Interested in serving on the Global Advisory Board?
|Gregory Adler (USA)
Gregory Adler had brief careers in investment banking and the computer industry before finding a calling in education. Some of his first students claim he even once said I look forward to Mondays! After a successful career in the classroom, Greg has more recently become involved in teacher mentoring, curriculum development and global education programs. He is also the founder and director of San Jose Walks & Talks a student-run business that teaches entrepreneurship. His education background includes degrees in Finance from San Diego State University and International Relations from The George Washington University.
|Md. Shariful Alam (BANGLADESH)
Chief Executive Officer
Development Initiative for South Asians
I am a development professional, working with national/international NGO last 13 years. Besides, I am working with DISA (Development Initiative for South Asians) as CEO. DISA serve for development professional in their capacity development in South Asia perspective. Some devoted development professionals work with DISA as volunteer basis.
|Rivaldi Hamdillah Arisvara (INDONESIA)
A person who want to change the Indonesia's educational system. A person who want to give something to the society not to take something frrom the society
|Mohamed Arous (TUNISIA)
Mohamed Arous is a debate and public speaking trainer who implements the strategies of emotional intelligence and in his training. He also conducts training on peace education, human rights, social awareness and gender equality. In addition he carries out awareness raising activities by organizing and delivering public debates related to peace, global conflicts, youth empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality. He is an Alumnus of AIESEC the world’s largest student-run organization, which he believes has provided him with many opportunities. As an activist and global citizen, his vision is to seek the empowerment of youth and women, as well as achieving equal opportunities for all, especially to prove that whenever we want to reach something badly no one can stop you because “as a change agent …
|Mary Ashdjian (USA)
Associate Director for the School of Education
Pacific Oaks College
Dynamic and creative higher education professional, with experience serving diverse populations in various settings. Exemplary leader focused on providing students with a rigorous and challenging education, 21st Century skills and a framework of success for the whole student. Specializes in academic and career advising, with a passion for mentoring students and supporting academic success in students. Consistently strong work ethic, as most recently demonstrated by the successful balance of graduate studies in a multiple subject credential program and a full-time professional career. Intrinsically motivated individual, who strives to attain personal and team goals with enthusiasm and integrity.Currently serving as the Associate Director for the School of Educaiton with prior and current experience in Credential coordination. Previous experience includes teaching English in Saudi Arabia, Academic Counseling, Elementary teaching, Girl Scouts of America Advisory Board, Freelance author for the Examiner.
|Maizie Avihayil (ISRAEL)
I am an EFL teacher & Teacher Trainer. I specialize in integrating technology, special ed (integrating LD pupils into the language classroom), & beginning reading.
|Débora Bagüez (ARGENTINA)
Prof. of English as a second and foreign language
Comercial 11 School
I'm a teacher of English who has worked with different population ranging from frontier schools in the desert with aboriginal populatioon to IB diploma schools. I'm deeply interested in intra class sharing and global collaboration in education, specially through the use of mobile technologies
|Ibrahim Bahati (UGANDA)
Health communicator, public speaker, counselor, Library manager, Inbound agent with related experience in voluntary work with street children here in Kampala, Uganda.
|Tariq Refaat (UAE)
Abu Dhabi Education Council
I am very fond of using new methods of learning invluding flipped and blended learning . Also I am interested in using media tools in my learning process
|Christy Barham (USA)
Instructional Technology Specialist
Rockingham County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist with a strong passion for global education. I have facilitated and planned connections between North Carolina classrooms with Sweden, Russia, Bulgaria, Iran, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Kenya, Romania, Canada, and Australia. I am also a former Spanish teacher and encourage students to take advantage of international travel and exchange opportunities while in college.
|Joli Barker (USA)
I have been teaching for almost 20 years in both secondary and elementary classrooms. I've been recognized as a leader in education by the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch Program, Microsoft Expert Educator Program, and Discovery Education Network. I am a member of ISTE and was named the Texas Computer Education Association's Teacher of the Year in 2013. My passion for innovation in the 21st century classroom has propelled me to the top of my field and has earned me the respect of my colleagues on a global platform.
|Magezi Bashir (UGANDA)
Peace Project Africa
I studied Education at Makerere University in Uganda, taught before and after graduation and in September 2013 moved to Morogoro Tanzania to Volunteer with a Community Organization called Peace Project Africa, specially working on an Education Project called Never Give Up Education Center focusing on the Sustainable Community Development Education.
|Khaleel Bader Bataineh (JORDAN)
Irbid National University
|Dr. Farah Bennani ()
|Carmen Yolanda Egea Bernet (SPAIN)
CEIP San Miguel (Armilla)
I teach in a Spanish Bilingüal School. I have been involved in European Educative Projects and I would like to be involved in Global World projects. eTwinning ambassador and I promote colaborative projects using ICT tools and resources.
|Lillian Bertrand (CANADA)
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Cool Canuck Edublogger: Advisory Board Memberships :GEC 2012, Library 20.
|Harjeet Kaur Bhatia (INDIA)
Jamia Millia Islamia
I am a teacher educator in a central university in India. My area of interest are Educational Technology, Philosophy of Education and Teacher Education. My research interest include blended learning, collaborative learning and social networking in education.
|Ram Bhise (INDIA)
saraswati college of engineering
I am teacher of english and I teach communication skills to engineering students in Mumbai, I am working as editor of international journal and also member editorial board of different international literary journals.
|Michael Boll (CHINA)
Innovative Professional Development and Concordia International School Shanghai
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Technology Coach at Concordia International School Shanghai. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. He recently co-founded Innovative Professional Development an online PD platform with the mission of facilitating outstanding professional growth opportunities for all teachers. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai, ShineAcademy.asia, for their son. For more information about Michael, check out his personal website www.michaelboll.me
|Jeff Bradbury (USA)
Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and JerseyEducation.com is an educational media specialist. He created the educational networks TeacherCast.net and JerseyEducation.com where he writes blogs, produces and hosts podcasts, reviews apps, and provides screencasts to help teachers learn how to use today’s technologies. Jeff is a highly respected educational consultant. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) as well as other nationally recognized conferences, and was one of the founding organizers of edcampNJ. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards. He was also selected as a Google Certified Teacher. Jeff is a music educator and orchestra director in the North Brunswick Twp School District in New Jersey. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
|Dr. Quiana Bradshaw (USA)
Computer Science Foundations Faculty
Hi, my name is Dr. Quiana (pronounced Key ‘ana but everyone calls me Q) Bradshaw and I'm originally from West Philadelphia, PA but currently live in Goldsboro, North Carolina. I’m married and we 2 beautiful baby daughters named Nicole (2 she will be 2 on March 23rd), Nadia (1 she turned 1 on March 1st) and we have a dog (Morkie) named Ruffles. I am a full-time professor at Grantham University in the engineering and computer science department. I have obtained my B.S. Information Technology, Executive MBA , Health Care Management MBA and MS Information Technology. I have also completed my Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media. My emphasis and dissertation topic was “Learning Game Design Characteristics through the Study of Flow and the Elemental Tetrad in the World of Warcraft & Minecraft.”
|Ruby Bridgeforth (USA)
Center for Teacher Effectiveness
Former postal executive eager to share managerial and education experience as a leadership coach. Offer a proven track record of commended performance providing high quality instruction in music K-12 in addition to extensive customer service and business management experience. Possess a passion for education and an unwavering commitment to optimizing student performance. MME/MBA and Certificate in Leadership from Harvard Univerity.
|Allison R. Brown (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
Allison Brown Consulting (ABC)
Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney, certified mediator, President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), and host of the online radio show Know-It-All: The ABCs of Education. She is also the Special Advisor on Boys and Men of Color to the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. Allison Brown Consulting (ABC) works with schools, school districts, and other organizations to craft education equity plans and promote education equity in compliance with federal civil rights law. Immediately prior to founding ABC, Ms. Brown worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division where she enforced federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in public education. Ms. Brown has worked as a law firm litigation associate. After law school, Ms. Brown clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court and for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Ms. Brown graduated from Howard University and obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School. Ms. Brown is admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar, the Maryland State Bar, and the Bar of the District of Columbia.
|Gillian Brunton (UAE)
Gillian started her career in professional football advising, amongst other things, on exit strategies and education and career development for players. As a qualified teacher she has been middle and senior management within schools and helped develop a UK strategy to ‘raise the standard of teaching and leadership’ for schools and their staff. Gillian was invited by The Youth Sport Trust to mentor similar managers Nationally, trouble-shooting and providing solutions for change. It was here that Gillian found her love of Sport for Social Change (CSR). Gillian has recently set up her own organisation in Dubai, called INNERG and has worked with Goverments in both Dubai and the Dubai Educational Zone, along with staff development work at Aspire Academy in Qatar. Gillian is championing the framework of Designed To Move (released by Nike at the CGI 2012). She is also advising three large corporate organisations on CSR projects which will be implemented within the Middle East from 2014. Gillian has been a facilitator and guest speaker at EdCamps, SPARK and MENA Common Core Conferences (USA).
|Shelly Buchanan (USA)
Teacher Librarian & Instructional Coach
Rosemont Ridge Middle School, West Linn/Wilsonville School District
After teaching 5th grades and ELA 7-12 for years, I turned to life in the school library media center, where I work with students and teachers on issues of information literacy. I have become deeply interested in innovative teaching & learning practices, such as flipped classrooms, PBL, global awareness & outreach, etc. As a current PhD student, I am now studying student driven inquiry, a practice which puts students at the center of the work and teachers in a consultant positions. At the same time, I will begin teaching a fully online master's level course course in the San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science.
|Mie Buskirk (USA)
|Dr. Erik Jon Byker (UNITED STATES)
Stephen F. Austin State University
Erik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Erik completed his Ph.D. work in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy Program at Michigan State University (MSU). His fields of specialization include educational technology, curriculum foundations, global education, and elementary social studies. His primary research surrounds the meanings and uses of educational technology among elementary school teachers and students. He is particularly interested in how this discourse unfolds in developing nations like India. Over the 2010-2011 academic year, Erik lived in Bangalore, India, and collected dissertation data on how an economic cross-section of Bangalore's elementary schools were using computer technology in their schools. Other research interests include: cognition and technology, digital storytelling, global competencies, global education, girls education in developing nations, increasing teacher professionalism via web-based tools, motivation, Social Construction of Technology Theory (SCOT), and Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Theory (TPACK). At Stephen F. Austin State University, Erik teaches online and face to face courses about adolescent development, middle school concept and pedagogies, and social studies methods. Erik also served as both an online course instructor and face to face an online course instructor and face to face course instructor for the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at MSU. He taught graduate level online course about action research, educational technology, global education, and the foundations and social context of the United States curriculum. Erik primarily uses wikispaces.com as the content management system for all the courses he teaches. Erik's additional work and service for Michigan State University included technology consulting. He worked with a team called Innovation with Technology in Education Consultants, or iTECs. As an iTEC, Erik supported faculty and course instructors in integrating educational technology in pedagogically effective ways. He has helped to maintain the popular and extensive iTEC wiki for the College of Education. Erik has international teaching and research experience. This includes a summer teaching stint in a TESOL program for South Korean elementary school teachers in Pohang, Korea. Additionally, Erik conducted case study research in England on elementary school technology integration. This research is currently being prepared for publishing. Prior to coming to Michigan State University, Erik spent seven years teaching fifth and sixth graders in both a public and private school in Arlington, VA. He also taught four additional years at the high school and middle school level as part of the Close Up Foundation and Global Young Leaders Congress, both civic education programs located in Washington, DC. Erik holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. He also holds a dual degree (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) in elementary education and political science from Dordt College.
|Jose A. Carmona (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
Global Educational Institute, Inc.
Jose A. Carmona is the founding president of Global Educational Institute, Inc., a language school in Dade City, Florida. He is also the Lead Contract Instructor of English within the Bridge Program at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL and teaches English composition and literature online for Argosy University in Tampa, FL. He has a BA in psychology, Spanish and education from Drew University, NJ and his MA and EdM are from Columbia U./Teachers College, NY. He is currently finishing a MFA in creative writing at the University of Tampa, FL. He has published 7 books including two professional books for teachers and administrators, an ESL textbook series, a Spanish I and II textbook, and his own book of poetry. He is currently working on 15 more books. In his spare time, Jose raises and rescues Siberian huskies and bantam chickens from all over the world.
|Luisa F. Castro (USA)
University of Hawaii
I am an Extension Educator at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) working with agricultural professionals focusing on community outreach and education in Hawaii and the American Pacific. Prior to working at UHM, I worked for numerous conservation organizations in the state to protect Hawaii's unique environment. I have a Master's degree in Educational Technology and am currently an Educational Technology doctoral candidate at UHM. As a student living 2,500 miles from the continental US and also on another island from where my college is located, I must take a plant to to go to school and usually take a plane to attend most educational technology conferences. I am therefore thrilled that distance education and virtual conferences are becoming more main stream, providing life long learned like myself the opportunity to be a part of this global educational movement.
