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ISTE Ignite Sessions – Young Educators

Location: W181a

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Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Wednesday, June 27, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: W181a

Caitlyn Distler   Stephanie Filardo   Roshni Lakhi   Jennifer LaRocque   Dr. Caitlin McLemore   Adrianne Rose   Nicole Rubin   Brad Shreffler   Jonathan Spike   Allison Starling   Shane White  
Attend the third and final round in the series of ISTE Ignite sessions featuring the stories of Young Educators. Presenters will have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions in one continuous rapid-fire presentation.

1: Innovation: Buzzworthy or Bound to Bust?, Caitlyn Distler
2: Artificial Intelligence and Its Place in Your Class, Shane White
3: Implementing Coding for Tiny Humans, Allison Starling
4: Confessions of a First Year Computer Science Teacher, Stephanie Filardo
5: The Struggle is Real: Teaching Language Arts in the Digital Age, Nicole Rubin
6: What is the Biggest Problem in Education: Pushing Global Conversation About Education, Brad Shreffler
7: Sparking a Fuse: Empowering Teachers as Blended Learning Leaders, Roshni Mirchandani
8: Assistive Tech for EVERYONE!, Adrianne Rose
9: Ready Student One: How Games Inspire Learners and Change Society For Good, Jonathan Spike
10: Learning to Fail, Caitlin McLemore
11: Culturally Responsive Teaching & Global Awareness in a Pre-K - 2nd Classroom, Jennifer LaRocque

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/standards
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand


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Caitlyn Distler, Volusia County Schools

As the Learning Technologies Coordinator for Volusia County, Caitlyn Distler is passionate about the powerful learning opportunities that are available for educators and students through technology integration. Caitlyn is determined to help empower all educators and students to transform learning. Caitlyn Distler graduated from the University of Central Florida with her B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Instructional Technology. Collaborate on Twitter @CaitlynDistler

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Stephanie Filardo, Parkway West Middle School

Stephanie Filardo is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Innovator, #EduSnap16 and #EduSnap17 contributing author, and Nearpod Author who teaches technology/computer science classes at St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri. She previously taught math and special education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Stephanie uses technology to differentiate and take new approaches to the curriculum. She enjoys helping teachers solve problems and rethink their classrooms using technology. Stephanie Tweets @i3algebra and blogs

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Roshni Lakhi, Highlander Institute
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Jennifer LaRocque, Barnsdale Road School/National Louis

Jennifer is a kindergarten teacher at LaGrange School District 102. She is also an adjunct professor at National Louis University teaching graduate students who are earning their ELL/Bilingual Endorsements. She is passionate about including diverse books in her classroom and providing a multicultural curriculum in her classroom. In 2013, she volunteered to train teachers in Mthatha, South Africa. She previously was a bilingual kindergarten teacher and an ELL teacher. She has presented at the ICE conference and the Illinois Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students. You can follow her on Instagram @themulticulturalclassroom

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Dr. Caitlin McLemore, Blank Crayon LLC

Caitlin is the Academic Technology Specialist at Harpeth Hall, an all-girls independent school in Nashville, Tennessee. The Harpeth Hall middle school was a finalist for the STEM Excellence Award at FETC 2018. Caitlin is currently a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on information literacy in the digital age. Caitlin also has a M.Ed. and B.A. from University of Florida. Caitlin was a 2017 ISTE Emerging Leader and named the 2018 Outstanding Young Educator.

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Adrianne Rose, Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

Adrianne is in her 5th year as a Special Education Teacher at Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Michigan. In 2015, she completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Western Governors University and is a Google Certified Educator for Levels 1 and 2. Over the last two years, she has presented at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learners (MACUL), GoogleFEST and West Michigan’s Learning on the Lakeshore. She is actively engaged in technology integration within her district and promotes technology use and collaboration with colleagues. Connect with Adrianne on Twitter! @Rose_Teach

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Nicole Rubin, Prosper School District

Nicole Rubin is an Instructional Ed Tech Facilitator and District Reading Specialist with over 10 years of experience in multiple classroom and district settings. Nicole is a certified Google Trainer and is Level 1 and Level 2 certified in their Google for Education Products, allowing her to facilitate trainings at the district level regarding technology integration and implementation. Nicole has presented at conferences as well as spearheaded many district initiatives, including the charge for her current school A.D. Henderson University School to become a Google Reference District, the only one to be named as such in the state of Florida.

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Brad Shreffler, Central Florida

Brad is an Instruction Technology Coach in a large public school district in Central Florida. For the last three years, he has managed the 1-to-1 initiative for a high school with 4000 students through their start at paper and pencil to full digital implementation. He is also the host of the Planning Period Podcast, a weekly interview show focused on informal conversations about educators and their beliefs, like the conversations you would have in the break-room during your free period.

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Jonathan Spike, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
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Allison Starling, St. Gabriel's Catholic School
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Shane White, Digital Media Academy

Shane White is an Instructional Designer for Digital Media Academy, creating STEM courses in programming and game design that focus on empowering students to be digital creators with authentic tools. He's a strong believer that a blend of Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, and Authentic Learning empowers students to create without limitation.

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