Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector. Micah explores ways to improve motivation in the classroom and seeks to leverage emergent technology to achieve educational goals. As an innovative "ideas" person, Micah likes to think, and act, outside the box. As an Author, Educational Consultant, and Keynote Speaker, he focuses on the adoption of emergent technology through the development of an innovative learning culture. Micah believes that innovativeness is the pedagogy of the future.