Meet Your Favorite EdTech Authors at FETC 2019 (Part 2)

Contributed by edCircuit

FETC 2019 is right around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to become acquainted with some of the offerings available in the Expo Hall.

The “Meet the Authors” booth is an exciting opportunity for attendees to discuss hot topics, ask questions, take photos and get your books signed by best-selling education technology authors. There will be sessions taking place on each day from Monday – Wednesday, all at Booth 3313. See the schedule and preview the authors for Tuesday, January 29, 2019, below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

10 am – 10:30 am

Chryso Christodoulou, author of The FUNecole Step By Step Educational Book Series.

Chryso Charalambous Christodoulou is the co founder of Digipro Education established in Cyprus in 1990. Her academic background is in Computer Science and Education. Chryso is the founder and author of FUNecole® Educational series. FUNecole® is a holistic solution for Computing and SEL for K-8, a recognised best practice by the European Commission. FUNecole® is endorsed by Cambridge International Assessments for ICT Starters and has the ISTE Seal of Alignment.

Chryso participates as keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. Her work was published by IEEE Xplore and the European Parliament Magazine. Chryso was an Entrepreneur Woman of the Year and European Commission appointed Ambassador of Female Entrepreneurship.

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Dr. Howie DiBlasi, author of Designing Disney Inspired Classrooms.

Dr. Howie DiBlasi was recognized as “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona and nominated as a finalist in the “Top Secondary Leaders in America”. His emphasis is on Emerging and Digital Technology, STEAM, MakerSpace and the 7 C’s. He has presented to thousands of Educational Leaders, administrators and teachers from Bangkok to Boston. He is a published author, “Change Agent”, and Educational Technology Consultant. As a nationally recognized blogger, he writes monthly for four technology related blogs and shares free resources for educators on how to bring Disney into the classroom with his website www.mydisneyclass.com

He was recently recognized by CILC with the “Pinnacle Award”

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

11 am – 11:30 am

Susan Bearden, author of Digital Citizenship: A Community Based Approach.

Susan M. Bearden is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Consortium for School Networking and provides project management support for Google’s Rolling Study Halls. She served as a Senior Education Pioneers Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Educational Technology where she led the 2017 update of federal government’s K-12 school infrastructure guide, Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning. A former K12 technology director and author of “Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach,” she has received numerous awards including being named one of the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from FSTE, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the year.

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Brian Costello, author of The Teacher’s Journey.

Brian Costello the author of the highly acclaimed book The Teacher’s Journey and hosts a podcast by the same name and owner of BTC2Learn LLC, is a Google Certified Innovator & Trainer in his 11th year of teaching in Southern New Jersey. His career started as an instructional aide before going on to teach Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades. He now works as a middle school Digital Innovation Specialist in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He created The Global Audience Project helps classes find, and be, authentic audiences for projects around the world. Brian shares his love of emerging technology and professional development all over the country.

Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning.

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. She has presented her research across the US and Canada since 2007, FETC, ISTE, TCEA, NCCE, CRESST, BLC, NNSTOY, The Learning Counsel, SXSWedu, New York Academy of Sciences, UCLA, NYU, and AERA among others.

The evidence of her original research and theory into practice can be seen in designing Renton Prep. She was thrilled to see the school become FETC STEM Excellence Award Finalist for 2016 as top 3 STEM Middle Schools, Microsoft Showcase School, and receiving multiple education awards. She is Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Surface Expert.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

12 pm – 12:30 pm

Tom Murray, author of Learning Transformed.

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and the “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017. His ASCD book, Learning Transformed, is a best seller and was released in 2017.

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Tisha Richmond, author of Make Learning Magical.

I am a passionate and innovative Culinary Arts teacher and Lead at South Medford High School in Southern Oregon. I have been a member of the Southern Oregon EdTech Cadre, Oregon Department of Education Edtech Cadre, and helped organize EdCamp Southern Oregon. I am a connected educator that is continually collaborating, sharing, and learning with my Personal Learning Network. I co-moderate #XPLAP chat on Twitter with author of Explore Like a Pirate, Michael Matera and contributed a chapter to the ISTE published book: Gamify Literacy, edited by Michele Haiken. Currently writing my first book to be published by Dave Burgess Consulting in 2018. Follow my educational journey on Twitter @tishrich.

