Interested in serving on the Advisory Board?
Advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference. We appreciate your support!
Volunteer Advisory Board Members
|Md. Shariful Alam (BANGLADESH)
Chief Executive Officer
Development Initiative for South Asians
I am a development professional, working with national/international NGO last 13 years. Besides, I am working with DISA (Development Initiative for South Asians) as CEO. DISA serve for development professional in their capacity development in South Asia perspective. Some devoted development professionals work with DISA as volunteer basis.
|Mohamed Arous (TUNISIA)
Mohamed Arous is a debate and public speaking trainer who implements the strategies of emotional intelligence and in his training. He also conducts training on peace education, human rights, social awareness and gender equality. In addition he carries out awareness raising activities by organizing and delivering public debates related to peace, global conflicts, youth empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality. He is an Alumnus of AIESEC the world’s largest student-run organization, which he believes has provided him with many opportunities. As an activist and global citizen, his vision is to seek the empowerment of youth and women, as well as achieving equal opportunities for all, especially to prove that whenever we want to reach something badly no one can stop you because “as a change agent …
|Mary Ashdjian (USA)
Associate Director for the School of Education
Pacific Oaks College
Dynamic and creative higher education professional, with experience serving diverse populations in various settings. Exemplary leader focused on providing students with a rigorous and challenging education, 21st Century skills and a framework of success for the whole student. Specializes in academic and career advising, with a passion for mentoring students and supporting academic success in students. Consistently strong work ethic, as most recently demonstrated by the successful balance of graduate studies in a multiple subject credential program and a full-time professional career. Intrinsically motivated individual, who strives to attain personal and team goals with enthusiasm and integrity.Currently serving as the Associate Director for the School of Educaiton with prior and current experience in Credential coordination. Previous experience includes teaching English in Saudi Arabia, Academic Counseling, Elementary teaching, Girl Scouts of America Advisory Board, Freelance author for the Examiner.
|Maizie Avihayil (ISRAEL)
I am an EFL teacher & Teacher Trainer. I specialize in integrating technology, special ed (integrating LD pupils into the language classroom), & beginning reading.
|Joli Barker (USA)
I have been teaching for almost 20 years in both secondary and elementary classrooms. I've been recognized as a leader in education by the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch Program, Microsoft Expert Educator Program, and Discovery Education Network. I am a member of ISTE and was named the Texas Computer Education Association's Teacher of the Year in 2013. My passion for innovation in the 21st century classroom has propelled me to the top of my field and has earned me the respect of my colleagues on a global platform.
|Magezi Bashir (UGANDA)
Peace Project Africa
I studied Education at Makerere University in Uganda, taught before and after graduation and in September 2013 moved to Morogoro Tanzania to Volunteer with a Community Organization called Peace Project Africa, specially working on an Education Project called Never Give Up Education Center focusing on the Sustainable Community Development Education.
|Harjeet Kaur Bhatia (INDIA)
Jamia Millia Islamia
I am a teacher educator in a central university in India. My area of interest are Educational Technology, Philosophy of Education and Teacher Education. My research interest include blended learning, collaborative learning and social networking in education.
|Ram Bhise (INDIA)
saraswati college of engineering
I am teacher of english and I teach communication skills to engineering students in Mumbai, I am working as editor of international journal and also member editorial board of different international literary journals.
|Michael Boll (CHINA)
Innovative Professional Development and Concordia International School Shanghai
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Technology Coach at Concordia International School Shanghai. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. He recently co-founded Innovative Professional Development an online PD platform with the mission of facilitating outstanding professional growth opportunities for all teachers. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai, ShineAcademy.asia, for their son. For more information about Michael, check out his personal website www.michaelboll.me
|Lindsay Bosch (UNITED STATES)
Marketing & Development Manager
Video Data Bank
As Development and Marketing Manager, Lindsay leads the Video Data Bank's promotional and development efforts, manages the submissions and acquisitions process, and is responsible for the organization's contentm communications and community engagement. Lindsay holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University, and previously served as VDB’s Distribution Manager from 2008-2012. Lindsay has contributed to Chicago’s media arts and education communities for over a decade including work with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Reeltime Film Forum, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Ryerson Library, and the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection. From 2012-2013, Lindsay served as Program Officer for Governance for the Association of College and Research Libraries. She currently serves on the Educational Advisory Committee for the Chicago Film Festival, and Board of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. Lindsay is the co-author of the textbook Icons of Beauty (ABC-CLIO, 2010) and writes on issues related to art, film and non-profit management for Plinth Magazine, Booklist Magazine and Career Girl Network.
