Save The Mavericks: How to Destroy The Status Quo

Welcome & Keynote: 8:45am–10:15am (Friday March 01, 2024)



Keynote: Change can be exciting and fearful all at the same time. Doing things out of the norm can make us look different in the eyes of our fellow teachers and senior administrators. But we must not let fear stand in the way of change, we must SAVE the Maverick inside us all and celebrate educators who are willing to push the boundaries of what is possible in education. Join us to see how we can lift the Mavericks within ourselves and others to take our andragogy to new heights.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Joe Marquez


Joe Marquez is an educator! For over 15 years he has been a leader in technology and innovation for educators, administrators, and school leaders worldwide. Currently, he is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, the same organization that ignited his love for EdTech so many years ago. His innovative spirit, outgoing attitude, and outrageous personality have earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Common Sense Ambassador, and Apple Teacher.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff or Other Staff (Transition Specialists, Counselors, Librarians, etc.)

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Adults with Disabilities
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship
  • Short-term Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Preparation

Category Strands

  • Ensuring Equity and Access
  • Digital Learning Foundations