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9th Way Out West (WOW) - Conference


  • Date: 1 May 2010
  • Focus: Creating Personal Professional Development
  • Location: Raymond Kellis High School, 8990 W Orangewood Ave, Glendale, AZ
  • Keynote: Kevin Honeycutt
    (Check out Kevin's website and for a great blog entry by Wes Fryer about Kevin Honeycutt, click here )

Video Recording of Kevin's Saturday Keynote Address: Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning

(Please forgive some of the background whispers in the first 10 mins. We were trying to troubleshoot connection/streaming issues but wanted to keep the video recording running.)

Video Recording of Opening Ceremony (Welcome, greetings from VIPs, and ISTE Making IT Happen "pink jacket" awards) The Making IT Happen Awards begin about 18:40 mins into this recording.

Congratulations to our three newest Making IT Happen award recipients!!

Dr. Alice Christie, Priscilla Lundberg, Dr. Peggy Steffens

Photo Memories by Peggy George: Friday Administrator Dinner/Keynote, Tweetwood Mac, and Saturday

Photo Memories by Judith Romero, Renee Catalano and SeuHee Kim compiled for Slideshow at WOW

Video Recording of Kevin Honeycutt's keynote message to Administrators on Friday evening, April 30, 2010.

(The room was dark so the video quality isn't great but the message is powerful!)

WOW Program for 2010

Kevin Honeycutt is an educational technology consultant, a podcaster, a teacher and an always-on learner. He spent thirteen years teaching art in the classroom and the last eight designing and delivering staff development for teachers. He works at ESSDACK, an educational service center. this allows him to research and develop programs like ArtSnacks and Bullying, MYSAFESURF. He has been at the center of new learning communities like Podstock and iConnect/iLearn and continues to innovate and create new visions of the future of education daily. He travels everywhere trying to open new doors and develop new “pockets of possibility”. One of his other passions is educating kids, parents and teachers on the issues of bullying, cyber-bullying and online safety. Today’s parents are up against it with all of the new realities in kids’ worlds. He has the honor of having a career that permits him the time to research online issues and to share what he learns with people. He has developed a “train the trainers” model around Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and Online Safety and is now certifying trainers in his approach. Kevin Has spoken to many thousands of kids, parents and educators, all over the country about technology and it’s role in their educational future.

Google Map with markers for Raymond Kellis High School, conference hotel (Holiday Inn Express), Cardinal Stadium and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

WOW has gotten a special rate of $99 per night at Holiday Inn Express (about "2 city blocks" from the High School). This is good for Friday April 30 and/or Saturday, May 1st. Less than a block to Cabella's and across Glendale Ave from Westgate shopping, the Stadium and the Arena.

Conference hotel reservation link

I Need My Teacher To Learn 5.0

I Need My Teachers To Learn was Written and Performed by Kevin Honeycutt and produced by Charlie Mahoney (who also played percussion, bass, and Piano). This has gone through many incarnations, but after hooking up some good mics and recording equipment, I think we have a keeper. This recording includes background vocals from the Turning Point Learning Center Choir, which is composed of our virtual and face-2-face students.
This version is the combined work of many people. I want to thank Charlie Mahoney, Jennifer Miller and others who contributed. Thanks to the TPLC choir kids for the background vocals!

Raising Digital Kids: Intro by Kevin Honeycutt
In this introductory episode Kevin Honeycutt tells a little bit about himself and his podcast Raising Digital Kids. (All episodes of Raising Digital Kids YouTube videos)

Raising Digital Kids: Facebook by Kevin Honeycutt

Downloadable PDF of WOW Flyer:

If you have received an invitation to be a special VIP guest to the Friday Pre-Conference dinner/keynote event, please use feel free to use this link to RSVP to confirm that you will be attending:
Please RSVP for the Dinner/Keynote Event by Monday, April 19, 2010

If you're attending WOW this year on either Friday or Saturday, you are invited to a special bonus Friday night activity: Tweetwood Mac!

If you plan to join us, please RSVP on this Google Form. This activity is open to anyone participating in WOW and you do not need to attend the Friday Keynote Dinner event to join in the fun. Location is on the Google Map above for all conference related-activities including Tweetwood Mac.

About Kevin Honeycutt (from "About Me" on his website: )
Kevin grew up in poverty and moved around the country, staying a step ahead of the ramifications of his father's behavior. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 and for the past three years Kevin has hosted a creative learning site called ArtSnacks ( where he shares 130+ ten minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. This social “learning” network is his Petri-dish for learning to mentor teachers and students in virtual environments and to help kids learn “netiquette”.

Kevin is currently serving his sixth year as a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. At ESSDACK he researches and develops programs with a strong passion to make teachers and learners comfortable with technology. He is a school board member in the town of Inman Kansas. Currently in his second term, he feels that one of his most important roles is to help vision what the future holds for learners and to help move his district in right, new directions. During his classroom tenure, he developed project-based approaches to learning that infused technology and problem solving skills. He created a film program for kids and developed it into a fully functioning curriculum at the high school level.

He has developed; online safety, anti-bullying and cyber-bullying curriculum which he shares with parents, teachers and students around the country and also certifies instructors in his curriculum. He continues to work with schools to develop innovative, engaging curriculum to better prepare learners for the world they will face when they graduate. Kevin is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and works with kids in juvenile detention, developing approaches to re-engage the "lost" learner. He travels the country speaking at conferences and working with educators at the grassroots level and likes to promote a "tradigital" approach to education.

I like to bring my personal life experience and a sense of humor to the mission of helping prepare 21st century learners!

More information will be posted about WOW Way-Out-West Technology Conference as it becomes available.