Keynote Speaker

Spotlight Speakers


Arlene Aguilar [More Info]
Vice Principal
Dufferin-Peel CDSB / St. Timothy School
Audrey Allard [More Info]
Edtech Curriculum Consultant
My name is Audrey Allard and I am a part of the techno pedagogical team at CSDCCS. I have been working with technology in my classroom to exponentially improve my student’s learning. Creativity and collaboration has always been a part of my daily routine. My new goal on the EdTech team is to inspire teachers to jump in and try new things in their classroom with technology, to give more options to their students, and to let them achieve their full potential.
Jeff Allison [More Info]
TELT Contact
Cathy Amini [More Info]
I have been the teacher-librarian at South Carleton High School in Ottawa for the past two years. Prior to that, I was a classroom English teacher, Learning Support Teacher and Instructional Coach for Literacy. I have been working with the South Carleton H.S. team to transform a more traditional library to a vibrant Library Learning Commons. Areas of focus have been removing barriers to learning and providing an inclusive space, a key element of which is access to technology for all students.
Mrs. Larissa Aradj [More Info]
French Immersion Teacher
Toronto District School Board
Larissa has been a French Immersion teacher in the West End of Toronto for the past 10 years. She currently teaches HPE & Media Literacy (en français!) at Lord Lansdowne PS in the TDSB. She has a passion for educational technology, GAFE/GSuite, integrating tech tools and spreading her geeky side to whoever will listen! She has facilitated workshops and PD sessions for teachers at her school and Family of Schools and also regularly presents at EdTech conferences around Ontario. Larissa is an ICT leader at her school, Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2 and is a Digital Lead Learner for the Toronto District School Board. Her most recent accomplishment is becoming a Google Certified Innovator #TOR16.
Matthew Arnold [More Info]
Dedicated to high-quality customer service in the 21st Century classworld. Tech-minded and willing, recent recipient full-time contract. Life is good.
Brian Aspinall [More Info]
Teacher & Program Director STEM Education
LKDSB & Fair Chance Learning
I am a public school teacher, AQ Instructor, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow, and Program Director of STEM Education with Fair Chance Learning. When not teaching, I also develop web applications to support 21st century learning practices and pedagogies. My latest project, edmettle, is a tool to support and develop student feedback to improve learning. I speak professionally on the topics of 21st century education, assessment and evaluation and have given three TEDx talks on education reform. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and am currently completing my Masters of Professional Education in Math & Computational Strategies.
Maureen Asselin [More Info]
Halton Catholic District School Board
Maureen Asselin is an elementary Halton Catholic District School Board teacher and is presently teaching grade 6 at St. Mary CES. She uses blended learning.
Brock Baker [More Info]
Brock Baker (@wordsintobirds) is an experienced Canadian high school educator, speaker, writer, analyst, consultant and project manager. In collaboration with his students he co-founded the provincial wide sharing network @ONThoughtBakery in 2015 and in 2016 started the student educational conference #OwnYourEd. He is currently working on the advisory board of the Living Online Lab ( and his main research interests revolve around the implications of technology on education and political systems.
Ms. Julie Balen [More Info]
Wikwemikong Board of Education
I’m a high school English teacher for the Wikwemikong Board of Education. I have been teaching for 16 years. Because I teach First Nations high school students, I am constantly considering ways the learning we do can be holistic, experiential, and relationship-building. This means that we do much of our learning through projects. You can view some of the projects (Facing South, Digital Storytelling, “We are Done” remix, Global Perspectives, #craftreconciliation) at
Candace Bamber [More Info]
Toronto District School Board
Always thinking about education and how to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing society.
Jason Barker [More Info]
ECNO Shared Technical Serivces – Analyst
Simcoe County District School Board
Mrs. Katie Bauml [More Info]
Limestone District School Board
I’m a Primary Elementary, presently teaching a grade 2/3 class. I went to Guelph University for my Undergrad and Ottawa University for my B.Ed. I’m a qualified Special Education Teacher with the passion to incorporate technology into the classroom to aid with differentiating my students ability to learn.
Paulla Bennett [More Info]
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer – Information Technology Services, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) – principal technology leader for the Board with overall responsibility for the vision, leadership and implementation of the information technology (IT) strategy as it supports YRDSB’s work and learning environments.
Andrew Bieronski [More Info]
Waterloo Region District School Board
Andrew Bieronski is a high school teacher at Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener, ON, which is part of the Waterloo Region District School Board. He is passionate about finding ways to leverage technology in the classroom to improve student learning and achievement. Andrew serves as an Educational Technology Mentor to startup companies that are part of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program and is the founder and director of TEDxKitchenerED.
Mrs Wendy Bilinsky [More Info]
District School Board of Niagara
Dave Black [More Info]
Technical Services Specialist
Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
Ms Nathalie Boudreau [More Info]
Elementary Teacher
Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Nathalie Boudreau est une enseignante de 6e année qui utilise la technologie dans tous les aspects de son enseignement.
Milène Brassard [More Info]
Conseillère pédagogique
Milène Brassard est conseillère pédagogique à la petite enfance au conseil scolaire Viamonde depuis quelques mois, suite à plusieurs années d’enseignement. Elle est très passionnée par les technologies et se fait une mission de l’intégrer dans son enseignement et ses accompagnements.
Jason Breukelman [More Info]
Strategic Education Initiatives Lead
Microsoft Canada Inc
Jonathan Brown [More Info]
Carl Bull [More Info]
Dad, educator, learner, explorer of places and ideas. Have partnered with parents, teachers and students to explore innovative educational ideas such as coding, 3D printing, robotics and much more.
Ms. Joanna Bull [More Info]
Digital Literacy Resource Teacher
York Region District School Board
Joanna is passionate about helping teachers tackle tech in order to simplify their teaching practice. She loves photography, adventure travel and scuba diving.
Michael Cain [More Info]
Durham Catholic District School Board
I can currently the a Teaching and Learning Consultant for the Durham Catholic District School Board. My portfolio includes technology enabled teaching and learning and 21st Century teaching and Learning.
Dr. Kelly J. Calhoun Williams [More Info]
Research Director, Education
After 25 years in public education, Dr. Kelly J. Calhoun Williams began work in 2014 as a Research Director for Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. She provides insight and advice to school districts and boards, educational agencies, vendors and service providers around the US and the globe on what’s needed and “what’s next” in Education.
Kelly served most recently as the Asst. Superintendent/CTO of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, an educational service agency serving over 265,000 public education students in the Silicon Valley, as well as providing community college support. Dr. Calhoun has also served as adjunct faculty with the University of Southern California and San Diego State University, as a technology director, a curriculum coordinator, and as a teacher at districts in Sacramento and San Diego counties. She also served on the Board of Directors and as the former President of the California Educational Technology Professionals Assn. (“CETPA”).

She has a doctorate in organizational leadership, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and film, as well as teaching and administrative credentials in California. She has received a long list of awards for her service, and has worked with education organizations around the world to help develop the vision and leadership needed to succeed.
A popular speaker known for her fun and insightful style, Dr. Calhoun Williams brings passion and exciting new ideas to the field of educational technology.

Andrew Campbell [More Info]
Grand Erie DSB
Andrew is the father of three sons, an educator, a writer and a thinker about education and technology.

He was born and grew up in the north of England and came to Canada in his teens. He attended the universities of Guelph, McMaster and Toronto, and was a successful elite soccer coach with The University of Guelph and The Oakville Soccer Club before moving into teaching.

After eight years with The Toronto District School Board he accepted a position to teach at The American International School in Kuwait. He returned to Canada in 2001 and is currently teaching in Brantford, Ontario.

Andrew writes about education and technology on his blog and in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Hamilton Spectator, The Brantford Expositor and a variety of websites. He has been interviewed about education in print, on television and radio and on several podcasts. He regularly speaks about education and technology at conferences and to parent groups in Canada and the US.

Frank Campeau [More Info]
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
Mark Carbone [More Info]
President of ECOO, Chair of OSAPAC
After a 35 year career with the Waterloo Region District School Board, Mark is now working as an independent consultant in the education and technology sectors. His experience includes serving in a variety of roles: Chief Information Officer, IT Manager, ICT consultant, secondary classroom teacher and department head for the Waterloo Region District School Board Ontario, Canada.

He currently chairs the OSAPAC advisory committee to the Ministry of Education, is president of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) and Mark is a speaker at Mark is a frequent presenter at Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching conferences in Ontario and throughout Canada.

Personal interests include arranging and composing music. Mark is an active performer as a member of the Venturi Winds Quintet and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.