Research Assistant/IT Officer
Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons
I am Samuel Chanchan working as a Civil Society and Youth Advocate and a candidate for Public Administration.
|Subhash Chandra (INDIA)
Global Peace Foundation – India
|Mayus Chavez (MEXICO)
JULES VERNE SCHOOL
Educator, researcher and transmedia strorytelling applied to education expert, expanding collaborative learning through the use of technology to develop critical thinking in both educators and students of the 21 st century. Owner and principal of Jules Verne School Elementary in Mexico City.
|Tim Childers (USA)
L&N STEM Academy
I serve as an Assistant Principal at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN. I am a member of the TN Leadership Council for the Discovery Educator Network and am on the Board of Directors for the Professional Educators of Tennessee. I also serve on the DEN Advisory Board and am listed as a DEN Guru for expertise in PBL. I was listed as one of TechSmith’s “20 to Watch” educators in 2011 and was a 2012 keynote speaker at the Mid-South Technology Conference in Memphis, TN. I write random musings about life, and education’s part in it, at my blog: http://www.timchilders.com.
|Nitesh Vasantrao Chore (INDIA)
College of Engineering & Technology
Librarian, College of Engineering and Technology dhamangaon rly. dist-amravati (maharashtra)india 444709
|Jacob Clapp (USA)
Global Online Academy
Jake Clapp is GOA’s academic dean. He supervises GOA’s academic program, including faculty hiring and development as well as student support. Before coming to GOA, Jake taught chemistry at Lakeside School (Washington).
|Claudio Ariel Clarenc (MUNDIAL)
Congreso Virtual Mundial de e-Learning
Periodista, educador, pedagogo y tecnólogo; investigador, emprendedor, SEO, Content & Community Manager. Apasionado por el conocimiento y el e-learning. http://about.me/caclarenc
|Cathy Collins (USA)
Library Media Specialist
Sharon High School
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 14 years in locales ranging from California to Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently working as Librarian/Media Specialist at Sharon High School in Sharon, Massachusetts. She began her career as a reporter who covered business, arts and education-related issues. She holds a Masters in Library Science, a second Masters in Education and further graduate credentials in educational leadership. Ms. Collins has published her writing in journals including “Library Media Connection,” “NEA Today,” and various education-related blogs and websites. She is a 2012 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute Fellow and contributing author to a teacher resource manual connected to the recently published E-Book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Journalism in the Digital Age.” She is also a contributing author to the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) book, “Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age,” scheduled for publication this March. Among the many projects and committees she is involved with, she enjoys assisting students at Sharon High School as Chinese Exchange Program Manager, Virtual High School Site Coordinator and Global Competence Program Mentor. She serves on the Executive Boards of both the Massachusetts Library System and MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators), and holds memberships in ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and MSLA (Mass. School Library Association). She earned National Board Certification as a Library/Media Teacher in 2009 and is also a Certified Journalism Educator. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking around the globe, dancing, yoga, reading and listening to classical and jazz music. As a 2013/2014 “Teachers for Global Classrooms” Fellow, she traveled to Morocco this past spring
|Dave Cornelius (US)
A member of the Student Television Network and SchoolTube board of directors, Dave was the architect of the Radio/Television/Interactive Media competencies for the Arizona Department of Education. He is a leader in development of industry certification standards and a major force behind Arizona’s shift towards quality multimedia technology education. He served on the Arizona Department of Education Stakeholder Commission and Perkins Design Plan committees. He has served as a member of the Art Institute of Phoenix program advisory committee, Technical Skills Chairman for Skills USA, City of Phoenix Educational Access Governing Board vice-chair, and Vice President of the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association. In addition he has served on the Arizona Technology Council for Workforce Development. In 2005 AIPA presented him with the Freeman Hover Award for Journalism. He also received the Arizona Association of Career and Technical Educators Program of the Year. In cooperation with the ADE and the ASU office of workforce development, he has hosted and moderated training sessions for teachers of Multimedia Technologies across the state. Recently he led a team of industry professionals designing standards and assessment tools for multimedia technology programs in secondary schools. In addition he serves on the Multimedia Technology Program Advisory committees for East Valley Institute of Technology and Eastern Arizona College. Currently he is working with the Camp Civitan Foundation to build a life skills training center for individuals with developmental disabilities. The project's center piece is The Hub which focuses on professional level multimedia skill development empowering individuals with disabilities to tell their own stories using media rich tools and connects their facilities and programs to a single media content creation and distribution center. Internationally he served on the advisory board for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Global Education Conference and was a participant in the Bahrain 2010 Global Education Experience. He has also led online collaborative IREX Citizen Journalism training for teachers and students in Kyrgyzstan. Dave has worked to seamlessly incorporate technology into the Fine Arts and Performing Arts, served on the Curriculum Re-design and Re-alignment committee for ADE and was presented with the “Spotlight on Success” award for collaborative partnerships. He has developed guidelines and tools for the Arts, A/V Technologies, and Communication Career Cluster. The local implementation of the A.A.T.C. Career Cluster and his continued commitment to excellence earned him Who’s Who in American Education selection, nomination for Outstanding Teacher in Arizona and the 2008 Everyday Heroes Cox Communications Technology in Education Award. He is a conference presenter for Association of Career Tech Educators or Arizona, CUE, Micro Computers in Education, Student Television Network, Arizona News Association and Journalism Education Association. He also teaches at the Walter Cronkite School’s New Media Academy, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Summer Journalism Institute, Arizona Latino Media Association institute, Barrett Summer Scholars, Arizona Interscholastic Press Association and Village Voice multimedia technology boot camps
|Jennifer (UNITED STATES)
Jen Cort Educational Consulting
My educational passion is creating safe spaces for kids to be seen and heard at all times while learning to use their voices and be visible in ways that work for them. To do this, schools need to engage in shared tasks with parents, administrators, faculty and students. I am able to help schools in this work through my diverse experiences including being a clinical social worker and school counselor, writing curriculum and serving as a senior administrator and a Head of Middle School at an Independent School.
|Ashley Cross ()
Educator & Doctoral Student
Ashley Cross is a Google Certified Teacher and a 2012 STAR Discovery Educator. She is currently working on her doctorate in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine University. Ashley has experience teaching both 1st grade and 3rd grade. She is passionate about integrating technology into learning, and expanding the walls of the classroom to connect students with the world. Her Master's degree is in special education, where she focused on every student reaching their full potential. Ashley presents frequently at technology conferences including: ISTE Smackdown, Global Teaching Expo, Lipscomb University's Ignite Conference, Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Virtual Teaching Expo, and Teachmeet Nashville. She also helps organize the bi-yearly Sumner County Schools Technology Conference. Ashley has presented on blogging, using iPads in the classroom, Google tools, and video chatting. You can connect with Ashley on Twitter at @ashly2499 or at her blog: teachinghappilyafter.blogspot.com
|Martha Cunningham (UNITED STATES)
Director of Information Services and Technology
I have worked in schools with educational technology for the past 8 years starting an iPad 1:1 program, facilitating faculty use of technology to reach beyond their classrooms to the world, and providing support, guidance, advice, and assistance to our community. I am moving to a new school this summer with an emphasis on Global Education both in the classroom and through distance education. I would like to participate on the Advisory Board to connect with others doing global education work. As a side note, I was so impressed with Steve's visit to Sandy Spring Friends School and his willingness to push the boundaries of education that I would like the opportunity to work with him again.
Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School
I have been teaching for 22 years and for the last two years I have been the STEM teacher at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School in Jacksonville, NC, USA. I have two Master degrees - one in administration and the other in curriculum and instruction. I have also been the Cultural Correspondents Coordinator for my school and work with NC State Study Abroad to have their study abroad teachers work with our classes while they are in another country. Additionally, I have presented on global education in my county, at World View, at Appalachian University, and at a GEC virtual conference. I am passionate about integrating global understanding in teh classrooms, and was recently named President of the Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, whose mission is to promote global understanding, altruism, and excellence in education.
|Vicki Davis (USA)
Teacher and IT Director
Vicki Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT Director and author of Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. She has created more than 20 global projects connecting her students to the world. She was named a top 10 Teacher on Twitter by Mashable and a top 10 influencer in #BYOD. Vicki hosts a bi-weekly show Every Classroom Matters on the BAM Radio Network and has won ISTE's ONline Learning Award in 2006 for cofounding the Flat Classroom Projects.
|Maurice Dawson (UNITED STATES)
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Dr. Maurice Dawson serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Assistant Professor (Honorary) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, and Fulbright. Dawson is recognized as an Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer by the U.S. Department of Defense. Research focus area is cyber security, systems security engineering, open source software, mobile security, and engineering management.
I am a high school senior in La Jolla, CA, USA. I have done community service work at schools and orphanages in India, Nepal, Tanzania and Kenya. In early 2013, I started Global Buddy, an organization that connects schools in developed and developing countries to promote cultural understanding and global friendships. As president of the PCI Walk for Water, I organize a 5K charity walk that supports clean water programs around the world. At my high school I am active as president of the Model United Nations team, president of the Green Campus Initiative and chief-of-staff of the Student Body Council.
|Chris Deason (UNITED STATES)
Full Sail University
I have many years of experience teaching instructional technology theories and a variety of effective models to impact both face-to-face and online teaching practices. I currently teach the 5th course in Full Sail University’s Education Media Design Master of Science program entitled Education Design and Evaluation (EDE). My course explores how the ADDIE-ISD process, and other instructional theories and models can be used to plan and implement Action Research projects. My course content includes both assessment and evaluation practices requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting. I have technology integration experiences in K-12 social studies, math, and liberal arts content areas. I have 12 years of high school teaching experiences, and over 4 years of fully online teaching experiences designing, developing, and implementing two distinct fully online graduate-level courses within the Education Media Design & Technology Master of Science (EMDTMS) program at Full Sail University. I am experienced at producing educational media using the Adobe Creative Suite, screencasting software including Screenflow and Camtasia Studio, and Adobe Captivate. I have developed online education courses for both Full Sail University and the University of Guam. I am active scholar presenting research at education conferences including the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE), the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), the International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning, and the fully online Global Education Conference organized by Steve Hargadon and Lucy Grey. My primary research efforts center on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy using hip-hop culture and digital audio workstation technologys for reading and writing gains.
|Angela (LIMA, PERU)
Head of ICT
I'm Technology teacher from grade 6 to grade 9 and ICT coordinator at the Colegio Hiram Bingham (The British School of Lima)
|Lori Dunlap (USA)
Writer, Speaker, Career Advisor
Teach Your Own
Lori Dunlap worked for almost twenty years in the corporate world, first as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and then at a large research university as a program director and adjunct faculty member. In 2010 she decided to make a change and pursue her long-time interests in research and writing. Now, in addition to homeschooling her two sons, she writes and speaks regularly about education and parenting issues.
|Lisa Durff (UNITED STATES)
PhD Student Educational Technology
I enable people to use technology tools to connect with their students, their audience, or each other. I moderate conference presentations and serve on conference boards to empower others to succeed in delivering their message using technological tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, Second Life, wikis, and nings. I am interested in assisting teacher candidates to integrate technological tools into their lessons. I am active in Relay for Life of Second Life, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, The Homeschool Conference, The Global STEMx Conference, Library 2.0 Conference, and the Global Education Conference. I am currently a PhD student in Educational Technology at Walden University with an expected graduation in 2014. I also enjoy fine food, traveling, and spending time with the preschooler in the family.
|Teresa Eastburn (USA)
Ed Tech Manager, UCARConnect Lead
National Center for Atmospheric Research
STEM Educator, Content Developer, Climate Communicator, Tech-savvy individual , everything from video editing and graphic design, to websites, social media, and more ... Undergrad from University of California, Santa Barbara; MA and teaching credential from Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena. Multimedia certificate program, and still more. I leave to learn.
|Dr. Stephanie Edel-Malizia (USA)
Penn State University
Dr. Stephanie Edel-Malizia is currently an Instructional Designer for Penn State University, with nearly 20 years of experience as a leader in instructional technology spanning the k-20 realm. She completed her Doctorate of Education in 1998 at Delta State University with the dissertation “Design and Implementation of Faculty Development for Student Required Internet Use.” As a faculty member at Delta State, Dr. Malizia worked as an Instructional Designer and Instructor. Stephanie has ten years of experience as a Pennsylvania Department of Education certified Instructional Technology Specialist, working eight of those years as the Director of Instructional Media Services for a regional Educational Service Agency. She is also certified as a Superintendent of Schools and a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Educational Leadership Fellows program. Stephanie has taught graduate courses in instructional technology and pedagogy for Penn State DuBois, St. Bonaventure University, East Stroudsburg University, and Clarion University.
|Hani Hamed Ezeldin Elsayed (SAUDI ARABIA)
Training Consultant &Quality Manager
Al jouf University
Supervisor of Education Cases Department – National Authority For Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, External reviewer of Education - National Authority For Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Teachers' trainer & Senior master, Will complete membership at National Science Teachers association NSTA, Member of Education Reform & Quality Assurance Unit, Trainer of trainers Accredited (TOT) STEAP II PROJECT, Educational Supervisor, Exchange Connect Community Leader - U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, Young Academics Elections European School for planning, Nomination of International Association Of Quality for Young Global Leaders, Nomination of Arabian Global Academy, International training Counselor from American Institute of professional studies, Business Marketing director of South Western Accreditation Council in upper Egypt. Lecturer - King Saud university –Riyadh, Training Consultant – Education Experts, Quality Director of PY –Aljouf University.
