Rushton Hurley 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.
Rushton has spent decades exploring innovative possibilities for bringing together proven approaches with cutting-edge technologies, from his graduate research at Stanford University (using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills), to his work with teenagers as both a high school teacher of Japanese language and a principal of an online school, to speaking at conferences and trainings around the world, to 2017’s 5-Day Teacher Challenge, which over 2000 teachers in 40 countries signed up to try. He is the author of three books, Making Your School Something Special, Making Your Teaching Something Special, and Technology, Teamwork, & Excellence.
With experience at a wide variety of schools around the world (elementary, secondary, and college; large and small; urban and rural; traditional public, public charter, private independent, and schools of faith), Rushton regularly works with school leaders on professional development, school improvement, change strategies, staff morale, promotion in the community, and getting the best out of students and teachers. He will be conducting a session on school leadership at CSTEC.