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Jennifer Casa-Todd [More Info]
York Catholic District School Board
I am the Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter, an IB World School in Aurora, Ontario. Prior to this role I was the Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board and one of the lead learners in a District-wide initiative to build 21st century competencies using technology.
I am also a wife, a mom, a student, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a challenger of the status quo.
I am passionate about connecting students to each other and to the world. I think technology has the potential to transform learning in ways we can only have imagined when I was in school! With awesome power, comes awesome responsibility too! I believe we need to think critically about issues of equity, access, privacy, and safety, while ensuring we don’t limit learners to what is possible.
Leigh Cassell [More Info]
Technology Coach
Leigh Cassell is an AMDSB Technology Coach, and Founder & President of the Digital Human Library. Leigh’s portfolio includes connections-based learning, blogging as pedagogy, 1-1 learning environments, and new literacies. Leigh is an Apple Distinguished Educator, certified Google Educator, SMART Certified Interactive Teacher (SCIT), and National Coordinator of A Kids’ Guide to Canada. Leigh’s work continues to focus on using new innovative technologies effectively to create connections-based opportunities for learners, develop student competencies in the areas of 6C’s, and prepare students to succeed as next generation learners.
Julie Castonguay [More Info]
Conseillère pédagogique
Je m’appelle Julie Castonguay conseillère pédagogique pour du CSDCCS depuis 2006. J’ai enseigné au primaire surtout en 2e et 3e année. De plus, j’ai été enseignante accompagnatrice en littératie et numératie depuis les trois dernières années. Cette année scolaire, je commence un nouveau poste comme conseillère pédagogique. J’ai eu la chance dans travailler avec l’équipe de technopédagogie pour notre conseil scolaire et celles du CFORP. De plus, j’ai assisté au « sommit Google » l’an dernier et retourne encore cette année. J’aimerais vous présenter un atelier avec « l’ozobot ».
Anne-Marie Cenaiko‎ [More Info]
Manager, Public Education and Outreach
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Anne-Marie Cenaiko‎ recently joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). She has previously worked for the federal government as a communications advisor at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and at Environment Canada. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Anne-Marie completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science (with recognition in French) from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed an MA in Communications at the University of Ottawa, where she researched online and political advertising practices. Anne-Marie is responsible for leading the public awareness campaigns at the OPC and encouraging organizations to respect their privacy obligations under the law.
Anna Chan [More Info]
CFO & Treasurer of the Board
York Catholic District School Board
Anne Chapdelaine [More Info]
Conseillère pédagogique
Conseillère pédagogique au sein de l’équipe TacTIC du service Formation professionnelle du CFORP, Anne Chapdelaine est enseignante depuis plus de 20 ans dans le système scolaire de l’Ontario français. Elle a œuvré au palier élémentaire en tant qu’enseignante et enseignante ressources. Passionnée par l’intégration de la technologie en salle de classe, « avant que cela soit à la mode », Anne offre maintenant un appui aux enseignants et enseignantes des écoles effectuant un virage à l’ère numérique.
Mr. Nikolaos Chatzopoulos [More Info]
Director of Innovation
Superior Schools
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. He is also the co-founder of EdCampTampaBay. Nik is a Kahoot Founding Ambassador, and he is also an Osmo, Augthat and Book Creator Ambassador.

Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 11 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. His work has been featured on EdTechTeacher’s blogs, at Edudemic, and at Daily Genius, where he is a regular contributor. Nik is also an experienced presenter, speaker, and trainer that has presented at FETC, ST4T, FCSC, Miami Device, EdTechTeacher’s iPad Summit, and at Daytona College.

Mr. Brian Chen [More Info]
Technology-Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact
Durham Catholic District School Board
Brian Chen works for the Durham Catholic District School Board and has taught secondary business courses for ten years. He has also worked as the business curriculum manager for Rosedale Academy, a private eLearning corporation. Brian now works as a Teaching and Learning consultant with the DCDSB. His roles include: Alternative and Continuing Education Consultant, Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact and District eLearning Contact.
Benjamin Clapp [More Info]
Limestone District School Board
Grade 6/7/8 teacher at a rural school, integrating technology in meaningful ways on a regular basis.
Mistene Clapp [More Info]
Connected Technology Teacher
Limestone District School Board
Educator within the LDSB working with other educators to implement technology into their pedagogy one day at a time. Believer that everyone can move forward and celebratory of all successes – big and small – progress is all attempts at trying something new.
Michael Cooper [More Info]
Director of Development and Government Relations
The Learning Partnership
Michael has overseen partnerships with The Learning Partnership for nearly five years. His background includes over 10 years in the non-profit industry and roles in Government and working with FNMI communities and organizations.
Bill Corcoran [More Info]
Consultant – Learning Technologies
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Learning Technologies Consultant – Ottawa Catholic School Board. Lifelong learner, educator, technology enthusiast, extreme collaborator, parent, Samaritan on the Digital Road.
Michelle Cordy [More Info]
Teacher, Applied Researcher
Thames Valley District School Board
Michelle Cordy is a teacher and applied researcher. She began teaching in 2001, and has taught in both K-12 and higher education settings. Her focus has been on mathematics education and technology integration. Michelle also engages in classroom-based research with partners from academic institutions as well as industry partners. Currently, she teaches grade 3 with 1:1 iPad. She is a Google Certified Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and holds a Master of Education in Mathematics and Science education.
Jan Courtin [More Info]
National Director of Student Programs
The Learning Partnership
As National Director of Student Programs at The Learning Partnership, Jan oversees all Kindergarten to Grade 12 student programs offered throughout Canada. The Learning Partnership is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing public education.
Since joining TLP on June 1, 2015 Jan and her team have created Dragons’ Nest, an entrepreneurial program for secondary school students, and Coding Quest, a coding program for grade 4 to 6 students. Another exciting new program, Global Solutions offers secondary school students the chance to solve world problems that as yet have no solution.
Fully committed to public education, Jan has a strong educational leadership background and an innovative and creative mindset. As Superintendent of Education with the Peel District School Board from 2010 to 2015, Jan supported twenty-one schools in Brampton: 3 secondary and 18 elementary. As co-chair of the 21st Century Committee for the Peel District School Board, Jan shaped rich professional development for Peel Board teachers, to reflect 21st Century Teaching and Learning and enhance global awareness.
Jan holds Master’s of Education; Bachelor of Arts; Supervisory Officer’s Certificate.
Thomas Craig [More Info]
Conseil scolaire Viamonde
J’ai enseigné 4 années en Alberta dans le Conseil Scolaire du Nord-Ouest 1. J’ai été nommé le responsable technopédagogique pour mon école, avec une dotation de 20% de ma tâche afin d’appuyer mes collègues pendant 3 ans. Nous utilisions la plateforme Moodle, et j’ai été administrateur de celle-ci.
Je suis rentré en Ontario l’année dernière, et j’en suis donc à ma deuxième année ici à l’école Gaétan-Gervais. J’ai fait partie de l’équipe TacTIC. On m’a vite demandé d’être responsable du volet technopédagogique à GAGE, et j’ai à nouveau appuyé mes collègues, mais avec la plateforme Office 365.
Mr. Keith Crawford [More Info]
Brock University
Keith A. Crawford is an educator and researcher in educational technologies and additional language learning. Keith presently works for the District School Board of Niagara as an occasional teacher.
D.J. Cunningham [More Info]
LEARNstyle Ltd.
DJ’s presentations are centred on his personal life story ( and the lifelong impacts that his learning disability has had on him, also the vital role that educators, technology and differentiated learning have played. Furthermore, DJ’s high level of acumen with SEA training and numerous products, the full suite of Google products and his own company’s LEARNstyle technology/education products ensure a full picture presentation of the role of education and technology currently and in the future.
Maria Cupani [More Info]
Hi, I’m currently a teacher at Dr. Bette Stephenson CFL in the YRDSB where I teach Visual Arts, Philosophy and Law. I have been running Hybrid, eLearning, blending learning and regular day classes at my school and am always looking for new and exciting educational opportunities and new technologies to enhance my classes. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Sandra Daugherty [More Info]
Halton Catholic District School Board
I have been a classroom teacher for 26 years teaching grades K-6. I am currently being trained as a microsoft innovative educator
Mrs Jennifer Davies [More Info]
Conseillère pédagogique
Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Jennifer Davies est conseillère pédagogique au Conseil scolaire Viamonde depuis cinq ans. Passionnée par l’éducation, elle est ravie de faire partie du programme Viamonde 21 encore une fois cette année. Le programme vise le développement des habiletés technologiques et les compétences du 21e siècle chez les élèves.
Dave Del Gobbo [More Info]
Peel Disctrict School Board
Dave Del Gobbo is a Peel District School Board biology and spec education teacher. He is Into 3D printing, gaming in education and giant Italian espresso machines.
Lindsay Deschamps [More Info]
Innovation Instructional Coach
District School Board Ontario North East
In her current position as a Technology Coach with DSB1, Lindsay Deschamps’s role focuses on helping teachers redefine their classrooms in a 1:1 iPad program. As a digital leader in her Board, Lindsay works closely with teachers and students to promote innovative learning opportunities that provide students with 21st century skills.
Helen DeWaard [More Info]
Lakehead University
Helen is currently teaching digital and media literacy at the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia. She has completed a Masters of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, OISE. Her passion for teaching and learning with technology stretches back through her career as an elementary school teacher, special education resource teacher and school leader. Her work with digital storytelling, critical digital literacy and teaching with technology stretches into global contexts that include digital badges, Virtually Connecting and ISTE Inclusive Learning networks.
Mike Di Donato [More Info]
Special Education Resource Teacher
Provincial Schools Branch
Christina DiAdamo [More Info]
National Product Marketing Manager, Office in Education
Microsoft Canada
Dr Debbie Donsky [More Info]
Principal in Curriculum and Instructional Services
Dr Debbie Donsky, mother of two wonderful children, is committed to equity and inclusive education where student voice, partnering with communities and empowering teachers leads to the best outcomes for all learners by building learning communities where all voices are valued.