Doutora em Educação USP. Área: Didáticas, teorias de ensino e práticas escolares, FEUSP, SP. Mestre em Engenharia de Produção UFSC. Área: Mídia e Conhecimento, PPGEP, SC. Psicóloga PUCRS, RS. Currículo lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6373344492780053
|Juan Domingo (ESPAÑA)
Investigador en TIC, learning and technology, elearning, Inteligencia artificial.
|Dr. Nuzhat (NIGERIA)
Sokoto State University
I am Dr. Nuzhat Fatima. Currently serving in a State University in Nigeria as a Deputy Dean in Faculty of Education. I also have working experience in UK, Pakistan. Although I am MCS in Information Technology as well but my area of specialization and interest is Educational Psychology. I am very fond of travelling and exchange of my ideas with new people for the sake of knowledge.
|Dr. Rochelle Franklin (UNITED STATE)
Director, Faculty Training and Development
American College of Education
Dr. Rochelle Franklin is the Director of Faculty Training and Development with the American College of Education. She earned a Doctorate and Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University' and holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She has experience as a classroom teacher, district trainer, curriculum manager and instructional designer. Her primary areas of focus are adult education, distance learning and student satisfaction / retention. She lives in Central Florida with her husband.
|Dr. Cindi H. Fries (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
Northeastern State University
Dr. Cindi H. Fries is currently serving an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Department of Educational, Foundations. She received on her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Tulsa, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Northeastern State University and an Ed. D in applied educational studies from Oklahoma State University. She currently teaches in the undergraduate teacher preparation and student internship program. She is also the College of Educaiton Chair for the Global Education committee and the coordinator of the International Pre-Internship II program. Dr. Fries’ research in effective teaching strategies, internationalization of teacher education, professional development, and technical education has been presented at international, national and regional conferences. Dr. Fries has lived and traveled in Asia and Europe and knows the value of experiencing another country’s culture. She believes in the significance of international internship opportunities to increase the awareness of our teacher candidates concerning cultural differences and global awareness beyond the regions of Northeastern Oklahoma.
|Miguel Fuentes (COSTA RICA)
Curriculum and Evaluation Director
Ecology Project International
Professional with over 17 year experience working in the non-forprofit sector with last 7 years focused on Technology, Environment and Education projects. I have studies on systems engineering, graduated with honors with a Bachelors on International Affairs from the Universidad Internacional de las Americas and majored in International Cooperation - Projects Management from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. I have served in many advisory boards, including Presidential Advisory Board for E-government and have participated in several review committees for proposal reviews.
|Ann Gaudino, Ed.D. (USA)
Founder and Editor, The Excellence in Education Journal
The Excellence in Education Journal
Dr. Ann Gaudino is the founder and editor of The Excellence in Education Journal, an online, open access, free journal featuring articles that promote the education of children and adults worldwide. Dr. Gaudino serves full-time as Director of Human Resources for Ohio County Schools, in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and is an Associate Professor of Education at West Liberty University. She is an international expert in the area of teacher and administrator hiring, mentoring, induction, and evaluation having published articles and conducted conferences worldwide.
|Graciana Lupari (ARGENTINA)
I'm an EFL teacher, currently on holidays in England. I finally made it here after so much effort! I love technology and online learning tools are amazing to me.
|Michael Graffin (AUSTRALIA)
The Global Classroom Project. iEARN Australia
I'm the co-founder and leader of The Global Classroom Project, a grassroots education community dedicated to exploring new ways to connect, learn, share, and collaborate globally. I am also a member of the iEARN Australia management team. I blog at mgraffin.edublogs.org, and tweet as @mgraffin, @gcporganisers, and @iEARNAustralia.
Bandung International School
Jason Graham is an international educator with over 17 years experience. He is currently the Learning Technologies Coordinator at an international school in Indonesia. Jason is an IBPYP Workshop Leader and an IB Online Lead Facilitator and has a keen interest in connecting and collaborating with educators from around the globe. Jason enjoys presenting at conferences and learning from others whenever he can. He is in his second year of a Doctor of Education programme at an Australian University. Furthermore, Jason is involved in twitter chats, #pypchat mainly for PYP educators and also #satchatoc, a twitter chat for educational leaders. He also enjoys using technology to enhance student learning and is now dabbling in Design Thinking. Jason’s work can be found in many online spaces. He blogs at The Learning Journey and tweets from @jasongraham99.
|Leah Griffin (UNITED STATES)
I am a Teacher Librarian at an Independent school in Seattle, Washington. I am a graduate of the UW iSchool. I serve on the board of the Washington Library Media Association, as a member of the Voice of Youth Advocate Top Shelf Committee, and a coach and founding member of the NWAIS Middle School Debate League. I also love coffee, rediculous muscle cars from the 80's, and watching films on VHS.
|Priscilla Grim (USA)
Computers For Youth
|Ravi Robin Gajria (U.K)
STEM learning consultant, studied at UCL, and IoE; London
|Dave Hallmon (USA)
Instructional Designer & Strategist
With experience in web, graphic, and instructional design, Dave maintains a balance between what is efficient and effective in every message. He always focuses on the why and how rather than just doing it to get the job done. By day he works at a leading university designing online courses that support 5,000 students in 64 countries. He works directly with faculty to brainstorm, design, and develop their online instruction utilizing the Adobe suite. He also teaches for the university as an adjunct faculty member in the area of web design. By night he is a devoted husband, father, freelancer, and adventurer of the outdoors. His other interests include LifeHacker, Science Fiction and Hayao Miyazaki movies, Settlers of Catan, and coffee with friends. He currently lives in St. Louis and has an M.S. in Instructional Design and aspires to pursue a professional degree in psychology for learning.
|Tracy Hanson (UNITED STATES)
Next Generation Global Education
I have been in the field of education for over 35 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s in Curriculum Development and a Master’s in Administration. I opened a private K-8 school, Mistacres, in New Hampshire as well as consulted with various schools and families on how to integrate OER into their curriculum. In 2012, Next Generation Global Education was founded as a means to connect like-minded people together to share learning with learners in an educational environment that will transcend all boundaries. To this end, I developed The Matrix of a Learner as a different way to view education.
|Maha Hassan (EGYPT)
Head of English Dept.
Arab Academy for Training Technology
I have been working as a teacher trainer and Head of English Dept. for about 15 years. I have given presentations at the Global Education Online Conference 2012 and 2014 as well as at Reinventing the Classroom Online Conference 2014. . I have also given a Poster Session at Nile Tesol Conference 2014. In addition to that I submitted researches/papers to ALTE 3rd International Conference for Testing English in England, Nile, Dubai, and Sudan TESOL. I have also had a paper on teaching Adults published on Howtolearn.com . You can get access to this article through my blog: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/. I have also started an Online Teaching Community, www.facebook.com/groups/mahaesltraining, a facebook page, www.facebook.com/maha.esltraining, as well as a blog to help teachers in teaching adults or school students as well as exchange experiences among peers. I have been training and supervising teachers of all grades. I have also been responsible for setting and adjusting curriculums to suit all stages as well as setting monthly, annual and placement tests. During my working experience I have mostly been responsible for choosing curriculums, appraising them and training teachers how to get through them. I have worked on both national and American curriculums. I have also taught most levels up to the secondary stage. I have taught all high level curricula. In addition to that I have taught IG, OL/AS curriculums for over 15 years as well as TOEFL and IELTS. I have also been teaching Adults for almost 10 years. Now I am Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology credited by Warnborough College, England.
|Raúl Hernández (MÉXICO)
Lic. en Educación
Secretaría de Educación de Quintana Roo.
Soy docente asesor en el uso de las TIC para la educación, facilitador de cursos y certificador de competencias docentes en el uso de las TIC. Me gusta colaborar en actividades sociales y conocer la cultura local de cada región, deportes.
|Darla Kay Hill (UNITED STATES )
Immersive Wave LLC
An educational revolutionary; a newfound educational futurist who believes education is the pathway to peace, I am particularly passionate about empowering teachers who can then inspire their students. Having worked in distance education for over two decades on just about every LMS and CMS in teaching, development and leadership roles, I have gained a broad, diverse knowledge base. Through networking, attending conferences, reading and other avenues, I see where dots can be connected on the vast ever-changing educational grid. The face of education is changing and I want to be a successful part of this change and help others do the same. Through my education consulting business I aspire to connect the dots and fill in the gaps to solidify the foundation and unbounded potential of distance education. Beyond just the successful use of technology in the classroom there are many things that are now possible and should be more mainstream.
|Karen Holst (UNITED STATES)
California Department of Education
Karen Holst is an educational technology executive and innovator in the social sector with 15 years experience. In 2000, Karen co-founded an Internet company, now MyEdu (acquired by Blackboard Inc. in 2014). Karen drove the company's growth to serve millions of college students at 1,200 campuses across the U.S. She has led strategic partnerships, operating large-scale data organizations, marketing, communications, and new business development within multiple verticals in public and private sectors. Today Karen is an executive Fuse Corps fellow at the California Department of Education, helping to shape Educational Technology in the state of California. As a member of the State Superintendent of California’s executive team, Karen engages educators, education advocates, and top tech leaders around the country to develop a strategy for creating model Ed Tech policies and to implement the California Education Technology Blueprint.
|Kazi Amdadul Hoque (BANGLADESH)
I am working for education since 1988 beginning as teacher for early education. I worked with different organization since 1993 like UNICEF, Save the Children and currently as Head of Education with Friendship in Bangladesh. I have 20 years accumulated experiences in the field of per-primary education, primary education, non-formal education and vocational education both at community and national level.
|Maggie Hos-McGrane (INDIA)
American School of Bombay
I have been working in international schools in Europe and Asia for 25 years. I have taught students from age 3 to 18 and have taught all 3 International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP, MYP, DP). I have lived and worked in 7 countries.
|Justine Hughes (NEW ZEALAND)
Education Consultant / Teacher
Henderson Intermediate School / Virtech
I am a passionate teacher and learner with the classroom philosophy that We are all teachers and we are all learners in our learning environment - we even have this in huge letters on the wall of our classroom! This is my 16th year in education, teaching all levels from 6 year-olds through to 14 year-olds - and adults, and I am working on my final Masters paper. My degree has had its main focus being on eLearning and the amazing possibilities this has for engaging and motivating our students to become lifelong learners - and teachers. I have held many leadership positions over the years including being a Deputy Principal and Head of Year 7 at a large High School. I have been a Literacy Facilitator and Consultant for several years and have also begun to support schools in their journey into becoming eLearning schools. Lately I have also begun to delve into the development of software for teaching and learning. It is my goal to help teachers and learners connect globally and learn from and with each other. I may have been in education for 16 years but I am as passionate and excited about the possibilities it offers as I was when I started out.