|Dr. Quiana Bradshaw (USA)
Computer Science Foundations Faculty
Hi, my name is Dr. Quiana (pronounced Key ‘ana but everyone calls me Q) Bradshaw and I'm originally from West Philadelphia, PA but currently live in Goldsboro, North Carolina. I’m married and we 2 beautiful baby daughters named Nicole (2 she will be 2 on March 23rd), Nadia (1 she turned 1 on March 1st) and we have a dog (Morkie) named Ruffles. I am a full-time professor at Grantham University in the engineering and computer science department. I have obtained my B.S. Information Technology, Executive MBA , Health Care Management MBA and MS Information Technology. I have also completed my Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media. My emphasis and dissertation topic was “Learning Game Design Characteristics through the Study of Flow and the Elemental Tetrad in the World of Warcraft & Minecraft.”
|Allison R. Brown (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
Allison Brown Consulting (ABC)
Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney, certified mediator, President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), and host of the online radio show Know-It-All: The ABCs of Education. She is also the Special Advisor on Boys and Men of Color to the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. Allison Brown Consulting (ABC) works with schools, school districts, and other organizations to craft education equity plans and promote education equity in compliance with federal civil rights law. Immediately prior to founding ABC, Ms. Brown worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division where she enforced federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in public education. Ms. Brown has worked as a law firm litigation associate. After law school, Ms. Brown clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court and for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Ms. Brown graduated from Howard University and obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School. Ms. Brown is admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar, the Maryland State Bar, and the Bar of the District of Columbia.
|Gillian Brunton (UAE)
Gillian started her career in professional football advising, amongst other things, on exit strategies and education and career development for players. As a qualified teacher she has been middle and senior management within schools and helped develop a UK strategy to ‘raise the standard of teaching and leadership’ for schools and their staff. Gillian was invited by The Youth Sport Trust to mentor similar managers Nationally, trouble-shooting and providing solutions for change. It was here that Gillian found her love of Sport for Social Change (CSR). Gillian has recently set up her own organisation in Dubai, called INNERG and has worked with Goverments in both Dubai and the Dubai Educational Zone, along with staff development work at Aspire Academy in Qatar. Gillian is championing the framework of Designed To Move (released by Nike at the CGI 2012). She is also advising three large corporate organisations on CSR projects which will be implemented within the Middle East from 2014. Gillian has been a facilitator and guest speaker at EdCamps, SPARK and MENA Common Core Conferences (USA).
Research Assistant/IT Officer
Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons
I am Samuel Chanchan working as a Civil Society and Youth Advocate and a candidate for Public Administration.
|Nitesh Vasantrao Chore (INDIA)
College of Engineering & Technology
Librarian, College of Engineering and Technology dhamangaon rly. dist-amravati (maharashtra)india 444709
|Vicki Davis (USA)
Teacher and IT Director
Vicki Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT Director and author of Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. She has created more than 20 global projects connecting her students to the world. She was named a top 10 Teacher on Twitter by Mashable and a top 10 influencer in #BYOD. Vicki hosts a bi-weekly show Every Classroom Matters on the BAM Radio Network and has won ISTE's ONline Learning Award in 2006 for cofounding the Flat Classroom Projects.
|Maurice Dawson (UNITED STATES)
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Dr. Maurice Dawson serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Assistant Professor (Honorary) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, and Fulbright. Dawson is recognized as an Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer by the U.S. Department of Defense. Research focus area is cyber security, systems security engineering, open source software, mobile security, and engineering management.
|Angela (LIMA, PERU)
Head of ICT
I'm Technology teacher from grade 6 to grade 9 and ICT coordinator at the Colegio Hiram Bingham (The British School of Lima)
|Teresa Eastburn (USA)
Ed Tech Manager, UCARConnect Lead
National Center for Atmospheric Research
STEM Educator, Content Developer, Climate Communicator, Tech-savvy individual , everything from video editing and graphic design, to websites, social media, and more ... Undergrad from University of California, Santa Barbara; MA and teaching credential from Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena. Multimedia certificate program, and still more. I leave to learn.
|Dr. Stephanie Edel-Malizia (USA)
Penn State University
Dr. Stephanie Edel-Malizia is currently an Instructional Designer for Penn State University, with nearly 20 years of experience as a leader in instructional technology spanning the k-20 realm. She completed her Doctorate of Education in 1998 at Delta State University with the dissertation “Design and Implementation of Faculty Development for Student Required Internet Use.” As a faculty member at Delta State, Dr. Malizia worked as an Instructional Designer and Instructor. Stephanie has ten years of experience as a Pennsylvania Department of Education certified Instructional Technology Specialist, working eight of those years as the Director of Instructional Media Services for a regional Educational Service Agency. She is also certified as a Superintendent of Schools and a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Educational Leadership Fellows program. Stephanie has taught graduate courses in instructional technology and pedagogy for Penn State DuBois, St. Bonaventure University, East Stroudsburg University, and Clarion University.
