EdTechTeam Singapore Summit featuring Google for Education 
brings together world-class educational technology leaders.  
All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, 
or teachers with local success stories!  

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Google Apps for Education Team... and more Google engineers!

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Keynote Speaker: Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 
1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as a digital learning consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK. In addition he teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina. His blog consistently ranks among the top educational blogs. Dean also blogs for Tech Learning and the Huffington Post. 

In 2010 he won the ISTE Award for Outstanding Leader of the Year. Dean has had the opportunity to speak to a variety of education audiences both nationally and internationally. 
His passion remains helping teachers explore the affordances of technology for learning. Dean believes humor and humility go a long way in supporting and advocating transformational practices in teaching and learning.

Keynote Speaker: Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the
Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, and previously taught math to 4th and 5th graders.

As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Chicago Public School's 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, Jennie has been working to redefine education through effective technology use. She explores how to leverage 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks and iPads to increase student metacognition, self-efficacy and creativity. 

Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog TeachingLikeIt’s2999.

Closing Speaker: Kimberley Hall

Kimberley is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher who recently departed her Secondary English, IT, History and Future Leaders classrooms to work for the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne. Being part of a fabulous eLearning leadership team in an Apple Distinguished School, with 1:1 iPads and laptops, ensured that Kimberley is experienced in empowering others to pursue their own learning journey to seeing technology as an essential ingredient in their teaching and learning. She was also the leading teacher for student voice, engagement and local and global connections which allowed her the chance to collaborate with students on real world projects including philanthropic work. 

Kimberley has been invited to present at conferences across Australia and around the world as well as facilitating workshops for both students and parents throughout her local school community. She has also collaborated with educational publishers and departments to produce ICT based resources for schools across Australia. Kimberley believes that ICT enables transformation of practice, can be harnessed to promote higher expectations and create a community of learners.

Contact Information
Twitter: Kimberley Hall
Google+: Kimberley Hall

Spotlight Speaker: Jay Atwood

Jay is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer and has been a Lead Learner at Google Teacher Academies in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. As the High School Educational Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School Jay is responsible for leading ed tech planning, professional learning, and technology integration all student with the goal of improved student learning. With a passion for training teachers in the effective use of technology married with contemporary pedagogy, Jay is a self-proclaimed nerdy teacher. For the past 20 years he has worked at international schools in Egypt, Taiwan and Singapore and has served as an educational consultant for schools in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Previously, Jay was a Deputy Chief Examiner for IB Psychology with a strong background in teacher and examiner training, curriculum development, assessment and online learning. 

Spotlight Speaker: Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher started his career as an art teacher but evolved into graphics, design, multimedia, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve learning. He currently works as the ICT Integrator at PLC Sydney, assisting teachers and students discover how digital technology can make learning more creative, engaging and meaningful. With teaching experience in Australia and Canada, he also presents at numerous education conferences in Australia and globally.

Chris is both a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Education Trainer, and is a regular host of the Google Educast on the Edreach Network. He has a curious mind, asks way too many questions, and likes making things out of zeroes and ones.

Contact Information
email: [email protected]
Twitter: @betchaboy

Spotlight Speaker: Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner.  She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world! 

Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia!  

Networking with groups such as the Google Certified Teachers amazes her in the ability to find new tools,
new project ideas, and--her favorite!-- new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves 
the power of a PLN (personal learning network) and can't wait to continue learning with and from 
folks at conferences!

Contact Information
Twitter: Wendy Gorton
Google+: Wendy Gorton

Spotlight Speaker: Patrick Green

Patrick Green is currently the Middle School Education Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School, where he assists teachers in integrating technology into the curriculum in meaningful ways so that students use current tools to create, collaborate, think critically, conduct research, and solve problems. 

Patrick Green is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He has been recognized as a YouTube Star Teacher and has extensive experience supporting teachers in “Flipping” the classroom. 

Formerly, as the Upper School Integration Specialist at the International School of Prague, Patrick managed an Apple Macbook 1-1 laptop program; early in his teaching career as a Middle School US History, Reading and Language Arts teacher, Patrick was selected to participate in the Teacher Leadership Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He taught in a 2 to 1 laptop environment and connected with likeminded educators working towards making education more relevant to students. 

Outside of the regular work day, Patrick often finds himself in Cambodia where he assists in 
student and parent house-building service, local teacher training programs, and local school 
computer lab development. As with most of his experiences in education, he is learning much 
more than his students.

Spotlight Speaker: Jim Sill

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.

As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production. 

In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award. 

Contact Information

Twitter: mistersill 
Google +: Jim Sill

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