She is currently a Principal in the Curriculum and Instructional Services department in the York Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada. Her portfolio includes the Arts and Learning Design and Development and is one of the Co-Chairs of the board’s Modern Learning Strategy. Debbie also teaches the Principals’ Qualification Courses with the Ontario Principals’ Council for the York Region District School Board.

Debbie has made a career focused on creating spaces of possibility–whether as an advocate, leader, blogger (visit Debbie’s blog) and now illustrator and co-author of Milo’s Adventures. Stories are what connects us to the possible–keep telling your stories!

Kaylyn Dorland [More Info]
OCT, Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow and Trainer
Halton Catholic District School Board
Primary teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, working closely with 21st century leads all around the world to bring engaging and meaningful learning to Canadian students.
Anamaria Dragoi [More Info]
Manager of Innovation and Academic Engagement
Educational Research & Innovation Hub (ihub) / District School Board of Niagara
With 20 years of combined business and academic experience, alongside being an Ontario Certified Teacher I have significantly contributed to local, regional and international education development. Furthermore, I have extended expertise working directly with students and teachers, district leaders, postsecondary institutions, startups and industry officials throughout the region and across the border. My interest in technology has inspired me to become a passionate leader in promoting educational technology, creating a complete eco-system sought by schools, systems and the community. Additionally, I am an advisor on the CONNECT – Canada’s largest educational technology conference advisory panel, allowing me to advocate for the role and importance of education technology in students’ cognitive development, system-wide implementation and impact on the community growth.
Jeff Dumoulin [More Info]
Teacher Consultant, Information Technology
Grand Erie District School Board
Jeff Dumoulin is the K-12 IT Teacher Consultant with the Grand Erie District School Board. As a member of the Ed Tech Team, Jeff supports the Grand Erie community with the use of technology tools that support learning and teaching around 21st Century Competencies.
Mr. Robert Dunlop [More Info]
Blended Learning Resource Teacher
District School Board of Niagara
Robert Dunlop is a national award winning teacher with a passion for technology and teacher motivation. Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award of Teaching Excellence, Robert always strives to make learning engaging and meaningful. Whether working with students or teachers, he believes that inspiring a love of learning should always come first.  
Robert also believes that we need to tap into our passions to find happiness. As part of the Terry Fox Lesson Plan writing team, Robert created a series of K-8 lesson plans to help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive. These lessons have been viewed over 3 millions times internationally since they were create four years ago. Click [ ]here to view these lessons.
His current role as Blended Learning Resource Teacher at the District School Board of Niagara has afforded him the privilege of working with thousands of K-12 educators throughout the province. Through his experiences in this role, Robert has developed a passion for making a positive impact on teacher motivation. Recently, he finished writing his first book, “Start Strong, Finish Stronger: A Guide to Staying Motivated and Happy in Education”. His mission is to celebrate, connect and inspire educators around the world and empower them to find happiness and fulfillment in education.
Jean-Marc Dupont [More Info]
Vice Principal
Jean-Marc is passionate about techno-pedagogy and the development of 21st century skills, specifically critical and creative thinking. He has facilitated many projects for his board including the migration to Google Apps for Education , the creation of digital citizenship plans for all schools, as well as the board’s new mission statement. Jean-Marc is always looking for a new challenge and likes to chat about all things pedagogy.
Mrs. Amy Eaton [More Info]
Ottawa Catholic Schools
M. Mohssine El Kerri [More Info]
M. Mohssine El Kerri et Mme Nathalie Boudreau sont des enseignants titulaires de la 6e année qui utilisent couramment les TICE en salle de classe. Ils ont participé au projet TacTic, appuyé des collègues dans leurs découvertes technopédagogiques et même animé au Carrefour des TIC à Viamonde. Également, ils siègent sur le comité informatique de l’école Jeanne-Lajoie et sont représentants de l’école à Viamonde21.
Mrs. Tiffany Elliott [More Info]
District School Board of Niagara
Grade seven educator at Richmond Street Public School in Thorold, Ontario. Life long learner, tech & maker enthusiast.
Glenn Ellis [More Info]
Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Secondary and Post Secondary Educator with OCDSB and Queens Faculty of Education. CFL, OHL and MLS Sports Photographer with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. Former Secondary ICT Consultant. Recipient of OCDSB Technology Excellence Award and the Dick Hopkins Provincial Award for Technology Excellence
Kirsten Elvestad [More Info]
Provincial Lead for Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching
Ministry of Education
Kirsten Elvestad’s 17 year career has provided her a variety of diverse experiences. As an Ontario teacher and vice-principal, she has worked in 9-12 schools and a 7-8 school. As a 4 year Student Success Lead for District School Board Ontario North East, her responsibilities included eLearning, SHSM, COOP/OYAP, 7-12 curriculum, and BIPSA/SIPSA planning. In this role, she facilitated learning session on a variety of topics at the board, regional and provincial levels. She is currently on secondment with the Ministry of Education (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch – eLearning Ontario) as a Provincial Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Lead.
Greg Farrell [More Info]
Student Achievement Officer/ Teacher/Principal
YRDSB Ministry of Education
Greg is a teacher, leader and learner who strives to connect technology too deep learning in authentic ways. Math, Inquiry and Social Justice are things that inspire him!
Diane Findlay [More Info]
Compass for Success
Neil Finney [More Info]
Grade 7/8 Teacher
Ignite Ideas. Incite Discussion. Inspire Change – to the way we teach students. Over my 14 years of classroom experience I have taught Junior, Intermediate, Developmental Skills, Gifted, and even, Core French. I have spent over a year teaching Years 6-12 in London, England and recently spent a year living with my family in Nowra, NSW, Australia teaching Grades 3-6.

As a presenter, educational writer and facilitator, I use my day-to-day experiences in the classroom as a lens to reflect on what’s important and how to improve the learning, achievement and well-being of our students. My passion is embedding technology to offer a student-centered model of learning that supports the development of well-intentioned global citizens.

Currently teaching a grade 7&8 class in Orillia, Ontario and enjoying every day as an opportunity to change what I do! I have thrown out my lesson plans, emptied the filing cabinet and re-worked assessment. I am well aware of the challenges and possibilities that we face, as educators, moving forward in the classrooms of today.

I live with my beautiful wife, Chy-Anne, and our two incredible boys, Liam and Bryce (ages 7 and 9), in the Sugarbush community of Oro-Medonte, Ontario. I enjoy running, writing and enjoying every moment as an opportunity for learning and living!

