ISTE Ignite Sessions -- Round 1 with Student Ignites

Location: Room Stars Ballroom 1 & 2

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Multi-presentation]

Sunday, June 25, 1:30–2:45 pm
Location: Room Stars Ballroom 1 & 2

Holly Clark   Dr. John Closen   Jaime Donally   Patrick Donovan   Kerry Gallagher   Kyle Hamstra   Renee Hernandez   Antha Holt   Nathan Kraai   Derek Larson   Tara Linney   Tiffany Lucey   Bonnie McClelland   Kim Pollishuke   Dr. Reshan Richards   Dr. Jeanette Salinas   Bill Selak   Donna Teuber   Allen Yao  
Kick off your ISTE 2017 experience by attending an ISTE Ignite session. Presenters will have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions in a continuous rapid-fire presentation!
1: From AR & VR to MR: Mixed Reality in EDU, Jaime Donally
2: A Gingerbread Man Taught My Kindergarten the 4Cs, Bonnie McClelland
3: DigCitKids: How to Be That KIND of Kid, Curran Dee- student
4: We Can Now Make it Accessible for All, Patrick Donovan
5: Professional Development in the Wild - Time to Breakout of Traditional PD, Antha Holt
6: Student Choice in Technology - iPads, Minecraft, Digital Tools, Austin Tong- student
7: Meet Generation Z, Holly Clark
8: This is Your Brain on Technology, Kerry Gallagher
9: Big ideas from small computers, Renee Hernandez - student
10: Teaching for Social Justice, Tiffany Lucey
11: The Student Entrepreneur, Belinda Tang - student
12: Unlock The Potential: How Breakout EDU Is Shifting Mindsets, Kim Pollishuke
13: Studios, Not Classrooms: How to Rethink Learning, Bill Selak
14: Finance for Kids, Allen Yao- student
15: Redesigning School: Lessons From the Wild Kingdom, Donna Teuber
16: I am not a failure!, Xavier Zeller - student
17: Stop Banning the F Word at School, Nathan Kraai
18: My #ISTE17: Walking Away a Better Leader, Kyle Hamstra
19: Three Critical Concepts for Succeeding with Educational Technology, Jeanette Salinas
20: Consequences Awareness: How a Game’s Narratives Teach Social Consciousness and Peaceful Resolution, Harlan Baskin- student
21: Connecting Globally and Locally as Educators, Derek Larson
22: Integrated Coaching: Introducing the Library, Technology and Instructional Coaching Team of 3, Tara Linney
23: A Case for Authenticity, Immediacy, and Delight in Today's Education Technology, Reshan Richards

Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows

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Description: Prepare Children for the World They WILL Live in.
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Description: ARVRinEDU Resources
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Description: DigCitKids: Digital Citizenship for Kids by Kids
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Description: Ideas and thoughts on connecting & disconnecting for personal growth.
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Description: Ignite Presentation of Belinda Tang, Student Entrepreneur
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Description: ISTE Student Ignite - Belinda Tang, Student Entrepreneur
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Description: DigCitKids: How To Be That KIND Of Kid
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Description: Bill Selak Ignite--what if classrooms looked more like studios?
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Holly Clark, The Infused Classroom

Holly Clark is an award-winning educator and speaker based in San Diego, CA.She is the co-author of The Google Infused Classroom and is both a National Board Certified Teacher and Google Certified Innovator. A long time teacher and administrator, Holly still spends time in the classroom and consults globally with schools to help them successfully and purposefully innovate instruction through the use of learning theory, technology integration and design thinking strategies. Holly holds an MA in Education from Columbia University, New York. Follow her @HollyClarkEdu or visit her blog at and

Dr. John Closen, Illinois Computing Educators

Dr. Closen served 19 years as the superintendent in the Rankin School District, and the North Pekin/Marquette Heights School District. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Dr. Closen was an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at Western Illinois University. Since 2011 Dr. Closen has served as the Director of the Area III Learning Technology Center in west central Illinois. He is currently the Treasurer for the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) and on the Executive Board. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Illinois Education and Technology Conference.

Jaime Donally, ARVRinEDU

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her passion to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on trending technology topics. Her latest adventures include the startup of EdChange Global (formerly edcamp Global), Global Maker Day, #ARVRinEDU and the Hoonuit Learning Ambassador Program.

Patrick Donovan, Ames Community School District

Patrick is currently a Technology Integration Specialist at Ames High School in Ames, IA. Patrick is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer. Patrick has been in the education field since 2004 and previously taught high school science.

