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favorites ISTE Ignite Sessions -- Round 4

[Listen and Learn : Multi-Presentation]
Wednesday, July 1, 10:15–11:30 am
PCC The TIP, Hall D, Booth 1052
favoritesShirley CampbellfavoritesLeslie FaginfavoritesAmy FoxfavoritesHelen GoochfavoritesMatt HarrisfavoritesYoon Ji HyunfavoritesAngie KalthofffavoritesMelinda KolkfavoritesJennifer LatimerfavoritesMike LawrencefavoritesDavid LopezfavoritesTodd MarksfavoritesMarcia McInnesfavoritesShauna PollockfavoritesBen SmithfavoritesKari Stubbs

Attend the final round of ISTE Ignite. Ten presenters will have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions.

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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 Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County Schools

Leslie is an instructional technology coach for the Griffin-Spalding County School System in Georgia. She is a Google Educator and authorized Google Education Trainer. In her position as an ITC, she provides professional development to middle and high school teachers on Google Apps for Education, Safari Montage, Mimio, Web2.0/3.0, and digital citizenship. Leslie is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a BA in Political Science and an MS in Rural and Small Town Planning. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

favorites Amy Fox, Valhalla Union Free School District

Dr. Amy Fox teaches computer science, computer applications, and math at Valhalla High School (VHS) in New York, USA and is an adjunct professor in computer science at Westchester Community College. She completed her doctorate in Computing at Pace University, and her research focus was in the use of virtual world learning environments in education, and its impact on student achievement, higher order thinking skills, and motivation. Amy has been a leader and supporter of many technology initiatives, including sitting on the districts Technology Task Force for curriculum development and professional development, and rebuilding the VHS computer science program.

favorites Helen Gooch, Microsoft

Helen Gooch was selected as one of the first Microsoft Education Fellows. She conducts trainings and presentations nationwide demonstrating how Microsoft can make an impact in education. She has been an educator for over 32 years and holds an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University. During the early years of her education career Helen was hired by IBM as an Educational Instructional Specialist. She has taught at all grade levels from 1st through 8th. Helen has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, Information and communications Technology Certified from Cambridge University, and a Certified Online Learning Course Creator and Facilitator.

favorites Matt Harris, British School of Jakarta

Matt Harris, Ed.D. is an international educator living in Asia with deep passion and vast experience around Educational Technology. Currently, he serves as the Chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and will be Chair of the Board in 2016. He has worked as an educational leader, teacher, instructional technologist, author, presenter and researcher for nearly 15 years. Harris taught at all grade levels from preschool to university graduate school as an ICT and mathematics teacher, as well as he has served as a senior administrator at independent schools and universities in North America and Asia. Additionally, he is an educational consultant for schools and Ministries of Education in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia, and Asia. Harris’ research interests lie in the design and implementation of staff development, educational leadership, and instructional programs that focus on improving student learning through resource allocation and usage. Both as a teacher and as an administrator, Harris has experience with U.S. curriculum as well as all three programs in the International Baccalaureate Continuum and German overseas curriculum.

favorites Yoon Ji Hyun, Samsung Electronics

favorites Angie Kalthoff, St.Cloud Area School District 742

favorites Melinda Kolk, Creative Educator

Melinda Kolk is one of the founders of Tech4Learning, which publishes student creativity tools. Melinda is the Editor of Creative Educator magazine and the Deputy Director of the Constructivist Consortium. For over 15 years, Melinda has led hundreds of presentations and workshops at schools and conferences around the world on the topics of creativity, project-based learning, and open-ended technologies. Find out more at or follow on Twitter @melindak.

favorites Jennifer Latimer, South Orange Maplewood School District

Jennifer is the School Media Specialist at Clinton Elementary School in Maplewood, NJ. She authored a chapter on digital storytelling in the ISTE book, Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age and frequently presents on the topic of digital literacy. In 2014, she was named teacher of the month for her work with computer science education and she partners with the Maplewood library to bring computer science to the local community. This fall she will be an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Technology Department for New Jersey City University. @jenlatimer

favorites Mike Lawrence, CUE

Over the last twenty years, Mike Lawrence has been a teacher, administrator, technology coordinator and non-profit leader. He currently serves as CEO of CUE (, helping the nonprofit grow threefold in 10 years, served two terms on the ISTE board, and also serves as Director of the California Student Media Festival ( He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2003, co-founded the Google Certified Teacher program, led the development and launch of Leading Edge Certification and co-produces Infinite Thinking Machine, an award-winning web TV show focused on creativity and innovation in the classroom.

favorites David Lopez

favorites Todd Marks, Mindgrub Technologies

Todd Marks is the teacher-turned-technologist founder of Mindgrub Technologies. Mindgrub is a mobile, social and web app consultancy, working with companies and organizations in a variety of industries to bring their brand to digital. Marks speaks regularly at conferences, and has made recent appearances at NABShow, SXSW, TEDxBaltimore, SALT, and the Government Video Show. He and Mindgrub have won numerous awards for their technology solutions and creative services support including a Gold Addy for Best Mobile App and Best Innovator awards. He sits on the advisory boards for Loyola University’s MBA program and the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council.

favorites Marcia McInnes, TechGirlz

Marcia works at Tesorio, a financial software company. She is heavily involved in the non-profit community and is the Speaker Manager at TEDxPhiladelphia. She loves serving TechGirlz, a non-profit dedicated to helping adolescent girls develop their tech skills and envision new career possibilities. Marcia grew up in Vancouver, Canada where she specialized as a Gifted and Tech Educator. There, she also served on the Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Marcia holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and her areas of interest and inspiration are centered in tech, education, and organizational development.

favorites Shauna Pollock, N/A

Shauna's life purpose is simple: She loves to create safe, inspiring places for kids. They need someone who believes in them. She helps them become the people they never knew they could be. Shauna is from Ottawa, Canada, has taught all levels from Kindergarten to Bachelor of Education students and is passionate about nurturing forward-thinking, innovative learners. She is a recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013, recognized for student-centred teaching and creative integration of technology. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada and is writing a book about Imagineering Classrooms. Twitter: @misspollock

favorites Ben Smith, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

Ben is a physics teacher at Red Lion Area High School in Pennsylvania with 26 years of experience. He teaches AP Physics and Engineering and serves as Science Chair. He has started an education technology consulting business called EdTechInnovators with Jared Mader ( and has presented on topics of technology integration, science education, and 21st century education across the globe. Ben and Jared are authors for NSTA's The Science Teacher. Additionally, Ben was awarded the prestigious Making IT Happen! Award in 2011.

favorites Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP, former ISTE Board

Dr. Kari Stubbs is Vice President of Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. She also serves on the ISTE board of directors and the Horizon K12 Report board. Kari has presented extensively on education technology, speaking at conferences across the United States and around the globe from Shanghai and Dubai to Australia, Prague, Qatar, and beyond. In 2014 and 2015, she spoke at Mobile Learning week in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters. She’s received the ISTE "Making It Happen" Award, and in 2006 was also recognized by the NSBA as "20 to Watch." @karistubbs