The Google in Education Kuala Lumpur Summit 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!
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Keynote Day 1: Suan Yeo
Suan is Google’s Education Evangelist in Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for promoting the adoption of Google technology at the institution level for schools and universities throughout the region. A Google veteran of 11+ years, Suan has worked in 7 offices, 5 countries and 3 product teams.
Suan’s goal for 2014 is to create an #eduwin for every teacher and student he works with, and to make learning magical for all those involved. It is imperative that educators continue to innovate with new teaching models and technological advances, or risk getting left behind. He is currently based in Sydney where he enjoys the wonderful beaches and 300 days of sunshine a year with his wife and two kids. #DoCoolThingsThatMatter
Day Two Keynote: Jim Sill
After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.
As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim travels the world leading professional development workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more. Today, Jim is an Educational Technology Consultant and works with educators around the world.
In 2012, Jim was featured on Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award.
Closing Keynote: James Sanders
James Sanders is the founder and Executive Director of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda. Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.
Technical Spotlight: Peter Henrie
As a founding member of Amplified IT, Peter shifted his focus to Google Apps for Education in 2009. Since then he has led some of Google’s key case studies such as University of St. Andrews in the UK and has been assisting schools across the US in going Google. If you can understand Peter’s thick Scottish accent he will certainly help you ensure your school is deploying GAFE with best practices in mind and will help you get the most out of the platform.
Amplified IT is the technical arm of the EdTechTeam. Founded by a group of IT consultants,
Amplified IT is an education-focused Google Apps consultancy group with a unique approach that focuses on empowering schools and districts. Working with a large number of schools and districts has enabled Amplified IT to tailor best practices for the deployment of Google Apps to each school’s unique environment. Since 2008, Amplified IT has assisted hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to successfully adopt Google Apps and Chromebooks through
technical training and their unique GAFE Audit process
Featured Speaker: Patrick Green
Patrick Green is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He has been recognized as a YouTube Star Teacher and has extensive experience supporting teachers in “Flipping” the classroom.
Formerly, as the Upper School Integration Specialist at the International School of Prague, Patrick managed an Apple Macbook 1-1 laptop program; early in his teaching career as a Middle School US History, Reading and Language Arts teacher, Patrick was selected to participate in the Teacher Leadership Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He taught in a 2 to 1 laptop environment and connected with likeminded educators working towards making education more relevant to students.
Outside of the regular work day, Patrick often finds himself in Cambodia where he assists in
student and parent house-building service, local teacher training programs, and local school
computer lab development. As with most of his experiences in education, he is learning much
more than his students.
Featured Speaker: Kimberley Hall
Kimberley is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher who recently departed her Secondary English, IT, History and Future Leaders classrooms to work for the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne. Being part of a fabulous eLearning leadership team in an Apple Distinguished School, with 1:1 iPads and laptops, ensured that Kimberley is experienced in empowering others to pursue their own learning journey to seeing technology as an essential ingredient in their teaching and learning. She was also the leading teacher for student voice, engagement and local and global connections which allowed her the chance to collaborate with students on real world projects including philanthropic work.
Kimberley has been invited to present at conferences across Australia and around the world as well as facilitating workshops for both students and parents throughout her local school community. She has also collaborated with educational publishers and departments to produce ICT based resources for schools across Australia. Kimberley believes that ICT enables transformation of practice, can be harnessed to promote higher expectations and create a community of learners.
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