As the current director of Technology and Innovation Education, Julie is recognized as both a regional and national thought leader in the arena of transformative technologies. Her presentations incorporate current and emerging examples of technology which make the vision of customized teaching and learning feasible and reachable. Mathiesen began her educational career as a high school science and art teacher. In 2003, Mathiesen was awarded a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship. She applied this fellowship to studies at Pepperdine University in the Educational Technology doctoral program and later received her Ed.D from this institution. As the chief learner at TIE, she embraces the potential of technology readily and models effective applications for her colleagues continually.
Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies over the past 15 years. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching community in Flagstaff, AZ where she was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Arizona and a member of the Governor's Master Teacher Corps. Diana was featured on TED.com for her “How to Learn? From Mistakes” and recognized for earning National Board Certification. Her publications include a featured piece on the New York Times Learning blog, co-authoring a chapter in an educational leadership book, an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and regular contributions to teachinghistory.org.
Tuesday Featured Session 8:15-9:30 amTIE Learning Specialists
Join us Tuesday morning for an energetic start to the day as TIE Staff “slam” on their favorite technology resources. Each person has a short amount of time to share their best resources for using technology in and out of today’s classrooms. Featured speakers include Sherry Crofut, Lennie Symes, Jackie Jessop Rising, Michele Davis, Marcia Torgrude, and Kris Baldwin.
Topics include spicing up your lessons with iPads, producing engaging content with cool Google tools, improving your Internet experience with browser extensions, incorporating formative assessment that is quick and easy with Google Forms, just to name a few. You will not want to miss this, so grab your breakfast and sit back for a fast paced focus on what you need, just when you need it--right now!
Richard Byrne is best known in the educational technology community for his award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers, which reaches a subscriber base of more than 53,000 educators per day. Richard also writes a monthly column for School Library Journal, is a contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, has written for Teacher Librarian, and recently launched iPadapps4school.com. Richard is a Google Certified Teacher, and his work is focused on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences. Richard lives in Greenwood, Maine with his loyal dogs Max and Morrison.