|Atif Hussain (BELGIUM)
Director of IT
Antwerp International School
|Katherine Ireland (CANADA)
University of New Brunswick
Katherine Ireland is a PhD student and instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She is an elementary school teacher interested in doing history in the early elementary grades and supporting elementary school teaching communities in developing classroom history resources. She is interested in how Imaginative Education can foster young children's development of historical thinking and how it can enrich teachers' efforts to engage their students in historical inquiry in the early years. Her other research interests include history education and technology, teaching about war and conflict in elementary schools, the meaning of multiculturalism in schools, conceptions of patriotism, yoga in schools, second language learning
|Sheila Jagannathan (USA)
Sheila Jagannathan is Lead Learning Specialist and Program Manager of the e-Institute, at the World Bank Institute in Washington DC and serves as the organization's focal point on elearning and issues at the intersection of technology use and education in emerging countries. She is an innovative and strategic educational leader with over 28 years experience in designing and managing distance learning programs/knowledge products and transforming the use of online and classroom pedagogies and technology. Sheila also provides policy advice and technical assistance to World Bank country-level capacity building programs (both government and training institutes seeking to introduce technologies in their educational ystems) in, East Asia, China, the Middle East and North Africa, Africa and South Asia Her current areas of interest and activity include: MOOCs, experiential pedagogy, online/hybrid strategies, development of rich multimodal and social learning environments, big data and learning analytics, LMS and learning ecosystems. She is on the advisory board and planning committees of major professional associations of elearning such as the E-learning Africa, (Annual International Conference for developing E-learning capacities in Africa), International Conference on e-learning (ICEL) etc.
|Lisa Jobson (USA)
Lisa Jobson has worked with iEARN-USA since 1997, most recently as Executive Director, and as of May 2013, Chief Program Officer. Prior to joining iEARN, Lisa was a high school history teacher, first as a student teacher at Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island, then for a year at Mmabatho High School in South Africa. She holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University, and an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she focused on International Policy Studies. Among the programs Lisa manages at iEARN-USA is Adobe Youth Voices, a partnership with the Adobe Foundation. Lisa's excitement about using technology to link classrooms for international exchange was sparked back in 1989 when she had an opportunity to create an online network between her own high school in Knoxville and peer schools in Munich and Prague.
|Philip F Johnson (SENEGAL)
President/ International Education Counselor
Eduford Afrique Services
Philip F Johnson is a Career Development Diplomat, Educator(International Education Promoter) and ICT/Internet for Development Advocate. He is involved in several educational initiatives in Africa. He is currently the Secretary of the African Regional At-large organization, African Regional At-Large Organization is the ICANN RALO Structure (individual Internet user community) for the African region, providing news, key resources and interactive features for information sharing for individuals and end-user groups in the African region interested in ICANN and shaping the future of the Internet. He also operates International Education Service Agency in Dakar, Senegal. He is the founder of the Internet Society Liberia Chapter.
|Linc Johnson (UNITED STATES)
True Oil Publishing
Current doctor of education in educational leadership with a focus on globalization in education. Developed indicators of globalization in education and currently working on scale of global engagement, the Johnson Ranking of Global Engagement (JRGE) to use with educational leaders in evaluating, improving and expanding globalization on campuses.
|Michael (UNITED STATES)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William Penn University
Michael O. Johnston earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2007, Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2009, and Ph.D. of Public Administration from Walden University in 2014. His dissertation research, entitled Understanding Violent Adolescent Males: Implications for Post-Release Recidivism, is on the barriers and supports to nonviolence for young adult males who were adjudicated or received an informal adjustment for simple assault during middle adolescence. He recently presented his dissertation research at a round-table session during the 69th Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology (ASC) on November 20- 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Johnston joined William Penn University as an adjunct instructor for sociology in 2010, was promoted to full-time instructor of sociology in fall 2013, and became an assistant professor of sociology for the university in fall 2014. He continues to serve as a member of adjunct faculty for Buena Vista University and previously taught a semester as a lecturer for Iowa State University in their Masters of Public Administration program. Prior to academia he worked as a lead teacher for a before and after school program. He is the president of Young Professionals (YP) of Pella and is a member of ASC. Dr. Johnston is interested in opportunities to teach (online and brick and mortar), course design (online and brick and mortar), research, serve on dissertation committees, as well as invitations to present on special topics. If you have any of the aforementioned opportunities available or are interested in learning more about him, please feel free to contact him via email at Michael.Johnston19@gmail.com.
|Joseph Mechirath Joseph (INDIA)
Central Board of Secondary Education
An accomplished educationist with holistic & New Generation Learning Technology, passionate to craft a class less society through education where the gulf between the rich and the poor is zero. We may be able to achieve this by: the alignment of educators. The synergy of modern marvels of brain research and information technology, the challenging task of making these learning resources available to the common man. But it must be initiated without delay.
|M Akram Khan-Cheema OBE (UK)
Taught for 11 years in Liverpool England, Inspector of Schools in Birmingham UK, Advisor Consultant in Bradford UK, Registered as an independent Education Management Consultant and Ofsted schools Inspector since 1994 in UK. Actively been working to offer consultancy services in a number of countries around the world especially South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kashmir, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and of course UK as chairman of the International Board for Educational Research and Resources (IBERR).
|Carol A. Kinzler, Ed.S. (USA)
Facilitating adult education in the field of Information Technology (IT), specifically at the introduction level with a gaming component is my niche area in higher education at Capella University. Courses at the introduction level have been my specialty area for 14+ years. As a graduate of The School of Information and Technology at Nova Southeastern University I have personally experienced on-ground, distance education, blended distance education, full online and 3Donline gaming education and teaching experiences. Using a 3D gaming platform for an introduction to programming has been my all time favorite venue for facilitating in higher education.
|Noeline Kirabo (UGANDA)
Noeline Kirabo is a multi-entrepreneur in the areas of Social, Info and Business. She is a renowned motivational speaker, teacher, facilitator, mentor, coach and writer. She is gifted in the field poetry, song writing and inspirational writing. Her life has touched and inspired hundred of youth to live purposeful lives. Her life mission is to empower youth to discover their life purposes and develop strategies to make them a reality. She aspires to become the ambassador for online learning in Uganda and the East African region by championing this learning revolution that has already been adopted in many parts of the world.
|Kimberley Kirtley (UNITED STATES)
Refugee Services Coordinator
Audubon Area Community Services, Inc.
|Irene Knokh (USA)
University of Michigan
Instructional Designer and MERLOT Editor
|Dan Konzen (UNITED STATES)
Chair: Financial Planning, Control, and Risk Management; Economics
University of Phoenix
Dan Konzen is an esteemed educator and corporate leader with over 20 years of leadership, organizational change, and strategic development with broad experience in all aspects of financial, risk, knowledge management, and the strategic development and application of innovative technology solutions for multiple organizations in both profit and non-profit sectors. Mr. Konzen has direct experience with strategic corporate governance, application systems and database development, content management system development and implementation, enterprise resource planning applications, administrative and financial software implementation, financial consulting, litigation and claims management, profitable underwriting, course design and development, knowledge and learning management, and faculty mentorship and administration. Mr. Konzen is a Certified Advanced Facilitator and currently serves as the Area Chair of Financial Planning, Control, and Risk Management as well as Strategic Planning and Analysis at the School of Business, University of Phoenix, and has over 120 course approvals in graduate and undergraduate business. Additionally, he serves as adjunct faculty at several other universities with numerous undergraduate and graduate course approvals. During his tenure he has numerous publications and presentations on finance, technology, social change, and personal development. Dan is also Co-founder and Director of Zen Investment Group / Fiesta Lakes and he serves as President Emeritus and Associate Director for Jazz in Arizona and serves as an advisor on several additional boards. Prior to this he served as director of finance, as chief financial and risk officer (CFO/CRO), and as acting chief information officer (CIO) of national warranty and administration companies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Walden University’s Applied Management & Decision Sciences program with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Change. He holds an MBA (Honors) in Finance/Insurance/Risk Management; an MBA (Honors) in Knowledge and Learning Management; and a BS (Honors) in Business Management. He also recently served as board director and chief executive officer for a national identity theft recovery firm. Additionally, Mr. Konzen is the founder of the Zeta Rho chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon and serves as its current president. He is a Fellow in the Council on Ethical Billing, actively serves as the conference proceedings editor and on two additional Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) national board committees. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP), Public Risk and Insurance Management Association (PRIMA), Academy of Management (AOM), the American Management Association (AMA), Phi Delta Kappa International, and Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE). He holds an active Property & Casualty Insurance Broker License and a Life Insurance License in both California and Arizona. He has started and sold several companies from a holistic care practice, an espresso bar, insurance agencies, identity theft company, and several non-profits.
|Liudmyla Kovalova (UK)
G.U.N. Academy Ltd
I am a business trainer, CEO of G.U.N. Academy - Global eLearning project, which is aimed to connect any person to any trainer, mentor or educational institution worldwide. My Linkedin profile: ua.linkedin.com/in/lkovalova/
|Michelle G. Lagos (HONDURAS)
Computer Science Department Head
American School of Tegucigalpa
I am a computer science engineer with early childhood education studies. I have been teaching computer Science for the last 13 years and are currently the Computer Science department head at the American School of Tegucigalpa. I am also An Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Educator, served in the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) board of directors as the International representative. Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
|Elizabeth Langran (USA)
Elizabeth Langran, Ph.D. is associate professor of Education at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, USA. Dr. Langran started her teaching career in 1992 as a secondary school French teacher. She educated U.S. middle and high school students for six years and taught overseas for five years, including in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia with a certificate in International Leadership in Educational Technology, and then spent five years as assistant professor and director of the Educational Technology program at Fairfield University. She has traveled for collaborative technology projects and school visits to Nicaragua, India, central Asia, Senegal, Bermuda, and China. Dr. Langran is associate chair of Teacher Education for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, and helped found the Conference's Geospatial Technology Special Interest Group.
|Maria Lawrence (USA)
Rhode Island College
I am an Associate Professor of Elementary Education in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Affiliate Faculty of Gender and Women’s Studies, and teache courses in the General Education programs at Rhode Island College, where I have been since 2000.
|Narissa Leung (AUSTRALIA)
Leading Teacher ICT/Curriculum
Campbells creek Primary School
A globally connected and passionate educator I aim to inspire students to #becurious #bebrilliant and #bethechange. After being awarded the Lindsay Thompson Fellowship in 2012 I traveled to countries such as Singapore and America in search of best practices in 21st century education. After 3 years as elearning coach I am now very excited to be back home in the place I love most- the classroom! I am currently completing a Masters in ICT in Education and this year plan to attend the ISTE Conference in Texas.
|Jessica Lewis (JAMAICA)
The University of the West Indies
Miss Jessica C. Lewis is currently the Librarian in the Mona Information Literacy Unit, Loan and Reference Department at The University of the West Indies, UWI Mona- Jamaica , Main Library. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in different capacities in libraries across the Caribbean. She served as the Co-ordinator for Research and Information at the National Library of Jamaica, Deputy Director – Branch Libraries of the public library system in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, UWI, Cave Hill Main Library, Barbados
|Julie Lindsay (AUSTRALIA)
Global Collaboration and Education Consultant
Learning Confluence / Flat Connections
Julie is a global educator, innovator, leader and author. She has led the way in technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As an IT Director in international schools she implemented 1:1 learning and worked with teachers from K-12 on pedagogical applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing. She also developed a unique approach to global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools and connected learning approaches. Now back in Australia as a consultant, presenter, workshop leader and conference designer she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, founder of Flat Connections, Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School and Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education. Julie is completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through effective pedagogy for technology-infused collaboration. Find out more: http://about.me/julielindsay, @julielindsay
|Barbara Lindsey (UNITED STATES)
University of Maryland University College
I currently teach online for the University of Maryland University College in the Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration Program. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and consult for two federally funded Startalk programs. From 1996-2012 I directed the Multimedia Language Center at the University of Connecticut and taught a course on the use of social networking environments for language, culture and civilization courses.
