Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 Unleashing the Power of the Web in Education - by Jaime Casap

      Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education. He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models. His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students across the globe. Jaime was named one of Tech & Learning’s Top 10 Most Influential in Education, and is a SXSWedu (South by Southwest) Distinguished Speaker. Jaime serves on the Arizona STEM Education Board, on the Board of Directors for New Global Citizens, is a member of the Digital Learning Council, a member of the World Bank/Thunderbird Entrepreneurship Advisory Council, and on the Executive Advisory Board for Arizona State University’s Department of Information Systems. In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, where he teaches graduate classes in leadership, innovation, and public policy. 

You can follow Jaime on Google+ at +Jaime Casap or on Twitter @jcasap

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Creating School 2.0: Building the Schools We Need - by Chris Lehmann


 Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. The school was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2009 and 2010 and has been written about in many publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Chris returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as an English Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Girls Basketball Coach and Ultimate Frisbee coach at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration.

You can follow Chris at http://practicaltheory.org/blog/ or on Twitter @chrislehmann

Friday, August 2, 2013

Leading and Learning in the Digital Age - by George Couros

  George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division.  He is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people to do what is best for kids.  His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning helps others feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.  You can learn more about George at his site georgecouros.ca.
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