Follow me on Twitter @igniteincite or read my thoughts at

Mr Jason Flannery [More Info]
Systems Engineer
Simcoe County District School Board
Julia Fleming [More Info]
ELearning Teacher
Simcoe County District School Board
eLearning teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board.
Lisa Floyd [More Info]
Director of Research and Inquiry-Based Learning at Fair Chance Learning, Instructor at Western University’s Faculty of Education
Fair Chance Learning and Faculty of Education, Western University
Lisa is passionate about introducing students and teachers to the world of coding. As a thought-leader on STEAM education, Lisa is currently working with ministries and school districts sharing her passion for creative coding and digital making tools with students and teachers across Canada. She is completing her graduate degree in mathematics education and is honoured to be working as a research assistant collaborating with professors involved with Computational Thinking initiatives. She is a Computational Thinking in Math and Science Education instructor at Western University’s Faculty of Education, for which she has received an undergraduate teaching award. Lisa is on a leave of absence from Thames Valley District School Board, where she has been teaching secondary Computer Science, Math and Science.
Steven Floyd [More Info]
Steven Floyd is a High School Computer Science and Computer Engineering Teacher from London, On. His teaching practice is based on the idea of using technology to provide an authentic and valuable context for the instruction of a wide variety of competencies and skills. He is a recipient of the 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (supported by Infosys Foundation USA, ACM & CSTA). Recently, Steven has been interested in discovering effective teaching practices associated with problem based, inquiry focused learning.
Sage Franch [More Info]
Tech Evangelist
Tina Fraser [More Info]
Technology Services Coordinator
Trillium Lakelands District School Board
I am a geek who loves to work with others in learning how to integrate technology successfully in the classroom.
Mr. Chris Freure [More Info]
Vice Principal
Prior to being the Vice Principal South Lincoln High School, Chirs was the District eLearning Co-ordinator at District School Board of Niagara
Michael Furdyk [More Info]
Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (, which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including, which sold to in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

Michael has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”. Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, and recently completed his Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

Derek Galipeau [More Info]
Supervisor of Technical Services and Support
District School Board of Niagara
I do stuff to make sure the smart people have the direction and resources they need to provide reliable classroom technology and training on its effective use in the classroom.
Oliver Gallery [More Info]
Renfrew County District School Board
Rosa Galluzzo [More Info]
Teacher Candidate
York University
Lise Galuga [More Info]
As a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and a technopedagogue in support of provincial digital schools initiatives, Lise Galuga demonstrates how the effective use of technology in the classroom can strengthen pedagogy and increase student engagement. An engineer by training, but a teacher by nature, Lise offers professional development sessions across North America and beyond on the pedagogical integration of new technologies.

Ingénieure de formation, mais enseignante par nature, Lise Galuga est technopédagogue provinciale en appui des écoles effectuant un virage à l’ère numérique. Elle porte fièrement les désignations « Innovatrice Certifiée Google for Education », « Formatrice Certifiée Google for Education » et « Enseignante Exemplaire SMART ». Lise est spécialiste de l’intégration pédagogique des technologies et elle offre des formations aux cadres, directions, enseignantes et enseignants, et aux élèves d’un peu partout en Amérique du Nord ainsi qu’en Europe.

Sophie Galuga [More Info]
CECCE – Ottawa
Sophie Galuga, currently a grade 6 student at École élémentaire catholique Montfort, has spent the past 3 years, sharing her passion for robotics with teachers, parents and students. She has the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be given her own booth at the Maker Faire event in Ottawa where over 7000 participants benefited from her demonstrations over two days. Since, she has presented playground sessions sharing how robotics can be used in the classroom at the Tac2015 conference in Toronto and the Symposium des Rocheuses in Banff, Alberta where teachers and principals have been impressed both by her charm and her breadth of knowledge!
Jen Giffen [More Info]
Digital Literacy Resource Teacher
York Region DSB
Jen Giffen currently works as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher with the YRDSB.

She earned her B.Ed (I/S English and Mathematics) at Queen’s University and her M.Ed (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning) at OISE at the University of Toronto. She has an honours specialist in English and Additional Qualifications in Special Education and Integration of Information and Computer Technology in the Classroom. she has also been the Literacy Lead, Student Success Teacher, and Modern Learning Teacher.

She has a keen interest in EdTech and is always looking for new tools to enhance the learning environment to engage students and increase critical thinking skills.

She spends her free time playing with her three little boys and coaching competitive and participating in competitive cheerleading.

Kristina Gilchrist [More Info]
Elementary School Teacher
Halton Catholic District School Board
Mr Serge Gingras [More Info]
Coordonnateur de technologies
Serge Gingras, Coordonnateur des Technologies au CSViamonde. Mon rôle au Conseil est la gestion de l’équipe technique ainsi que la recherche et l’implantation des nouvelles technologies.
Joannie Girard [More Info]
Conseillère pédagogique
Stephane Girouard [More Info]
Conseiller technopédagogique
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
Conseiller pédagogique en technopédagogie depuis février 2017. J’ai enseigné au niveau secondaire depuis 2017. Pendant ces sept ans, j’ai surtout offert des cours d’affaires et d’informatique, ainsi que des cours de sciences sociales et de religion. Je suis un Google Certified Educator – Niveau 1 depuis janvier et je cherche à me certifier davantage sous peu. J’ai organisé plusieurs capsules en technopédagogie et je suis, comme vous, toujours à l’apprentissage. J’ai une grande passion pour la technologie et la pédagogie alors mes fonctions au sein du Conseil scolaire du district catholique Centre-Sud me permet de m’épanouir ! Si vous avez des questions par rapport à l’utilisation et l’utilité d’un outil technologique, vous n’avez qu’à m’envoyer un courriel. Si je n’ai pas la réponse, je la découvrirai avec vous !!
Kara Golani [More Info]
Teacher Ambassador, Central Canada
As a marketer, technologist, trainer, linguist, and educator, Kara Golani has worn a lot of different hats in her professional life. Above all else, she is extremely passionate about making a positive impact and creating a better world. Currently, she works at Microsoft Canada, exploring the different ways in which innovative and cutting edge technology can be used to drive student achievement (both in the classroom and beyond) A lifelong learner herself, Kara has over 10 years of postsecondary education, and multiple degrees, diplomas, accreditations and certifications under her belt. Her primary area of focus at Microsoft is finding ways to inspire current and future generations of teachers and students and make them fall in love with learning.
Joe Grabowski [More Info]
Intermediate Science and Math Teacher
Wellington Catholic School Board
Joe Grabowski is an intermediate science and math teacher in Guelph, Ontario. In 2015, he founded Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants to bring science, adventure and conservation into classrooms across North America through virtual speakers and field trips. Joe is an avid scuba diver and a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.
Kevin Graham [More Info]
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
I am a Principal at Saltfleet Secondary School in Stoney Creek. I am also the eLearning Administrator for HWDSB and have been involved with technology, eLearning and course design for over 10 years. I have also been involved with bringing in a portal to engage parents into schools virtually within HWDSB.
Additionally, I have a passion for leadership development and have been a Principals’ Qualification Program (PQP) AQ instructor and course developer for OISE.
Madison Greenough [More Info]
Brock Mentorship Student
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Georgia Groat [More Info]
Curriculum Consultant
Ms. Krista Grosskleg [More Info]
Elementary Teacher
Renfrew County District School Board
I have been teaching junior/intermediate for 14 years, with a passion for Science, Math and Technology education.
Tamara Grunberger [More Info]
Netivot HaTorah Day School
Tamara Grunberger currently serves as the Principal at Netivot HaTorah Day School in Toronto. This is after serving as the Director of the Middle School and a Mathematics Instructor. Tamara played an instrumental role in transforming the Middle School into its own school within a school focusing on addressing the unique academic, emotional and social needs of students of this age group. Her areas of interest include how students learn, positive climate and culture in schools and student engagement. Tamara holds a Masters Degree in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Assesement.
Alex Harris [More Info]
Paul Hatala [More Info]
Education Officer, Technology Enabled Learning Ontario
Ministry of Education
I am part of the Technology Enabled Learning in Ontario division under the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch of the Ministry of Education. In addition to projects related to technology enabled learning and teaching in all schools, I also support school boards in the Niagara North East region.
Mr Brian Hayes [More Info]
Special Education Resource Teacher
Provincial Schools Branch
Brian Hayes [More Info]
Special Education Resource Teacher
Provincial Schools Branch
Gianna Helling [More Info]
Student Achievement Officer
Ontario Ministry of Education
Gianna Helling has been a teacher and administrator with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the past 24 years. She is currently at the Ontario Ministry of Education where she works with Principal and Superintendents to support student achievement. She has authored a number of articles on Leadership, Collaboration, Blended Learning and Student Transition Initiatives including Establishing Successful Transitions for Intermediate Students in Perspectives on Schooling and Instructional Practice (University of Toronto Press). Gianna has presented to administrators across Canada and internationally on a variety of topics including Strategies for Students at Risk, ELL Learners, Personalized Student Learning, Inquiry, Collaboration, Growth Mindset, Online Pedagogical Documentation for Learning and 21st Century Learning.
Mr. Stuart Hendrie [More Info]
Chief Information Officer
Niagara Region
Stuart Hendrie is the Chief Information Officer for Niagara Region. He is a seasoned senior IT management executive who recently joined the region after spending 20 years in the private sector.
Kristine Holloway [More Info]
Grade 6 Teacher, MiEE, surface Experts & Skype Master Teacher
David Leeder Middle School
Dr. Janette Hughes [More Info]
Canada Research Chair, Technology & Pedagogy
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Dr. Hughes is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Technology and Pedagogy, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on maker pedagogies and critical digital literacies.  She is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researchers Award, the UOIT Excellence in Research Award, the National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship, and the UOIT Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Hughes’ work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals and she has presented her research at conferences around the world.  She is the recent co-author of The Digital Principal, a book to support school leaders in technology innovation in schools.
Mike Humphreys [More Info]
Managed Desktop Services
District School Board of Niagara
David Hutchison [More Info]
Brock University
David Hutchison, PhD, PMP is cross appointed to the Faculties of Education and Humanities at Brock University. He is Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities.
Philip Ihewuokwu [More Info]
Information Technology Coordinator
As the I.T Coordinator of the District School Board of Niagara, Philip has worked closely with teachers for the past 8 years to support the effective use of technology in their pedagogical practices. With a background in Computer Science, his current focus is promoting computational thinking through coding. As a mentor in the Girls for change program, Philip coaches teams of elementary students to promote coding and develop mobile apps.