|Jennifer Lisi (CANADA)
Elementary Teacher (French)
Limestone District School Board (Ontario)
I am a Core French Teacher teaching with the Limestone DSB in Kingston, Ontario Canada. I teach primary, junior and intermediate students at Southview Public school in Napanee. I hold a B.A Honours from Trent University, a B.Ed from Queen's University and an M.Ed from Queen's University. I am interested in Technology use for L2 learning and teaching. In my daily programing I use SMARTboard technology and iPADs. I am interested in learning and collaborating with other teachers. I enjoy communicating with other teachers from all over the world via my blog, twitter account or various facebook groups. As of September 2012 I have begun to aligned my programing with the CEFR and teach by way of authentic tasks based on the interest of the students. Authentic tasks in Core French have great value and meaning to students outside of the classroom. They are motivating and engaging. My classroom conditions support students in learning by way of authentic tasks. Authentic Tasks are aligned with Learning Goals for Student Success. As a Core French teacher, I scaffold and model language instruction. A social climate has been created during French language learning time that supports students in working together productively and encourages them to take risks and try new things! When students are working in an authentic situation to complete an authentic task I am able to provide authentic assessment of learning that is integrated within the tasks and reflective of the Learning Goals. In May 2012, I joined the Limestone DSB's Learning Connections team which strives to support educators to embed the use of information technology tools into their professional learning and classroom practice through face-to-face learning opportunities, participation in online community discussions, video conferencing opportunities, webcasts and monthly virtual planning meetings.
|Parkash Lohana (PAKISTAN)
Usman Institute of Technology
Parkash Lohana (MS., B.E) is the Department Head and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Usman Institute of Technology (Hamdard University) Karachi, Sindh- Pakistan. He has more than 23 years extensive experience as an electrical engineer on high voltage transmission line and sub-stations projects with National engineering services Pakistan and as a faculty with Usman Institute of Technology Karachi. My professional interests are Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Ethics, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Programming, Human Computer Interaction, and Engineering Education.
|Laura Lowder (USA)
I am currently working to prepare preservice teachers to teach students in K12 settings. Among my areas of expertise is technology integration to support learning needs. My experience includes teaching at the K-6 level, graduate work in curriculum and instruction as well as educational technology, and post-secondary instruction in education.
|Lauren Lunsford (USA)
Dr. Lauren Lunsford is an associate professor of literacy and joined the Belmont faculty in 2006. She earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Special Education at Vanderbilt University and has worked with students at the elementary, middle and high school level. Dr. Lunsford has taught in a number of cities including Charleston, SC ; Atlanta, GA; and San Francisco, CA. She has consulted in classrooms in Phoenix, AZ; New York City, NY; Nashville, TN; and other cities. Her experience across grade levels in varying contexts contributes to her passion to help train teachers to help all students learn. Before joining the Belmont faculty, Dr. Lunsford served as an assistant professor of special education at San Francisco State University teaching courses on students with reading disabilities and with behavioral disorders. At Belmont she teaches Human Development, Secondary Methods, Classroom Management, Secondary Literacy, and various Reading Specialist courses in the Education Department as well as serving as the Advisor to students in the Intern Program. Dr. Lunsford is also equally passionate about facilitating learning for all students at Belmont as she is very active in the General Education program. Her work in General Education is particularly focused on capstone experiences for undergraduates and facilitating their reflection on their global and cultural experiences while at Belmont. As both an instructor in Gen Ed as well as a teacher educator Dr. Lunsford is committed to helping teachers and students view their worlds from new lenses and extend the boundaries of their communities. She passionately believes that a global perspective is critical for ensuring that all students learn and reach their potential.
|Dr. José Manuel (SPAIN)
Professor in Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education. His articles are related to Educational Technology, http://murcia.academia.edu/JoséManuelSáezLópez ICT integration and Methods in Education. Director in an Innovation Project in a primary school. Partner in the project “The policies of a computer per child in Spain. Visions and practices of teachers regarding the program escuela 2.0. A comparative analysis between regions. (investigator). http://es.scribd.com/doc/76401271/Informe-Escuela2-0-Espana ”. Lecturer in some e-learning training modules in Aguascalientes “México” and the Complutense School in Latinamérica.
|Guillermo Guadalupe Martìnez Valdez (MEXICO)
Profesor de asignatura
Centro Cultural Ojos Fronterizos
Me encanta aprender y desaprender y contagiar a los que me rodean en este proceso de autoaprendizaje virtual que nos dan las tecnologias
|Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud (BANGLADESH)
A guest faculty of Public Health at BUHS & Consultant at UNICEF, he did his Masters in Public Health at State University of Bangladesh and Master of Health Economics at University Of Dhaka.He is an Academician and Researcher in the field of Public Health for more than 9 years. His teaching areas are Health Informatics, Epidemiology, Tobacco Control and Health Economics. He worked in different research projects such as Tobacco Control, Health Informatics, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Air Quality Monitoring-PM2.5,Maternal and Child Health; Pay for Performance (P4P); Wetland Biodiversity Rehabilitation Project; Chronic Arsenic Poisoning; National Household Corruption Survey; Elderly People Health Care Seeking Behavior; National Tuberculosis Program. He worked in several high impact international collaborative projects like Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2009 Bangladesh that a project of CDC, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and World Health Organization; P4P that a project of UNICEF & Population Council. He worked in World Health Organization in 2011. He is a Mentor at Bangladesh Science Outreach since April 2014.Dr. Jakir is working as Advisor- Public Health Informatics & Global Affairs at Global Unification International since April 2014.
|Kathleen McInerney (UNITED STATES)
Associate Professor and Chair; Professor
Saint Xavier University
Kathleen McInerney holds a doctorate in language, literacy and culture from the University of Iowa. Along the way, she has gained much experience with and researched ESL, EFL and dual language teaching with a focus on the social contexts affecting emergent bilingual learners and their families. She has taught preK-graduate students and also teaches a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate course in the summers in Cuenca, Ecuador. She helped to found a trilingual children's school in Cuenca, and she provides professional development to teachers of English in the U.S. and in Ecuador. Kathleen’s current interests include building global communities of practice through technology and empowering teachers as critical agents of change and social justice.
|Ssrah McPherson (USA)
associate professor and chair
Instructional Technology, School of Education, New York Institute of Technology
Associate Professor and Chair of Instructional Technology in the School of Education at New York Institute of Technology. My background is in educational technology teacher preparation graduation education and special education. I teach graduate courses that address diversity and learning with technology. I am a past board member of the Maryland and New York ISTE affiliate organizations, and served as president of the ISTE Sig for Teacher Education, now TEPLN. I am also active in Society for Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) and National Technology Leadership Consortium (NTLS). I serve on the Commission for Continuous Improvement for CAEP. And finally, I serve on the Microsoft Faculty Advisory Board for Technology enhanced learning. In that capacity I have facilitated faculty workshops in Jakarta, Sydney and Monterrey.
|Md.Asad Miah (BANGLADESH)
Ramkrishno Girls' High School
I'm the head teacher of two high schools one is for girls' and the other one is a night high for working children. I'm also a teacher trainer for secondary English teacher of ministry of education and BRAC. I'm the chair of SCELTA,an English teachers association of 1500 members and Ex-convener of Bangladesh English Language Association of regional chapter.
|Diane Midness (USA)
Director of Professional Devlopment
I am former high school media coordinator and teacher for technology integration. I have been working for iEARN-USA for 12 years and have been involved in international collaboration between classrooms for 25 years.
|Dr. Cynthia Miller (US)
I am a learner first and as a child lived around the world. Having over 20 years of teaching experience from k-12 and postsecondary in Education, Research, Technology and Training, and Science. Currently, I am doing research on student choice of LMS, Crowdsourcing, Special Populations and online learning, and evaluation of educational programs for indigenous populations. I teach, mentor, support, learn and find new friends every day around the globe! Interested in opportunities for collaboration on research and articles.
|Thomas Millington (USA)
I have a Bolivian-American background and have worked in the field of international education for many years (BCA, Emmanuel College and Western Kentucky University). I have founded my own study abroad organization (Abroadia) and I seek ways to create synergy between international education and peace studies. Study abroad is a powerful tool to inspire new perspectives and personal growth in students, but it must be intentional in its application and approach.
|Anne Mirtschin (AUSTRALIA)
Hawkesdale P12 College
An ICT teacher and a web conference coach is passionate about immersing technology in the classroom for the best possible learning outcomes.
|Dr. Santosh Kumar (INDIA)
Population Education Resource Centre (PERC), Department of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Mumbai, India (http://sndt.ac.in/)
I am researcher & demographer employed with the S. N. D. T. Women’s University (SNDTWU, http://sndt.ac.in/) located at Mumbai in India. I underwent training in demography from the IIPS, Mumbai, India. (http://www.iipsindia.org/). I acquired Ph. D. in 1999. I am Reviewer/Editorial Board Member for 31 international journals. I have reviewed papers for 5 international conference sessions, including EURAM 2014 Conference (4-7 June 2014, University of Valencia, Spain, http://site.aace.org). My subject areas of interest include: population & development education, issues pertaining to population-development linkages, education for sustainable development, adult & continuing education/non-formal/extension education, etc. I have (a) co-authored 5 research studies (published by the SNDTWU); (b) presented 32 papers for national conferences & 11 papers for international conferences, & (c) authored/co-authored 5 handbooks/booklets (published by the SNDTWU, 5 books, & 11 book chapters. In addition, I have 30 articles published in national journals and 18 in international journals. I was previously awarded Government of India fellowship at the IIPS (1986-1987) and travel scholarship for sharing my research views at international conferences and summits held at Karachi (Pakistan), Dare es Salaam (Tanzania), Stockholm (Sweden), Madison (USA), and Dushanbe (Tajikistan). I am Advisory Board Member of the American Academic & Scholarly Research Center (http://aasrc.org/?page_id=38) and Reviewer–cum–International Advisory Board Member for the AASRC 2013 International Conference – Beirut, Lebanon (http://aasrc.org/conference/? page_id=803). I was invited as Guest Speaker at the Pakistan’s 11th International Convention on Quality Improvement-ICQU, 2007 (organized by PIQC Institute of Quality Improvement, Lahore), Karachi, Pakistan, November 26-27, 2007.
|Brett Moffatt (AUSTRALIA)
Founder & Educator
Old Master Studios
Brett Moffatt, has a background in fine art, having obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in visual arts. He also holds a graduate diploma of secondary education. He has been a professional visual artist for over 20 years, and in that time has taught at, and administered, private colleges and municipal arts organizations in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. He maintains an educational consultancy practice based on new technologies, online resources and instructional design.
|Hesham Mohamed (USA)
Hesham Mohamed Masters in Information and Library Science Doctor in Management and Organizational Leadership Doctor in Information Systems and Technology Senior Librarian Queens Library
|Samreen Mona (PAKISTAN )
Teacher and ICT Incharge
Alif Laila Book Bus Society
Im a teacher and a lesson Planner. i design interactive teaching model for students and teachers. my objective is to promote education.
|Dr Kareem Moncree-Moffett (USA)
My name is Ms. Kareem Moncree-Moffett and I am a forever learner and teacher. I believe that our current system of education is archaic and in need of collaborative efforts to progress our learning and development into a era where American kids can compete globally. More international collaboration needs to happen so that adults and kids alike can learn hands on from each other and find their affinity.
|Danieta Morgan (INDIA)
American International School of Chennai
Danieta Morgan is an Educator and Design Thinking Trainer at American International School of Chennai. She works with children daily to improve and revolutionize education to meet their needs. This is Danieta's second year working in India; prior to this she worked in New York City. Danieta has been involved with implementing a school wide advisory in New York City where she managed and implemented a program to address social emotional needs of students. Danieta has also led Genius Hour and TED-Ed club in her school where she teaches students to follow their passions and make their dreams a reality. Danieta's number one passion is assisting students' in their ability to grow, learn, and achieve any dream possible!
|Louise Morgan (USA)
2nd Grade Teacher
Louise Morgan is global educator who strives to flatten her classroom walls and bring the world to her students. #globalclassroom lead teacher and management team member, #TCEA and #ISTE13 presenter, #2ndchat moderator
|Agnes Murchiri (KENYA)
RIRUTA SATELLITE PRIMARY SCHOOL
|Dr. Lt. S. Sangara Nachiar (INDIA)
Director/Associate professor/Former NCC officer
Lady Doak College,Madurai
I am the library director of JX Miller Library. Leadership training and participation and laurels: Attended NCC Pre Commissioned Officers Training Course at Gwalior and secured Commandant Silver Medal – Best all rounder and stood first in professional ability and received appreciation from DIRECTOR GENERAL OF NCC, LIEUTENANT GENERAL B.S.MALIK. AVSM. Attended many adventure camps, National Integration camp and Kargil Motivation Camp deserves special mention. Recognized as a specialist in NIA presentation Out Standing Achievements 1. As Librarian was honored as the prominent Alumnae of Holy Cross College on the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day with Gold Medal. Received Renowned Alumane Award on March 8th 2005. 2. As NCC officer Lt. was awarded with an Outstanding ANO’s Award of Madurai Group in appreciation of her contribution in training the cadets for RDC NIA Presentation and flag Area at the Felicitation function organized by Madurai Group on 15/3/2005. Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium. Oberlin Shansi Visiting Scholar.Oberlin, USA LITA National Forum Integrating Innovation IT in the Transformation of the Library. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ALAO Annual Conference Group Library Training on Archives Management-Asia Pacific Librarian. Academic LIbrarians conference, Yunnan University.CHINA
|Shelbee R. Nguyen (USA)
Asst. Professor of Education
Kennesaw State University
SHELBEE R. NGUYEN is an Assistant Professor of Education at Kennesaw State University in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. Her research focuses on socio-cultural influences for adult and higher education learners with emphasis on study abroad and international education.
