The Google Apps for Education Middle East Summit is brought to you by a team of world-class educational technology leaders.
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.
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Cindy Crannell is currently an Elementary Technology Coach at the American School of Dubai. Originally from Chicago, she completed her undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland Michigan, has her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Minnesota and an Educational Technology Certificate from Michigan State University. Having been an Elementary classroom teacher for many years, now she enjoys empowering teachers and students to teach and learn through technology. Recently, she became a Google Certified Teacher in 2012 and is currently working on becoming a Google Certifie
d Trainer. In the 2011/ 2012 school year she launched over 80 ipod touches in the Elementary school and this year is excited to have the opportunity to do the same with ipads. Over the last two years she launched and successfully implemented a 2:1 Macbook program in the fifth grade into 6 classrooms.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family traveling the world, as she has lived outside the U.S. since 2006.
A Minnesota native, Allison Hart moved to Dubai six years ago with her husband Adam (Director of High School Choirs at ASD), and this past March they welcomed their son Charlie. Allison graduated from Luther College with a degree in Economics, Management and Spanish, and went on to earn a Masters in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. She enjoys her current role as Technology Integration Coach at the American School of Dubai, Middle School.
She has been heavily involved in implementing various school-wide systems and initiatives at ASD, such as Google Apps for Education, one to one laptops in 6th -12th grades, and Haiku LMS. She loves to help students (and teachers!) overcome technology challenges on their own, and to create exciting learning experiences for Middle School students.
His passion for Educational technology began in University and was selected to become a provincial tech leader in the 'Telus to learn' initiative. Daniel is the K-12 Technology Coordinator at the American School of Dubai and has completed the requirements to become a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.
Molly Schroeder is an Elementary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools. She previously taught 5th grade for 10 years prior to being the Technology Integration Specialist. She is responsible for training elementary teachers in how to better integrate technology into the classroom and curriculum. She is also owner of a Technology Consulting company, Flipped Education. Flipped Education produces unique, personalized professional development in technology integration for school districts around the country. In 2011, Molly helped to create and produce Flipped Education's first conference Superhero. Superhero is designed to match technology-education minded attendees with innovative and engaging presenters to change education through technology. Superhero is built to expand personal learning networks with a weekend of socialization, learning and fun in northern Minnesota.
She is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She has presented at the Google Teacher's Academy and she presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. Her background is in elementary education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.
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In this capacity, Dr. Wagner was the director of the Google Teacher Academy from 2008-2012. He has also been 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 program. He also works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other for-profit entities 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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