Next Vista for Learning is focused on helping teachers and students share insights creatively using a variety of digital media technologies. These and other modern tools for exploration and collaboration can be used to help teachers see new possibilities for their students and themselves.
Feel free to contact us about dates and fees if your school, district, organization, conference, or other gathering would benefit from having Rushton Hurley or another member of the Next Vista for Learning team visit to speak about any of the topics below.
- digital media for learning and public relations
- Google applications and other free tools for productivity and collaboration
- technology for staff morale and exploration
- possibilities with mobile technologies
- motivation in the modern world
The lead speaker and trainer for Next Vista for Learning is Rushton Hurley, who has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.
Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. His graduate research at Stanford University included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the 1990s his work with teenagers at a high school in California led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches.
Rushton has trained teachers and other professionals in North America, Europe, and Asia, presenting at regional and national conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives in a changing world.
2012 / mcTEC / Youngtown, OH
2012 / Widly Exciting Education Conference / Grand Rapids, MI
2012 / Tech de Mayo / Imperial, CA
2012 / HWI (PDF) / Ontario, CA
2012 / WEMTA / Wisconsin Dells, WI
2012 / Palm Beach Tech Conference (Video: Part 1, Part 2) / Palm Beach, FL
2012 / MACUL (PDF) / Grand Rapids, MI
2012 / BASD Tech Fest (PDF) / Boyertown, PA
2012 / UCET / Salt Lake City, UT
2011 / LACUE / New Orleans, LA
2011 / Rotary District 1160 2011 Conference / Limrick, Ireland
2011 / NETA / Omaha, NE
2011 / MACUL / Detroit, MI
2011 / NCTIES / Raleigh, NC
2011 / ICE (Video) / Chicago, IL
2011 / METC / St. Louis, MO
2011 / SD TIE / Rapid City, SD