Empowerment https://www.ascd.org/el/articles/techquity-going-from-digital-poverty-to-digital-empowerment
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