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ISTE Ignite Sessions -- Round 1 with Student Ignites

Location: W181a

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Sunday, June 24, 3:00–4:30 pm
Location: W181a

Bethany Beaudrie   Nate Butkus   Dr. John Closen   Eric Curts   Jaime Donally   Michael Espinos   Eliza Gemmill   Jen Giffen   Jennifer Javornik   Jake Lee   Diane McClellan   Vickie Morgado   Evan Osgood   Stacy Parr   Kim Pollishuke   Pernille Ripp   Jason Trinh   Neelay Trivedi  
Kick off your ISTE 2018 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: SCRUM + Technology Integration = Empowered Learners, Eliza Gemmill
2: Tiger Tech Crew (Tech Genius Bar)- From the Student Perspective, Evan Osgood
3: Look Into the Future with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, Michael Espinos
4: Diary of a 16 Year Old Illustrator & Author, Jada Keplinger
5: The Big Blank Wall, Eric Curts
6: BYOD = Happy Students, Sadie Sadowski
7: Building a Community of Educators of Colour, Jason Trinh
8: The Science of Science Podcasting, Nate Butkus
9: Can you hear me now?: Leveraging Technology to Amplify Student Voice, Kim Pollishuke
10: Students Coding Schools: Edtech by Students, for Students, Neelay Trivedi
11: Virtual Reality - US History and Visual Social Stories - Students with Special Needs, Diane McClellan
12: What Making Pancakes Can Teach Us About Assessment, Jen Giffen
13: Learning Different is Ok, Elliana Donally
14: Keeping STEM Real in Virtual Reality, Jennifer Javornik
15: Coding in Elementary: Focus on the Thinking NOT the Apps!, Jake Lee
16: Does your classroom follow the true north or magnetic north?, Bethany Beaudrie
17: In These Divided Times, How Technology Can Unite Us, Pernille Ripp

Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live


Bethany Beaudrie, boclips

Bethany Beaudrie is a passionate learner and loves to help bring learning to life for teachers and students around the world. As the Director of Global Community Management at boclips, she enjoys working with teachers as they use rights-ready video in the classroom to engage students. Prior to working with boclips, she spent ten years teaching in the state of Michigan where she earned a master's degree in educational media and technology at Eastern Michigan University.

Nate Butkus, The Show About Science / Pinna

Hosted by second grader Nate Butkus, The Show About Science is an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery! Each episode is filled with fascinating information from scientists and educators around the globe. Together, Nate and his guests explore everything from chemistry to climate change and evolution to extraterrestrials. Nate is a Chicagoland native who loves sharing what he learns on his podcast. Nate has recently presented at EdSurge Fusion, Students Involved with Technology, and the New Trier Tech Expo. Listen to the latest episodes on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-show-about-science

Dr. John Closen, Illinois Computing Educators
Eric Curts, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium

Eric has been in education for 26 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as elearning and other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at bit.ly/gegohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found.

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 desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality with more resources at ARVRinEDU.com.

Michael Espinos, Antioch Upper Grade School

Mike Espinos is a STEM teacher, Podcaster, Roboticist, and writer who travels the country promoting STEM education and non-traditional teaching methods. You can subscribe to Honest Teacher Podcast on your favorite app and hear his latest episode. He is the founder of Layer 8 Education, an educational technology consulting group focused on an interest-based approach to student-centered education and dedicated to advancing STEM in education. Find out more at layer8education.com.

Eliza Gemmill, South Anna Elementary/ Hanover County
Jen Giffen, York Region District School Board

Jen Giffen, formerly a secondary English and Math teacher, currently works as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher with the York Region District School Board just north of Toronto, Canada. She is a Sketchnoter and Google for Education Certified Innovator (#WDC17). Her teaching passions centre around EdTech and finding ways to reach struggling students. She can be found on all over social media @virtualgiff and on her website virtualgiff.com

Jennifer Javornik, Filament Games

Jennifer Javornik is a technology growth executive who specializes in new business development, partnership management, revenue growth, and entrepreneurship. She is a Founding Member of the Wisconsin Games Alliance, an affiliation of video game studios and stakeholders focused on gaining recognition as a premier hub of video game development both nationally and internationally while recruiting, retaining and growing world-class talent. She is also the Vice President of Sales for Filament Games where she works with companies, organizations, and individuals to explore how they can increase efficacy and engagement in learning through digital learning games, simulations, virtual and augmented reality.

Jake Lee, Meaningful Tech Moments

Jake is a passionate and dedicated early childhood educator who truly values technology integration. He has been teaching in the early childhood field for over a decade. He has current educational technology work in the areas of coding, blogging, and digital storytelling. He has been a presenter and featured speaker at many national conferences such as ISTE, iPad Summit, and the South by Southwest Education Conference. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a certified Apple Teacher. He holds a Master's of Educational Technology and currently works as Digital Literacy TOSA in the North Clackamas School District in Oregon

Vickie Morgado, Ontario Teacher, OCT

Vickie has been an elementary educator in Ontario, Canada for 17 years. She has taught multiple grades and worked as a technology coach. Vickie believes in empowering her students to take charge of their learning to create positive change in the world becoming agents of change. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies from Brock University and has presented throughout southern Ontario at various conferences including BIT and Connect as well as internationally at ISTE 2015 & 2017. Vickie is a Microsoft Fellow & Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), Skype Master Teacher, Nearpod PioNear, and Ozobot Certified Educator.

Evan Osgood, STEMs For Youth.org

Evan is a rising 8th grader at Loveland Middle School in Loveland, Ohio. He's passionate about Math, STEM and soccer. Inaugural Innovator at Loveland Tiger Tech Crew, the Loveland, Ohio, Middle School Innovation Lab and Tech Desk. President and Co-Founder of STEMs For Youth, a non-profit organization "Helping Kids Reach Higher" by getting them excited to pursue STEM concepts and careers. STEMs For Youth has touched the lives of over 100,000 students, and we are always looking for new outreach and grant opportunities! www.stemforyouth.org

Stacy Parr, Springfield City School District
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.

Pernille Ripp, Oregon School District

Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) helps students discover their superpower as a former 4th and 5th, but now 7th grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that has connected more than 4,000,000 students. She is an internationally known educational speaker and also the author of several education books, with her latest release called Passionate Readers - The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child.

Jason Trinh, Toronto District School Board

Jason Trinh (@jasontries) is a high school science/math teacher in the Toronto District School Board. As a Certified Google Innovator (#WDC17) and a Digital Lead Learner (#tdsbdll), he shares his passion for educational technology at a variety of conferences. Outside of the classroom, he is a Toronto Science Fair Coordinator (@toscifair) making inquiry accessible and founder of the Racialized Educators for Action & Leadership (@RacializedEDU), working for greater diversity in education spaces.

Neelay Trivedi, Students Coding Schools

Neelay Trivedi is a passionate social entrepreneur interested in building the next generation of edtech software for students and teachers. As Founder of Students Coding Schools, Neelay works to design and develop cutting-edge digital learning tools that are sourced from student ideas. Outside of edtech, Neelay is a computational biology researcher, and his work on cancer genomics and machine learning has been recognized by the US Army, Intel, Maker Faire, and Conrad Foundation. Neelay is excited to apply these technology skills to improve the classroom experience for both students and teachers.

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