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Lightning Sessions With ISTE Certified Educators

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Scott Azar  
Frederick Ballew  
Brittany Bernard  
Olena Bradford  
Nick Cusumano  
Greg Hall  
Becky Keene  
Heidi MacGregor  
Rachelle Dene Poth  
Tracy Sangster  
Carmalita Seitz  
Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur  

Hosted by ISTE Professional Development. Join ISTE Certified Educators as they showcase how they integrate their favorite digital tools or resources into learning and instruction. This is a high energy session where each presenter has two minutes to showcase their tools, the learning experiences utilizing these tools, and how this learning is aligned to the ISTE Standards.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Teacher education
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Leader
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This is a high energy session where each presenter has two minutes to showcase their tools, the learning experiences utilizing these tools, and how this learning is aligned to the ISTE Standards.

Outline

This is a high energy session where each presenter has two minutes to showcase their tools, the learning experiences utilizing these tools, and how this learning is aligned to the ISTE Standards.

Supporting research

This is a high energy session where each presenter has two minutes to showcase their tools, the learning experiences utilizing these tools, and how this learning is aligned to the ISTE Standards.

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Presenters

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Scott Azar, Grand Ave.
ISTE Certified Educator
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Frederick Ballew, ISD #271
ISTE Certified Educator

Frederick is an ISTE Certified Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#NYC19 cohort), Trainer, Coach, the founder and leader of GEG Minnesota Metro Area, a GEG Mentor for US - Midwest, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 20-21 and an Adobe Education Leader, that is passionate about leveraging technology to make the daily work of educators more efficient, their teaching more engaging, and their lives more fulfilling. Frederick has taught beginning instrumental music in Bloomington, Minnesota since 1998.

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Olena Bradford, Riverside Elementary/Jordan District
ISTE Certified Educator

I'm from Ukraine. I have lived in the US for 14 years. I was an elementary teacher and administrator in Ukraine. I have a master's degree in elementary education and working on my second master's degree. Currently, I'm an elementary teacher at Riverside Elementary. I am working on implementing educational technologies for the last four years. I like hiking and painting during my free time. I have a teenage son.

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Nick Cusumano, Fort Zumwalt School District
ISTE Certified Educator
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Greg Hall, ISTE
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Becky Keene, insight2execution
ISTE Certified Educator
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Heidi MacGregor, Russell Street School
ISTE Certified Educator

Heidi MacGregor is the K-5 STEM Integration Specialist for Littleton Public Schools. Prior to this position, she taught 4th grade for 10 years at Russell Street Elementary School. Heidi is a proud ISTE Certified Educator and is a MakerSpace and Global Education enthusiast. She is always looking for new and exciting ways to amplify student voices. She serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors, the MassCUE Professional Development Committee, MassCUE Influence and Advocacy Committee and is the leader of the MassCUE MakerSpace SIG. In addition, she is one of the co-founders of Middlesex Scratch Meetups.

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Rachelle Dene Poth, Rivervew Junior Senior High School
ISTE Certified Educator

Rachelle Dene Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology. Rachelle has Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, past-president of ISTE Teacher Education Network and on the Leadership team of Mobile Learning Network.She received the Making IT Happen Award in 2019. Rachelle is the author of five books, including her most recent True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us and also has a book with ISTE “Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World."

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Tracy Sangster, Davidson Academy Online
ISTE Certified Educator
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Carmalita Seitz, ISTE

Carmalita Seitz, director for ISTE Certification, works closely with the ISTE standards team to support and expand ISTE Certification. She has 20 years of experience as a coach and a leader in educational technology. Prior to joining ISTE, Carmalita was an educational technology integration coordinator at the Western NY Regional Information Center and the Professional Learning Director for NYSCATE, ISTE’s New York State affiliate. In 2012, she wrote and facilitated the implementation of the NYS VAP Grant. The purpose of the grant was to develop the capacity of local school districts to provide virtual learning (online and blended) Advanced Placement® (AP®) coursework to eligible students. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the New York State University College at Buffalo and a master’s degree from the University of New England in Maine.

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Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur, Nicholls State University
ISTE Certified Educator

Cindy Vavasseur (Dr. V) is a Professor of Educational Technology and the Program Chair for Master of Educational Technology Leadership at Nicholls State University. Nicholls is an ISTE Certification Provider and the first University to gain this distinction on first submission. Dr. Vavasseur is also the 2021 ISTE Teacher Education Network Award winner for Excellence in Teacher Education.

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