Philip completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University and is currently working on his Masters in Educational Technology at the University of British Columbia

Mark Janke [More Info]
Technology Services Consultant
Trillium Lakelands District School Board
Lover of technology, music, reading, and all things Google.
Dustin Jez [More Info]
Microsoft Professional Learning Specialist
Fair Chance Learning
Dustin Jez is the cofounder of Fair Chance Learning.  Dustin focuses on educational leadership and professional development in a modern contemporary learning environment. He has worked extensively in developing professional development programming and instructional strategies for schools and school boards across Canada striving to successfully align technology with overall Board learning goals.  He is passionate about improving achievement outcomes for ALL students, professional development, leadership, and meaningful technology integration.
Martha Jez [More Info]
Microsoft Professional Learning Specialist
Fair Chance Learning
Paula Joly [More Info]
TELT/K-12 Educational Consultant
Ottawa Catholic School Board
I enjoy sharing my love for expanding personalized learning opportunities through the effective use of technology as an Educational Consultant and OCSB Technology Enabled Teaching and Learning Contact since 2012. I have savoured over 10 years of classroom experience teaching grades 4 through 11 in both Math and all things FSL.
Sheeksha Jutton [More Info]
École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
Andrew Kelly [More Info]
Special Education – Special Assignment Teacher
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
Teacher, 21CL and Special Education
Kyle Kitchen [More Info]
IT 4 Learning
Like you, educational technology expert and passionate educator Kyle Kitchen, has seen how technology can transform learning and empower students.  For the past 16 years, Kyle has worked with students to use their natural curiosity and interests to create meaningful experiences. The last 6 of those years have been spent with the IT4 Learning team at DSBN, where he also works with teachers to engage students to become not just consumers of technology, but creators. Kyle is a Google Certified Educator and has presented at BIT, Connect and Google Summits on his interests and experiences with coding, Genius Hour, and Makerspaces. Kyle shares his knowledge through his down-to-earth style and humorous personality, which makes him not only a valuable resource for teachers, but also a popular guest in many classrooms.  He truly believes that through the use of technology in the classroom, teachers can unlock powerful potentials from students that expand beyond the walls of the school to create global learners.
Melanie Kitchen [More Info]
Melanie Kitchen is a Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Staff Development for Erie 1 BOCES in West Seneca, NY, where she works with local districts to implement effective instructional strategies combined with purposeful technology integration. Melanie is a Certified Google Educator and along with all things Google, she is also interested in Blended Learning, Design Thinking, Genius Hour, and Virtual Reality.
Susan Klooster [More Info]
Instructional Coach
District School Board Ontario North East
District Instructional Coach
David Kozera [More Info]
National Technology Strategist – Education
Microsoft Canada Inc.
David Kozera is Microsoft’s National Technology Strategist for Education in Canada. He joined the company in November 2016 coming from public K-12 education IT in Ontario, bringing with him years of real world experience with Microsoft technologies. David has a deep understanding of Microsoft Azure, Windows, System Center, Enterprise Mobility, Virtualization, and more.
Mr Cliff Kraeker [More Info]
Program Manager Coding Quest London ON
TLP Canada
Teacher 33 years / Learning Coordinator of Technology TVDSB 5 years / Trainer PlanetMicro 4 years / Tech Support for Antler River Elementary & Standing Stone School First Nation Schools / Program Manager London Coding Quest TLP Canada
Arianna Lambert [More Info]
I’m a grade 4/5 Teacher at John A. Leslie Public School who loves integrating Tech in the classroom. Through Inquiry and Entrepreneurial thinking, I work with students who are engaged in meaningful learning opportunities while looking at ways to make the world an even better place.
Mrs Josee Landriault [More Info]
Josee Landriault principal of École secondaire Jeunes sans Frontieres in Brampton, with Conseil scolaire Viamonde and on the executive for autism Ontario north Halton.

Celebrating 20 years in education. Graduated from the university of Toronto with a double honours degree in History and French literature. Graduated with a post graduate certificate in education from the university of Durham in England.

Worked as a teacher with Dufferin peel catholic school board. Worked as a vice principal with csdccs. Currently working at Conseil scolaire Viamonde as a principal.

Josee is the proud mother of 2 Beautiful boys Richard 16 who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 Alex 15 who was diagnosed with add at the age of 9 Josée’s personal experience with her boys has driven her career to focus and advocate for all kids with special needs, which is why she is here today.

Mr. Darryl LaPlante [More Info]
Technical Analyst – ECNO Shared Technical Services
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington CDSB
Royan Lee [More Info]
Curriculum Coordinator
Dad, husband, educator. Speaker on education, tech, parenting. Coordinator of Modern Learning and Digital Literacy for YRDSB
Dorothy Levay [More Info]
Instructor/Manager of Academic Support
Brock University
Dorothy Levay has worked in the Department of Mathematics at Brock University for over 25 years. During that time, she provided support to and/or taught all of the Department’s first-year calculus course offerings, including teaching the Applied Calculus courses for Science students for several years. In addition, she helped establish and continues to provide support for the Learning Centre. Dorothy led the projects which saw the skills test migrated to the cutting-edge Maple TA platform and its delivery changed to an on-campus, proctored environment. Most recently, she was one of the senior members of the team that developed an online introductory calculus course for business and life science students.
Mr. John Levay [More Info]
Chief Information Officer
Niagara College Canada
Mr Patrick Liu [More Info]
Fière d’être papa d’un beau bébé.
Passionnée de la technologie et de l’impact que ceci apportera dans notre vie quotidienne.
Utilisions au maximum les outils technologiques pour nous aider dans nos tâches. Nous commençons tous quelque part, alors prenons des risques ensembles et avançons.
Ronna Lockyer [More Info]
Ronna Lockyer has been in education for 25 years in many roles including elementary teacher, secondary teacher and gifted education teacher.
For the last 15 years, she has served students as a school administrator.
Ronna is excited about innovation and technology and not only helping both staff and students unlock their genius potential but also learning from staff and students to improve her own leadership and skills.
Robert Long [More Info]
Coordinator Learning Technology
Heather Loree [More Info]
Greater Essex County Disctrict School Board
High school science teacher using a flipped mastery based model.
Mme Linda Love [More Info]
Leader pédagogique TacTIC
Ministry of Education
Linda Love a travaillé au palier élémentaire en tant qu’enseignante, conseillère pédagogique et direction d’école pendant un peu plus de 30 ans. Durant ces années, elle a aussi oeuvré à titre de conseillère pédagogique à l’échelon provincial dans le cadre du projet FARE, et de direction des services pédagogiques au conseil scolaire Viamonde dans les volets Politique d’aménagement linguistique et cadre d’efficacité des écoles. Elle occupe pour la troisième année le poste de leader pédagogique au service de formation professionnelle – volet formation et accompagnement, auprès de l’équipe TacTIC du CFORP. Son rôle d’appui aux directions d’école dans la mise en oeuvre et la poursuite du virage la passionne. Apprenante à vie, Linda s’intéresse hautement aux domaines reliés au développement des compétences à l’ère numérique; et souhaite humblement pouvoir contribuer dans un modèle de collaboration avec les directions d’école et le personnel enseignant à la réussite de tous les élèves.
Megan Lowe [More Info]
Waterloo Region District School Board
Megan Lowe is an elementary teacher who has taught extensively in England, Australia and Canada. She’s a tech enthusiast and TED Innovative Educator who is passionate about good teaching and learning.
Nathalie MacDonald [More Info]
Enseignante ressource
Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Enseignante, 5e année, London, Ontario
Enseignante passionnée pendant 22 ans. La différentiation est au cœur de ma passion: engager tous les élèves, les aider à vivre des succès et réaliser leur plein potentiel. Je suis constamment en apprentissage moi-même, prête à apprendre de nouvelles stratégies, et de partager ma philosophie, mes succès et défis avec d’autres professionnels passionnés par l’enseignement.
Francis Mailloux [More Info]
ICT Admin
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
Farren Mancuso [More Info]
Instructional Coach
DSB Ontario North East
Mario Marquez [More Info]
Sr Systems Engineer Canada
Mario Marquez has 30 years of experience in the IT market; his roles included implementing storage and software solutions, pre-sales consultant in backup and recovery, performance monitoring tools, archiving and high availability systems in physical and virtual systems.
Neil Marshall [More Info]
Mathematics Development Programs Coordinator
Brock University
Dan Martinic [More Info]
Dan has been teaching High School for 18 years and occasionally serves as a coach for integrating technology in the classroom. Dan’s students use digital tools for demonstrating learning, solving problems, sharing & publishing. He is particularly proud of his students’ achievements with GIS technology. In his practice, Dan uses a variety of digital platforms and has recently completed Google Certified Educator Level 1.
Jason Mason [More Info]
Head of Personal Computing Services
The British Library
After 25 years working in local government, Jason now leads an IT service that is responsible for the delivery of all End User Computing services to the staff, and the thousands of daily visitors of the British Library. He is also responsible for the media team that provides audio visual support to events at the purpose-built conference centre in St Pancras, London, England.

