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2017-01-28 & 29 Irvine USD Custom Summit



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Mark Wagner

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. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same. In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), 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 organizations 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

Alice Chen

Alice Chen is a teacher, technology coach, Google for Education Certified Innovator, Lead PBS Digital Innovator, and PBS SoCaL American Graduate Champion. Additionally, she was a two-time recipient of the UCSD Outstanding High School Teacher award, a 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S. Finalist, and the 2012 Teacher of the Year at her school. As a trainer and consultant, Alice regularly works with schools and organizations on educational technology, curriculum development, and event planning. She also regularly speaks at regional and national conferences. You can follow Alice on Twitter @wondertechedu, circle her on Google+ at gplus.to/wondertechedu, or visit her blog at wondertechedu.blogspot.com.

Sergio Villegas

I have been working in education for 7 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I currently work for NapaLearns, a Non-Profit company dedicated to promoting innovative instruction and technology. My current position is to support the EdTech side of our districts PBL and BYOD initiative. I am also an Instructor for Touro Universities in their Master in Educational Technology program as well as help tech-ify our county BTSA program. 







John Stevens

John is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. John co-founded and moderates #CAedchat, the weekly teacher Twitter chat for the state of California. He also runs a site called wouldyourathermath.com which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. During recent summers, John has had the honor of presenting at various technology and math conferences. John blogs at fishing4tech.com and co-found LaCucinaMatematica.com. His latest adventure has led him into the world of 3D-printing, designing lesson plans and curricula for AirWolf3D.




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.

Jennifer Cronk

Jennifer Cronk is an Assistant Manager of Emerging Technologies for the Southern Westchester BOCES in New York. She currently oversees and strategically plans the Google Apps transformations of several school districts in Westchester county. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as a computer teacher and passionately pursued the ed tech field for twenty years specifically in the area of adaptive technology for SPED. Jennifer presents nationally at instructional technology conferences, and workshops on integrating Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. In addition, Jennifer is also certified: administrator, english teacher, elementary teacher and educational technology specialist. Jennifer also blogs about “digital parenting”, professional development and educational technology at www.transparentlyteaching.com and is a co-host of the show “Positively Special Ed”.

Jason Markey

Jason Markey was named principal at East Leyden High School starting in the 2012-13 school year after previously serving the district both as an assistant principal and as a social studies teacher. Jason helped lead a district initiative to move the Leyden School District to 1:1, with every student issued a Google Chromebook. In 2012 Jason became a Google Certified Teacher with the goal of continuing his own growth as a learner first. Additionally, Jason was named as a 2014 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP and was awarded the Bammy Educator’s Voice Award for Secondary School Principal. Jason believes strongly in the power of the web as a social connector and continuously looks for opportunities to learn from and collaborate with others






Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan is a teacher, researcher and trainer out of Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently serving as the Professional Development Architect for the Hawaii’s Future Ready Learning program as well as the co-author of the state wide 1:1 Deployment & Change Guide Book. He is also working on Project Open Glassroom and launching the first generation of Moonshot Incubators during the upcoming school year. In his free time he likes taking long walks on the beach, drinking tea with good posture and writing NASCAR fan fiction.


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