EdTechTeam Global Summits featuring Google for Education
a special back-to-back summit

We invite you to join us for the 4th annual EdTechTeam
California Summit Featuring Google for Education

July 11-12, 2015
July 18-19, 2015

Two Full Days Per Summit

Each two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. Each day has a different keynote and closing session.

Two Back-to-Back Summits

Join us for the July 11-12 summit, the July 18-19 summit, or both! Both programs feature Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Employees, practicing administrators, and other solution providers. Intensive full-day workshops led by these experts are also available between the summits.

Gunn High School
Program Jul 11-12 & Jul 18-19, 2015

We are excited to announce the preliminary schedule

The keynotes and breakout sessions will be different for the July 11-12 summit and the July 18-19 summit.

    Day 1

    7:30AM - 8:30AM

    Breakfast

    8:30AM - 9:30AM

    Keynote

    10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Session 1

    11:30AM - 12:30PM

    Session 2

    12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Lunch

    1:30PM - 2:30PM

    Session 3

    3:00PM - 4:00PM

    Session 4

    4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Demo Slam

    Day 2

    7:30AM - 8:30AM

    Breakfast

    8:30AM - 9:30AM

    Keynote

    10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Session 5

    11:30AM - 12:30PM

    Session 6

    12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Lunch

    1:30PM - 2:30PM

    Session 7

    3:00PM - 4:00PM

    Session 8

    4:15PM - 5:00PM

    Closing Keynote


Open to attendees from around the globe, each summit includes two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, a closing capstone, two full days of breakout sessions, and more.

One Day Ticketed Workshops

Introducing One Day Ticketed Workshops

These separate full-day intensive learning experiences provide participants with an opportunity to go deeper by focusing on a topic of their choice. Workshops include sessions for leaders, educators, and technical staff. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all ticketed workshops.

Monday / July 13th

  • Admin Console Technical Retreat
  • GET Authorized Certification Bootcamp
  • Google Educator Workshop
  • SPECIAL COMPANION EVENT: iPad EDU Workshop

Tuesday / July 14th

  • Chromebook Management and Implementation Best Practices
  • Admin Console Technical Retreat

Thursday / July 16th

  • Admin Console Technical Retreat
  • GET Authorized Certification Bootcamp

Friday / July 17th

  • Google for Educational Leaders
  • Chromebook Management and Implementation Best Practices
  • Google Apps Administrator Certification Exam Prep & Testing
  • Google Educator Workshop
World class presenters

EdTechTeam Summit Presenters

All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Employees, or inspiring educators with their own success stories!

  • Michelle Armstrong Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jay Atwood Educational Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School
  • Kasey Bell
  • Ben Friesen Director of Professional Development
  • Mark Hammons Fresno, California
  • Lisa Highfill Pleasanton, CA
  • Jeffrey Heil San Diego, California
  • Peter Henrie
  • David Jakes Naperville, Illinois
  • Tim Lee Technical Spotlight
  • Monica Martinez Director of Professional Development
  • Kate Petty Irvine, California
  • Tracy Purdy
  • Kim Randall Palo Alto, California
  • Molly Schroeder Director of Professional Development
  • Jim Sill EdTechTeam, Inc.
  • Lisa Thumann Director of Professional Development
  • Sergio Villegas
  • Mark Wagner Chief Executive Officer
Standard Registration

Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates.

Register below and join us for California Summit Featuring Google for Education to be held at Gunn High School on Jul 11-12 & Jul 18-19, 2015.

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Join us for Both

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Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors!

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Should you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Chris Craft at chris.craft@edtechteam.com.


California Summit Featuring Google for Education is produced by EdTechTeam, Inc.

Gunn High School

Gunn High School is one of two high schools in Palo Alto, California. One of the top public schools in the nation, Gunn fosters a community of creative thinkers who will acquire knowledge, skills, values and integrity to: be resilient, responsible, respectful, contributing citizens; lead rewarding lives which pursue personal excellence and life-long learning. It serves 1900 students and beyond the regular curriculum it provides students opportunities ranging from the robotics team, to a top notch theater program, to various sports teams. The campus is an open California style campus, with plenty of beautiful landscape and beautiful new facilities.

