The Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference is next week. There is still time to register for this free online event. You can register right here. The schedule of presentations was announced earlier this week. Now it’s time to meet the presenters.
Tony Vincent has been an educator for 21 years. He started out teaching 5th grade, and then became his school’s tech coach. He left school teaching to be a self-employed consultant, on a mission to empower teachers with awesomeness. Tony went back to teaching 5th grade for the 2018-19 school year where his class was 1 to 1 with Chromebooks. Find Tony’s work online at learninginhand.com and shapegrams.com.
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Art Spencer is currently the Librarian at Mt. Baker Middle School in Auburn, Washington after having spent 30 years in several elementary schools. He is a champion for teaching digital citizenship and using educational technology. He has presented for his local school district, local educational service district, and at regional conferences. In his off hours he spends time with his family and enjoys reading and hiking.
Jeremy is a husband, father, high school English teacher and Yoga Teacher. He has earned a Masters in Educational Policy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Teaching from Greenville University. His goal is to inspire students, teachers and anyone he comes into contact with to be a life long learner. Jeremy believes education is the key to solving our world’s problems. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys traveling, writing, spending time in coffee shops, and spending time with his family watching old TV shows on Netflix. In the summer, he can be found at a Lake Sara in Central Illinois teaching Standup Paddleboard Yoga. Find out more about Jeremy’s interests and presentations at:
Instagram & SnapChat: @jrinkelteacher
Denise Wright, has taught online and face to face in STEM education for over 22 years. She is a member of ISTE, NSTA Technology Advisory Board, and volunteers for NASA as a Solar System Ambassador. Denise, was one of the first teacher’s in her state to pilot a historic Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope, in a distance learning environment. Classrooms across, South Carolina, now use this technology in cooperation with the South Carolina State Museum, to view the sun and night sky.
In her local community, she founded the amateur astronomy group, Grand Strand Astronomers. One of her favorite night time observing sessions was under a sixty one inch reflecting telescope on Mount Lemmon at the University of Arizona. Her passions include learning about emerging technologies, astronomy, coding, and robotics. She recently attended the Artificial Intelligence in K12 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia on a travel scholarship. Denise, received a state technology award, for the innovative use of micro-controllers in her classroom. She has presented at the South Carolina Teacher’s Conference, NSTA STEM Expo, 2019 ISTE Philadelphia, and was a nominee for National Online Teacher of the Year in 2015 for INACOL.
Brian Heyward is a middle school choir director and technology integration specialist in South Carolina. He is a Screencastify Master Screencaster and Remind Connected Educator.
Richard Byrne is the President of Byrne Instructional Media, LLC. He is best known for developing the award-winning blogs Free Technology for Teachers and Practical Ed Tech. His work is focused on helping teachers use technology to improve their students’ learning experiences. He has been a high school social studies teacher and is currently a computer science teacher.