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Keynote Speakers


Jon Corippo
Assistant Superintendent, Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools

Jon is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Mariposa County Schools. Jon is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, former Madera County Teacher of the Year, CVCUE teacher of the year and a world-traveling edu-presenter. https://plus.google.com/+JonCorippo/posts | https://twitter.com/jcorippo

Keynote: The CUE Rock Star Story: Get on the PLN Bandwagon.
CUE Rock Star Camps were originally developed at a Google Teacher Academy, as Jon Corippo's GTA Action Plan. Get your Google on and see how this small group is changing education, so you'll be all jazzed up for a Google weekend!
Time: Saturday, September 6 at 9 AM US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)



Cristin Frodella
Head of the Global Education Marketing Team, Google Inc.

Cristin Frodella is the Head of the Global Education Marketing team at Google where she's excited to work with teachers, students and administrators in over 100 countries to reimagine the classroom of the future. Cristin and her team have created, promoted and executed dozens of large and small scale programs to help advance innovative thinking in the education space over the years. Some of Cristin's most notable achievements include co-founding the Google Teacher Academy, a popular professional development program as well as creating the internationally acclaimed Google Science Fair, an online science competition for teenagers that encourages them to dream big and change the world through scientific inquiry and invention. https://plus.google.com/116828933497992715747/posts | https://twitter.com/cfrodella

Keynote:  Google Science Fair Voter's Choice Awards
Cristin will discuss her work with the Google Science Fair and tell #gieonline participants how we can all get involved!
Time: Sunday, September 7 at 5 PM US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)



Jordan Pedraza
Global Program Manager, Education, Google Inc.

Jordan Pedraza is a Global Program Manager at Google, Inc on the Education team in Mountain View. Jordan has a deep passion for working towards quality education for all by exploring new learning models through technology and innovation. With over 7 years of educational technology experience in higher and K-12 education, she is responsible for the strategy, platforms, and programs serving Google’s education communities of educators, school administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure these groups can make the most out of Google’s tools for teaching and learning. Jordan has worked with leading higher education institutions, K-12 districts, and ministries of education for Malaysia, Romania, and England. She currently leads Google Educator Groups, a new program connecting educators to inspire and support each other with meeting student needs through technology, and also leads the Google for Education Think Tank, a group of higher education and K-12 institutions charged with shaping the future of educational technology. Before joining Google, Jordan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Music from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. While at Pomona, Jordan lead initiatives around educational technology, including serving as a student representative on the Technology and Learning Committee, serving as a Student Technology Consultant for an Oral Histories class, and serving as research assistant to faculty. Jordan also participated in summer research programs - including one project at UNC Chapel Hill studying the relationships between social environment and academic achievement for 9th grade youth. Jordan was formerly a Research Assistant-Programmer Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. studying the effectiveness of academic interventions for students with behavioral disorders and evaluated Washington State's and LAUSD’s early childhood learning initiatives. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JordanPedraza/posts | https://twitter.com/JordanPedraza

Keynote: Power to the People: Communities as Platforms for Innovation and Change in Education
In her keynote, Jordan will examine the role communities play in transforming education and how all participants can empower themselves and each other to ensure quality education for all.
Time: Saturday, September 6 at 1 US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)



David Theriault & Sean Ziebarth
Teachers, Fountain Valley High School, Huntington Beach, CA

David Theriault is a twenty year High School English Literature Teacher in Southern California. In addition to teaching High School Literature he has served his school as the journalism teacher, Academic Decathlon coach, Department Chair, WASC accreditation coordinator and this year became the Fountain Valley High School Student Teacher Academy Coordinator. Some of his other accomplishments are: Google Teacher Academy, Mountain View 2014 Lead Learner,, Google Teacher Academy Chicago 2013, Rotary Teacher of the year 2008, Teacher of the Year Award 1999- FVHS, Teacher of the Year Award 1998-Mayfair HS, Los Angeles Most Inspirational Teachers (Mayor’s Award) 1997, BA English (Critical Theory emphasis) UC Irvine, MS- Educational Technology Walden University. He is also the co-founder of edcampHOME.org the world's first all-online edcamp and that has over 300 participants twice 2013 and 2014, and a co-founder of #CAedchat the Teacher Twitter chat for the entire state of California. He started #slowchatED a weeklong rotating twitter chat to encourage deeper learning and regularly speaks on the importance of student blogging and sharing school learning online. http://gplus.to/davidtedu | https://twitter.com/davidtedu

After working in the music industry for sixteen years, as a disc jockey and later as an A&R rep, Sean began his teaching career at his alma mater—Fountain Valley High School. Sean teaches AP English Language and Composition and journalism as the adviser of both the student newspaper (Baron Banner) and video broadcast (BBN). He also launched and continues to co-ordinate a teacher-led Instructional Rounds process at his campus. Sean was recently recognized as the Huntington Beach Union High School District Teacher of the Year. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SeanZiebarth/posts | https://twitter.com/MrZiebarth

Keynote: BRAWLING with Google
If you want to be a championship teacher, it helps to have Google as your Tag Team partner. David Theriault and Sean Ziebarth will show you how they use Google Tools to take learning to a whole new level. Whether it's their in-class B.R.A.W.L. (Battle Royale All Will Learn) or Google Forms, Google Presentations, or Google+, Google can make sure you come home with the Championship Belt.
Time: Sunday , September 7 at 9 AM US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)



Henry Thiele
Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Maine 207, Park Ridge, IL

Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. In this role he serves students and teachers by providing resources and communication and its impact on personalizing education. Before moving into his current role Hank was a high school science and music teacher for ten years while also serving in the role of technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at conferences such as T+L, ASCD, METC, IETC, ISTE, ICE, for corporations such as Google, Hapara, CDW, Follett, and for many government agencies in Illinois. He is one of the co-founders of the Illinois Google EDU K-12 user group and the Google Educator Group Chicagoland, and has supported many schools in Illinois as they transition to Google Apps for Education. He also provides leadership across Illinois in technology, learning, and professional learning and has served as the Illinois Computing Education Conference Committee as Co-Chair and as the President of Special Education and Technology (SET) Connections. Hank is a Google Certified Educator, Administrator and Trainer and has taught for the Google Teacher Academy. His doctoral research was some of the first work investigating “Web 2.0” and its impact on communication, learning, and efficacy in the classroom. His favorite work comes from being a dad of two amazing kids. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HenryThiele/posts | https://twitter.com/henrythiele

Keynote: Changing to a Culture Built On Collaboration

Time: Sunday , September 7 at 1 PM US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)



Esther Wojcicki
Teacher, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto CA

Esther Wojcicki has been teaching Journalism and English at Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California for the past 30 years. She has been the driving force behind the development of its award-winning journalism program, which is now the largest in the U.S. with 600 students, five teachers and a new 25,000 sq. ft. Media Arts Center (2014). She is also the Vice Chair of Creative Commons Board of Directors, Chair of PBS Learning Matters, Visiting Distinguished Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, on the Advisory Board of THNK, Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, and a leader in the intersection of education and technology for years. She worked as the Google educational consultant and helped design the Google Teacher Outreach program, which includes the website www.google.com/educators and the Google Teacher Academy. https://plus.google.com/u/0/102774783758711593873/posts | https://twitter.com/EstherWojcicki

Keynote: Esther Wojcicki in Conversation with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence
Award winning educator Esther Wojcicki has an integral part of Google's education efforts from the very beginning. In our closing keynote, Esther will sit down with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence to discuss the history of education at Google and the collective impact of Google initiatives upon teachers and students.
Time: Saturday, September 7 at 5 PM US-Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)