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Aida Awad

Aida Awad has been an authorized Google Education Trainer since the very early days of the program. She is also a Google Geo Teacher. She presents at conferences and workshops, and provides technology integration training across the country including: ISTE, T&L NSBA, ICE, IETC, ESRI UC, RSAC, CyTSE, GLOBE, and GSA. She says that becoming an Google Education Trainer and continuing her experience as a lead learner has been nothing short of invigorating! She likens it to the rush educators get when a student suddenly "gets it." She finds working with adult learners who are keenly committed to improving instruction through technology integration to be a true pleasure! 

Aida has also been serving as the Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois since 2003. Prior to serving as Department Chair, she taught Geology, Earth Systems Science, and Chemistry for nine years. Aida serves on several professional organization boards. She is past Chair of the Geological Society of America, GSA, Education Committee. She is past president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, NAGT. She earned a B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in Political Science at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1981, and an M.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993.

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Dexter Roknich

Dexter has been working in the technology field for about 8 years. Most of that time has been spent working in high schools and education. Dexter is an authorized Google Education Trainer, a technology integration specialist, and is currently a Building Computer Technician at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL.

Technology has been a passion of his almost his entire life. He constantly strives to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest and greatest tech. Dexter tells participants in the workshops he leads that he was so impressed with what Google had done with their Apps for Education  package he had to get involved! Since getting involved as a Google Education Trainer he has offered workshops on technology integration at several school districts, and presented sessions and led workshops at conferences such as ICE, IETC, RSAC, Google Summits, and others.

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