2022 Fall Conference Featured Speakers

 

Thursday, November 3rd Opening Session: Featured Speaker-Tonya Skinner

Making her first appearance at the IBEA Fall Conference is Tonya Skinner. Tonya graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997 and has since taught in three schools—from very small to large—in Missouri. She has also served as an adult education teacher, adjunct college instructor and industry trainer. During her teaching career, she has served on the board for both the North Central Business Education (NCBEA) and Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA) both as a teacher and as a student, and currently serves as Missouri NBEA Membership Director. In recent years, she has maintained her position as a full-time business teacher while giving presentations, providing computer training, and developing state-wide curriculum.

Teaching technology is her passion. She is certified in many technology areas, including Adobe Certified Associate certifications in Web Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere as well as having the title of Adobe Education Trainer and Adobe Campus Leader. She is also a level two Google Certified Educator. She enjoys teaching many facets of business education, though she spends the majority of her workload in technology instruction. In her 25 years of teaching, she’s taught just about everything in business education from 4th grade keyboarding to Business Law to Desktop Publishing and even pre-kindergarten summer school computers! Her biggest hope when speaking to groups is that she can get them as excited as she is about what she is blessed to do each day—teach students to be lifelong learners and embrace the opportunity to be an enthusiastic and positive role model for life.

Friday, November 4th Closing Session: Featured Speaker-Corinne Hoisington

Returning to the IBEA Fall Conference and back by popular demand is Corinne Hoisington.  Corinne is a full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year delivering keynote addresses to college and university professors and K-12 educators in over 70 cities worldwide for customers such as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Canada Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, ByteSpeed, National Biomedical Conferences, Health Care Conferences, Capital One International Bank, Executive LIVE in London, Wellington NZ, Sydney, and Johannesburg, and the international South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Computer Programming. Corinne has authored over 30 textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic on topics such as Microsoft 365, Outlook 365, Microsoft Windows, Android Boot Camp Java, Technology Now, and Visual Basic. 

Corinne is a thought leader and curriculum specialist for online learning and collaboration. In the design of a modern, interactive course, it is important that educators innovate and not just replicate current online course methodology. As course designers, we thrive on feedback and responsiveness. We regularly question our original vision based on what other educators think of the material and the engagement level. Current research with a balance of creative, forward thinking is an efficient model to innovate through our online offerings. Standing silent is not an option. The future is forged by a series of questions that encourage creativity and force us to revisit our original ideas.