Host City:

Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is Part of the San Francisco Metropolitan Bay Area and the Silicon Valley. Air transportation is easily accessible by bus, automobile or shuttle service to San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland international airports. Within the City, commuter rail transportation is conveniently located and the Palo Alto stop is one of the most used in the CalTrain system.

Nearby Points of Interest:

Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. As befits the City known as "Birthplace of the Silicon Valley," the City has developed a 31-mile dark fiber ring for ultra-fast Internet access and its proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of the city.

A trip to the Stanford University campus is the highlight for most visitors, where attractions include Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center, Rodin Sculpture Garden and a central campus bustling with activity. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View offers a low-key view of the development of Silicon Valley. Gardening enthusiasts should be sure to visit the Sunset Magazine Gardens in Menlo Park, the Gamble Garden in Palo Alto and the Filoli Estate & Gardens located on a beautiful estate west of Redwood City.

Hotel Recommendations

Hotels:

Travel Information

Air Travel:

Palo Alto is strategically located and easily accessible to major surface routes, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, Highway 84 - the Dumbarton Bridge and Highway 92 - the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge. Air transportation is easily accessible by bus, automobile or shuttle service to San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland international airports. Within the City, commuter rail transportation is conveniently located and the Palo Alto stop is one of the most used in the CalTrain system. Alternative transportation options include numerous bike paths throughout the City and an internal shuttle service is also available.

Parking Information for the Event

Carpooling to the event is HIGHLY recommended as the main student and staff parking lots will fill up fast. Overflow parking will be available at Terman Middle School and the VA Hospital Parking Lot 6. Note that a district required parking permit will be handed out upon entering the main parking lot. Please place this permit on your vehicle dashboard.

Map to Main Entrance

Overflow Parking at the VA Hospital

From the main entrance at Gunn High School, keep going straight on Arastradero to the next traffic light (Miranda). Take a right turn on Miranda and then drive along until you see the entrance to the VA Hospital. You will then turn right and make the next right onto Loop Road. Continue along until you see the signs for Lot 6. Park and walk towards the bike path to the back of lot 6. From there, you will follow the signs to event check in.

Public Transportation

Generate a personalized bus route schedule here: https://goo.gl/6xfQoG

UBER

If you’ve never used UBER before, you can sign up and get a free ride to or from the event worth up to $20. Use the link below to register and your first ride up to $20 will be free. https://www.uber.com/invite/chrisb5897 *

Welcome Message and Details

A welcome message with the parking details and additional information has been sent out to all attendees via email. If you did not receive this email, then it’s likely due to tight email filters at your school or district. The entire welcome message for weekend 2 (July 18 & 19) can be viewed at this link: https://goo.gl/hLFxPF

About

Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Open to attendees from around the globe, this summit offers unique and cost-effective advantages for all participants:

Credit

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Participation for the general conference will be available after the conference. Please complete the following form and once attendance has been verified, a certificate will be emailed to you.

Graduate Credit

Graduate credit is available from Adams State College. Registration is available here. Each 1 hr credit costs $55 USD. Please use a credit card to register. Contact Christine Archer with EdTechTeam with any questions. Note: Some additional coursework is required for credit.

Presenters

Keynote Presenters


Jennie Magiera

Digital Learning Coordinator

Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the [Academy for Urban School Leadership](http://auslchicago.org/), 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](http://www.teachinglikeits2999.com/).


Chris Betcher

Sydney, Australia

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.


James Sanders

California, USA

James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and founder of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda.

Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.


Jason Markey

Principal - East Leyden High School

Jason Markey was named principal at East Leyden High School starting in the 2012-13 school year after previously serving the district both as an assistant principal and as a social studies teacher. Jason helped lead a district initiative to move the Leyden School District to 1:1, with every student issued a Google Chromebook. In 2012 Jason became a Google Certified Teacher with the goal of continuing his own growth as a learner first. Additionally, Jason was named as a 2014 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP and was awarded the Bammy Educator’s Voice Award for Secondary School Principal. Jason believes strongly in the power of the web as a social connector and continuously looks for opportunities to learn from and collaborate with others.

