Senior IT Research Analyst/Assistant Director
College of Education at UMSL
Michael Butler has more than 15 years of technology experience, which includes management and educational growth activities at all levels for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.
Michael was the webmaster in the Parkway School District, as well as the Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri where he also chaired several committees. Today Michael works in schools around the country in a wide range of activities ranging from digital story telling to motivational speeches.
Teacher, Bend La Pine School District, Oregon
Tim Chase is a full-time, in-the-trenches classroom teacher. The first three of his 13 years in the classroom were at a teacher's institute in central China, and the last 10 have been in beautiful central Oregon where he lives with his wife and three children. Tim lends a strong voice to the promotion of technology in education through his involvement in Oregon's EdTech Professional Development Cadre and The Central Oregon Technology Team.
Passionate about infusing technology into his own teaching and providing opportunity for his students to learn with technology, Tim is an enthusiastic promoter of EdTech in his school, in his district, and throughout Oregon. He presents at national and regional technology conferences and is a principal organizer of Central Oregon's "CO-EdTech Day" Mini-Conference.
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Consultants, J2 Training
Take a journey with Janet and Joan as you explore new and exciting technology ideas. Integrating technology into the curriculum continues to be their passion, bringing years of experience from campus, district, and national levels to their workshops and presentations. Be prepared to ride away with new ideas for all grade levels and curriculum areas.
Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at PBS stations teaching and leading staff developments in person and on-air. While producing television series on education and technology, he led a media consortium serving 28 districts and 400,000 students. He joined Discovery Education in 2005 where he blogs, creates webinars, and works in educational partnerships and Global Learning Initiatives as a director of the Discovery Educator Network, connecting thousands of teachers nationwide.
Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community
A former kindergarten teacher and Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies to connect educators to one another and create professional learning communities, Dembo has been instrumental in the explosive growth of the Discovery Educator Network and its online presence. Dembo is a course designer; and adjunct professor for Wikes University
where he serves as instructor for the “Internet Tools for Teaching” class in the instructional media degree program. In 2010, the National School Board Association named Dembo as one of "20 to Watch," a list honoring individuals who are finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. Dembo was named one of the Top 100 EduBloggers by the Online Education Database in 2006.
Fisher Technologies Inc.
Leslie Fisher’s interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life. After graduating from USC with a business and marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.
In 1997, Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions. Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in web development, web tools as well as digital photography, editing and workflow.
Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK
Serving as a technology integration specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas, Honeycutt researches and develops programs with a strong passion for making teachers and learners comfortable with technology. He is a school board member in the town of Inman Kansas currently serving in his second term. During his classroom tenure, he developed project-based approaches to learning that infused technology and problem solving skills. He created a film program for kids and developed it into a fully functioning curriculum at the high school level.
Instructional Technology Specialist, ESSDACK
Tammy began her career teaching various grades from kindergarten to middle school. She also served as the technology coordinator for her K-8 school. For the past 12 years, Tammy has worked for ESSDACK, an educational service center, as an instructional technology specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration.