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Carl Hooker


Posted Date: 03/22/2022

Carl Hooker

Carl has been an educator for the past 21 years. He has held a variety of positions in multiple districts, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator.  He’s a father of three girls, Sophia, Lauren, and Caroline and a wonderful, understanding wife Renee, all of which play a large role in any presentations he gives or blogs & books he writes.

As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning for the Eanes Independent School District he utilized his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its programs.  During his time in the position, the district jumped into social media, adopted the Google Apps for Education and started to build a paperless environment with Google Docs. He helped spearhead the LEAP (Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization) which put 1:1 iPads into the hands of all K-12 students at Eanes.

He is also the “Godfather” of the learning festival called LearnFestATX. This festival (formerly known as iPadpalooza) features many unique approaches to engage attendees that a traditional conference doesn’t provide. His events have grown into a global phenomena over the years and has inspired spin-off events in other states as well Australia.

From his start as a teacher to district leadership, he’s always had one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current educational institutions and meets them head on. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As a speaker and consultant, he brings this background as well as a wealth of practical tools and ideas that teachers can use in their classroom tomorrow.

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2019 #4715011900000

2020 #4158012000000

2021 #3686012100000

2022   #2209012200000

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Hot Springs Technology Institute
400 Linwood Ave.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Schedule:

Pre-conference: June 13-14, 2022
Conference: June 15-16, 2022

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Phone: 501-624-3372
Fax: 501-620-7829