The 2017 Positive Choices Youth Conference is Sept. 19-20. Our speaker this year is Kevin Honeycutt. Kevin is a Technology Integration Specialist in central Kansas, where he researches and designs programs and trainings with a strong passion for helping students and teachers become successful with educational uses of technology. He has worldwide reach presenting to over 100,000 students and educators each year. He has an entertaining and positive message to empower our youth to take ownership in their challenges and their opportunities.
Kevin Honeycutt grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. 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 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991, he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. In 2011, he became an Apple distinguished educator and he continues to train students and teachers in the use of Apple’s powerful learning tools. In his life, he’s gone from being an at-risk kid doing stints in foster care to traveling the globe talking to audiences of educators, business people and kids.
Kevin will be traveling to speak with the students of Ekalaka on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Then there will also be a session for the adults on Sept. 19 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Baker High School Gym. Childcare will be provided at the Baker High School also. He will also be speaking with the youth from Marmarth, Wibaux and Plevna in Baker on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Then there will be a session for teachers at the Baker Senior Citizen’s Center on Sept. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. We are very excited about this year’s program we hope that you are able to join us for this year’s session. If you have any questions please contact the MSU Fallon/Carter County Extension Office at 406-778-7110.
This year’s event co-sponsors are Southeast Electric Cooperative, Basin Electric Power and Co-Bank and many other individuals and local businesses.