Director of Instructional Technology, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Steven Anderson is passionate about the use of social media for the students he serves. He is an educator, speaker, renowned blogger, and avid tweeter. Anderson, who is @web20classroom on Twitter, shares insights about effective use of social media and technology for learning. In 2009 and 2011, he was voted by his peers the Edublog Awards Most Influential Tweeter. And he is #Edchat co-creator, a #140Conf character, and an ASCD Emerging Leader. He currently is the Director of Instructional Technology, helping to guide a technology program for over 53,000 students in Winston-Salem, NC.
Founder, eduTecher, NY
Adam Bellow, founder of eduTecher, was recognized in 2011 as the Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by ISTE. Adam has been sharing his vision for education reform using technology with thousands of educators from around the country for the past several years. For more information about Adam please visit www.eduTecher.net.
Superintendent, Andrew Community School District
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent / Principal at Andrew Community School District in Andrew, IA. Andy is a leader in the state of Iowa in technology integration and 21st century skills. Throughout Andy's career, he has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy previously was at Grant Wood AEA as the Coordinator of Digital Learning. During his tenure at GWAEA, Andy led the Google Apps statewide agreement in Iowa and designed deployment and training support for nearly 200 schools in Iowa. At Andrew CSD, Andy spends his time in classrooms, working with school budgets, guiding board members, and completing many other leadership responsibilities in a small, rural school. Andy was hired at Andrew at the age of 28, making him the youngest Superintendent in the state of Iowa by nearly five years. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and advocate for digital learning environments.
Chief Geek, lesliefisher.com, CA
Leslie Fisher is an Apple veteran and now internationally acclaimed presenter and trainer specializing in discovering and sharing technology tips tools and tricks for educators and administrators everywhere. She also works closely as a consultant for Adobe and Sony presenting and training about digital photography and photo editing. When not on the road, Leslie can be found in Southern California usually golfing or drinking wine with her friends. You can find out more about Leslie at www.lesliefisher.com.
Senior Consultant, Kuglin Consulting, CO
John Kuglin is a K-16 technology pioneer. This has led him to testify before the US Senate on learning technologies, was featured on CNN, and served as a technology host for the Learning Channel. John was identified as a Top 25 Education Technology Advocate by District Administrator magazine and was awarded a USA Today Power Teacher designation. He is a nationally and internationally respected keynote speaker and has been published in numerous magazines.
Principal, Franklin Academy High School, NC
David Mahaley, M.A., has been in education for over 20 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the principal of the Franklin Academy High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as well as authored “Teaching & Learning with the iPad: Instructors Quick Guide”. David has organized many workshops and trainings for educators looking to maximize the benefit of the iPad in the classroom including sessions at SITE, ISTE, EdMedia, FETC, NCTIES, and other forums. www.ipadfa.wikispaces.com
Educational Technologist, MA
Kathy Schrock has been a district tech director, an instructional tech specialist, and a school, academic, museum, and public librarian. She is currently teaching online graduate courses for two universities. Kathy is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education Guru. She writes, speaks, blogs, tweets, and conducts workshops and presentations worldwide. Her passions include the use of online tools, infographics, emerging technologies, and gadgets of any type!
Professor, Lesley University, MA
Dr. Maureen Brown Yoder is a Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She designs and teaches educational technology courses and directed one of the first fully online master’s degree programs. Dr. Yoder coined the term “Electronic Constructivism” and has written and presented extensively on how to thoughtfully integrate technology into schools. Dr. Yoder’s doctorate is from Boston University in Educational Media and Technology, her master’s in Computers in Education from Lesley University, and her bachelor’s from George Washington University.
Editorial Director, 1105 Media Education Group
Therese Mageau is the Editorial Director for the education group at 1105 Media, where she oversees the content and direction of T.H.E. Journal and thejournal.com. The former editor-in-chief of Electronic Learning magazine, Therese has been in education publishing for nearly 25 years, developing online and print products for educators, students, and parents, as well as for professionals in other fields.
Executive Editor, THE Journal
Christopher Piehler is the executive editor of T.H.E. Journal. In addition to his work on the monthly digital publication, he edits two newsletters, District Cloud Computing and 21st Century School.