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Patricia Brown, Old Bonhomme School
Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie,” is a technology specialist for Ladue School District in St. Louis. An educator since 2001, Brown breaks down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters the four Cs and authentic learning. She’s an award-winning educator, blogger, keynote presenter and was named one of the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch in Educational Technology. She’s also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an ISTE Certified Educator, PBS Lead LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Google Certified Trainer & Innovator and ISTE Conference & Expo presenter. Her work has been featured in several edtech publications, including Tech & Learning, Scholastic Administrator, Edtech Magazine and entrsekt, the former name of ISTE’s member magazine. Brown also served as a monthly columnist for Edsurge and Tech & Learning. She was a featured TED Masterclass speaker at the ISTE18 in Chicago. As an ISTE Digital Equity PLN leader and Code.org facilitator, she advocates for access and opportunity, and has delivered several keynotes and presentations on equity through STEM. She’s passionate about being a connected educator and empowering teachers and students. Brown believes preparing teachers will ultimately prepare students to compete in our global society through digital age teaching and learning. On the personal side, she’s a proud wife to her college sweetheart, Brian, and mom-in-chief to their five sons.
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