Doutora em Educação USP. Área: Didáticas, teorias de ensino e práticas escolares, FEUSP, SP. Mestre em Engenharia de Produção UFSC. Área: Mídia e Conhecimento, PPGEP, SC. Psicóloga PUCRS, RS. Currículo lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6373344492780053
|Juan Domingo (ESPAÑA)
Investigador en TIC, learning and technology, elearning, Inteligencia artificial.
|Anne Farrell (CANADA)
International Network of Humanist -Run This Way program
Anne Farrell has a 15 years working experience in promoting education for nonviolence. In 2009 she promote the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Canada. In 2011, Farrell design the Run This Way program for school. The program promote education for nonviolence and raising awareness on the problem of targeted attacks on education during armed conflict in different zone around the world. Each year thousands of student from Canada, Argentina, France, Ireland and Equator run and walk to promote nonviolence and a world without wars. In addition to her expertise in education for nonviolence Farrell hold a master degree in International Communication. In 2011 she launch an editing company specialize in education for nonviolence.
|Dr. Nuzhat (NIGERIA)
Sokoto State University
I am Dr. Nuzhat Fatima. Currently serving in a State University in Nigeria as a Deputy Dean in Faculty of Education. I also have working experience in UK, Pakistan. Although I am MCS in Information Technology as well but my area of specialization and interest is Educational Psychology. I am very fond of travelling and exchange of my ideas with new people for the sake of knowledge.
|Jennifer Fry (USA)
University of San Francisco
I am a graduate student at the University of San Francisco in Museum Studies and an emerging museum professional. Coming from San Francisco, I am extremely interested in educational technology in art museums as well as the shift in informal education that has been slowly occurring in museums. Right now, I am working at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City as the Visitor Research Intern, researching how to effectively evaluate the visitor experience through public programs. Not only do we as emerging museum professionals need to be cognizant of the future, but we also have to recognize the potential for the younger generations to become the next museum audiences. The recent and innovative trends in technology, education, curation, development, and visitor research will springboard museums into the future.
|Dave Hallmon (USA)
Instructional Designer & Strategist
With experience in web, graphic, and instructional design, Dave maintains a balance between what is efficient and effective in every message. He always focuses on the why and how rather than just doing it to get the job done. By day he works at a leading university designing online courses that support 5,000 students in 64 countries. He works directly with faculty to brainstorm, design, and develop their online instruction utilizing the Adobe suite. He also teaches for the university as an adjunct faculty member in the area of web design. By night he is a devoted husband, father, freelancer, and adventurer of the outdoors. His other interests include LifeHacker, Science Fiction and Hayao Miyazaki movies, Settlers of Catan, and coffee with friends. He currently lives in St. Louis and has an M.S. in Instructional Design and aspires to pursue a professional degree in psychology for learning.
|Tracy Hanson (UNITED STATES)
Next Generation Global Education
I have been in the field of education for over 35 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s in Curriculum Development and a Master’s in Administration. I opened a private K-8 school, Mistacres, in New Hampshire as well as consulted with various schools and families on how to integrate OER into their curriculum. In 2012, Next Generation Global Education was founded as a means to connect like-minded people together to share learning with learners in an educational environment that will transcend all boundaries. To this end, I developed The Matrix of a Learner as a different way to view education.
|Maha Hassan (EGYPT)
Head of English Dept.
Arab Academy for Training Technology
I have been working as a teacher trainer and Head of English Dept. for about 15 years. I have given presentations at the Global Education Online Conference 2012 and 2014 as well as at Reinventing the Classroom Online Conference 2014. . I have also given a Poster Session at Nile Tesol Conference 2014. In addition to that I submitted researches/papers to ALTE 3rd International Conference for Testing English in England, Nile, Dubai, and Sudan TESOL. I have also had a paper on teaching Adults published on Howtolearn.com . You can get access to this article through my blog: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/. I have also started an Online Teaching Community, www.facebook.com/groups/mahaesltraining, a facebook page, www.facebook.com/maha.esltraining, as well as a blog to help teachers in teaching adults or school students as well as exchange experiences among peers. I have been training and supervising teachers of all grades. I have also been responsible for setting and adjusting curriculums to suit all stages as well as setting monthly, annual and placement tests. During my working experience I have mostly been responsible for choosing curriculums, appraising them and training teachers how to get through them. I have worked on both national and American curriculums. I have also taught most levels up to the secondary stage. I have taught all high level curricula. In addition to that I have taught IG, OL/AS curriculums for over 15 years as well as TOEFL and IELTS. I have also been teaching Adults for almost 10 years. Now I am Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology credited by Warnborough College, England.
|Darla Kay Hill (UNITED STATES )
Immersive Wave LLC
An educational revolutionary; a newfound educational futurist who believes education is the pathway to peace, I am particularly passionate about empowering teachers who can then inspire their students. Having worked in distance education for over two decades on just about every LMS and CMS in teaching, development and leadership roles, I have gained a broad, diverse knowledge base. Through networking, attending conferences, reading and other avenues, I see where dots can be connected on the vast ever-changing educational grid. The face of education is changing and I want to be a successful part of this change and help others do the same. Through my education consulting business I aspire to connect the dots and fill in the gaps to solidify the foundation and unbounded potential of distance education. Beyond just the successful use of technology in the classroom there are many things that are now possible and should be more mainstream.
