EdTechTeam Central Coast 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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Keynote Day 1: Jon Corippo
Jon Corippo, currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology for Mariposa County Schools is the also a Google Certified Teacher (#GTAWA 2011), has been staff for a Google Teacher Academy (#GTAMTV2), is Apple Distinguished Educator, taught in grade 4-12 classrooms for over 16 years and was a co-designer of Minarets High School. Jon is also the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp series, with over 10 camps planned for Summer 2015.
Presenter: Jon Coripppo
Location: United States
Keynote Day 2: Nicole Dalesio
Nicole is a full-time classroom teacher and staff developer in Pleasanton, California with over 15 years teaching experience in the United States and Brazil. Also a digital artist, Nicole specializes in integrating creativity and technology into education, and has won many awards for her innovative teaching, mobile photography, videos, and screencast tutorials.
She was named the “Next Photoshop Evangelist” by Adobe, and has also been recognized as a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Adobe Education Leader. Nicole has extensive experience as a speaker on various topics including Google Apps, iPhoneography, Photoshop, and Digital Storytelling. She gives both live and virtual presentations and webinars, trains teachers and “kids of all ages,” teaches workshops, online classes, and community education classes, and presents regularly at regional, national, and international ed tech. conferences.
Nicole has also been an international keynote speaker, and has presented many times at Adobe headquarters, MacWorld, Photoshop World, and more.
Closing Keynote: Dave Childers
Dave Childers is an adjunct faculty member at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State University, and the President/CEO of Level 33 Consulting. He has previously served as a county office administrator, Executive Director andPrincipal of a small, progressive 1:1 charter high school, an elementary school vice principal and a classroom teacher. He is a Google Certified Teacher and a Leading Edge Certified Administrator, as well as a licensed trainer/facilitator for Common Sense
Media, and The Leadership Challenge.
Event Lead & Featured Speaker: Mark Hammons
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.
Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated. He has held a variety of roles within the company and is now the Chief Operations 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 also works part-time as the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversees the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms, 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
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!
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.
Theis is the Senior Educational Technology & Mathematics Coordinator for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education where she helps support eleven districts with approximately 34,000 students throughout the county. For over twelve years she worked in STEM education as a math, science, technology teacher. She also served as a Coordinator for MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) and Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program) , both programs supported middle school students college readiness. Traci holds a M.A. degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Organizational Management. She also became a Certified Chief Technology Officer through the California Educational Technology Professional Association (CEPTA) CTO Mentor Program. Currently she helps the eleven local school districts in San Luis Obispo County with educational technology and common core math support through various trainings and consulting with teachers at school sites.
Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
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 - and 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.
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