Great Plains Summit: July 16th to 17th, 2020

Be Different. Have Fun.

Session Description

What makes your classroom different? What makes your classroom fun? 5th grade teacher Donnie Piercey will be sharing ways that a lighthearted attitude is one of the keys to creating a positive classroom culture and climate.

He also went to Antarctica last year with National Geographic, and he's going to share how he brought his class along with him...

Session Schedule


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Session Presenter

Donnie Piercey
Fifth Grade Teacher
Fayette County Schools

Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, http://www.mrpiercey.com. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his twelve year teaching career. Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery). Donnie is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and the lead for the Google Earth Education Advisory Board (GEEAB) in North America. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and two children.

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