|Karen Holst (UNITED STATES)
California Department of Education
Karen Holst is an educational technology executive and innovator in the social sector with 15 years experience. In 2000, Karen co-founded an Internet company, now MyEdu (acquired by Blackboard Inc. in 2014). Karen drove the company's growth to serve millions of college students at 1,200 campuses across the U.S. She has led strategic partnerships, operating large-scale data organizations, marketing, communications, and new business development within multiple verticals in public and private sectors. Today Karen is an executive Fuse Corps fellow at the California Department of Education, helping to shape Educational Technology in the state of California. As a member of the State Superintendent of California’s executive team, Karen engages educators, education advocates, and top tech leaders around the country to develop a strategy for creating model Ed Tech policies and to implement the California Education Technology Blueprint.
|Atif Hussain (BELGIUM)
Director of IT
Antwerp International School
|Michael (UNITED STATES)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William Penn University
Michael O. Johnston earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2007, Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2009, and Ph.D. of Public Administration from Walden University in 2014. His dissertation research, entitled Understanding Violent Adolescent Males: Implications for Post-Release Recidivism, is on the barriers and supports to nonviolence for young adult males who were adjudicated or received an informal adjustment for simple assault during middle adolescence. He recently presented his dissertation research at a round-table session during the 69th Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology (ASC) on November 20- 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Johnston joined William Penn University as an adjunct instructor for sociology in 2010, was promoted to full-time instructor of sociology in fall 2013, and became an assistant professor of sociology for the university in fall 2014. He continues to serve as a member of adjunct faculty for Buena Vista University and previously taught a semester as a lecturer for Iowa State University in their Masters of Public Administration program. Prior to academia he worked as a lead teacher for a before and after school program. He is the president of Young Professionals (YP) of Pella and is a member of ASC. Dr. Johnston is interested in opportunities to teach (online and brick and mortar), course design (online and brick and mortar), research, serve on dissertation committees, as well as invitations to present on special topics. If you have any of the aforementioned opportunities available or are interested in learning more about him, please feel free to contact him via email at Michael.Johnston19@gmail.com.
|Joseph Mechirath Joseph (INDIA)
Central Board of Secondary Education
An accomplished educationist with holistic & New Generation Learning Technology, passionate to craft a class less society through education where the gulf between the rich and the poor is zero. We may be able to achieve this by: the alignment of educators. The synergy of modern marvels of brain research and information technology, the challenging task of making these learning resources available to the common man. But it must be initiated without delay.
|M Akram Khan-Cheema OBE (UK)
Taught for 11 years in Liverpool England, Inspector of Schools in Birmingham UK, Advisor Consultant in Bradford UK, Registered as an independent Education Management Consultant and Ofsted schools Inspector since 1994 in UK. Actively been working to offer consultancy services in a number of countries around the world especially South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kashmir, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and of course UK as chairman of the International Board for Educational Research and Resources (IBERR).
|Carol A. Kinzler, Ed.S. (USA)
Facilitating adult education in the field of Information Technology (IT), specifically at the introduction level with a gaming component is my niche area in higher education at Capella University. Courses at the introduction level have been my specialty area for 14+ years. As a graduate of The School of Information and Technology at Nova Southeastern University I have personally experienced on-ground, distance education, blended distance education, full online and 3Donline gaming education and teaching experiences. Using a 3D gaming platform for an introduction to programming has been my all time favorite venue for facilitating in higher education.
|Michelle G. Lagos (HONDURAS)
Computer Science Department Head
American School of Tegucigalpa
I am a computer science engineer with early childhood education studies. I have been teaching computer Science for the last 13 years and are currently the Computer Science department head at the American School of Tegucigalpa. I am also An Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Educator, served in the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) board of directors as the International representative. Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
|Elizabeth Langran (USA)
Elizabeth Langran, Ph.D. is associate professor of Education at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, USA. Dr. Langran started her teaching career in 1992 as a secondary school French teacher. She educated U.S. middle and high school students for six years and taught overseas for five years, including in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia with a certificate in International Leadership in Educational Technology, and then spent five years as assistant professor and director of the Educational Technology program at Fairfield University. She has traveled for collaborative technology projects and school visits to Nicaragua, India, central Asia, Senegal, Bermuda, and China. Dr. Langran is associate chair of Teacher Education for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, and helped found the Conference's Geospatial Technology Special Interest Group.