Kevin Brookhouser

Student Agency

Kevin Brookhouser teaches English and digital citizenship at York School in Monterey, California. He is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainer, National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, and University of California Certified Integrated Course Developer.

Kevin's students experience a blend of traditional literature and composition with a significant portion of new media studies. Shakespeare is definitely on the agenda, but so is podcasting, filmmaking, and audience building. Students participate in an innovative “20% project” where they spend a fifth of their time pursuing a large meaningful project of their choosing and share their work in a TED-style conference at the end of the year.

When not in the classroom, Kevin trains teachers and administrators around the United States to effectively employ technology in the classroom.


Holly Clark

Portland, Oregon

Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Presently she consults with schools internationally on improving their iPad integration and using Google Apps for Education to empower learning. Holly has taught for over 16 years and is a former administrator.

 

Summit Presenters


Michelle Armstrong

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A 15 year veteran at Rundle College Jr Sr High School in Calgary, Michelle currently serves as the Head of Educational Technology. In this role, Michelle, along with a tech savvy team students, collaborate with staff and students to effectively integrate technology into everyday educational practice.

A self professed Google Geek, Michelle is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing the face of education. Enamoured by the power of Google, she became a Google Education Trainer in March 2013; the first authorized trainer in the Canadian directory. This certification has resulted in an explosion of her Professional Learning Network and given Michelle the opportunity to travel throughout North America providing coaching, training, and curriculum integration strategies for other educators embarking on their own journey into the Google Apps environment.


Jay Atwood

Educational Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School

Jay is the High School Educational Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School where he is responsible for leading ed tech planning, professional learning, and technology integration with the goal of improved student learning. He's a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, a Lead Learner at Google Teacher Academies in Asia-Pacific, Australia, Europe and the US, an Apple Foundations Trainer and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. With a passion for training teachers in the effective use of technology married with contemporary pedagogy. Jay is a self-proclaimed nerdy teacher and for the past 20 years 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.


Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of instructional technology trainings, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey was recognized as a finalist for the 2015 Instructional Technology Specialist of the year by TCEA. Kasey is co-leader of the North Texas Google Educator Group. She is also an EdCamp organizer, and has also been featured on edtech podcasts, including House of EdTech and Coffee with a Geek.

Kasey’s website and blog, [ShakeUpLearning.com](http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog), provides educators with instructional technology resources, tips and tricks, and classroom technology integration ideas. Here you will find great resources for Google apps, including guides and cheat sheets, mobile learning and apps, iPad tips, and social media tips for educators. Shake Up Learning, was recognized as a [Must Read EdTech Blog for 2014](http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/06/2014-honor-roll-edtechs-must-read-k-12-it-blogs), and a [2014 Edublog Awards Finalist](http://edublogawards.com/) for [best new blog](http://edublogawards.com/2014-awards/best-new-blog-2014/) and [best edtech resource blog](http://edublogawards.com/2014-awards/best-ed-tech-resource-sharing-blog-2014/). Kasey also received an honorable mention for the [Digital Innovation in Learning Awards](http://awards.edsurge.com/) given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the ['Sharing is Caring,'](https://app.achievery.com/earned/6084) category, for her work sharing educational resources on her blog and across social media. In addition, Kasey’s resources and tips have also been featured on other blogs and websites including: Edsurge, Edudemic, EdTech Magazine, Emerging Edtech, and more. As a blogger, Kasey uses her blog to create and share original technology integration ideas, resources, cheat sheets, and more!


Ben Friesen

Director of Professional Development

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is a Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.


Mark Hammons

Fresno, California

As a recovering music teacher for over 16 years, Mark Hammons currently is an Educational Technology Coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education and serves as an advisor to educational organizations throughout the world. Mark regularly spends his time coaching educators by conducting hands-on learning opportunities and sharing ideas with attendees at Ed Tech conferences. In additional, Mark also provides multimedia and mobile solutions for educators throughout the United States. Mark holds an M.A. in Educational Technology specializing in mobile learning and instructional design. Mark is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, New Media Consortium Ambassador and travels the world promoting Educational Technology to teachers and administrators. Prior to his arrival at FCOE, Mark spent three years as a Consultant for Accenture, a global management consulting firm.

