Topic: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders
Tennessee's 2016-17 Teacher of the Year is Mr. Derek Voiles, Ed.S. Voiles has been teaching middle school English/Language Arts for 7 years. He has widely shared his teaching practices and his love of teaching through blog posts and Twitter messages. He will share his perspective on 21st century teachign and learning and will encourage us to reflect on the importance of inspiring life-long learners. "All students are capable of achieving great things," according to Voiles, "and all students deserve a teacher who believes this and will do whatever it takes to make it happen."