We are so excited to announce the return of Technovation on Tuesday August 1, 2023. This year we are collaborating with the folks from Ed Tech in the Bend and School City of Mishawaka for a regional conference that you won’t want to miss!  The conference will be at Mishawaka High School. Technovation will continue to be centered around innovative practices and the intentional placement of technology in the classroom. This is a full day conference running from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided and there will be opportunities to win prizes! The registration fee for Technovation is $20. You will also earn seven (7) PGPs for attending.

We have some amazing things in the works to make Technovation fun and engaging. Our Keynote speaker this year is Marcus Painter, Indiana. Marcus has been in public education for 20 years as a secondary English teacher, Media Specialist, Tech Integration Coach, Coordinator of Digital Learning, and district administrator. Marcus recently transitioned into the EdTech world with Instructure, makers of Canvas. Most recently, Marcus serves as the Customer Marketing and Advocacy Manager at Vasion, a tech company that provides solutions to increase efficiency within companies and school districts.

We are also excited to announce some outstanding Spotlight presenters. Nadine Gilkinson will be returning to Technovation this year! You may remember her from a few years back. She is an outstanding resource for helping ALL students and teachers excel with integrating technology into their curriculum. We are also excited to welcome Brenny Kummer to Technovation this year! She is another great resource with exciting things to share on Universal Design for Learning and Blended learning!

The strength of a conference is built on quality sessions. Which is why we need YOU! If you have a topic that you would like to present at the conference, please click here to fill out a Google Form for your session. We are looking for sessions that span K-12 initiatives in an effort to make this conference relevant to all. Please feel free to share with anyone that may be interested in attending and/or proposing a session to present! Presenters will be compensated $50 per presenter per session.

Register Here to Become a Presenter!

Notes about sessions: 

  • Breakout session lengths will be 50 minutes.
  • Presenters will receive 14 PGPs for each session they present, and a compensation of $50 per session.  You will receive more information about your compensation at a later date.
  • If you know anyone else who might be interested in presenting we are still accepting a few more sessions. Please share this information with them!

Join us August 1 at Technovation 2023! [ Register Here! ]

Technovation is a conference centered around innovative practices and the intentional placement of technology in the classroom. Technovation is open to anyone interested in education with a focus on digital technology. It begins at 8:00 AM and ends by 4:00 PM at Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka, IN.

Marcus Painter

Keynote Speaker – Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter has been in public education for 20 years as a secondary English teacher, Media Specialist, Tech Integration Coach, a Coordinator of Digital Learning, and as a district administrator. In 2015, Marcus was chosen to be a part of the Indiana Department of Education’s Migrant Education Program. Then in 2021, Marcus transitioned into the EdTech world, accepting a role as Senior Manager of Leadership Development at Instructure, makers of Canvas LMS. Marcus and a fellow educator built a podcast called The Canvascasters Podcast and also published the book Canvas LMS for Dummies in 2022.

Spotlight Speakers

This year some of our spotlight speakers are:

Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkinson IDOE Innovation Specialist

Nadine Gilkinson has been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 8 years in Franklin Township Schools and also served as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning/IDOE under Candice Dodson. She is a Google Certified Innovator, part of cohort NYC#19, with a project focus on #dyslexicmindset. She currently serves on the Indiana Connected Educators board and has presented at several districts and         conferences including ISTE, HECC and ICE, and Technovation 2019.


Brenny Kummer – Teacher at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation.

Brenny is leading a full day of sessions including sessions on ELL students with EdTech, Lesson and Learning Ideas, and Accessible Content in Google.