Mark lives in Fresno, California with his wife and two children and is still connected to pageantry and the performing arts throughout California. As former percussion director, Mark now consults with various programs and is a sought out adjudicator for numerous events.


Lisa Highfill

Pleasanton, CA

Lisa Highfill, the k-12 Instructional Technology Coach for the Pleasanton Unified, has a passion for innovative learning strategies and actively works to share and collaborate with teachers, parents, and community members in order to improve the quality of education. She has presented at numerous conferences across California, sharing ideas to improve the way kids experience learning. Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and a part of the inaugural group of YouTube Star Teachers. She is a lead learner for CUE and a part of the Merit Staff at the Krause Center for Innovation.


Jeffrey Heil

San Diego, California

Jeff is an instructional technology coach for the San Diego County Office of Education where he works with the Online/Blended Learning Unit and the Juvenile Court and Community Schools spreading the love of technology and learning throughout San Diego County. He spent eight years teaching high school in a residential facility for students impacted by homelessness where he developed his passion for technology integration and educational equity. In 2005, he was selected as a Distinguished Teacher in Residence at California State University, San Marcos where he still works as an adjunct professor of educational technology in the School of Education. For the past five years, he has been working with students in the single-subject program at CSUSM to facilitate, not only the integration of technology, but promote the power of the personal learning network (PLN) for connecting, learning and personal/professional growth. He also teaches in the newly created SDSU/SDCOE Collaborative MA Program. As a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer, Jeff specializes in Google Apps for Education integration and professional development in many districts throughout San Diego County. For the past two years, he has helped facilitate the integration of GAFE, 1:1 Chromebooks, and blended learning throughout the SDCOE Juvenile Court and Community Schools.


Peter Henrie

Peter Henrie has spent the last decade leading and supporting large scale system implementation and integration projects. As a founding member of Amplified IT, Peter shifted his focus to Google Apps for Education in 2009. Since then he has led some of Google’s key case studies such as University of St. Andrews in the UK and has been assisting schools across the US in going Google. If you can understand Peter’s thick Scottish accent he will certainly help you ensure your school is deploying GAFE with best practices in mind and will help you get the most out of the platform.


David Jakes

Naperville, Illinois

A recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools. David’s thought leadership includes addressing the increased need to develop agile, connected, and personalized learning environments that support a contemporary education, and how the use of technology can be reimagined to create boundless opportunities for learning.

Before his current position with the EdTechTeam as Director of Learning Spaces, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, and administrator. David's design experience includes working as a Digital Designer and Strategist for CannonDesign and The Third Teacher+, a leading architecture firm and learning space consultancy. David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.


Tim Lee

Technical Spotlight

Tim Lee is the Chief Technology Officer of the EdTechTeam and founder of Amplified IT. After 8 years of leading infrastructure re-design projects and rollouts, Tim shifted his focus to Google Apps in 2009. Tim applies his background in Technology infrastructure, deployment planning and leadership to assist schools and districts in re-designing their infrastructure and successfully move to the cloud. As one of the first Google Apps Edu Certified Trainers and Google ChromeBook Crew for Education, Tim has assisted numerous schools to adopt Google Apps and rollout Chromebooks and is ‘affectionately’ known as GAFE Yoda in the EdTechTeam circles.

Amplified IT is the technical arm of the EdTechTeam. Founded by a group of IT consultants, Amplified IT is an education-focused Google Apps consultancy with a unique approach that focuses on empowering schools and districts. Working with a large number of schools and districts has enabled Amplified IT to tailor best practices for the deployment of Google Apps to each school’s unique environment.Since 2008, Amplified IT has assisted hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to successfully adopt Google Apps and Chromebooks.


Monica Martinez

Director of Professional Development

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada and Germany. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.



Kate Petty

Irvine, California

Kate Petty left the secondary English classroom to work in the EdTech Department at her district office. She currently works with students, teachers, and administrators as they move forward with a permanent union between Instruction and Technology. She is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBL-Certified, and Leading Edge Blended and Online Trainer. Kate enjoys spending time with her family, chocolate, and wine (although not necessarily in that order).


