Harker Teacher Institute

Harker Social Justice Conf.


Friday, Aug. 2, 2024 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Harker School | Upper School Campus | 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose

Calling all K-12 teachers, counselors, school leadership, and district leadership!

Kick-start your return to the school year inspired and ready to tackle anything that comes your way! One of our greatest opportunities in education is to find sustainable and regenerative culture shifts to ensure that we continue to prepare our students for their wide-open futures. To this end, we present this year's theme for our one-day institute for teachers: Sustainable Culture Shifts: From AI to SEL

With a thought-provoking keynote from a global influencer and three follow-up workshops that focus on the plethora of challenging and worthwhile efforts across all our schools, join educators from across the region to connect, get excited, and remember why we do this important work every year.

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Event Schedule

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
10:45-11:45 a.m. Session 1
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:50-1:50 p.m. Session 2
1:55-2:55 p.m. Session 3

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rodney Glasgow

Kenneth Shelton

Kenneth Shelton (he/him/his) holds an M.A. in education with a specialization in educational technology as well as new media design and production. He has been an educator for more than 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the middle school level. As a part of his active involvement within the educational technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of state departments of education, ministries of education, nonprofits, and was appointed to the Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California state superintendent of public instruction. Ken regularly gives keynotes and presentations, consults and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of educational technology, equity and inclusion, anti-bias/anti-racist, multimedia literacy, cultural intelligences, visual storytelling, and instructional design topics. Ken won the 2018 Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education Digital Equity Professional Learning Network; he also won the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education, due to his extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Because of his extensive and broad impact, Ken has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow.



Elizabeth Brumbaugh, Ed.D.

Harker's Director of Learning, Innovation, and Design, TK-12 / Researcher / Author


Lisa Diffenderfer

Harker's Director of Learning, Innovation, and Design, TK-5


Eileen Schick

Lower School Math Lab Teacher, Harker


Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology, Berryessa Union School District / Author


Diane Main

Harker's Director of Learning, Innovation, and Design, 9-12


Annamaria Smitherman

Grade 5 English Teacher, Harker


Logistics: Elaina Trovato

Presenter Support: Elizabeth Brumbaugh