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Mandy Froehlick, author of The Fire Within and Divergent EDU.

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. She has also authored the books The Fire Within and the Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what support is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking in their classroom. She consults with school districts around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, as a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and has presented on similar topics at conferences such as NetX, TIES, FETC and ISTE.

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Leslie Fisher, author of Rocketbooks

Leslie Fisher is an Internationally recognized presenter specializing in current and emerging solutions, technologies and trends in K-12 education. 2019 will mark Leslie’s 22nd year educating hundreds and thousands of educators yearly. Leslie considers it an honor to have worked with educators for so long and tries not to focus on the fact it also means she is getting older.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Kim Randall, author of Bring the World to Your Classroom.

Kim Randall is a global educational technology consultant and the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools. She leads professional development workshops for schools and districts, centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational technologies in the classroom. Kim has been an elementary and middle school teacher as well as a technology integration specialist. Follow her on Twitter @scubagirl812.

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Kelly Kermode, author of Bring the World to Your Classroom.

Kelly Kermode serves as Integrated Learning Strategist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Kermode loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. Leading professional development workshops and training teachers, she continues to work as a global educational technology consultant and is the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools.

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Nicholas Provenzano, author of Your Starter Guide to Makerspace, The Maker Mentality.

Nicholas Provenzano is a Technology Coordinator and Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Michigan. He is also an author, speaker and consultant. He writes on his website, TheNerdyTeacher.com, Edutopia.org, as well as many other prominent educational websites. He has been featured on CNN.com, Education Week, The New York Times, and other media outlets. In 2013, he was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL and ISTE. Nicholas is a Google Certified Innovator, ASCD Emerging Leader, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and a TEDEd Innovative Educator. His best-selling books, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces can be found on Amazon. Nicholas is sharing plenty of nerdy things on Twitter and Instagram at @TheNerdyTeacher.

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Linnette Attai, author of Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program.

For over 25 years, Linnette Attai has been building organizational cultures of compliance and guiding clients through the complex obligations governing data privacy matters, user safety, and marketing. As the founder of PlayWell, LLC, Linnette advises private and public companies, schools and districts, trade organizations, lawmakers, and policy influencers. She serves as a virtual chief privacy officer and data protection officer to select clients, and speaks nationally on data privacy matters. She is the author of, “Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program.” Linnette is also project director for the CoSN Privacy Initiative, a member of the Rutgers Center for Innovation Cybersecurity Advisory Board and an adjunct professor of marketing at The New School.

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Tuesday, January 29th
2 pm – 2:30 pm

SusanBrooksYoungSusan Brooks-Young, author of Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World.

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology as a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. As a computer mentor, technology curriculum specialist and now professional development provider she continues to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals and has authored multiple books which focus on how school leaders can implement effective use of technology in a variety of learning environments.

Since establishing her own consulting firm, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools.

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Sylvia Martinez, author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

Sylvia Martinez is the co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the modern world to classrooms. She advocates for student-centered project-based learning with an emphasis on STEAM for all.

Sylvia is the principal advisor to the Stanford University FabLearn Fellows, a group of global educators researching and developing hands-on, minds-on projects and curriculum. She also ran educational non-profits and headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies.

Martinez started her career designing high-frequency receiver systems and software for GPS navigational satellites. She holds a masters in educational technology and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering.

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Eric Sheninger, author of Learning Transformed, Digital Leadership.

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. He has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought-after speaker.

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Dr. Kai Rush, author of Augmented students: Using Augmented Reality in the Classroom and School Library.

Dr. Kai Rush is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a true sunny, orange Floridian. Dr. Rush’s research focuses on using Augmented Reality (AR) with high school reluctant readers and the usage of using technology to motivate learners. Dr. Rush has presented over 200 presentations across the nation and loves to teach!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Andi McNair, author of Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry.

