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Location: W181a

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Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Tuesday, June 26, 10:15–11:15 am
Location: W181a

Gayle Berthiaume   Jeff Bradbury   Jessica Cabeen   Dr. Rhonda Christensen   Rico D'Amore   Vicki Davis   Carl Hooker   Dr. Gerald Knezek   Jennifer Lehotsky   David Lockhart   Jennie Magiera   James McCrary   Kim Pollishuke   Dr. Julene Reed   Dr. Mike Ribble   Kenneth Shelton   Ben Smith   Sean Wybrant   Mike Yakubovsky  
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1: Get Goog-Smacked: An Epic Smackdown of G Suite Tools and Teaching Tips, Vicki Davis
2: From NOW to WOW; Incorporating Engaging Technology, Jennifer Lehotsky
3: Creating Innovative Thinkers Through Design Thinking, Jennifer Lehotsky
4: Everyone Needs a Coach: Fostering Instructional Innovation Through the Dynamic Learning Project, Jennie Magiera
5: Employ Design Thinking with 3D Printing While Learning to Code, Ben Smith
6: Create, Collaborate, Communicate and Code With Early Learners, Gayle Berthiaume
7: Educational Podcasting Today . . . Kicking Your Class Up to 11, Jeff Bradbury
8: From Consumers to Creators: Coding, Computational Thinking and Kindergarten, Jessica Cabeen
9: Snap1A: Hack to the Future!, RicoD'Amore
10: Snap1A: If You Wanna Flip It, Touchcast It, David Lockhart
11: Virtual Reality Creation for Everyone , James McCrary
12: Breaking Down Silos: How Our District Helped Schools Share Its Innovative Practices, Kim Pollishuke
13: Leveraging Technology for Action on Real-World Challenges: Collaboration for Changing Climates, Julene Reed
14: Digital Citizenship Roadmap for Schools and Districts, Mike Ribble
15: Visual Storytelling and Visual Literacy: A Spotlight on Creative Visual Expression, Kenneth Shelton
16: Crafting Heroes and Building the Future: Student Development for AR/VR/MR, Sean Wybrant
17: 3D Printing to Improve Performance in Math and Science Courses, Mike Yakubovsky
18: Research Award: Validating the Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment Questionnaire for 21st Century learning, Rhonda Christensen and Gerald Knezek

Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand


Gayle Berthiaume, Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC

With a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Gayle Berthiaume’s vast knowledge of both curriculum and technology makes her a well-respected leader in educational technology. An innovative educator with over 35 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher, Gayle enjoys sharing ideas with educators around the world. As co-founder of Suddenly It Clicks! and owner of Gayle Berthiaume Consulting, Gayle provides presentations, workshops, webinars, and coaching globally. She co-authored a book Using an iPad With Your Preschooler. Gayle has received numerous awards including Apple Distinguished Educator and served as President of the Innovative Learning Network for ISTE.

Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast Educational Network

Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of the TeacherCast Educational Network, is a TEDx Speaker, ASCD Emerging Leader, Google for Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Microsoft Education Trainer. He lives in New Jersey with his wonderful wife Jennifer and their 4-year-old triplets. For More information visit: | @TeacherCast | | @JeffBradbury

Jessica Cabeen, Woodson Kindergarten Center
Dr. Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas
Rico D'Amore, Benedictine University
Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Georgia, blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, and hosts the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Recently named the top female #edtech influencer on Twitter, Vicki has worked with global collaborative projects since 2006, winning ISTE’s Online Learning award for the co-creation of the Flat Classroom Project. Since that time, Vicki has co-created more than 30 global collaborative projects, most recently, MAD about Mattering, a global collaborative app development project. Vicki loves reaching every child and helping them find their strengths and helping teachers be remarkable.

Carl Hooker, Eanes ISD

Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book series titled Mobile Learning Mindset, a guide for teachers, administrators, parents and others to support and embrace mobile learning in our schools.

Dr. Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas
Jennifer Lehotsky, Berwyn South School District 100
David Lockhart, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc.
Jennie Magiera, Google

Jennie Magiera, author of Courageous Edventures, is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam focusing on diversity and equity in education. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other conference concepts. You can follow Jennie at @MsMagiera and learn more about her at

James McCrary, St. James Episcopal Day School

James McCrary is a director of technology & consultant based in Baton Rouge. He leads PD at the local, state, national level & started #PDexchangeEDU, a virtual professional development model. He has a background as a social studies educator and technology specialist, receiving his B.S.- History from LSU and his M.Ed.- Technology Integration from SELU. A Google Certified Educator, Common Sense Media Certified, an Apple Teacher, and an Alpha Squirrel Class of 2016, James has a great desire to integrate technology skills in the classroom. He also has a fascination with 3D development, especially for Augmented and Virtual Reality with a focus on immersion technologies.

Kim Pollishuke, York Region District School Board

Kim is a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher in Ontario, Canada, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer and Educator and a keynote speaker. She is also a contributing author of Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For Teachers. 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. Julene Reed, Independent Consultant

Julene Reed is an educator with twenty–seven years of experience and a Lamar University doctoral candidate. She’s assisted with Learning Studios in Australia, New Zealand, Jordan, and the U.S. with Digital Promise, Educational Collaborators, inZone, HP, CARE, and UNHCR. Julene worked in Malawi, Tanzania, and Paris with UNESCO, VSO, UNICEF, and Roots & Shoots. Julene is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, and international presenter. She’s on the leadership board of the Global Education Conference and Google Geo Teacher Advisory Board, Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots’ Advisory Council, Polar Bear’s International’s Tundra Connections Director.

Dr. Mike Ribble, Manhattan-Ogden School District
Kenneth Shelton, Elevate Education Inc.
Ben Smith, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
Sean Wybrant, Palmer High School / CSSD11

Sean Wybrant crafts tomorrows heroes in his classroom by providing students opportunities to solve real problems while they are still in school. Students create software, games, and interactive displays using a variety of tools including the Microsoft HoloLens, the Oculus Rift, motion capture, microcontrollers, and more. In 2017, Sean was selected as the Colorado Teacher of the Year and one of the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch. When not working with kids at school to change the world, Sean can be found with his three daughters and wife enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

Mike Yakubovsky, Coppell High School

Mike is the STEM Coordinator and lead engineering teacher at Coppell High School, a 1:1 iPad Apple Distinguished School.  He has been with CISD since 2003 and started the CHS School of Engineering in 2006.  The School of Engineering is a 4-year pre-college engineering program focusing on design in which learners work on projects that prepare them for college STEM disciplines. Activities expose learners to design, applications of math and science, electronics, kinematics, and coding. Learners have begun Swift Playgrounds and Swift as a core component of their coding instruction. In addition to teaching, Mike is the department Instructional Coach.

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