|Julie Lindsay (AUSTRALIA)
Global Collaboration and Education Consultant
Learning Confluence / Flat Connections
Julie is a global educator, innovator, leader and author. She has led the way in technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As an IT Director in international schools she implemented 1:1 learning and worked with teachers from K-12 on pedagogical applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing. She also developed a unique approach to global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools and connected learning approaches. Now back in Australia as a consultant, presenter, workshop leader and conference designer she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, founder of Flat Connections, Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School and Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education. Julie is completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through effective pedagogy for technology-infused collaboration. Find out more: http://about.me/julielindsay, @julielindsay
|Guillermo Guadalupe Martìnez Valdez (MEXICO)
Profesor de asignatura
Centro Cultural Ojos Fronterizos
Me encanta aprender y desaprender y contagiar a los que me rodean en este proceso de autoaprendizaje virtual que nos dan las tecnologias
|Ssrah McPherson (USA)
associate professor and chair
Instructional Technology, School of Education, New York Institute of Technology
Associate Professor and Chair of Instructional Technology in the School of Education at New York Institute of Technology. My background is in educational technology teacher preparation graduation education and special education. I teach graduate courses that address diversity and learning with technology. I am a past board member of the Maryland and New York ISTE affiliate organizations, and served as president of the ISTE Sig for Teacher Education, now TEPLN. I am also active in Society for Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) and National Technology Leadership Consortium (NTLS). I serve on the Commission for Continuous Improvement for CAEP. And finally, I serve on the Microsoft Faculty Advisory Board for Technology enhanced learning. In that capacity I have facilitated faculty workshops in Jakarta, Sydney and Monterrey.
|Anne Mirtschin (AUSTRALIA)
Hawkesdale P12 College
An ICT teacher and a web conference coach is passionate about immersing technology in the classroom for the best possible learning outcomes.
|Dr. Santosh Kumar (INDIA)
Population Education Resource Centre (PERC), Department of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Mumbai, India (http://sndt.ac.in/)
I am researcher & demographer employed with the S. N. D. T. Women’s University (SNDTWU, http://sndt.ac.in/) located at Mumbai in India. I underwent training in demography from the IIPS, Mumbai, India. (http://www.iipsindia.org/). I acquired Ph. D. in 1999. I am Reviewer/Editorial Board Member for 31 international journals. I have reviewed papers for 5 international conference sessions, including EURAM 2014 Conference (4-7 June 2014, University of Valencia, Spain, http://site.aace.org). My subject areas of interest include: population & development education, issues pertaining to population-development linkages, education for sustainable development, adult & continuing education/non-formal/extension education, etc. I have (a) co-authored 5 research studies (published by the SNDTWU); (b) presented 32 papers for national conferences & 11 papers for international conferences, & (c) authored/co-authored 5 handbooks/booklets (published by the SNDTWU, 5 books, & 11 book chapters. In addition, I have 30 articles published in national journals and 18 in international journals. I was previously awarded Government of India fellowship at the IIPS (1986-1987) and travel scholarship for sharing my research views at international conferences and summits held at Karachi (Pakistan), Dare es Salaam (Tanzania), Stockholm (Sweden), Madison (USA), and Dushanbe (Tajikistan). I am Advisory Board Member of the American Academic & Scholarly Research Center (http://aasrc.org/?page_id=38) and Reviewer–cum–International Advisory Board Member for the AASRC 2013 International Conference – Beirut, Lebanon (http://aasrc.org/conference/? page_id=803). I was invited as Guest Speaker at the Pakistan’s 11th International Convention on Quality Improvement-ICQU, 2007 (organized by PIQC Institute of Quality Improvement, Lahore), Karachi, Pakistan, November 26-27, 2007.
|Brett Moffatt (AUSTRALIA)
Founder & Educator
Old Master Studios
Brett Moffatt, has a background in fine art, having obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in visual arts. He also holds a graduate diploma of secondary education. He has been a professional visual artist for over 20 years, and in that time has taught at, and administered, private colleges and municipal arts organizations in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. He maintains an educational consultancy practice based on new technologies, online resources and instructional design.
|Danieta Morgan (INDIA)
American International School of Chennai
Danieta Morgan is an Educator and Design Thinking Trainer at American International School of Chennai. She works with children daily to improve and revolutionize education to meet their needs. This is Danieta's second year working in India; prior to this she worked in New York City. Danieta has been involved with implementing a school wide advisory in New York City where she managed and implemented a program to address social emotional needs of students. Danieta has also led Genius Hour and TED-Ed club in her school where she teaches students to follow their passions and make their dreams a reality. Danieta's number one passion is assisting students' in their ability to grow, learn, and achieve any dream possible!
|Garry Nimanya (UGANDA)
I am an experienced educator. Holder of Masters in education from Walsh University(USA). Passionate about education for empowerment. An education officer in Uganda and lecturer at Kampala international University. Director of an education for empowerment consultancy called ROGAR consult in Kampala, Uganda. Available to share my expertise, research and knowledge, skills and philosophy about education matters world wide.
|Alfred Okello (UGANDA)
Head teacher, National Viceman of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda
A professionally trained teacher, Head teacher of a High School, B. Sc degree, Post graduate qualifications in Education, Computer Science and Human Resource Management. Vice Chair of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda; a Validated Facilitator for the Global Connecting Classrooms initiative of the British Council for both School Leadership and Global Citizenship programs. Member of Boards of schools.
|Christiana Oluwatoyin (NIGERIA)
Adolescence Panorama Initiative
I am a the President and Executive Director of Adolescence Panorama Initiative (www.adolescencepanorama.org); a community centric development organization that is linking services to broader concerns for adolescent well-being in areas of education, and support services, health and vocation. Our mission is to safeguard the well-being of adolescents in indigenous cultures in Nigeria. Our vision is a world of cultures and societies void of ills.
|Vicky Papageorgiou (GREECE)
I'm an EFL teacher with approximately 20 years of experience with mainly adult learners .For over 15 years I have been preparing students for English language exams of various exam boards. I have an MA in Education (Open Univ. of Cyprus) and an MA in Art (Goldsmiths College). I love finding new ways to motivate my students to use the English language, I love using art to teach them a foreign language. Most importantly, I aspire to make them love the language and not just consider studying a burden.
