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favorites ISTE Ignite Sessions -- Round 2

[Listen and Learn : Multi-Presentation]
Monday, June 29, 8:30–9:45 am
PCC Terrace Ballroom I/II
favoritesStacci BarganzfavoritesKasey BellfavoritesDiana BidulescufavoritesShirley CampbellfavoritesBobby DoddfavoritesChristine GregoryfavoritesKristina HolzweissfavoritesKim KernfavoritesTodd LaVoguefavoritesJanice MakfavoritesSusan OxnevadfavoritesDavid RobbfavoritesLaurie RobertsfavoritesHenry ThielefavoritesVinnie VrotnyfavoritesChristopher Wasko

Attend the second round in the series of ISTE Ignite sessions. Ten presenters will have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions in a continuous rapid-fire presentation.

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favorites Stacci Barganz, Fort Atkinson School District

Stacci Barganz is a Google Education Trainer and Gifted and Talented Coordinator in Fort Atkinson, WI. She is the SLALN President-Elect, WEMTA Program Co-Chair, WEMTA Leadership Chair, and former WEMTA Board Member. Her favorite professional activities are presenting conference sessions and customized school trainings, and she digs learning and sharing what she has learned! She's presented at too many conferences to name, and is sought after as a Google Education Trainer. She has a talent for killing houseplants, but has made her own cheese and baklava!

favorites Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC

Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in technology integration training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and North Texas GEG Leader, she has led a variety of presentations across the US, including presentations at FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey’s blog,, has been recognized as a 2014 Edublog Finalist and Must Read EdTech Blog for 2015, and go-to resource for Google tips.

favorites Diana Bidulescu, Houston ISD

Diana Bidulescu, M.Ed. is an EdTech specialist with international experience in multiplatform ecosystems integration, online safety, global collaborative learning, synchronous & asynchronous learning, and multimedia immersion. She is a frequent presenter at education conferences and serves on several ISTE PLNs: Mobile Learning, Digital Storytelling, PLN Leaders, 1:1, Technology Coordinators.

favorites Shirley Campbell, PDLSS

Dr. Campbell has an earned doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught students from preK to doctoral level, and has taught online, in person, and blended, synchronous and asynchronous. She is a pioneer in using computers in the classroom, beginning in 1981, as well as a researcher in coaching and ed tech PD, and a consultant in educational technology.

favorites Bobby Dodd, Gahanna Lincoln High School

Principal at Gahanna Lincoln HS outside of Columbus, OH. My professional experience includes leading a 1:1 initiative with iPads, assistance in maintaining an alternative online digital school with programs for at-risk students, assisting in maintaining a fabrication laboratory in a comprehensive high school, creating 30 minutes of daily collaboration time for teachers, and flipping staff meetings. I have presented on a number of topics including: the importance of Twitter Chats, methods of communication to use with stakeholders, the "4 C's to Lead", and apps and sites to use for the Common Core among others.

favorites Christine Gregory, Illinois Virtual School

Christine Gregory has been teaching blended science since before the web came with browsers. Whether asking a robot to take pictures on Mars, or a student to take pictures in the burbs she sees value in the myriad of ways we can learn from a distance, and contribute meaningfully from our own location. Currently, she teaches for the Illinois Virtual School, Richland Community College and Millikin University. She also acts as the Digital Learning Support Lead for the Illinois Virtual School.

favorites Kristina Holzweiss, Bay Shore Middle School

Kristina Holzweiss has been an educator, professional developer, and presenter for the past 20 years. She is the creator of, a website of free resources that gets to the heart of the standards without focusing on test prep, and writes a monthly article Common Core Corner for School Library Monthly. She organized and designed a multidistrict SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo) to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of children k - 12, and has developed a Genius Hour program in her library. You can learn more about how she makes learning stick at

favorites Kim Kern, Piner-Olivet Unified School District

Kim Kern is the Director of Innovative Learning for Piner-Olivet Unified School District. She is also the Principal of POCS – a 7-8 middle school in Santa Rosa, California. She has designed, developed, and implemented a wide variety of STEAM programs. Kern has previously served as an elementary Principal, middle and high school Assistant Principal, and is a (twice) National Board Certified English teacher who taught secondary ELA, Art, and Digital Media courses. A long-time leader of staff development, she has presented at ISTE, the STEM Symposium, Lead 3.0, and North Bay CUE. Follow her @kkimkern

favorites Todd LaVogue, The Conservatory School

Todd is the 2015 School District of Palm Beach County Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. He is currently an education liaison for NASA and Kennedy Space Center. He has been named one of the 15 Most Innovative and Inspiring Educators in America by Microsoft. He is also the founder of, a website that showcases the best in student content creation. Todd has met with and advised the current King of Spain as well as the Japanese Ministry of Education on matters of student engagement and classroom technology.

favorites Janice Mak, Texas Tech University

Janice Mak is currently working on her Ph.D. in STEM Education. She is also an instructional coach and teacher in Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Passionate about robotics, making, and bringing computational thinking into the classroom, it is her goal to empower her students to create with technology. In addition to articles published through ISTE, she regularly presents at ed tech and gifted conferences. Her blog,, was recently recognized as a must-read K-12 I.T. blog and she is a state awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

favorites Susan Oxnevad, 1999

Susan Oxnevad is an educator, EdTech consultant and designer who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Susan has been a classroom teacher and an active instructional technology facilitator in Chicagoland for more than two decades. She provides professional development for busy teachers via a variety of online and in-person opportunities. Susan blogs about thoughtful ways to incorporate technology as an efficient and effective tool for learning on her own blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners and on the ThingLink Blog. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad

favorites David Robb, Baltimore County Public Schools

David Robb works for Baltimore County Public Schools as a supervisor in the Department of Innovative Learning. In this role he works to coordinate, implement, and manage the delivery of innovative learning programs including the district's digital conversion known as Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow. Mr. Robb previously worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist and as an elementary classroom teacher. He was honored to receive the Outstanding Educator Using Technology Award for the state of Maryland in 2011.

favorites Laurie Roberts, West Contra Costa USD

Laurie has been with her district in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 19 years with every year being a new adventure in edtech. Her current role is District Educational Technologist in which she works with teachers and administrators to integrate technology into regular classroom practice. She's cajoled, held hands, and worn silly hats all in the name of edtech and wouldn't want it any other way. Follow her on Twitter: @techquity

favorites Henry Thiele, Maine Township High School Dist 207

favorites Vinnie Vrotny, The Kinkaid School

favorites Christopher Wasko, Wake County Public School System

Christopher Wasko works in the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, North Carolina helping teachers and students use technology to enhance teaching and learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Design & Technology from Virginia Tech and has over 10 years of experience working in a public school setting. Email- Twitter- @Chris_Wasko