Peter Doolittle

Integrate Everything: Making the Pedagogical Sausage

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Peter Doolittle is currently the Director of the School of Education and Professor of Educational Psychology, and former Director of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, at Virginia Tech.

His academic background includes 30 years teaching undergraduate and graduate students; using traditional, blended, and online formats; across several subject areas; and, at various institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, provided over 100 national and international keynote addresses, and has been awarded in excess of $2 million in external funding.

In 2013, he provided a TED talk at TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland (How Working Memory Makes Sense of the World).

His current research focus includes the investigation of the impact of working memory capacity on student learning in multimedia/digital learning environments.




Ryan Bledsoe (Breakfast Keynote)

Duo Musical Playground: Enhancing relationships between children and adults through environment, iteration, and technology


Ryan Bledsoe is a music educator who has worked with infants through college students in Florida, Arizona, and Texas.

As a doctoral student in music education at Arizona State University, Ryan researches and writes about creativity, music technology, and music making.

She recently founded the Duo Musical Playground which offers play-based music classes using interactive technology to children and caregivers in North Texas.