Keynote - Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith is the co-author of the newly released book The Google Infused Classroom. She is an Education Strategist as well as the Director of Educational Technology and Teacher at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, Florida. Tanya helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students. She previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program ( which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education.

Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.She facilitated the deployment and professional development of 1:1 initiatives including Macbooks, iPads and Chromebooks as well as the adoption of Google Apps for Education for her district.

Tanya’s passion stems from a strong desire to effect change and inspire others to explore how they can use the technology to help differentiate individual students’ needs, provide a vehicle for collaboration and allow for deeper purpose and voice in student learning. Tanya holds a M.A. in Educational Technology and a B.A in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal as well as a B.Ed from the University of Ottawa. Tanya is a connected educator with strong ties to her PLN. She is a Google Certified Innovator and an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as the co-host of the show.