Effective leaders recognize the importance of professional development in transforming education systems. Leadership teams need to design engaging and relevant experiences for their colleagues in order to build capacity for educational improvement. In the next Hangout on Air with Cisco’s GETideas.org, Executive Director Mary Anne Petrillo will lead a panel of thought leaders in discussion as they share their ideas for modernizing professional development efforts.
Please join us on April 3rd to view this panel discussion on our Google+ page or in our YouTube channel. You will be able to participate by asking questions in the comments field of the Hangout on Air to be posted on our Google+ page (http://goo.gl/KSakm) or by joining our backchannel chat room: http://todaysmeet.com/getideasPD. Direct questions for the panel on Twitter to @getideas. Show notes with supplementary materials are located here: http://goo.gl/gflxv.
NOTE: We will post the link the live Hangout on Air just prior to broadcast in the comments of this invitation and in the aforementioned backchannel chat room. This event will be recorded if you are unable to attend due to other obligations or time zone conflicts.
Panelists may include:
Alice Barr is the Instructional Technology Integrator for Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School, in Yarmouth, Maine. She has facilitated a 1:1 laptop environment in grades 9 – 12, since 2004. Alice works directly with teachers and students integrating technology into the curriculum. A semi-finalist for the 2011 Maine Teacher of the Year, Alice is also a Google Certified Teacher and has been a member of Seedlings@bitbybit since 2006.
Michelle Bourgeois is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at St. Vrain Valley School District (CO). She is and ADE, tech integrator, teacher, trainer, writer, hiker, sci-fi reader, willing try-er of new and interesting tech tools and proud member of the Eduverse.
Don Buckley, Director of Innovation and Technology at the School at Columbia University, has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects, has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not just publishers, and has transformed new media resources so that they work for students and teachers and not just programmers. Make sure to check out Don’s project Tools at School, an innovative collaboration with designers and 8th graders at the School at Columbia.
Patrick Faverty is currently a full-time faculty and lecturer in the graduate school of education at UC Santa Barbara. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in educational technology and doctoral classes in organizational leadership. He has served as district superintendent in two school districts, teacher and coach in middle and high school, counselor, as well as principal of several elementary and middle schools.
Noble Kelly has been a High School Educator since 1991. He has taught computer science, information technology, math, entrepreneurship, marketing, career & personal planning, and web & graphic design. Mr. Kelly has a Post Baccalaureate in Educational Technology. He has worked as a teacher mentor and trainer for the Simon Fraser University Educational Technology Post Baccalaureate program and facilitated workshops to teachers as part of his role as a member of the Peace and Global Education action group for the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. He has done development work in South Africa, Ethiopia, Guyana, Tanzania and Kenya, mainly with education reform and teacher professional development. Mr. Kelly founded Education Beyond Borders in 2007 and is presently devoting his time to its continued growth and developing and implementing systemic strategies to foster quality education globally. He is quickly establishing Education Beyond Borders into the premier volunteer organisation for educators to support their colleagues in emerging regions around the world through a train-the-trainer model of best practices workshops, collaboration, connecting classrooms, and mentoring.
Julie Lindsay is an enthusiastic, global educator, leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, for the past15 years she also taught and led the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Qatar, and China. She is now based in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader and is currently Director of Learning Confluence, Director and co-founder of Flat Classroom® and Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School.
Sylvia Martinez is President of Generation YES, evangelizing student involvement in education reform through technology integration and service learning. Prior to joining Generation YES, Sylvia oversaw product development, design and programming for consumer software, console games, and educational games at several software publishing companies. Martinez started her career designing high frequency receiver systems and navigation software for GPS satellites. She holds a Master’s in Educational Technology from Pepperdine, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.