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!
Check back often for more presenters, including members of the
Google Apps for Education Team... and more Google engineers!
Keynote: Carrie Anne Philbin
Carrie Anne Philbin is an award winning secondary computing & ICT teacher and now Education Pioneer at the Rasberry Pifoundation. Carrie Anne is the author of ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi’ a computing book forteenagers wanting to get started with Rasberry Pi and programming. Carrie Anne is the creator of a YouTube series for teenage girls called The Geek Gurl Diaries, which has won a Talk Talk Digital Hero Award. The episodes include interviews with women working in technology and hands on computer science based tutorials. Carrie Anne is the vice chair of the Computing at Schools initiative toget more girls and minority groups into computing called #include and helped organise #define, a workshop based hack day for teenagers concentrating on delivering good content to include all and ‘Hack the Curric’ bringing academics, educators and industry experts to create inclusive learning materials for the new Computing curriculum. In 2012 Carrie Anne became a Google certified teacher and KS3 ICT subject Leader at a school in East London. You can see more about Carrie Anne’s teaching method on her website ICT with Miss P that students use to access their weekly lessons.
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design andProduction. 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 named 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.
Master of Ceremonies: Mark Allen
Mark is a Google-Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer who helps schools work smarter, In his role as Director of Transformational Technology for Delegated Services CIC, a not-for-profit Community-Interest Company, and under the @edintheclouds banner, his focus is on helping educational establishments transform themselves by making technology invisible, both internally and externally, and he has shown hundreds of school leaders how they can leverage contemporary possibilties to move their organisation to the cloud and their teams to new models of teaching and learning, communicate better and improve learning outcomes by moving to the cloud and towards the server-free school. Mark is also a governor at a small rural primary school doing extraordinary things with new technologies and pedagogies based on cloud technology. He has taken those ideas out to others and now works with more than a hundred schools, plus the clusters, trusts, alliances, federations and other groups which are the features of the new educational landscape, showing them how a roadmap based around the three essential strands of Technology, Pedagogy and Leadership/Engagement can be developed to ensure success and transform schools into nimble, adaptable learning organisations.
Spotlight Speaker: 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.
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.
Local Spotlight Speaker: Kate Cheal
Kate Cheal is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator and an Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer who has a passion for finding innovative ways to use online and mobile tools to facilitate ‘anytime, anywhere learning’ and to create a culture of collaborative, connected education.
She has worked as Head of Music in a secondary school for 14 years and also in higher education where she designed and implemented a 1:1 iPad-based curriculum for the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. She now specialises in training educators to use technology to transform learning, both in the UK and abroad.
Local Spotlight Speaker: Cindy Crannell
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she started her career as an elementary classroom teacher for 5 years. After taking a few years off to start a family, she moved outside of the U.S.and has lived in Amsterdam, West Midlands of the England, Dubai, UAE and now London. When she returned to the field of education, she did so on a new path of educational technology working as a technology integration coach at the American School of Dubai. Most recently, she developed the digital learning landscape at a new not for profit school Halcyon London International School.
Cindy is a Google Certified Teacher, Google EducationTrainer, Apple Professional Development Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator. She completed her undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland Michigan, acquired a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Minnesota and an Educational Technology Certificate from Michigan State University.
Local Spotlight Speaker: Michelle Jones
Originally from Durban, South Africa, Michelle began her career as an English Literature and History teacher. After piloting one of the first digital integration programmes in KwaZulu-Natal, she moved on into the world of International Education with a posting in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). Taking on the role of a Middle Years and Diploma Programme Language A (English), Michelle was a team member in the first Google Apps for Education pilot on the island. Witnessing first-hand examples of the way in which technology inspired deeper, inquiry-based learning, she established numerous digital learning platforms, including working with the BVI Health Authority to create digital PSAs to promote HIV Education.
After five years in the Caribbean region, Michelle moved to London and currently works at Halcyon London International School as the MYP Language A (English) Lead Educator. She is a Google Certified Teacher and was part of the team recently nominated for the 2014 TES Ed-Tech Award. Her current focus is developing innovative, Google-based language strategies to support EAL/ESL student learning. Michelle completed her Bachelor of Education Degree with distinction at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa with specializations in English Literature and African Political History.
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!