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favorites Google for Education Playground: Demo Slams and Exploration Stations

[Explore and Create : Playground]
Tuesday, June 30, 2:00–5:30 pm
PCC Level 2 Bridge
favoritesJay AtwoodfavoritesTanya AvrithfavoritesChris BellfavoritesCharlene ChausisfavoritesHolly ClarkfavoritesChristopher CraftfavoritesChristy FennewaldfavoritesLise GalugafavoritesSue GormanfavoritesWendy GortonfavoritesPeter HenriefavoritesChristopher KauterfavoritesTammy LindfavoritesKarl Lindgren-StreicherfavoritesJennie MagierafavoritesMonica MartinezfavoritesKim MeldrumfavoritesKyle PacefavoritesJames PetersenfavoritesDonnie PierceyfavoritesJulene ReedfavoritesJames SandersfavoritesMolly SchroederfavoritesAaron SvobodafavoritesHenry ThielefavoritesLisa ThumannfavoritesMichael WackerfavoritesMark Wagner

Get hands-on experience with these Google tools through exploration stations, presentations and demo slams led by Google Certified Teachers and Trainers. Exploration stations will also cover more about Google Educator Groups, Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer Programs.

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices useful
Applicable device(s): Laptop, Chromebook
Applicable platform(s): Android, Chrome OS
Preparation details: Chrome Browser
Focus: Digital Age Teaching & Learning
Topic: Creativity and Productivity Tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
Teachers : Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Teachers : Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Common Core State Standards: English : Reading (6-12)
English : Writing (K-5)
English : Writing (6-12)
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favorites Jay Atwood, Singapore American School

favorites Tanya Avrith, Amplified IT

favorites Chris Bell

favorites Charlene Chausis, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

Charlene Chausis is a Creativity and Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy at Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 in Buffalo Grove, IL, supporting the teachers and students in the District's Personal Technology Initiative at Aptakisic Junior High School. A Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator and Discovery STAR Educator, she is a frequent presenter at national, state and local education conferences. Charlene also serves on the Illinois Computing Educators and Northern Illinois Computing Educators (NICE) executive boards.

favorites Holly Clark, EdTechTeam

Holly Clark is an award-winning educator and speaker based in San Diego, CA and Portland, Oregon. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Teacher and holds an MA in Educational Technology from Columbia University . Holly keynotes internationally and is passionate about helping others understand that real innovation begins with a disruption to education. She works with EdTechTeam as the Director of Professional Development . She is the co-founder of and #caedchat. Follow Holly on Twitter at @HollyClarkEdu or her blog at

favorites Christopher Craft, EdTechTeam, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. He has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. He met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was named to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A., a M.Ed, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher and Google in Education Trainer. Visit or on Twitter @crafty184.

favorites Christy Fennewald, St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Christy is a former high school English teacher, K-12 district technology coordinator, and GAFE administrator. Currently, she is an instructional technologist at Round Rock ISD where she helped transition over 60,000 students and faculty to GAFE. She is a Google Education Trainer, Google Educator Group (Texas) Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Edmodo Certified Trainer, flipped certified teacher, an avid blogger, and learner--looking to improve education, enhance digital literacy, and change the educational framework. She has presented Googleness across the U.S. to various school districts and conferences. This year, she co-organized the second annual RRISD Ninja Academy.

favorites Lise Galuga

Lise Galuga,, ON, Canada Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader, SMART Exemplary Educator, SMART Certified Trainer, SMART Certified Interactive Teacher As a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and a technopedagogue in support of Provincial Digital Schools Initiatives, Lise demonstrates how the effective use of technology in the classroom can strengthen pedagogy and increase student engagement. An engineer by training, but a teacher by nature, Lise offers professional development sessions across North America and beyond on the pedagogical integration of new technologies.

favorites Sue Gorman, Racine Unified School District

favorites Wendy Gorton, EdTechTeam

favorites Peter Henrie, Amplified IT

favorites Christopher Kauter, Deer Park School District

Christopher is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Teacher and a Certified New York State Social Studies Teacher (7-12). Christopher was most recently selected as the 2014 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award recipient for technology implementation in the classroom. He was also recognized as a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator and is a recipient of the 2014 Teacher Technology Integration Grant, “Using Mobile Technology in the Classroom”, from Western Suffolk Boces. Currently, Christopher is the District Technology Integration Specialist, AP Government Teacher and Senior Internship Advisor at Deer Park High School in Deer Park, New York.

favorites Tammy Lind, School District of South Milwaukee

favorites Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Hillsdale High School

Karl learns and teaches with 9th and 10th graders, mostly about world history. He believes that school should focus on critical thinking and literacy, and his classroom reflects that. Karl is interested in effective technology integration in the classroom and believes that technology is a necessary piece in a student-centered classsroom.

favorites Jennie Magiera, Des Plaines School District 62

Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, and previously was a Chicago Public Schools math teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine education through technology. Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, serving on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other conference concepts. Follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera.

favorites Monica Martinez, EdTechTeam

favorites Kim Meldrum, Lester B. Pearson School Board

Kim Meldrum currently holds an Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She is an experienced educator, administrator, Google Education Trainer and pedagogical consultant. Kim has more than twenty years experience in the field of education in Canada, as well as in South Africa where she volunteered to train teachers in an isolated Homeland. Kim possesses extensive knowledge in designing teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of divergent students. She is passionate about student learning and literacy development. Kim is a Pedagogical Consultant responsible for Technology Innovation and Digital Citizenship in her District.

favorites Kyle Pace,

Kyle Pace, an Instructional Technology Specialist, has worked with teachers in to provide instructional technology professional development for over 10 years with prior experience in the elementary classroom. Kyle holds a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Edtech. Kyle is a keynote speaker and presenter at education conferences and individual school districts around North America. Kyle has a strong passion for sharing with teachers, administrators, students, and parents about the impact that educational technology can have on adult and student learning. Find Kyle on Twitter @kylepace and his blog can be found at

favorites James Petersen, Amplified IT

favorites Donnie Piercey, Eminence Independent Schools

Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum to increase student learning. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his teaching career. Donnie is also a Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer, and a Google GeoEDU Teacher Advisory Board (GTAB) member.

favorites Julene Reed, Teacher

favorites James Sanders, Breakout EDU

favorites Molly Schroeder, Edina Public Schools

favorites Aaron Svoboda, Synergyse

Aaron is currently Content Director for Synergyse. Prior to this position, Aaron was an Instructional Coach responsible with providing middle school and high school teachers professional development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology integration. Aaron earned his bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996. In 2002, he received his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Aaron is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. He has presented at state, regional, and national conventions including Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) and ISTE.

favorites Henry Thiele, Maine Township High School Dist 207

favorites Lisa Thumann, EdTechTeam

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings 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.

favorites Michael Wacker, EdTechTeam

favorites Mark Wagner, EdTechTeam, Inc.