Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in the USA, Mexico, and Singapore. She currently enjoys leading professional development workshops to help teachers create engaging learning experiences for students. Heather volunteers in the Cell Lab at the Science Museum of Minnesota to stay true to her inner science geek. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her to become a teacher and the adventure hasn’t stopped. Heather is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of “Classroom Management for the Digital Age”. She believes that students should have access to current technology in order to connect to the world and be creative in ways that weren’t possible when she was in school. Outside of school, she likes to travel, take photos, spend time with her husband, and get in touch with her artistic side. (A good day is doing all four at the same time.)
Patrick Green is an Education Technology Coordinator and Site Director for the Global Online Academy for the Singapore American School. He dreams of a world where people no longer use the word "technology" and instead talk about and seamlessly integrate "relevant tools" into their learning practice. Patrick thrives in the diverse connections his careers offers. He works enthusiastically with students, parents, teachers, and community stakeholders to help them meaningfully create, collaborate, communicate, and critically think.
Having taught in the Pacific Northwest, the Czech Republic, and now Singapore, Patrick is nearing his 20th year as an educational leader. He continues to find his inspiration first and foremost as a learner. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Principal's Training Center Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, and a YouTube Star Teacher.