Starting his IT career as a Trainee Programmer and progressing through a variety of roles in Development and Operations, Jason has acquired unparalleled hands-on knowledge and experience to support his 10 years in IT senior management.

Jason is passionate about delivering an outstanding customer experience and passionately believes in providing excellence and innovation in the public sector. He does this by working smarter through the adoption of IT Service Management processes, and by following the principles of Continuous Improvement.

Katrina Massey [More Info]
Thames Valley
Katrina teaches secondary computer science, math, and French in the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. She is currently the co-leader of a TLLP (Teacher Learning & Leadership Program) with the goal of improving student achievement in mathematics by integrating computational thinking and coding into elementary math classes. Katrina is also passionate about encouraging girls to code and her TLLP team believes that by exposing students to coding and digital making at a younger age, they can inspire girls to consider pursuing the STEM field.
David Masson [More Info]
Country Manager for Canada
David Masson is Darktrace’s Country Manager for Canada and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and world-wide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. Dave is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. In recent years he has advised many government institutions on Insider Threat, helping them to reduce their vulnerability and level of risk. He holds a Master’s degree from Edinburgh University.
Ryan Matthews [More Info]
Instructional Coach
Ryan is currently an Instructional Coach with the Thames Valley District School Board. He is a Google Certified Educator and is currently a contributing member with the Computational Thinking in the J/I Classroom TLLP. He is passionate about the purposeful use and integration of technology in the classroom, to both engage and empower our students. Ryan has previously presented at various professional development sessions, TVDSB technology conferences and the 2016 Google Summit in London.
Carl Mazur [More Info]
Born in Burlington and raised in Grimsby, I graduated Brock University in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science. Unlike my fellow graduates who took jobs in related careers, I choose to start a graphic design business St. Catharines.

In the early 1990’s, I was offered a position on a letter of permission to teach “tech” as an itinerant teacher in Hamilton. I soon realized how much I enjoyed teaching. My background in computer science and graphic communications afforded me the opportunity to obtain my teaching certification through Brock University’s new technological education certification program. I was hired in 1993 by the Hamilton-Wentworth Roman Catholic School Board and taught communication technology and technological design.

The following year, I transferred boards, to what was then, the Lincoln County Catholic School Board now part of the amalgamated Niagara Catholic District School Board. I soon became the department chair of technological studies at a new high school. I developed and implemented communication technology curriculum from grades nine through twelve.

I then, moved to Denis Morris high school in 1999, to take the lead in the communication technology and computer science programs. I am still at Denis Morris, teaching communication technology courses from grade nine through to grade 12. I also teach a specialized animation course and computer science at the senior level. I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario with my wife and two daughters.

Melanie McClelland [More Info]
Early Childhood Educator
Renfrew County District School Board
I have been a Registered Early Childhood Educator for 18 years and have worked in a Kindergarten classroom for the past five years. I am passionate about making technology time with my students purposeful and educational!
John McGowan [More Info]
Product Manager
John is a certified Google Education Trainer and the creator for the g(Math) Add-on for Docs, Sheets, and Forms with over 11 million worldwide users. He has been teaching secondary math for over 15 years and loved to adapt the fail-forward mentality and push the bounds of technology integration in the math classroom. John’s passion is to ignite student interest in math by creating dynamic visualizations and using coding to give personalized instruction and feedback to students instantly. His Moonshot is to make Coding the new Calculus.
John has presented worldwide on using g(Math) and other digital tools in the classroom and incorporating coding into the math curriculum. He recently embarked on a new career to leave the classroom to join up with Texthelp to develop g(Math) full-time and make a greater impact on teaching and learning by making digital math easy and accessible to all.
Owen McIntosh [More Info]
Technical Analyst
ECNO Shared Technical Services/Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
Mr. Scott McKenzie [More Info]
Elementary Teacher
Scott is an elementary teacher with the Waterloo Regional District School Board. He currently teaches Grade 3 at New Dundee Public School. He has shared his learning at Bring IT Together conferences and Google Apps for Education workshops. He was honoured to speak at TedxKitchenerED in 2014. He is a strong believer that all children should feel successful at school, and he utilizes technology to meet the needs of all learners in his classroom.

This year Scott is working on a TLLP project integrating coding, and robotics as tools to deepen student comprehension in Mathematics and Language from Grade 1-6.
This year I am working on a TLLP project on how coding, and robotics can be used as a tool to deepen student comprehension in Mathematics and Language from Grade 1-6.

