Keynote Speaker

  • 2017 Keynote

    Stump the Teacher  - Josh Stumpenhorst

    Josh Stumpenhorst

    Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high teacher in suburban Chicago. He holds a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a National Boards Certification in early adolescence social science.  Beyond traditional professional development, Josh is an active member of the twitter (@stumpteacher) and blogging community as well as a respected presenter. He has presented at countless local, state and national conferences and was the closing keynote speaker at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in 2015.


    ISTE named Josh a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011”. He has also been recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators, “Educator of the Year” for 2012 and he is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was recognized with a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner in 2012. Josh was named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2013 as well as awarded the Outstand Alumni Award from North Central College that same year.


    Stumpenhorst is an active blogger at Stump the Teacher and his work there has received recognition through numerous EduBlog Awards nominations. He is also the author of the newly released book titled The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners, which analyzes current practices in schools and suggests alternate and more effective strategies for all teachers.