HL High School, Neral
I am a principal of a jounior high school and have 15 years of experience.
|M S Patterson (USA)
Teacher, Team Leader
Teaches English and Speech in the Rio Grande Valley region of Deep South Texas. Specializes in working with adolescent girls considered At-Risk. Volunteers as an English teacher in Mexico and South America and is planning to go to Africa this winter to teach as well. Is certified as a project based learning, flipped classroom, and digital classroom teacher. Holds a Master's degree in Adolescent Literacy and Technology and is working on a PhD in Global and Comparative Education. Has written several articles and is currently writing a book about adolescent girls and their experiences in the Rio Grande region.
|Giselle Pempedjian (LEBANON)
Lebanese American University
Giselle A. Pempedjian is an instructor of English and the supervisor/coordinator of the English Language Laboratory in the Department of Humanities at LAU Beirut. Her research interests include implementing web tools in learning and incorporating technology in learning. Her emphasis is on effectively blending online learning with face-to-face classes and implementing online learning in order to meet students’ individual needs. Pempedjian has taken part in Project Zero Classroom, the Harvard program on how to create classrooms, learning materials and environments that promote learning and understanding. In addition, she has participated in a workshop in Amsterdam University on how to effectively use the internet in language teaching. Pempedjian is an e-Learning specialist and consultant. A certified Blackboard trainer, Pempedjian also designs and offers training sessions for faculty and students at LAU. An active member in the online learning community, she participates as a reviewer in the blackboard Exemplary Course Program.
|Agnes R. Pesimo (PHILIPPINES)
Partido State University
I am an Associate Professor and provides lectures in chemistry and research at Partido State University, Philippines. My research interests are focused on microscale Chemistry, teaching innovations and strategies, environmental studies, and product development.
|Laura-Rebeca Precup-Stiegelbauer (ROMANIA)
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad
I was born in 1982 and I am a university lecturer at Vasile Goldis Western University in Arad. I have been teaching various courses and tutorials of English for the last 8 years. I studied for my PhD in Iasi, at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University under the supervision of professor Stefan Avădanei, who became my mentor. Along my professional development I published around 15 ISI proceedings articles and many BDI articles. I am keen on British culture, civilisation, Oral History and translations.
|Jesús Antonio (COLOMBIA)
Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
English and Humanities Teacher. Professor in some Colombian universities. Currently studying a PhD. in Education. Educational researcher about Sociology of Education and Youth issues.
|Kay Rabil (UNITED STATES)
Educator - Mentor
I currently work with a team in India through my business. I have been an educator over 20 years. My areas of expertise are English, literary analysis, reading, writing/composition. I have extensive training in diversity and cultural education. Because of my middle eastern heritage, I am passionate about diversity and the global approach to education. I have extensive homeschooling experience.
|Joseph Reilly (SAUDI ARABIA)
Director, Library and Heritage Museum
20 years of un-quiet librarianship focused on user-driven discoverability, all with a smile!
|Rosabel Roig-Vila (SPAIN)
University of Alicante
Dr. Rosabel Roig-Vila has a Ph.D. in Pedagogy and is currently a lecturer [in Spanish: “Profesora Titular”] at the University of Alicante, Spain, where she was Dean at the Faculty of Education. She is editor of Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (http://www.naerjournal.ua.es). She is specializes in ICT and Education, and has published a number of learned papers and monographies and given various lectures on the subject (in Spain and abroad). She is the researcher-in-chief for ICT and Education R+D of IVITRA (http://www.ivitra.ua.es). She has written a lot of publications about ICT and Education such as: Investigar el Cambio Curricular en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (2007) y La articulación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la educación (2003) –published at New York: Edwin Mellen Press. She has received several awards, such as the “Education and Society Award” (1995) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and the “Premio Extaordinario de Doctorado” at the University of Alicante. She has participated in research projects in Spanish institutions and the European Union. Since 2003 she is the Chairperson of the following postgraduate studies at the University of Alicante, devoted to ICT and Education and e-learning (http://www.edutic.ua.es/master/): Máster en Educación y Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. See more at: http://www.rosabelroigvila.es
|Ana Maria (ARGENTINA)
Director. Distance Learning Area
Doctor in Sociology, Universidad Católica Argentina; Magister in Education Management, Licenciada in Education Management, Universidad CAECE; Teacher of English as a Second or Foreign Language, Dr. N. Avellaneda School. I worked for many years as a teacher of English, and have been the Head of Distance Learning at Universidad CAECE, Buenos Aires, since 2006.