|Garry Nimanya (UGANDA)
I am an experienced educator. Holder of Masters in education from Walsh University(USA). Passionate about education for empowerment. An education officer in Uganda and lecturer at Kampala international University. Director of an education for empowerment consultancy called ROGAR consult in Kampala, Uganda. Available to share my expertise, research and knowledge, skills and philosophy about education matters world wide.
|Alfred Okello (UGANDA)
Head teacher, National Viceman of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda
A professionally trained teacher, Head teacher of a High School, B. Sc degree, Post graduate qualifications in Education, Computer Science and Human Resource Management. Vice Chair of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda; a Validated Facilitator for the Global Connecting Classrooms initiative of the British Council for both School Leadership and Global Citizenship programs. Member of Boards of schools.
|Wendy L. Oliver (UNITED STATES)
Vice President of Learning, Research and Assessment
After Dr. Oliver’s national recognition and leadership experience founding The State of Tennessee nationally recognized online learning program, e4TN, she began working deeper in research and implementation of blended and online learning environments throughout the world. The natural tie of online learning and assessment led Dr. Oliver to publish work on teacher effectiveness in the online environment, such as, Investigating Whether a Value-Added Teaching Effectiveness Model Designed for Traditional Classrooms Can be Used to Measure Online Teaching Quality, and her experience in digital leadership provided the opportunity to publish in Lessons learned from virtual schools: Experiences and recommendations from the field. Dr. Oliver’s experience in digital learning and her expertise in assessment and evaluation have led to her current position as the Vice President of Learning, Research and Assessment for RANDA Solutions, an education data intelligence company based in Nashville. Wendy Oliver is poised to become one of the nation’s preeminent voices in online and blended learning, as her Blended & Online Learning Practice Frameworks are unveiled in 2014. The announcement will include the release of four related software applications, professional publications, and related upcoming professional development videos and supporting materials
|Christiana Oluwatoyin (NIGERIA)
Adolescence Panorama Initiative
I am a the President and Executive Director of Adolescence Panorama Initiative (www.adolescencepanorama.org); a community centric development organization that is linking services to broader concerns for adolescent well-being in areas of education, and support services, health and vocation. Our mission is to safeguard the well-being of adolescents in indigenous cultures in Nigeria. Our vision is a world of cultures and societies void of ills.
|Ann Oro (UNITED STATES)
Saint Michael School
I am the technology coordinator for a small PreK through eighth grade Catholic school. I teach classes to students as well as faculty. I advise and support teachers in using technology to support student learning. Outside of the school, I teach classes in utilizing technology in education to the local alternate certification program provided through a regional training center. I am a founding organizer for EdCamp NYC which is a free for teachers by teachers unconference.
|Sujit Kumar Pandey (INDIA)
Kumaun University, Nainital
I have done MLISc. from University of Delhi, Delhi and Doctorate form Bundelkhand University, Jhanshi with 15 years of experience in Libraries.
|Vicky Papageorgiou (GREECE)
I'm an EFL teacher with approximately 20 years of experience with mainly adult learners .For over 15 years I have been preparing students for English language exams of various exam boards. I have an MA in Education (Open Univ. of Cyprus) and an MA in Art (Goldsmiths College). I love finding new ways to motivate my students to use the English language, I love using art to teach them a foreign language. Most importantly, I aspire to make them love the language and not just consider studying a burden.
|Anisha Ismail Patel (USA)
Principal & Educational Consultant
Anisha has culminated her 22 years of experience in the field of education in her consulting firm, innovusED LLC. As an educator, Anisha has gained a vast range of experiences from being a teacher and administrator for both elementary and middle school students in the US and abroad, being engaged in curriculum development, gifted education, and serving as an adjunct faculty member training future teachers at area colleges. Her educational consulting firm innovusED LLC. specializes in education, organization and leadership consulting. Anisha is especially sought after by school districts to facilitate professional development dialogues, promoting the importance of cultural inclusion and global education. Her vast experience in education are an asset to many institutions and school districts. It is her mission to make a positive impact and provide transformative leadership in teaching and learning.
|M S Patterson (USA)
Teacher, Team Leader
Teaches English and Speech in the Rio Grande Valley region of Deep South Texas. Specializes in working with adolescent girls considered At-Risk. Volunteers as an English teacher in Mexico and South America and is planning to go to Africa this winter to teach as well. Is certified as a project based learning, flipped classroom, and digital classroom teacher. Holds a Master's degree in Adolescent Literacy and Technology and is working on a PhD in Global and Comparative Education. Has written several articles and is currently writing a book about adolescent girls and their experiences in the Rio Grande region.
|Giselle Pempedjian (LEBANON)
Lebanese American University
Giselle A. Pempedjian is an instructor of English and the supervisor/coordinator of the English Language Laboratory in the Department of Humanities at LAU Beirut. Her research interests include implementing web tools in learning and incorporating technology in learning. Her emphasis is on effectively blending online learning with face-to-face classes and implementing online learning in order to meet students’ individual needs. Pempedjian has taken part in Project Zero Classroom, the Harvard program on how to create classrooms, learning materials and environments that promote learning and understanding. In addition, she has participated in a workshop in Amsterdam University on how to effectively use the internet in language teaching. Pempedjian is an e-Learning specialist and consultant. A certified Blackboard trainer, Pempedjian also designs and offers training sessions for faculty and students at LAU. An active member in the online learning community, she participates as a reviewer in the blackboard Exemplary Course Program.
|Agnes R. Pesimo (PHILIPPINES)
Partido State University
I am an Associate Professor and provides lectures in chemistry and research at Partido State University, Philippines. My research interests are focused on microscale Chemistry, teaching innovations and strategies, environmental studies, and product development.
|Jennifer Peterson (BRASIL)
Academic Technology Coordinator
I am currently working at Graded School in São Paulo, Brasil as an Academic Technology Coordinator. Graded recently held Innovate, a conference for the region focused on re-imaging school. I have 15 years of experience in educational technology including several k-12 international schools, US schools, corporate education and the public sector. I am passionate about digital inclusion, social business and L-O-N-G distance running! I also LOVE spending time with my three children making life as adventurous as possible.
|Binyet Bi Mbog Alain Philippe (CAMEROON)
OMEP(World Organisation For Early Childhood) Preparatory Committee) Cameroon
I am an education International Consultant, President of OMEP Cameroon Preparatory Committee and involved in many project research concerning education.
|Heike Philp (BELGIEN)
let's talk online sprl
Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl, Belgium which provides technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Philp co-initiated three European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline). Her latest EU project CAMELOT (CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning). Philp founded and organises several web conferences, Virtual Round Table (language learning technologies) DaFWEBKON (teachers of German), SLanguages Annual Symposium and CEFR Web Conference (CEFR). She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life.
|Adina Popa (USA)
Loudoun County Public Schools
Adina Popa is currently a Technology Resource Teacher and International Ambassador in Loudoun County, Virginia. Her primary duties include training and motivating teachers to improve current performance, creating and delivering model lessons, collaborating with teachers, and researching new trends to be implemented in the curriculum. She creates partnerships with schools and education leaders, organizations and educational companies, to design collaboration projects, exchange best practices, and support 21st Century Learning. She is a Promethean Planet Super User, a judge for the CODiE Awards, is on the Educational Advisory Board for brainPOP, nettrekker and ePals.com, is the European Coordinator for the Global Education Conference, and is the founder of TEDxAshburn. Popa's experience as an educator spans two continents. She was awarded the Virginia Innovator of the Year Award in 2010, and was inducted into the National School Boards Association's 20 to Watch group in 2010.
|Claudia Popescu (ROMANIA)
Head of LifeLong Learning
Public Library George Baritiu Brasov
As head of LLL department, my main activities and responsibilities are design and coordinate the educational programs for library patrons, coordinate the continuing professional development program and development the new library projects for the community benefit.
|Rose Powers (UNITED STATES)
Lead Teacher - Academy of International and Cultural Studies
Red Bank Regional High School
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for the past nine years. For the past two years, I have also taught our school's IB Theory of Knowledge course as well as electives in Culture and Social Justice. I am also the Lead Teacher of my high school's Academy of International and Cultural Studies for the past four years. As a Lead Teacher, I am always researching ways to expand and improve our program. Your organization definitely appears to provide not only the resources in global education we are seeking, but real world connections with other educators.
|Laura-Rebeca Precup-Stiegelbauer (ROMANIA)
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad
I was born in 1982 and I am a university lecturer at Vasile Goldis Western University in Arad. I have been teaching various courses and tutorials of English for the last 8 years. I studied for my PhD in Iasi, at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University under the supervision of professor Stefan Avădanei, who became my mentor. Along my professional development I published around 15 ISI proceedings articles and many BDI articles. I am keen on British culture, civilisation, Oral History and translations.
|Michelle Priola (USA)
Adams 12 Five Star School District
I am currently serving as a STEM Coordinator at STEM Launch, a k-8 school. We utilize problem based learning as a major component of our STEM model. Many aspects of my position as the STEM Coordinator include linking outside entities to our school and creating opportunities for field experiences, guest speakers, and expert panelists to work with our students. We use blended learning, flipped classrooms, and web-based software frequently in our school and outside of the school day to extend our students' learning. I am interested in helping to promote and explore leverage points in the systems of education, industry, and technology.
|Jesús Antonio (COLOMBIA)
Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
English and Humanities Teacher. Professor in some Colombian universities. Currently studying a PhD. in Education. Educational researcher about Sociology of Education and Youth issues.
|Kay Rabil (UNITED STATES)
Educator - Mentor
I currently work with a team in India through my business. I have been an educator over 20 years. My areas of expertise are English, literary analysis, reading, writing/composition. I have extensive training in diversity and cultural education. Because of my middle eastern heritage, I am passionate about diversity and the global approach to education. I have extensive homeschooling experience.
|Datchanamoorthy Ramu (INDIA)
Youth for Human Rights International
I am Human Rights Activist doing Education on Universal Declaration on Human Rights to the students and also have been serving an long wide as • Tamilnadu State President – National Crime investigation Bureau. • Tamilnadu State General Secretary –International Human Rights Council. • Chapter In-charge – Youth for Human Rights International. • Youth Secretary –Human Rights Platform. • United Nation’s Volunteers –India. and i am also have been gone under i. Selected as an Indian Youth Delegate for International Summit on Human Rights by Youth for Human Rights International. ii. Nominated for Youth International Human Rights Award iii. Nominated for Commonwealth Youth Award
|Tania Rashid (CANADA)
Education Support Coordinator
|Julene Reed (USA)
Director of Academic Technology
St. George's independent School
Julene Reed is an educator with twenty–two years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. Julene is currently the Director of Academic Technology for St. George's Independent School in Memphis, TN. She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Former ADE Board member, Discovery Education STAR Educator and Leadership Council member, Google Certified Teacher, EdTech Team Member, Educational Collaborator, CUE Lead Learner, and former Co–Director of iSummit, Coalition of Lighthouse Schools. Global Connections: Julene has traveled globally through her work with Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, Polar Bears International, and Apple education. As the Director of PBI’s Tundra Connections, she travels to Churchill, Canada annually to observe polar bears in the wild and conduct live educational videoconferences and webcasts with scientists. Julene also works with Suumu Secondary School and Roots & Shoots in Tanzania. Her passion to make a difference in the world through education and technology are clearly evident in her work. Julene is a member of the Advisory Councils of both Roots & Shoots and Polar Bears International. She is the director of the Tundra Connections program with Polar Bears International. Julene has participated in The Education Project in Bahrain, and she has served as the International Chair of the Global Education Conference Advisory Board in the past. Julene has developed curricular content focused on global education for Apple Education and iTunesU.
