The Google in Education North Carolina 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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Google Apps for Education Team... and more Google engineers!

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Chris Bell

Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated. He has held a variety of roles within the company and is now the Chief Operations Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam.

Chris also works part-time as the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversees the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning. 

Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. Chris was actively involved in the development of the 
Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Apps Certified Trainer program, 
and has developed online courses for Google ( Chris is a Google Certified Teacher 
(Boulder 2009) and a Google Education Trainer

Contact Information
Twitter: cbell619
Google +:Chris Bell

Kim Randall

Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, 
globetrotting around the 
country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and 
students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for a 1:1 program for grades 1-8 in Northern California. Her students won several awards in the California Student Media Festival. Kim has presented at several state and local conferences, including Colorado TIE, ASTE, ITSC, and CUE. She is thrilled to be a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, STAR Discovery Educator, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Kim earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and an M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Kim holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Supplemental Teaching Credentials in Computer Applications and Spanish.

Contact Information: 
Twitter: @scubagirl812
Google+: Kim Randall

Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner.  She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world! 

Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia!  

Networking with groups such as the Google Certified Teachers amazes her in the ability to find new tools,
new project ideas, and--her favorite!-- new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves 
the power of a PLN (personal learning network) and can't wait to continue learning with and from 
folks at conferences!

Contact Information
Twitter: Wendy Gorton
Google+: Wendy Gorton

Tim Lee

Tim Lee is the Chief Technology Officer of the EdTechTeam and founder of Amplified IT. After 8 years of leading infrastructure re-design projects and rollouts, Tim shifted his focus to Google Apps in 2009. Tim applies his background in Technology infrastructure, deployment planning and leadership to assist schools and districts in re-designing their infrastructure and successfully move to the cloud. As one of the first Google Apps Edu Certified Trainers and Google ChromeBook Crew for Education, Tim has assisted numerous schools to adopt Google Apps and rollout Chromebooks and is ‘affectionately’ known as GAFE Yoda in the EdTechTeam circles.. 

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 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 

Contact Information
Twitter: @Amplifiedit

Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps 
for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops 
and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.

Contact Information: 
Twitter: @followmolly
Google+: Molly Schroeder

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 Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production. 

In 2012, Jim was featured in 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. 

Contact Information

Twitter: mistersill 
Google +: Jim Sill

Michael Wacker

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops.  On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of High School online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than five 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. 
Michael's an adjunct professor for Regis University in Colorado on the online and face to face side; working on aligning and re-imagining the teacher licensure program curriculum and the Master's level Ed Tech Degree with the University. Michael's strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, he strives to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.

Michael Wacker is a Google Certified Teacher, and Certified Google Apps Trainer. Based out of Colorado, Michael leads workshops and consults internationally with his focus the Rocky Mountain region throughout the U.S. and Canada. Michael provides energetic, interactive, and productive workshops and trainings which are customized for each organization. He has experience working with administrators, educators, IT, and also support staff.

Contact Information
Twitter: mwacker

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
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 - and 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. 

Contact Information
Google +:markdwagner
Twitter: markwagner

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