Andi was a classroom teacher for 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education by sharing practical ways to engage and empower this generation of learners. She is currently a Digital Innovation Specialist at ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas. Andi is passionate about finding and sharing innovative ways to implement meaningful technology in the classroom. She was named one of the Top People in Education to Watch in 2016 by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Andi wrote Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry and is in the process of working on her second and third books to be published soon.

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Ryan Schaaf, author of Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation, Game On, A Brief History of the Future of Education.

As a professor and award-winning author, Ryan Schaaf wants to help educators reach all learners. Before higher education, he was a teacher, instructional leader, and mentor. In 2007, he was nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Ryan’s passion is helping teachers, students, and education leaders see the potential of using modern-day pedagogy and tools for instruction and how to leverage their potential for powerful learning experiences amongst diverse learning populations. His mission is to engage audiences in taking the necessary steps to prepare students for their bright futures.

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Linnette Attai, author of Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program.

For over 25 years, Linnette Attai has been building organizational cultures of compliance and guiding clients through the complex obligations governing data privacy matters, user safety, and marketing. As the founder of PlayWell, LLC, Linnette advises private and public companies, schools and districts, trade organizations, lawmakers, and policy influencers. She serves as a virtual chief privacy officer and data protection officer to select clients, and speaks nationally on data privacy matters. She is the author of, “Student Data Privacy: Building a School Compliance Program.” Linnette is also project director for the CoSN Privacy Initiative, a member of the Rutgers Center for Innovation Cybersecurity Advisory Board and an adjunct professor of marketing at The New School.

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Chris Bugaj, author of The New Assistive Technology: Make Learning Awesome For All!

Christopher R. Bugaj is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris is the co-author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi-award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences. Chris is the author of ATEval2Go (http://bit.ly/ateval2go), an app for iPad that helps professionals perform technology assessments. Chris has presented over 250 sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx, each listed at http://bit.ly/bugajpresentations. His latest book The New Assistive Tech: Making Learning Awesome For All (http://bit.ly/thenewat4all), also published by ISTE, is available for order now!

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Tuesday, January 29th

4 pm – 4:30 pm

Shawn Rubin, author of Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change

Shawn Rubin is the Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute in Providence, RI, managing the Institute’s blended learning and technology integration professional development programs. Shawn has helped to launch statewide personalized learning programs including Fuse RI, the EdTechRI Testbed, and the RI Education Innovation Cluster. As a national expert on personalized and blended learning implementation, Shawn recently co-authored the book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change (Harvard Press). After graduating from the University of Michigan, Shawn began his education career in 2000 as a founding faculty member of the Highlander Charter School. He also holds an MA in Education from Lesley University. Follow Shawn @ShawnCRubin.

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Dr. Randall Sampson, author of Welcome To The Grind: How Educators Produce Exponential Results!

Randall Sampson, Ph.D., ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher, and a national digital transformation expert. Dr. Sampson’s former high school experienced a 600% increase of African-American students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses. Additionally, the school saw a 35% increase in students’ AP exam scores rising from 3 to 4. Dr. Sampson honed through the Harvard University Achievement Gap Initiative and through teacher quality research with Harvard University’s Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson.As a practitioner, Dr. Sampson’s analysis of students’ performance data provided a national value-add approach to building sustainable learning environments.

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Dr. Sonny Magana, author of Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education.

Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Sonny is a highly sought-after leadership consultant and instructional coach with more than thirty years’ experience helping educational systems around the world realize the power of transcendent learning. The author of numerous research studies and articles, Sonny’s newest book, “Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education,” was published to international acclaim. Sonny founded and served as Principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Governor’s Commendation for Education.

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Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, author of Everyday Instructional Coaching.

Dr. Lang-Raad works with K-12 leadership to implement creative solutions and shift instruction to meet the demands of an innovative workforce. Author of Everyday Instructional Coaching, Nathan has served as a district leader and an Education Strategist with several industry leading organizations. Additionally, he was the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and has been a high school science teacher, elementary assistant principal, high school assistant principal, university adjunct professor, as well as Education Supervisor at the NASA-Johnson Space Center. Dr. Lang-Raad is also a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, 2016 Apple Teacher, and serves on the ILA Task Force.

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