|Wiriyah Ruechaipanit (THAILAND)
Education leader writer and researcher. Creativity expert committee , ministry of education . National curriculum committee , ministry of education
|Vera Saar (CANADA)
A fun, courageous and visionary polymath whose mission is to help others to connect with knowledge in a holistic way.Vera Saar, an engineer with a background in animation, blends art and science together to create engaging hands-on lessons that gets students familiar with STEM topics, exposing them to new interests that could one-day develop into alternative career opportunities. One door leads to another leads to another. The goal is to instill the values of continuous learning.
|Hassan Sattar (PAKISTAN)
Managing Director & CEO
Silver Oaks School System
Having studied Commerce (1st Degree); Account, Finance & Economics (2nd Degree) followed by Graduate study & research in Development Economics at University of Oxford, I have worked in Oil & Gas; Banking & Education industries over 18 years with resident & project assignments in 14 countries across Europe (UK, Holland); Africa (Morocco); Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon), Far East (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore) and South Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh). After setting up & heading a Multi-National Bank in Abu Dhabi, my last Corporate sector assignment, I returned to Pakistan in 2010 to join the cause of “making a difference by developing enlightened leadership of tomorrow” and have been working on enhancing the effectiveness and impact of education in Pakistan for the last four years. I have also co-authored original research on the impact of structured intervention of giving formal life skills' training.
|Anuraag Saxena (SINGAPORE)
Regional Head, Asia
World Education Foundation, UK
Anuraag is the Asia Head for the World Education Foundation, UK (www.wefuk.org), and leads the Asia partnerships and entry-strategy. In this capacity, he enables schools and educational-institutions in the K-12 segment with: a) Tools and strategies to measure-and-improve learning-outcomes; b) Creating trust-tools for schools to interact with an extended set of stakeholders, such as parents, regulators, boards-of-education, etc; and c) Building relationships with grant-makers and multi-lateral agencies in the education space. Anuraag is an accountant-turned-banker-turned-entrepreneur and is keenly interested in the social impact space in Asia and Africa. He is keenly vested in the education space and believes it is the “ticket out, for most Asian economies to claim their rightful place”. When he is not working, he can be found at stand-up comedy shows or diving.
Youth for Human Rights Campaign Nepal
I am working in Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, I have 12 Years experience in IT field and 5 Years working experience in Human Rights Education Awareness and 4 years Experience in Disaster Relief I am continue my master degree in MCA and good experience in education sector and promoting sector.
|Ashley Sills (USA)
Associate Director of Development for Global Issues Network
Global Issues Network
Ashley Sills has been dedicated to empowering youth through project based learning and socio-environmental activism for as long as she can remember. She has worked with the Global Issues Network and schools around the world to connect a network of students and educators who have realized and are committed to their global citizenry. As global citizens, this network is dedicated to partnering with their local communities to solve global issues through life long-learning and local activism. The Global Issues Network holds student led conferences in soon to be all regions of the world. All GIN Conference participants present their work and create a film highlighting their message. These conferences are a space for students and educators to develop their local community projects through peer-to-peer problem solving and edification.
|Herman Ssebuliba (SOUTH AFRICA)
Executive Vice President
I am an enthusiastic, a leader, creative, open-minded and self-motivated person, who is looking to build upon my experience. I am an achiever who takes on and achieves stretch challenges and targets whilst maintaining a high service standard. I am fully capable of working independently, as well as a team player who aims at creating collaborative relationships with others by offering support, sharing ideas and best practices.
|Susan Stillman (USA)
Director of Education, Global Office
Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
I am the Six Seconds’ Director of Education, Global Office and dedicated to supporting educators in the teaching, practice, and measurement of EQ. I am a former K-12 school counselor, who has consulted on the implementation of social emotional learning around the world. Former chair of the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group at AERA, I offers workshops, webinars, certification programs, strategic planning, and research assistance for both K-12 schools and also universities who wish to integrate SEL into their programs. On two university faculties, I mentor students and chair doctoral committees in SEL, educational leadership, and grounded theory. I am an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow at Fielding Graduate University. Interested in aligning with others to support positive change though Emotional Intelligence and Social Emotional Learning.
|Annette Swierzbinski (USA)
Others Are Us
My three areas of passionate involvement are arts, education and advocacy. I trained as an artist, went on to get education credentials and then leaped into law school. I have done large scale installations focused on issues confronting us at a variety of venues. I believe education is a right and have worked to improve education in the schools most left behind by underfunding and populations lacking political clout. I strongly feel arts are a critical part of every truly functional society and continue to work towards greater recognition of their importance for all human beings young, old or in-between. I founded Others Are Us in 2012 as a vehicle for connecting youth from different cultures and backgrounds through art and technology.