Don McNamee [More Info]
Development Executive
Apple Canada
Bea Meglio [More Info]
Education Officer
Ministry of Education
Bea Meglio, with over 25 years of classroom experience, is a passionate advocate for empowering teachers and students to always strive to reach their potential. Currently as an Education Officer with Technology Enabled Learning Ontario, she works towards supporting innovative opportunities to expand where, when, what and how learning occurs.. Bea, a media studies specialist and former Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact, is able to ground the intentional use of technology in authentic and practical classroom applications.
Nicky Middleton [More Info]
As a past teacher, Nicky brings a grassroots understanding to the resources produced
at Brainspace. From the Parents’ Choice Gold medal award-winning Brainspace,
an educational magazine for children 8-14 to the Entrepreneurial Toolkit,
her team strives to create quality augmented reality enhanced materials that are
ideal for children. We publish for those students and teachers that go beyond the
bricks and mortar of the classroom. With augmented reality, we can bring the
world to them. It’s a priority in everything we do.
Dino Miele [More Info]
Chief Information Officer
District School Board of Niagara
Dino Miele is the Chief Information Officer who manages the effective operations and provides strategic and operational leadership to the District School Board of Niagara’s Information Technology Services departments in both the enterprise and educational divisions.
One of the many projects that Dino is involved in is the Educational Research and Innovation Hub (ihub). The ihub is the first educational technology incubator in North America to be located inside a K–12 school facility. The Educational Research and Innovation Hub provides a visual and virtual space for the collaboration of educators, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and educational technology companies to support the development of innovative educational approaches, tools and resource.
Additionally, Dino serves as an Advisor on the Generator at One Advisory Panel. The Generator at One is powered through the Regional Innovation Centre, Innovate Niagara. ihub’s network of industry, community and educational partners include the Generator at One, Innovate Niagara, BioLinc and the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.
Dino is also the founder of both CONNECT and the Ultimate Gaming Challenge Niagara (UGC). CONNECT is Canada’s largest education technology conference and is the Canadian National Conference that connects educators with technology for the 21st century teaching and learning. UGC Niagara is a three day tournament that showcases how technology, including games, can help us learn.
As a member of the GTA K-12 and Niagara CIO Consortium (NCC), Dino recognizes that Intelligent Communities are a future reality for municipalities around the world. These cities will use the power of ubiquitous telecommunication networks, highly distributed wireless sensor technology, and intelligent management systems to solve current and future challenges and create exciting new services.
Megan Millen [More Info]
Upper Grand District School Board
Mr Dave Miller [More Info]
Manager, Business & Learning Technologies
Greg Milligan [More Info]
National Technology Strategist for Education
Microsoft Canada
Greg Milligan is the National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada. In this role, he’s responsible for working with educational institutions across the country to help deliver technology solutions for students and staff members. He’s been at Microsoft for the last thirteen years, with roles in Microsoft Consulting Services and the Communication Sector group. Prior to Microsoft, Greg held a number of positions at CIBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Frito-Lay and IBM.
Vickie Morgado [More Info]
Vickie has been an elementary educator in Ontario, Canada for 15 years with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. She has taught multiple grades and worked as a technology coach. Vickie believes in empowering her students to take charge of their learning to create positive change in the world. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies from Brock University and has presented throughout southern Ontario at various conferences including BIT and Connects as well as internationally at ISTE. She uses technology in her classroom to connects her students with the world using various tools such as Twitter, Skype, blogs, Google Docs and Google Hangouts. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for technology, global education and collaborating with other teachers and students. She is interested in teaching students to be caring global citizens that create positive digital footprints.
Chad Mowbray [More Info]
Vice-Principal of Curriculum, Innovation and Technology
District School Board Ontario North East
I have been teaching and exploring with technology for over 15 years. I love working with teachers to see the amazing ways they are challenging students to develop STEM skills that will help them to transform our world. Sharing these ideas across a system is incredibly exciting. There are so many incredible ways that we can leverage technology so students have fun playing with the tools that they discover passions they never knew they had. These passions then become a purpose that helps them to focus on learning and transforming the world. I am personally connected to this work as I want my own children to discover their purpose through play and passion.
Julie Mueller [More Info]
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education
Wilfrid Laurier University
Stephanie Myers [More Info]
Learning Technologies Consultant
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Stephanie is a Learning Technologies Consultant with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is passionate about learner agency, future ready schools and is a former seconded teacher to the University of Ottawa where she taught integrating technology in the classroom. Stephanie is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Hapara Certified Educator.
Michael Nesbitt [More Info]
Trades and Technology Cosultant
Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Transferred into teaching after a 25 year career in construction management. Taught Construction Technology and House Building in Ottawa for 8 years. Now the OCDSB board lead and instructional coach for trades and technology.
Vyvy Ngo [More Info]
École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
Mr Nya Njeuga [More Info]
Conseiller pedagogique
Nya Njeuga est conseiller pédagogique au sein de l’équipe TacTIC du CFORP. Avant ça, Il était chef de département des mathématiques au sein de son école. Il a enseigné en Suisse, au Québec et en Ontario pendant plus de 12 années au palier secondaire. Il est passionné par les mathématiques et par l’utilisation de la technologie dans le processus d’apprentissage des élèves. Depuis deux ans, il est MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert) et il s’intéresse beaucoup à l’utilisation efficace des applications de la suite O365 en éducation. Nya offre de l’accompagnement aux enseignantes et enseignants des écoles qui effectuent un virage à l’ère numérique.
Cheryl Orchard [More Info]
Elementary Teacher
Thames Valley DSB
Grade 6 teacher, London, ON
Former K-8 Instructional Coach and Numeracy Coach
Mr. Joseph Orlando [More Info]
District School Board of Niagara
I have been a secondary science and math teacher with the DSBN for seven years. Integrating technology into my daily life as a teacher has become my passion.
Kiril Pamporov [More Info]
IT Manager – Enterprise Administration
IT Service Manager, with 11+ years of experience in IT operations, Data Analytivs, ITIL Lifecycle and Service Management on a global scale. Achieved success in developing and managing robust IT solutions and infrastructures in global environments for large multinational customers.
Mr. Étienne Parenteau [More Info]
Ressource Teacher
Amanda Paulin [More Info]
Halton Catholic District School Board
Grade 8 Science/Geography/History Teacher
Taught grade 3 and 6 in years past
Chris Penny [More Info]
West Chester University
Dr. Chris Penny is a Professor of Educational Technology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State University. In 2011 he won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award for his excellence in the classroom. In 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator, and Google Certified Teacher in 2009. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education. He has published an edited book titled Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences. Has published articles on reading on electronic devices, eMentoring, 24/7 laptop access for teacher candidates, and digital portfolios. Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning is the title of his latest book which was published in 2013. His most recent research revolves around the topics of learning spaces, and coding for everyone.
Jillian Plaunt [More Info]
Technology Coach
Ontario North East
A Google for Education Certified Trainer and Technology Coach. I am passionate about teaching and love the opportunities GAFE provides educators and students.
Tiffany Poirier [More Info]
District Vice Principal
Greater Victoria School District
Tiffany Poirier is a national award-winning educator, author, and parent who believes in the power of questions and the infinite gifts of every child. Driven by curiosity, passion, and a quest she’s been on since an early childhood tragedy, Tiffany began her teaching career listening closely when her students asked the same kinds big questions that kept her own young mind awake at night pondering: What is happiness? What is real? How can we make the world a better place?

At age five, Tiffany lost her father, a forest firefighter, when the helicopter he was a passenger in crashed and burned while trying to make an emergency landing off the highway. Although he never came home with the present he had promised her before that fateful trip, Tiffany’s father left her with many gifts she would come to discover over the years: a courageous heart, an ear for great questions, an eye to see every child’s potential, and a voice for speaking out and sharing stories of learning.

Like her mother and grandmother before her, Tiffany found a path through early personal hardship to a teaching career rich with meaning and joy. In her first year on the job, Tiffany began writing and illustrating a critical thinking book dedicated to her students, Q is for Question: An ABC of Philosophy. Down the rabbit hole of adventure and learning in elementary classrooms with her students, she worked for over a decade with learners of diverse needs, both in regular and gifted enrichment programs in the Vancouver and Surrey school districts. During this time, she led workshops for educators and parents and earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (UBC, 2012). Tiffany continues to support teaching and innovation through her current role as a District Vice Principal for the Greater Victoria School District. She also offers online video courses for educators, students, and parents at

With her articles, radio features, documentaries, YouTube channel, and a TEDxVictoria talk on “The Power to Question”, Tiffany spotlights youth voices and shares a window into the insights gleaned from her practice. Empowering pint-sized philosophers to pursue their questions in dialogue circles, she helps them grow their ideas through in-depth, passion-based project work. Tiffany received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014 for her contributions and leadership in creative education, inquiry-based learning, and the “Philosophy for Children” (P4C) movement.

Michelle Pollington [More Info]
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Michelle Pollington is the eRegistrar for the HWDSB eLearning program. She is the district contact and support coordinator where she works with the 21st Century Learning department. Michelle’s passionate about students opportunities for learning and engagement.
Adriana Porcari [More Info]
Ottawa School Board
I am a grade 6 teacher teaching with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
Jonathan Pratt [More Info]
TELT-Contact/eLibrary Coordinator
Theresa Price [More Info]
21CL Special Assignment Teacher
I have worked as a teacher in the secondary panel for over 20 years. I am currently working as a 21CL Special Assignment Teacher with a focus on Special Education.
Orly Rachamim [More Info]
Director of Educational Technology
Orly Rachamim is the Director of Educational Technology at Netivot Hatorah Day School, in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Orly received her Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and has taught elementary and middle school grades across various subject areas. She obtained her Masters degree (M.Ed.) in Education & Digital Technologies at the University of Ontario Institute of
Technology. Within the scope of her current role at Netivot, Orly coaches both students and teachers to foster an appreciation for the importance of technology in education, as well as guide them in developing the necessary skills to be successful learners and innovative educators in the 21st Century. Orly’s current interests focus on the practical use and integration of web applications in instruction, Digital Citizenship, online safety and security, and digital storytelling in foreign language learning.
Jamie Reaburn Weir [More Info]
Jamie is a passionate educator in the WRDSB who focuses on the ideas of personalization of learning and descriptive feedback rather than grades. As an active collaborator, she has co-facilitated engaging and meaningful student-led projects that provide her students with opportunities to have a voice on a global level. Jamie also presents at various conferences across Ontario including BIT, Google Summits, and Connect. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is being a mommy to two beautiful, funny, and creative little girls.
Jason Richea [More Info]
Lead Learner – Global Studies
Peel District School Board
A secondary teacher who implements instructional technology, design thinking, and modern assessment practices to support learning and inquiry with students. You can find me consistently exploring the 4 C’s in education – Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity; while also supporting, encouraging, facilitating others in their professional learning. My core philosophy is that technology should act as an aid for effective teaching practices, not as a substitute for great teaching.
Kathy Richmond [More Info]
CCI Learning
Trish Roche [More Info]
Mr. Rick Rosemin [More Info]
York Region District School Board
Rick Rosemin is a principal at the York Region District School Board. In his current assignment he is centrally assigned leading digital literacy professional learning for the board. Much of his work is connected to the board’s Modern Learning Strategy which is one of the foci of the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement.
Lauren Rudnicki [More Info]
Jill Russell [More Info]
Technology Program Leader
District School Board of Niagara
Jill Russell is a Secondary Technology Teacher with the District School Board of Niagara. With over 25 years of teaching experience both in the classroom and as a consultant, she embraces a dynamic environment where students are entrusted to personalize their own learning with a Maker mindset. Jill is working passionately as a Technovation Master Educator to help close the technology gender gap by empowering girls through mobile application development. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, but left the corporate world behind to pursue her love of teaching.
Marc Saltzman [More Info]
Technology Evangelist
Marc Saltzman is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, business technology, interactive entertainment and Internet trends. Marc has authored 15 books since 1996 (with Apple Watch For Dummies coming up in 2015) and currently contributes to more than 40 high-profile publications in North America, including USA Today, MSN, Yahoo!, Costco Connection, Toronto Star, Postmedia, TELUS Talks Business and Rogers Connected. Marc hosts various video segments, including “Gear Guide” (seen at Cineplex movie theatres and sister chains across Canada) and is a regular guest on CNN, CNN International and CTV’s Canada AM. Marc also hosts “Tech Talk,” a radio show on Montreal’s CJAD 800, part of Bell Media.
Ms. Melanie Sammit [More Info]
Secondary Teacher
Upper Grand District School Board
Kim Scanlon [More Info]
System Specialist | Finance & Capital
York Catholic District School Board
Katelyn Scott [More Info]
Graduate Student
Brock University
Katelyn is currently finishing her Master of Education degree part-time in the Teaching, Learning and Development stream at Brock University. Her thesis project investigated teacher self-efficacy for teaching with technology, as she worked with in-service junior teachers to integrate both SMART Technology and iPads into their teaching practices. She looks forward to hopefully classroom teaching in the near future, and perhaps returning to school eventually to complete a PhD.
John Scully [More Info]
New Media Manager
The Royal Conservatory
Steven Secord [More Info]
Graduate Student
Lakehead University
Steven Secord is an M.Ed. student at Lakehead University whose focus has been in online learning and the use of technology in the classroom. He loves learning about new technologies and teaching others how they can use them to better their classrooms and their lives. He is available on Twitter @stevensecord.
Mrs. Stefanie Seiler [More Info]
Secondary Program Consultant
With over 18 years of classroom experience at the secondary panel, this educator transformed her instruction and pedagogy in a 1:1, inquiry based pilot program at the HWDSB.
Katherine Sestan Jones [More Info]
I am a Grade One teacher that is just entering into the coding world and figuring out rich and engaging ways to use it in the classroom. So far the students and I are enjoying our coding adventures and learning.
Shiza Shahid [More Info]
Malala Fund
Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, technologist, investor and impact leader.

