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Tools That Work Round 1

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Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Monday, November 30, 11:15–11:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Estelle Ashman  
Alex Ball  
Mario DiAntonio  
Mark Hess  
John Mlynczak  

Prepare yourself with Tools That Work, and win big while you're at it! This session will feature five-minute stories from educators, leaders, and tech experts highlighting some of the best education tools on the market. Featuring:

-Samsung Electronics: All about Samsung with Strategic Alliance & EBC Program Sales Director, Mario DiAntonio
-Scirra Limited: Using game development to engage students in computer science with Estelle Ashman, Curriculum Content Developer at Digital Schoolhouse
-Impero Software: Tangible solutions for how schools can use tech to prioritize student mental health and safety with Alex Ball.
-Epson America, Inc.: 5 tips for teacher success during hybrid learning with Mark Hess, Principal of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School.
-Noteflight, LLC: Collaborate on composing and performing music online with Managing Director of Noteflight, John Mlynczak

At the end of the session, winners will be chosen for the following prizes- and you must be present to win!
-1 year of Noteflight Learn for 100 users.
-A $50 Amazon Gift card from Impero
-A class set of Construct 3 education licenses for 1 year from Scirra Limited


Estelle Ashman, Other

As Digital Schoolhouse's Curriculum Content Developer, Estelle Ashman is responsible for the creation and curation of their innovative teaching resources. With a catalogue of workshops that include everything from lessons on algorithms using Ubisoft's Just Dance to investigating binary numbers with Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2, Digital Schoolhouse is at the forefront of playful computing. With over 10 years teaching experience and a Masters in Teaching and Learning, Estelle is an enthusiastic practitioner who has the expertise to take difficult Computer Science concepts and present them in a new and innovative way. She is always ready to come up with something new and exciting and is currently designing resources for teaching game development in schools.

Alex Ball, Impero
Mario DiAntonio, Samsung Electronics
Mark Hess, Walled Lake Schools
John Mlynczak, Noteflight, LLC

John Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education and is a frequent national clinician. Mr. Mlynczak is President of the Technology Institute of Music Educators and Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company. John is also a Graduate Instructor at VanderCook College and a Google Level-2 Certified Educator. Mr. Mlynczak is a passionate advocate for music education and technology, serving on the NAMM State Advocacy Coalition, the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is Advocacy Chairman for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Mr. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance, and educational leadership.

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