Tracy Purdy

Tracy Purdy is a Digital Learning Specialist for the Elementary Schools at Edina Public Schools in Minnesota. She also has twelve years of experience teaching both fourth and sixth grade in Colorado and Minnesota respectively. Ms. Purdy has implemented her district’s first one-to-one Chromebook classroom and has participated and presented at numerous educational technology conferences. Ms. Purdy has her B.A. and M.A. in elementary education and is also a google certified teacher. In her spare time, she can be found alpine skiing in Colorado, enjoying Minnesota’s numerous lakes and chasing her two young sons around.


Kim Randall

Palo Alto, California

Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for a 1:1 program for grades 1-8 in Northern California. Her students won several awards in the California Student Media Festival. Kim has presented at several state and local conferences, including Colorado TIE, ASTE, ITSC, and CUE. She is thrilled to be a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, STAR Discovery Educator, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Kim earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and an M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Kim holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Supplemental Teaching Credentials in Computer Applications and Spanish.


Molly Schroeder

Director of Professional Development

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.


Jim Sill

EdTechTeam, Inc.

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.


Lisa Thumann

Director of Professional Development

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE’s Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI’s Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.


Sergio Villegas

I have been working in education for 6 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I currently work for NapaLearns, a Non-Profit company dedicated to promoting innovative instruction and technology. My current position is to support the EdTech side of our districts PBL and BYOD initiative. I am also an Instructor for Touro Universities in their Master in Educational Technology program as well as help tech-ify our county BTSA program. During my free time I help manage my local CUE affiliate, the greatest organization dedicated to supporting Edtech in the North Bay area.


Mark Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), and the provider of the technology module for Orange County’s Administrator Training Program. In addition, he works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other organizations that provide educational products and services.

Mark Wagner has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in cross-cultural education. His doctoral research focused on the use of video games in education, and specifically on the potential applications of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as constructivist learning environments.

Committee


Chris Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated and is now the Chief Operating Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam.

Chris most recently was the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversaw the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms utilizing Chromebooks, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning.

Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. Chris was actively involved in the development of the Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Apps Certified Trainer program, and has developed online courses for Google (g.co/educourses). Chris is a Google Certified Teacher (Boulder 2009) and a Google Education Trainer


Chris Craft

Director of Online Learning

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, he has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. Most recently he was selected from among more than 1,000 teachers to be one of 20 to visit the White House and meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was also titled to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Education Trainer, and was recently accepted to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. Find out more about Chris at www.christophercraft.com or follow him on Twitter @crafty184


Ben Friensen

Director of Professional Development

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.


Wendy Gorton

Director of International Education

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!


Monica Martinez

Director of Professional Development

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada and Germany. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.


James Sanders

Director of Innovation

James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and founder of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda.

Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.


Molly Schroeder

Director of Professional Development

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.


Ken Shelton

Director of Professional Development

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also titled to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.


Jim Sill

Director of Professional Development

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.


Lisa Thumann

Director of Professional Development

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE’s Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI’s Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.


Michael Wacker

Chief Professional Development Officer

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops. On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than six years of progressively responsible experience in eLearning and Blended Learning, he is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation in public and private schools internationally to support the professional development and redesign of classrooms, pedagogy, and traditional instructional models, to better serve all learners. Michael’s strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, he strives to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.


Mark Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), and the provider of the technology module for Orange County’s Administrator Training Program. In addition, he works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other organizations that provide educational products and services.

Mark Wagner has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in cross-cultural education. His doctoral research focused on the use of video games in education, and specifically on the potential applications of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as constructivist learning environments.

Program Schedule


Monday, July 13th

Admin Console Technical Retreat

Monday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Do you manage Google Apps for your school or district? Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices? The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this technical session. In the session will provide a deep dive of the Admin Console, which will include tips on how to manage users, groups, services and Chromebooks with ease. As well as a look at the third party services which will make your life easier and protect and secure your domain.

Topics covered include:

GET Authorized Certification Bootcamp

Monday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Google Educator Trainer (GET) Train the Trainer (T3) Bootcamp serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google tools can be used in education to; ignite inquiry, promote collaboration, and allow for authentic publishing and sharing, (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Educator Test and submit their certification application. Become a Google Educator to be recognized for your mastery.

Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Educator Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the “core magic” of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called “hard fun.” There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for passing the Google Educator tests.