|Joseph Reilly (SAUDI ARABIA)
Director, Library and Heritage Museum
20 years of un-quiet librarianship focused on user-driven discoverability, all with a smile!
|Lauren Rickey, Ed.D. (UNITED STATES)
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
I enjoy a rich history of service in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools through teaching, administration, planning, organizing, and directing multiple initiatives to increase instructional quality, leadership capacity, and high school reform; leading our students’ toward graduating on-time. I value sharing with other school leaders throughout the world on how we can grow service to our shared students.
|Dr. Eduardo Raul Rivas (CANADA)
Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Eduardo R. Rivas has over 30+ years of experience in the field of Education, (Elementary, Secondary, College and University- undergraduate, graduate and doctoral), Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, Organizational Leadership, Educational Leadership, Administration and Quality Improvement. He has served as a Teacher, School and District Administrator, college and university Professor at the undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels and in Senior Level College/University Administration. Recently he served as Dean at Miami Dade College and most recently Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Universidad de San Buenaventura (Bogota, Colombia). He is currently Leadership Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and President/CEO, Instituto de Liderazgo y Excelencia/Institute for Leadership and Excellence (Bogota, Colombia). Dr. Rivas has numerous university degrees. Two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Elementary Education and the second in Social Studies Education both from Florida International University. He also has three Master’s degrees, one in Mathematics and Computer Education with certification in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University a second in Social Studies Education from Florida International University and his third from Escuela Europea de Direccion y Empresa (Human Resources) Master’s program – Real Centro Universitario Escorial (Madrid, Spain). Dr. Rivas also has received an Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University with specialization in Administration and a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership from the University of Miami.
|Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D. (USA)
VP, College & Career Services
Center for College & Career Readiness
Dr. Elaine J. Roberts, a former systems analyst and university professor, is a recognized leader in P-20 educator professional development and curriculum design. She has worked with university faculty and practicing and pre-service teachers for over 20 years focusing on classroom management, assessment strategies, project-based learning, and literacy strategies, with an emphasis on writing. Dr. Roberts has facilitated writing workshops with a range of audiences, from university faculty to high school students. A veteran executive with Pearson Education, Follett Software, and ETA Hand2Mind, Elaine serves as Senior Faculty for select Black Belt Cohorts and is an expert in College & Career Ready writing. She also serves as faculty at the university level, is a national speaker on Common Core State Standards and Diverse Learners, and is a national advocate for the use of social media and technology to support classroom teacher practices. Elaine has been privileged to work with educators and students all over the United States, in Puerto Rico, and in Kazakhstan.
|Thomas Röhlinger (GERMANY )
Radjojo World Children's Media Network
- Founder & Editor in Chief of Radijojo World Children's Media Network which is connecting kids worldwide and has received awards by UNICEF, UNESCO, UN Alliance of Civilizations, German Federal Government - Global Expert of UN Alliance of Civilizations - Winner of Communication for Sustainable Social Change Award of University of Massachusetts Amhers
|Rosabel Roig-Vila (SPAIN)
University of Alicante
Dr. Rosabel Roig-Vila has a Ph.D. in Pedagogy and is currently a lecturer [in Spanish: “Profesora Titular”] at the University of Alicante, Spain, where she was Dean at the Faculty of Education. She is editor of Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (http://www.naerjournal.ua.es). She is specializes in ICT and Education, and has published a number of learned papers and monographies and given various lectures on the subject (in Spain and abroad). She is the researcher-in-chief for ICT and Education R+D of IVITRA (http://www.ivitra.ua.es). She has written a lot of publications about ICT and Education such as: Investigar el Cambio Curricular en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (2007) y La articulación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la educación (2003) –published at New York: Edwin Mellen Press. She has received several awards, such as the “Education and Society Award” (1995) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and the “Premio Extaordinario de Doctorado” at the University of Alicante. She has participated in research projects in Spanish institutions and the European Union. Since 2003 she is the Chairperson of the following postgraduate studies at the University of Alicante, devoted to ICT and Education and e-learning (http://www.edutic.ua.es/master/): Máster en Educación y Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. See more at: http://www.rosabelroigvila.es
|Ana Maria (ARGENTINA)
Director. Distance Learning Area
Doctor in Sociology, Universidad Católica Argentina; Magister in Education Management, Licenciada in Education Management, Universidad CAECE; Teacher of English as a Second or Foreign Language, Dr. N. Avellaneda School. I worked for many years as a teacher of English, and have been the Head of Distance Learning at Universidad CAECE, Buenos Aires, since 2006.
|Wiriyah Ruechaipanit (THAILAND)
Education leader writer and researcher. Creativity expert committee , ministry of education . National curriculum committee , ministry of education
|Vera Saar (CANADA)
A fun, courageous and visionary polymath whose mission is to help others to connect with knowledge in a holistic way.Vera Saar, an engineer with a background in animation, blends art and science together to create engaging hands-on lessons that gets students familiar with STEM topics, exposing them to new interests that could one-day develop into alternative career opportunities. One door leads to another leads to another. The goal is to instill the values of continuous learning.
|Dimitrios Salampasis (LUXEMBOURG )
Public Research Center Henri Tudor
Dimitrios Salampasis is a Doctoral Researcher at the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg conducting research in the area of business innovation management and more specifically in the field of open innovation. At the same time he is pursuing his PhD on Industrial Engineering and Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. Dimitrios holds a Bachelor Degree on Public and Business Administration and two Master Degrees in European Studies and Organizational and Educational Psychology. He is also a recent graduate of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation by the University of Luxembourg (First Class Honors). Dimitrios has extensive working experience in the public and private sector in Greece and abroad and international NGO experience in the field of education and training. He has been a collaborator in projects organized by the Council of Europe, European Parliament, United Nations and ASEF. Dimitrios has participated in numerous conferences around the world as a facilitator, trainer and rapporteur. He is currently working on publications and studies in the field of innovation in relation to education, entrepreneurship and human capital.
|Hassan Sattar (PAKISTAN)
Managing Director & CEO
Silver Oaks School System
Having studied Commerce (1st Degree); Account, Finance & Economics (2nd Degree) followed by Graduate study & research in Development Economics at University of Oxford, I have worked in Oil & Gas; Banking & Education industries over 18 years with resident & project assignments in 14 countries across Europe (UK, Holland); Africa (Morocco); Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon), Far East (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore) and South Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh). After setting up & heading a Multi-National Bank in Abu Dhabi, my last Corporate sector assignment, I returned to Pakistan in 2010 to join the cause of “making a difference by developing enlightened leadership of tomorrow” and have been working on enhancing the effectiveness and impact of education in Pakistan for the last four years. I have also co-authored original research on the impact of structured intervention of giving formal life skills' training.
|Anuraag Saxena (SINGAPORE)
Regional Head, Asia
World Education Foundation, UK
Anuraag is the Asia Head for the World Education Foundation, UK (www.wefuk.org), and leads the Asia partnerships and entry-strategy. In this capacity, he enables schools and educational-institutions in the K-12 segment with: a) Tools and strategies to measure-and-improve learning-outcomes; b) Creating trust-tools for schools to interact with an extended set of stakeholders, such as parents, regulators, boards-of-education, etc; and c) Building relationships with grant-makers and multi-lateral agencies in the education space. Anuraag is an accountant-turned-banker-turned-entrepreneur and is keenly interested in the social impact space in Asia and Africa. He is keenly vested in the education space and believes it is the “ticket out, for most Asian economies to claim their rightful place”. When he is not working, he can be found at stand-up comedy shows or diving.
|Mohammad Shahzaman (BANGLADESH)
Batakandi High School
I am Mohammad Shahzaman 34. I am a teacher of Batakandi High School in Titas under district of Bangladesh. I want to share to global education.
|Shamshad (SAM) (PAKISTAN)
Mature Professional Telecommunication specialist and now a professional eTrainer and teacher based in Pakistan.
Youth for Human Rights Campaign Nepal
I am working in Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, I have 12 Years experience in IT field and 5 Years working experience in Human Rights Education Awareness and 4 years Experience in Disaster Relief I am continue my master degree in MCA and good experience in education sector and promoting sector.
|Anne Shaw (UNITED STATES)
21st Century Schools
As the Founder and Director of 21st Century Schools I work with schools, school districts, ministries of education and national education organizations in the United States and abroad. Our focus is on Professional Development and Curriculum Design for the 21st century.
Senior Management Consultant
Born in Calgary, AB, Canada, Loreen Sherman inherited a pioneer-entrepreneurial spirit and with over 30 years of interdisciplinary experience she shares insights on the entrepreneurial mindset, ways to advance business and deploy growth initiatives. She is a sought after speaker and a multiple-book bestselling author. She attained Faculty certification with the Apollo Group, earned a Master of Business Administration and holds a degree in Geology and Earth Sciences. She is a co-founder of Star-Ting Inc, a management consulting firm and provides strategic advice to executives.
|Ashley Sills (USA)
Associate Director of Development for Global Issues Network
Global Issues Network
Ashley Sills has been dedicated to empowering youth through project based learning and socio-environmental activism for as long as she can remember. She has worked with the Global Issues Network and schools around the world to connect a network of students and educators who have realized and are committed to their global citizenry. As global citizens, this network is dedicated to partnering with their local communities to solve global issues through life long-learning and local activism. The Global Issues Network holds student led conferences in soon to be all regions of the world. All GIN Conference participants present their work and create a film highlighting their message. These conferences are a space for students and educators to develop their local community projects through peer-to-peer problem solving and edification.
|Joshua Sneideman (USA)
Albert Einstein Distinguished Science Educator Fellow
Department of Energy
Joshua Sneideman is a middle school science teacher with ten years of teaching experience. He is currently teaching at Tarbut V’Torah (TVT), a K-12 pluralistic day school in Irvine, California. At TVT, Sneideman teaches earth, life and physical science for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. In addition to being a grade level coordinator he is a dedicated varsity tennis and middle school basketball coach. An experienced international educator, Sneideman taught middle school science in both Costa Rica, where he pioneered a project-based learning curriculum, and Trinidad and Tobago, where he taught the interdisciplinary “Watershed Program” developed by the National Green Ribbon Award-winning Radnor Middle School of Pennsylvania. Sneideman holds a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Framingham State University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Geology and Environmental Science with a minor in Spanish from James Madison University. Prior to beginning his career as a middle school science educator, Sneideman worked as a hydro-geologist mapping and remediating groundwater contamination along the East Coast of the United States. In 1998, Sneideman received the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant in support of his undergraduate research conducting a cladistics analysis of an extinct fossil to help resolve the clade at the base of familia iguanidae. In 2007, he received the United States Department of State CAFTA-DR Small Grant in support of his efforts to create an intercollegiate environmental congress to enhance environmental education for both public and private schools in Costa Rica. This organization is now in its sixth year and has educated thousands of students around their motto “think globally; act locally.” Sneideman was honored to be awarded the first ever peer recognition award at the Lincoln School in Costa Rica. He has presented at local and regional conferences in California on topics ranging from differentiated lesson planning to the use of technology in the classroom. His most recent presentation was a half day workshop on behalf of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) on micro blogging, RSS, and expanding one’s digital footprint. An article he wrote will appear in the September issue of Faculty Newsletter, the quarterly publication by CAIS. Sneideman recently published an article in SCOPE the Newsletter for the NAGC Curriculum Studies Newtork on student centered learning. He is also thrilled to be authoring a TED Ed original animated short on analogies for geologic time, slated for release at the end of the 2013. Josh’s teaching philosophy centers around constructivist principles utilizing project-based learning environments. He credits his initial teaching experience as an outdoor educator for providing him with many of the techniques he uses in creating a positive student centered learning environment. Sneideman is motivated by his intense desire to improve the quality of the environment at a local, national, and international level through education. “I became an educator to have the greatest environmental impact possible. As a hydro-geologist cleaning up oil spills I was simply a band-aid on a much larger problem. I switched careers as I came to realize education was the best way to affect a generational shift in environmental consciousness.” Josh and Carolina, his wife of 6 years, can be found in their free time playing at the park with their two daughters, age 4 and 1. He enjoys crewing sailboat races and kayaking the flat waters of Virginia’s many amazing rivers
|Herman Ssebuliba (SOUTH AFRICA)
Executive Vice President
I am an enthusiastic, a leader, creative, open-minded and self-motivated person, who is looking to build upon my experience. I am an achiever who takes on and achieves stretch challenges and targets whilst maintaining a high service standard. I am fully capable of working independently, as well as a team player who aims at creating collaborative relationships with others by offering support, sharing ideas and best practices.
