ACTEM 2020 Conference

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*Note the change to Tuesday and Wednesday*

October 20 & 21, 2020 • Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

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Call for Workshop Proposals

Open from March 15 - June 30, 2020

Click HERE to submit a workshop proposal

Click here to download the proposal form as a google doc in order to fill it out over time. Once you have completed your proposal, then click on the link to submit a workshop proposal.

Wednesday Keynote: Anthony Johnson, Jr.

Anthony Johnson is an award-winning educator. He is one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2016. He is also a Lego Master Educator and an Apple Distinguished Educator. In 2016 he was named Teacher of the Year for Rowan Salisbury Schools, and in 2017 he was named North Carolina’s Southwest Teacher of the Year.

Anthony hated school as a child. He threw chairs in classrooms. He fought with students and teachers. He failed fourth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade and ninth grade before being kicked out during his second attempt at freshman year. While asking him to leave school, the principal told Anthony that he’d be better off getting his GED and learning a trade.

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout - EdSurge Podcast

By Kristin Leong July 2, 2019

Tuesday Keynote: Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for – internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California – a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging Leader, Adobe Education Leader, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and EdSurge Columnist.

She served as a middle & high school teacher and digital learning specialist for nearly 20 years, and her passions include digital citizenship and effective integration of curriculum, pedagogy, and edtech. Kerry is a TEDx & keynote speaker, co-author of several award winning guidebooks for parents and teachers, and a lawyer by training. She was recognized with accolades for her work by the Family Online Safety Institute in 2015, by MassCUE in 2016, and by SmartBrief and St. Anselm College in 2018. She is on social media @KerryHawk02 and her website is