For educators who care about young adolescents


Adolescent Success announces that Kevin Honeycutt will keynote at the 2017 International Conference.

Kevin Honeycutt is a husband, father, author and global speaker, artist and inventor-inspirer, technology facilitator and Apple distinguished educator.

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. 

As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award  which is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

Kevin hosts a creative learning site called ArtSnacks  ( where he shares 150+ ten minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. This social “learning” network is his Petri-dish for learning to mentor teachers and students in virtual environments. 

He was selected to be in the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2011 and spends time helping schools that use Apple’s powerful tools get the most out of them for students and teachers.

Kevin is a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. At ESSDACK he researches and designs programs, training and staff development with a strong passion for helping teachers and learners become successful with educational uses of technology. 

He shares his thinking and learning on his blog Tradigital Learning and on Twitter (@kevinhoneycutt). 

He is a school board member in the town of Inman Kansas and is currently serving in his second term. He feels that one of his most important roles is to help vision what the future holds for learners and to help move  schools in right, new directions. During his classroom tenure, he developed project based approaches to learning program that infused technology and problem solving skills. 

He created a film program for kids and developed it into a fully functioning curriculum at the high school level. 

He co-developed a PBL approach called the Life Practice Model with colleague Ginger Lewman and they provide training and certification in this powerful, student driven approach to learning.

Kevin has developed online safety, anti-bullying and cyber-bullying curriculum which he shares with parents, teachers and students around the country. He certifies instructors in this curriculum and supports trainers as they go out and do this important work. 

His book Don’t Stay Under The Couch Starbuck and The Bully is the centre piece of his Pre-K-6 curriculum. He continues to work with schools to develop innovative, engaging curriculum to better prepare learners for the world they will face when they graduate. He is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and works with kids in juvenile detention, developing approaches to re-engage the "lost" learner. Kevin travels the country and the world speaking at conferences and working with educators at the grassroots level and likes to promote a "tradigital" approach to education.

Kevins most recent book is “Midnight Run”, which you can purchase at the conference.

Kevin likes to bring his personal life experience and a sense of humor and creativity to the mission of helping prepare 21st century learners!

Get Ready

Get ready for his #Adolesuccess17 talk by following him on twitter @kevinhoneycutt or reading his blog Tradigital Learning.

Honeycutt will be speaking on Saturday 25 August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Following his keynote address he will be running a teachers 90 minute workshop.


Registration for the 10th International Conference for Adolescent Success opens on 1 October.  For more information or to register visit

About Adolescent Success

Adolescent Success is the peak body professional association for teachers of young adolescents.  Teachers and educators join the association to connect with other educators and to take part in the professional learning opportunities.  Adolescent Success is dedicated exclusively to the education, development and growth of young adolescents.

 About the Adolescent Success International Conference

The Adolescent Success biennial International Conference is held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24-26 August 2017.  The conference is 3 conferences in 1, offering a conference for:

  • teachers
  • Principals and school leaders
  • middle school students

Delegates can choose to visit schools and purchase a “Pass to Play’ which is their entry ticket to a 3 hour hands on workshop where educators get to play and create!


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