|Sadaf Taimur (PAKISTAN)
Head of Brand & Co-Curricular
Silver Oaks School
Having studied Chemistry, Zoology & Applied Psychology (1st Under Graduation Degree); Environmental Sciences (2nd Masters Degree) followed by an international publication in International journal of Environmental Engineering (Research paper was presented in an international conference, Malaysia) & Educational Planning & Management (3rd Masters Degree), the co-author has been a member of Silver Oaks School since 2011, commencing her role as Planning Manager & Chief of Staff. After spending one & a half year in the role, she took up her place on the Institutional Management Committee as Head of Brand & Co-Curricular in March 2013. Further she has an experience of: community work in NCPC (National Cleaner Production Center) and internship in Federal Ministry of Environment.
|Michael Taylor (SINGAPORE)
Learning Group Leader - Technology
ISS International School
Hello and pleased to meet you. A little about me. I started out life as a physical and health education teacher in Australia. In the early 90's I completed my M.Ed. focusing on Administration and Educational Technology. Now 27 years since I started teaching, I have worked in five different countries, the latest of which is Singapore. I define my as an educational technologist, who loves the responsibility of administration and leadership. I have consulted to two governments as to the integration of technology into curriculums, the IB in a similar role, published a book, worked on the Horizon Report and play an active role in ISTE through the Personal Learning Network Administrators (PLNA). My current focus is on authentic learning experiences and flexible learning environments. Both of which fascinate me by how well some educators engage in these areas! Michael
|Shayne Train (CANADA)
Curriculum Leader, Teacher
Tiferes Bais Yaakov High School
I am a visual art and computer literacy teacher with an interest in educational technology, online taxonomy (classifying and organizing what I find on the web!) and special ed/differentiation. I am also chair of my school's professional development committee and am currently organizing an Ed Camp experience for our end-of-year meeting. I've been a participant, moderator and presenter in on-line conferences and am so grateful to be learning from the comfort of my own home!
|Nicki Ugalde (USA)|
|Caterina Lucia Valentino (CANADA)
My passion is teaching. My interests are sharing her knowledge and love of learning. Dr. Valentino is conversant with all aspect of health care delivery across the continuum of care. I am known for her adeptness at working with people, problem analysis and designing solutions that lead to sustainability. She moves freely between the not-for-profit and profit sectors firmly believing that good leadership and management competencies transcend disciplines and professions. Her research interests include virtual instruction, leadership and diversity/inclusiveness. She recently completed a funded research project on the influence of unconscious biases as the number one threat to stalling change. I have held senior leadership positions in the acute, long-term and community sectors. She sits on the board of North York Seniors Centre. I am a recipient of a Ryerson Teaching Award of Excellence and the Sue Williams Faculty of Community Services teaching award. I completed postgraduate work at the University of Toronto (MBA, PhD) and Dalhousie University (MPA). I volunteers for a number of professional associations and at my local elementary school. I am a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
|Marissa Wilson (UNITED STATES )
Rissa Marie Designs
Co-founder of Rissa Marie Designs, a gamification, eLearning and web design business.
|Ayles-Anne Wilson (REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
The University of Trinidad and Tobago
Educational Technologist with 37 years in the teaching service at the secondary and tertiary levels, now teaching in the BEd programme for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research interests - technology integration, instructional and educational technology.
|Dr. Robin Worley (SINGAPORE)
Singapore American School
I have been immersed in Education and Technology for over 20 years. My titles have included instructional designer, editor of an online kids' magazine, producer at Disney Educational Publishing, teacher, technology coordinator and online course designer. My focus now is on using technology in innovative ways to improve education and increase access to education for young people everywhere. I am also the founder of J.U.M.P. (juveniles use media power) to Change the World. The mission of JUMP is to empower global youth by giving them a voice and the skills to make media that makes a difference.
|Melda Yildiz (UNITED STATES)
School for Global Education and Innovation
Melda N. Yildiz is global scholar and teacher educator in the School for Global Education and Innovation at Kean University and adjunct faculty in Master of Education in Technology in Education at Lesley University. 2009-2010, Melda served as the first Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan. Since 1994, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, Women Studies, Asian Studies, and Global Education to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. Melda worked as a Media Specialist at Northfield Mount Hermon School, taught video and media production to grades 9-12, and published and presented featuring Educational Media, Global Education, Media Literacy, Semiotics, and Multicultural Education in many national and international conferences. She received her Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts on Math & Science and Instructional Technology. She received an M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University on Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.
|Joannes Paulus (USA)|
|Perla Beatriz Zamora Gonzalez (MÉXICO)
The American School of Tampico
I'm an active member of The American School of Tampico in Mexico, since 2001. I'm Technology Class Teacher in Middle School grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Also, I offer support to Middle School Teachers as Technology Integration in the Classroom Adviser. I'm an eager learned interested on continues learning and self-improvement. My students and I have participated in others online international projects. I think that learning is a free resource for those who want to excel in any discipline. I'm ready to follow and promote the Learning Revolution.