The EdTechTeam London 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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Chris Bell

Chris Bell currently serves as the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in
Southern California. In this capacity, he oversees the instructional technology implementations in the district including mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning. He currently teaches computer programming for middle/high school students, Leading Edge Certification courses for the online teacher, and is adjunct faculty for the University of La Verne School of Teaching and Educational Leadership.

Chris is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, a Lead Learner for the CUEtoYOU Speakers Bureau, Orange County CUE Board President, and co-chair of CUE/iNACOL's e-Learning SIG (eLSIG). He is also a sitting member of several advisory boards with a focus towards online & blended learning. Chris is a core member of EdTechTeam and serves as the Director of Online Learning.

Contact Information
Email: chris@edtechteam.com
Skype: cbell619
Twitter: cbell619
Google +:Chris Bell
 




Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and lifelong learner. Currently, she is a 5th grade social studies teacher and technology developer in New York City. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, and has been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, an online teacher, a curriculum developer, and a research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world! She is particularly passionate about international education, and was recently based out of India as a secondary technology integrator at an American school. She loves working with international teachers to find out how technology can make learning come alive for their students. She has been a conference and webinar presenter for ISTE and CUE, and she has lead  educational workshops in Canada, the US, Jamaica, Austria, and the Czech Republic - on topics such as Google Apps, iPad applications in the classroom, professional development, curriculum development, project-based learning, grant-writing, and global collaboration.

Her Master's degree is in educational technology. Her research focused on exploring how real-world science projects using technology increased student motivation. She is interested in research experiences for teachers, and has helped bring the world of science and social studies to her students as an NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, National Geographic Challenge Teacher, NEH Fellow, and participant in a wide range of projects - from learning archaeology in Wisconsin, and helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia, to dog-sledding in Scandinavia. She enjoys reaching out and volunteering with international organizations, and currently is collaborating with teacher education projects in Jamaica and Nepal.

Contact Information
Twitter: Wendy Gorton
Google+: Wendy Gorton




Tim Lee

Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading
 infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. 

Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010, he's been providing a Virtual CIO service to help schools re-design their infrastructure. As a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer and part of the  Google Chromebook Crew for Education, Tim has assisted numerous schools adopt Google Apps and rollout ChromeBooks.

Tim is the founder of Amplified IT, a Google Apps Consultancy and Meraki Reseller company based in Hampton Roads, VA. Amplified IT is excited to be the first Authorized ChromeBook Reseller in the South!

Contact Information
Twitter: @Amplifiedit





Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital 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.  She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education. She is the Director of Staff Development and Programming with the EdTechTeam.



Contact Information: 
Twitter: @followmolly
Google+: Molly Schroeder





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 Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim travels the world leading professional development workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more. Today, Jim is an Educational Technology Consultant and works with educators around the world.

In 2012, Jim was featured on 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
Website: mistersill.com




Michael Wacker

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as online learning specialist on the student and adult learning side, online professional development coordinator, blended learning program manager, and currently with Ed Tech Team as the Director of Professional Development. 

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 current role as Director of Professional Development with Ed Tech Team allows and supports his passion for adult and child learning, while allowing him to work and learn globally alongside tremendous teachers, leaders, and thinkers. Whenever possible Michael also serves as an adjunct professor for Regis University in Colorado on the online and face to face side. 

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. 

Michael Wacker is a Google Certified Teacher, and Certified Google Apps Trainer. Based out of Colorado, Michael leads workshops and consults internationally with his focus the Rocky Mountain region throughout the U.S. and Canada. Michael provides energetic, interactive, and productive workshops and trainings which are customized for each organization. He has experience working with administrators, educators, IT, and also support staff. 

Contact Information
Twitter: mwacker




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, which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit entities around the world.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a series of Google Apps for Education Summits around the globe in partnership with Google in Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2012. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), the director of professional development for California Vision Technologies (CVT), 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 organisations 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.

Contact Information
Email: mark@edtechteam.com
Google +:markdwagner
Twitter: markwagner
Website: www.edtechteam.com
Blog: EdTechLife.com




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