|Carolyn Stevenson (UNITED STATES)
Director of Education
Veteran educator and qualitative research expert Carolyn Stevenson is Director of Education for SeaTrust Institute. She is also leading the US and global youth programs for middle and high school students, AWARE. Under her direction, the program provides a forum for students to acquire public service credits required for high school graduation in many US cities as well as experiential environmental education that enhances applications to top universities while giving back to their local communities. Carolyn has over 15 years teaching and administrative experience in higher education. Prior to pursuing a career in higher education, she worked in the publishing field and served as a technical writing consultant. She currently serves as committee member for the American Educational Research Association’s Division D: Research Methods for the Early Career Award; Associate Editor for the International Journal of Technologies and Educational Marketing (IJTEM), published by IGI-Global; Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for the Journal of Education and Learning published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education; and Membership Committee Member for the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (AERA). Recent publications include a chapter entitled: “Leading across Generations: Issues for Higher Education Administrators” published in the Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management, by IGI Global and Technical Writing: A Comprehensive Resource for Technical Writers at all Levels, (Martinez, Hannigan, Wells, Peterson and Stevenson) Revised and Updated Edition, Kaplan Publishing. She is currently co-editing a text entitled Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience, with an anticipated publication date of fall 2014.
|Susan Stillman (USA)
Director of Education, Global Office
Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
I am the Six Seconds’ Director of Education, Global Office and dedicated to supporting educators in the teaching, practice, and measurement of EQ. I am a former K-12 school counselor, who has consulted on the implementation of social emotional learning around the world. Former chair of the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group at AERA, I offers workshops, webinars, certification programs, strategic planning, and research assistance for both K-12 schools and also universities who wish to integrate SEL into their programs. On two university faculties, I mentor students and chair doctoral committees in SEL, educational leadership, and grounded theory. I am an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow at Fielding Graduate University. Interested in aligning with others to support positive change though Emotional Intelligence and Social Emotional Learning.
|Ellen Street (USA)
Ellen Street is a Research Assistant with DSF Consulting, LLC. In this role, she maintains project timelines, conducts literature reviews, internet searches, and other research activities. In addition, she assists in the creation of professional development and training materials for teachers of English learners (ELs). She assists the work of DSF Consulting’s Senior Associates and consultants on technical assistance projects that support English learner achievement and teacher professional development. She has created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for the TESOL International Association funded by W.K. Kellogg to assist educators in learning how to teach young ELs. By working with selected EL experts around the country, Ellen has assessed the National Education Association’s (NEA) professional development materials and participated in gathering research to support these claims. She assists in writing and editing reports and articles. In addition, she performs office management duties and leads DSF Consulting’s social media presence. She is currently earning her M.Ed. in TESOL at the University of Missouri. Her goal is to improve English spoken by professionals for increased understanding in global exchange of ideas and research. Her focus is language and culture in the workplace and professional development for the English learner. She spent two years in southern Spain to research the Andalusian dialect and was employed by the Universidad of Cadiz as an international student advisor for the ERASMUS program.
|Annette Swierzbinski (USA)
Others Are Us
My three areas of passionate involvement are arts, education and advocacy. I trained as an artist, went on to get education credentials and then leaped into law school. I have done large scale installations focused on issues confronting us at a variety of venues. I believe education is a right and have worked to improve education in the schools most left behind by underfunding and populations lacking political clout. I strongly feel arts are a critical part of every truly functional society and continue to work towards greater recognition of their importance for all human beings young, old or in-between. I founded Others Are Us in 2012 as a vehicle for connecting youth from different cultures and backgrounds through art and technology.
|Sadaf Taimur (PAKISTAN)
Head of Brand & Co-Curricular
Silver Oaks School
Having studied Chemistry, Zoology & Applied Psychology (1st Under Graduation Degree); Environmental Sciences (2nd Masters Degree) followed by an international publication in International journal of Environmental Engineering (Research paper was presented in an international conference, Malaysia) & Educational Planning & Management (3rd Masters Degree), the co-author has been a member of Silver Oaks School since 2011, commencing her role as Planning Manager & Chief of Staff. After spending one & a half year in the role, she took up her place on the Institutional Management Committee as Head of Brand & Co-Curricular in March 2013. Further she has an experience of: community work in NCPC (National Cleaner Production Center) and internship in Federal Ministry of Environment.
|Dr. M. Monte Tatom (UNITED STATES)
Director of iLearn Program, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Tatom is enjoying developing his skills as Director of iLearn Program and serving as lead Qualitative Researcher for iLearn Program and the iKnow 2.0 at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in Henderson, TN. Dr. Tatom received his Ed.D. from Auburn University in Educational Administration in March 1998. Dr. Tatom is also an Associate Professor in Education for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at FHU. Along with directing the iLearn Program, he also teaches EDU 642 - Advanced Technology for Educators in the Fall and Spring terms. He also serves as the chairperson for the TN State Board of Education's Advisory Council for Teacher Education and Certification.
|Michael Taylor (SINGAPORE)
Learning Group Leader - Technology
ISS International School
Hello and pleased to meet you. A little about me. I started out life as a physical and health education teacher in Australia. In the early 90's I completed my M.Ed. focusing on Administration and Educational Technology. Now 27 years since I started teaching, I have worked in five different countries, the latest of which is Singapore. I define my as an educational technologist, who loves the responsibility of administration and leadership. I have consulted to two governments as to the integration of technology into curriculums, the IB in a similar role, published a book, worked on the Horizon Report and play an active role in ISTE through the Personal Learning Network Administrators (PLNA). My current focus is on authentic learning experiences and flexible learning environments. Both of which fascinate me by how well some educators engage in these areas! Michael
|Carol Teitelman (UNITED STATES)
Coordinator, Distance Learning
Education Service Center, Region 13
Carol Teitelman is the Coordinator of Distance Learning for ESC Region XIII in Austin, TX. After working in government, she was drawn back into education when she saw the immense impact that computer technology can have in providing a meaningful and individualized education for each and every student. A classroom teacher of computer applications in middle school and a special education teacher, Carol taught for over 12 years before moving to a position that provided professional development for educators in applying technology to classroom practice. Carol is currently the Coordinator for Distance Learning in Central Texas and is an advocate for using all methods of virtual classrooms, mobile devices and video conferences to tear down the wall of classrooms and make learning a universal experience. She is known for her lively, humorous presentations filled with ideas that are practical and powerful in changing classrooms to connected communities of learners.
|Thi Tuyet (June) Tran (VIETNAM)
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Tran Thi Tuyet (June Tran) has been working at the University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi since 1996. She has taken up several positions such as lecturer, researcher, manager and administrator in the Vietnamese higher education system. She also worked as both an English teacher and an academic skills advisor at Trinity College and La Trobe International College - La Trobe Melbourne during her time in Australia from 1999-2001 and 2009-2013. She has currently finished her Doctoral study at The Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Australia. Her research interest is international education, higher education policy, cross-cultural study and graduate employability.
|Kerry Tyler-Pascoe (ECUADOR)
The British School Quito
I am an Australian who calls Brisbane her hometown but I currently reside in Quito, Ecuador where I am the Director of The British School Quito. I am an educational leader, motivational speaker, international educator and businesswoman who has nearly twenty-five years experience in education in the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Asia and South America. In 2006 I founded my own business, Teepee Consulting, through which I have had the opportunity to facilitate positive and effective change within learning communities around the world, through the delivery of leadership and professional development and coaching programs. I obtained my undergraduate degree in education from the University of South Australia and I hold a graduate Diploma in Management. I have been an invited speaker at a range of international and national conferences speaking on such topics as, positive, effective and ethical leadership; positive staff development, appraisal and retention programs; higher order thinking skills; creating cultures of excellence; curriculum development for 21st century learners; and capability building in education teams. Before moving to Ecuador I have lived in Peru, Russia, Romania, Australia and the UK but I have worked with many other schools in Asia, South America and Europe as a consultant. Whilst in Peru I led the “Re-Building Childrens' Lives” concert project designed to contribute to aiding communities, in the south of Peru, after the devastating earthquake that occurred in 2007. I helped to organise, and participated in, a range of concerts and musical events to raise funds for this, and other, important community service projects. Now I am here in Quito, Ecuador enjoying all that Ecuador and Quito have to offer. The British School Quito is a small but growing school with an excellent reputation and a high standard of academic excellence. We offer the British National Curriculum and the IB Diploma and we are proud to be accredited by both the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We are currently the only school in Ecuador that offers all three sciences in English at Higher Level in the IB Diploma. The school has a truly warm and collegial atmosphere with very supportive parents and an engaged learning community. I am truly enjoying my experience at BSQ.
|Dimitris Tzouris (GREECE)
Anatolia College / The American College of Thessaloniki
Learning agent, passionate with technology, education and life-long learning. Web enthusiast and social media evangelist. Works as an Instructional Technologist at Anatolia Elementary, Anatolia High School and the American College of Thessaloniki. Used to teach Computer Science at Anatolia Elementary. Reviews for EDUCAUSE. Social Media Officer at TEDxThessaloniki.
|Nicki Ugalde (USA)
|Asmat Ullah (PAKISTAN)
Mr. Asmatullah Asmi was born on January 1, 1992 in Killa Saifullah, Balochistan. He has got his early education from BRC Loralai and graduated in History from GC University Lahore with distinction by securing Gold Medal and Academic Roll of Honour. He has worked as the President of Razi Literary Forum at BRC. He has also served as the Youth Foreign Minister at QYA , Vice President of Library Society and Quiz Master at Ravian Quiz Society at GCU Lahore. He is also an Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as General Secretary of International Relations Organization and its representive to Associate Student Government at OJC Colorado. Beside this, he has also participated in US State Department sponsored Global UGRAD Exchange Program and studied at OJC Colorado in 2012. Moreover, he has been selected for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2014 for The University of Edinburgh Scotland, UK. His interest area is educational policies and international relations. He loves playing cricket, football and table tennis. His hobbies are Gardening, Hiking and Mountaineering, and Reading. His future aim is to join practicle politics and work for the education of underdeveloped and marginalized people.
|Carine Ullom (USA)
Director, Office of Academic Technology
I have lived outside of my home country on four occasions, spending one year in Germany two times as a student, and six months two times in Macedonia with my family (my husband taught at the university there). I have a passion for promoting cross-cultural understanding. I have worked in educational technology in higher education for 20 years and have traveled to/in 19 countries and have traveled through (briefly) 9 more. I'm excited about this organization's potential!
|Caterina Lucia Valentino (CANADA)
My passion is teaching. My interests are sharing her knowledge and love of learning. Dr. Valentino is conversant with all aspect of health care delivery across the continuum of care. I am known for her adeptness at working with people, problem analysis and designing solutions that lead to sustainability. She moves freely between the not-for-profit and profit sectors firmly believing that good leadership and management competencies transcend disciplines and professions. Her research interests include virtual instruction, leadership and diversity/inclusiveness. She recently completed a funded research project on the influence of unconscious biases as the number one threat to stalling change. I have held senior leadership positions in the acute, long-term and community sectors. She sits on the board of North York Seniors Centre. I am a recipient of a Ryerson Teaching Award of Excellence and the Sue Williams Faculty of Community Services teaching award. I completed postgraduate work at the University of Toronto (MBA, PhD) and Dalhousie University (MPA). I volunteers for a number of professional associations and at my local elementary school. I am a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
|Matilde E Vallejos (UNITED STATES)
Student Services Specialist
Montgomery County Public Schools
I was born in Argentina and immigrated to the USA when I was a teenager. I am a special educator by training, specializing in bilingual education. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Learning Disabilities and Intellectually Deficient individuals; my master's degree from George Washington University in Emotionally Disabled Adolescents, and my doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Leadership in Special Education in Urban Settings.
|Tom Vandenbosch (BELGIUM)
VVOB - Education for Development
Global learning, education, capacity development, knowledge sharing, meLearning, organisational development. http://linkedin.com/in/tvandenbosch/
|Deborah Vane (USA)
I am a certified teacher currently homeschooling my 11-year old son and other homeschoolers in math, history, and science in the Los Angeles, CA area. I turned to homeschooling after several years of teaching in public and private schools when my son was diagnosed with signficant learning disabilities. After two years of homeschooling, my son is thriving and loves learning.