Important Notes: Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing five tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.

Google Educator Workshop

Monday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. “Even more” inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop offers something for beginners and intermediate users… and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit.

SPECIAL COMPANION EVENT: iPad EDU Workshop

Monday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

One of the most effective ways you can use the iPad is using it to make thinking visible for our students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to delve into student understanding through key ideas such as screencasting, media creation, note-taking and information curation. Learn how to use the iPad to gain insight into learning gaps and quickly assess when students have mastered content. We will focus on using the iPad to empower students with strategies geared toward teaching and learning. Leave with purposeful integration techniques that will help all learners more effectively create learning purposeful artifacts. This fun and engaging workshop will have you rethinking what you thought about the iPad in the classroom and inspire you to create lessons that effectively impact student learning.

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Tuesday, July 14th

Chromebook Management and Implementation Best Practices

Tuesday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

In this full-day workshop, participants are introduced to the features and functionalities of Chromebooks and how they are different from a traditional laptop. Attendees then go on to learn how to enroll, configure, and manage the devices with the Google Apps for Education management console. Lastly, implementation models for K-12 will be analyzed along with the technical and instructional implications.

Who is a good fit for this workshop:

Technology Coordinators, TOSAs, ICT Coordinators, and anyone who is managing a Google Apps for Education domain where Chromebooks will be used for instruction with students.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

For a successful workshop:

Admin Console Technical Retreat

Tuesday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Do you manage Google Apps for your school or district? Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices? The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this technical session. In the session will provide a deep dive of the Admin Console, which will include tips on how to manage users, groups, services and Chromebooks with ease. As well as a look at the third party services which will make your life easier and protect and secure your domain.

Topics covered include:
* EDU focused Admin Console best practices
* Deep dive walkthrough
* OU Structures
* Services
* Groups
* Chromebooks
* Essential Third Party Tools
* Deployment Best Practices
* Asset Management
* Troubleshooting
* Security and Compliance
* Backup
* User Training


Thursday, July 16th

Admin Console Technical Retreat

Thursday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Do you manage Google Apps for your school or district? Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices? The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this technical session. In the session will provide a deep dive of the Admin Console, which will include tips on how to manage users, groups, services and Chromebooks with ease. As well as a look at the third party services which will make your life easier and protect and secure your domain.

Topics covered include:

GET Authorized Certification Bootcamp

Thursday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Google Educator Trainer (GET) Train the Trainer (T3) Bootcamp serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google tools can be used in education to; ignite inquiry, promote collaboration, and allow for authentic publishing and sharing, (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Educator Test and submit their certification application. Become a Google Educator to be recognized for your mastery.

Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Educator Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the “core magic” of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called “hard fun.” There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for passing the Google Educator tests.

Important Notes: Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing five tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.


Friday, July 17th

Google Educator Workshop

Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. “Even more” inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop offers something for beginners and intermediate users… and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit.

Google for Educational Leaders

Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This one-day experience is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educational leaders. Make the most of the free tools Google offers educational institutions. Understand the Google Apps suite, and how your support staff can manage student and teacher accounts. Be prepared to make decisions regarding the benefits (and limitations) of Chromebooks and Nexus devices. And learn which tools in the Google Apps Marketplace, the Chrome Web store, and Google Drive might best benefit your organization. This session also includes a segment focused on maximizing your own productivity with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more time-saving collaborative tools. Informed by case studies and best practices, this workshop is your best preparation for the two-day institute that follows.

Chromebook Management and Implementation Best Practices

Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

In this full-day workshop, participants are introduced to the features and functionalities of Chromebooks and how they are different from a traditional laptop. Attendees then go on to learn how to enroll, configure, and manage the devices with the Google Apps for Education management console. Lastly, implementation models for K-12 will be analyzed along with the technical and instructional implications.

Who is a good fit for this workshop:

Technology Coordinators, TOSAs, ICT Coordinators, and anyone who is managing a Google Apps for Education domain where Chromebooks will be used for instruction with students.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

For a successful workshop:

Google Apps Administrator Certification Exam Prep & Testing

Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Google Apps Administrator Certification Exam Prep & Testing http://certification.googleapps.com/admin