Kerry Gallagher, St. John's Prep

After teaching middle and high school for 13 years, Kerry Gallagher is now a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is also the Director of K-12 Education for and an EdSurge Columnist. Find her award-winning blog at and find her on Twitter at @KerryHawk02.

Kyle Hamstra, Davis Drive Elementary

Kyle Hamstra is a Science/Technology Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, NC. He is also a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader; North Carolina Phi Delta Kappa Board Member; After School Director; Marbles Museum Education Advisory Council Member; and EdcampWake Organizer. Kyle is passionate about enhancing student learning experiences through the power of STEM. Connect with him at and on Twitter @KyleHamstra.

Renee Hernandez, Allen ISD

Renee Hernandez is the Digital Learning Coordinator for Allen ISD. Her teaching passions are technology in education, Makerspace, teaching kids to code, and all things STEAM.

Antha Holt, Tumwater School District

Antha Holt is the Director of Technology, as well as Band and General Music teacher at McCleary School District, McCleary, WA. She has been an adjunct in educational technology and arts integration at Seattle Pacific University, St. Martin's University, and regional service district ESD 113. Antha received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Tech University, and is currently a doctoral student in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine University.

Nathan Kraai, Oak Hill School

Derek Larson, Southwest Educational Development Center

Derek Larson is a family man who also loves education. He spent 8 years with 4th and 5th graders before becoming the EdTech Director at Southwest Educational Development Center where he works with six school districts across SW Utah. Derek loves working with educators as a keynote & international speaker. He is a CETL recipient, Level 1 Google Certified Educator, and was awarded the 2014 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year. He is also a member of the UCET (Utah ISTE Affiliate) Board and a regular moderator for #UTedChat. Derek writes online at and tweets as @lars3eb.

Tara Linney, American School of Paris

Tiffany Lucey, Toms River Regional Schools

As a Supervisor of Educational Technology, Ms. Lucey helps teachers utilize technology in their classrooms, links curriculum with instruction, and connects student needs with school leaders. As an educator, she has taught middle school through college-level mathematics and computer science, and has become known for for her creative interdisciplinary steAm maker approach to learning. She has been awarded Teacher of the Year, administered and written grants, and served as a Curriculum Coordinator. She is committed to sustainability and growth while creating a green future for all children through practices and participation.

Bonnie McClelland, Farmingdale School District

Bonnie is a kindergarten teacher in the Farmingdale, NY School District with a passion for digital learning. She believes in empowering students of all ages, even the youngest ones, through voice and choice in order to foster self-motivated, future-ready learners. She is a edutech integration staff developer and facilitator of her school’s technology club. Bonnie was named a 2015 PBS Lead Digital Innovator and she's also an Ambassador for @Buncee and @Flipgrid. Connect with her on Twitter at @BMcClelland24 and follow her latest adventure at #K8Collab.

Kim Pollishuke, York Region District School Board

Kim is a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher in the York Region District School Board and a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer and Educator. She is also a contributing author of Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers 3rd Edition. Her goal is to help educators understand the power technology can have in giving a platform for student voice, connecting students to the wider global community and ultimately creating confident, innovative, digital citizens for the 21st century.

Dr. Reshan Richards, Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University and Columbia University’s School for Professional Studies and is also Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley). An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.

Dr. Jeanette Salinas, The Journey School of Houston

Jeanette has a Master’s in Computer Information Systems and a Doctorate in Education. Her experience and research focus is at-risk students and the use of educational technology. Her 10+ years experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, and founder of The Journey School of Houston provide endless inspiration for her passion of figuring out how to support at-risk children utilize technology while learning social and emotional skills.

Bill Selak, Hillbrook School

Bill Selak is the Director of Technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California.He is an ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Innovator. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional learning on Snapchat.

Donna Teuber, Richland School District Two

Donna is the Innovation Program Designer in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. Donna leads the R2 Innovates incubator and hub which provides teams of educators and staff with the support that they need to implement promising practices in their schools and departments. Donna is an Intel Education Visionary, IDEO U Alumni Coaching Fellow, and a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. She received the 2014 Power to the People DILA Award from EdSurge and Digital Promise. She presents frequently at conferences on design thinking and innovation, designing space for learning, G Suite, and digital leadership.

Allen Yao, Summit Charter School -- Denali

Hi! My name is Allen Tiger Yao. I am from Cupertino, California. I am currently in Monta Vista High school and I will join Summit Charter School after summer as a new 9th grader. I am passionate about teaching children. Although my dream job isn't teaching, I want to make sure every child taught is taught well. I know the best way to learn is not memorization or repetition. While those two methods are extremely effective, the most effective is hands on learning. I believe experience is the most important thing. I am teaching Finance classes to Chinese students via podcast in China.

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