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2017-01-04 Julian Charter School Custom Summit


Jay is the EdTechTeam Regional Director for Asia and Africa (India, Middle East and Africa). He brings more than 20 years of experience teaching, developing curriculum and assessment and training teachers in local, government and international schools. His current hedgehog is helping teachers develop as workshop presenters. Most recently he worked at Singapore American School as the High School Educational Technology Coordinator--where he was responsible for leading ed tech planning, professional learning, and technology integration. He's a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, a Coach and Lead Learner at Google Teacher Academies and Innovator Academies in Asia-Pacific, Australia, Europe and the US, an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. With a passion for training teachers in the effective use of technology married with contemporary pedagogy. Jay is a self-proclaimed nerdy teacher and has worked at international schools in Egypt, Taiwan and Singapore and has served as an educational consultant for schools in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Previously, Jay was a Deputy Chief Examiner for IB Psychology with a strong background in teacher and examiner training, curriculum development, assessment and online learning.


Monica Martinez

is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In 
this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of

improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Latin America and Western Europe. Monica has a master’s degree in Ed
ucational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.




Trevor Mattea

Trevor Mattea is a fourth grade teacher at High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, a project-based school in the San Diego area. Prior to working for High Tech High, he was a second and third grade teacher at Stevenson PACT Elementary School, a progressive choice school with parent participation in the Mountain View, California. He is the host of New Books in Education as well as the former director of Imagineerz Learning, a summer camp focused on integrating social-emotional learning with making and design thinking. As an educator, his interests include supporting student-directed learning, fostering creativity, and sharing student work outside the classroom. For the past four years, Trevor has led workshops on digital portfolios, digital photography, Google Apps, and project-based learning for teachers throughout California. He is a Google Certified Educator and an EdTech Team Spotlight Speaker. He was recognized as the Silicon Valley CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher in 2015. He holds an M.A. in Education from Stanford University and an A.B. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Lise Galuga Lise Galuga

As a Google Certified Teacher and a technopedagogue in support of the Digital Schools Initiative, Lise Galuga 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.

Professional development topics include: technopedagogy, digital citizenship, 21st century skills, Google Apps for Education and a broad range of contemporary applications, social media and mobile technologies. 

Professional development opportunities such as keynotes, consulting, training, and workshops can be developed and customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. 

Lise's target audience includes: school board leadership, school administrators, teachers, parents and students. All services are available in either French or English.

Ben Friesen 

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development - iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.

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Stephanie Cerda

Stephanie Cerda has over a decade of experience teaching multiple content areas from kindergarten to early college. She believes in hands-on, inquiry based learning while using tech to amplify instructional practices and supports teachers with this in Texas and beyond. Her current projects include serving on the SXSWedu advisory board, consulting as a Google Certified Innovator, and co-organizing the following local organizations: EdCampATX, EdTech Austin, and EdTechWomen. She received her Master’s from The University of Texas in Educational Administration in 2014.


Note: It is recommended that the teachers of WMS continue the learning after the face-to-face sessions in March. EdTechTeam will hold customized Virtual “Office Hours” once a week using Google Hangouts on Air to review strategies to improve teaching and learning in the classroom and to share practical and effective methods for integrating technology in an arts and technology magnet school.. All Hangouts will be archived and saved to a YouTube channel for after-hours viewing. A private Google+ Community will be established for all communications.


Sergio has been working in education for 8 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I also worked as a technology coordinator for the Napa County Office of Education and worked to support the EdTech side of our districts PBL and BYOD initiative. 












The latest adventure for Sean is serving as Director of Instructional Technology for Riverdale School District in Portland, Oregon.

Sean taught biology online at La Entrada high school after teaching third and fourth grade for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. He has also worked as adjunct faculty for the University of La Verne. Lots of Google certifications and other badges but mostly just a nice guy. 




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. Since leaving the classroom, a former elementary teacher, Michael has been designing and facilitating online learning spaces for children and adults. His experience involves directing the curriculum development of online courses for college certification and graduate level courses, technical development and LMS administration, instructional coaching, launching a Blended Learning Pilot and fully online public high school.



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