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She focused on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world.

Shiza launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley, in partnership with AngelList, the largest Venture Capital Platform in the world. She invests in mission-driven technology startups, that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges through technology, innovation, and high-growth business models.

Shiza is the founder of The Collective, a community of leading entrepreneurs that come together to build collaborative change.

Shiza is the host of the new USA Today show “ASPIREist,” which inspires millennials to take action on the issues that matter most.

Shiza is passionate about the future of impact through technology; she studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, which is dedicated to applying futuristic innovations to advancing humanity.

Shiza also graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company.

Shiza is renowned for her work, receiving many awards as a thought leader. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and has been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.

Shiza is a prominent speaker and has spoken frequently at major international events, including Aspen Ideas Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune Most Powerful Women, Inc Women, Women Moving Millions, World Economic Forum and others.

Olivia Skibinski [More Info]
Grade 7 teacher, lover of learning!
Mr. Dana Smith [More Info]
App Development Advisor
Apple Education – Canada
Ryan Smith [More Info]
Technology Services Consultant
Previous to his role at the board, Ryan was a secondary math and science
teacher in Huntsville. He has been in a consultant role for two half
years, and this year is his first full year as a consultant.
Todd Sniezek [More Info]
Instructional Coach
District School Board of Niagara
Todd Sniezek is an Instructional Coach at the District School Board of Niagara. In his past position as the IT4 Learning Consultant and in his new role, he spends the majority of his time learning and sharing his passion for technology integration with his board. His love of everything digital and fondness for embedding rich, technology-enabled learning in the classroom is infectious for everyone around him. Todd is known to champion technology for special education and his focus on utilizing low-cost solutions for classrooms ensures that students have more access to tools in and out of school. For Todd, effective technology integration is an essential need for all students to be successful in all areas of the curriculum from K-12. He constantly pushes the limits of what can be done with the tools available and he is more than willing to share his excitement with anybody who asks and often with those that don’t.
Jonathan So [More Info]
Peel Board of Education
Jonathan is a teacher in the Peel District School Board. He is currently teaching Grade 6 at Ray Lawson Public School. He has also taught grades 2 to 6 and is one of the lead instructional technology and math coaches at his school. He is always looking to promote creativity and exploration in his students and colleagues. Jonathan uses Google Apps in his daily teaching and loves how it opens his classroom to the world around him. He is a google certified teacher (level 2). His interests lie in math and technology (not in any particular order) but he is also passionate about inquiry and the endless possibilities it has for his students. Jonathan also loves building connections with other teachers and classrooms. Opening the classroom doors and letting the world in has been one his most recent passions. Connect with him @Mrsoclassroom.
Greg Sorli [More Info]
Kendra Spira [More Info]
Science Department Head
Erin District High School
Kendra Spira has been teaching science with the Upper Grand District School Board for over 20 years. I am passionate about using technology in effective ways in the classroom. I have been focussing on effective use of technology in the applied level classroom can improve student success. Kendra Spira is the 2016 recipient of the Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science, as awarded by STAO.
Damon Srokosz [More Info]
Technical Analyst
ECNO Shared Technical Services
Raja Sundarrajan [More Info]
Consulting Systems Engineer
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Richard Swandel [More Info]
Secondary ICT Consultant
Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Richard Swandel is an educator with 16 years experience as a classroom teacher and a teacher librarian. His current obsessions include equity in edtech, GSuite, learning spreadsheets. and Google Cardboard.
Daniel Sweeney [More Info]
CCI Learning
Derek Tangredi [More Info]
Elementary Teacher Grade 8
Derek Tangredi is a teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board (London, Ontario) committed to progressive Education through student centered actions.

He is also founder of Hacked Education, a non-profit venture to give students the access and ability to use technology and equipment ordinarily unavailable to them at home or through their schools.

Derek has an Engineering background and is a speaker on several subjects including Makerspaces, Coding in the Classroom, Mathematics, Engineering, & Robotics.

He has presented at EdCamp Global, BIT, STEAM, iCON, Google Summits & others on the Maker Movement: “Making in the Classroom”. In November, 2015, he spoke at the “Track to the Future” Conference on Making in the Classroom on the use of robotics in education. Look for future presentations here or via Twitter.

Derek’s goal is to engage and empower students about their passions through Coding, Making, and Inquiry. His goal is to extend learning beyond the classroom.

Katrina Teall Breeze [More Info]
Waterloo Region District School Board
Katrina Teall Breeze is currently a grade 5/6 FI teacher at Sandhills P.S. with the WRDSB. Previously, she taught junior FI at Sandowne P.S. She is also blessed to share the journey of parenting two incredible children with her husband. She has been involved with technology supoort and interested in technology integration for a number of years and I love learning what I can from others! Let’s meet and learn together!
Eric Therrien [More Info]
ICT Consultant
Nova Scotia Education and Early Childhood Development
Eric Therrien
BEd, MEd

Eric is currently an ICT consultant for mathematics and science at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia, Canada. He joined the department 5 years ago after 19 years of experience in teaching science and mathematics programs in English and French.
He has international teaching experience at CISE in Egypt. He has published articles for Canadians teachers, AVISO, Check Marks and newspaper ACPI (Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers). In 2005 he received an award NSTU (Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union) for his research of technology integrations. In 2011 he was awarded the superintendent for Excellence in Leadership HRSB (Halifax Regional School Board).
Eric is passionate about the potential of digital for learning and has given numerous lectures and workshops on the subject in Canada and internationally. He is now a Google Educator and has really value the GA4E tools to enhance communication and collaboration. He lives in Dartmouth, NS and is married to Josette who is also an educator and father of two, Alex and Amélie.

Rola Tibshirani [More Info]
Ottawa Catholic School Board
My name is Rola Tibshirani and I am a French Immersion junior teacher at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. I am passionate about students’ taking ownership of their learning by creating and applying Integrative and Designing Thinking processes to embrace challenges. Participated in Ontario Education Ministry projects on assessment (, technology (Learning Connections) and participating in the Global Initiative New Pedagogies For Deep Learning (6 Competencies). I connect my students with projects from around the world and foster students collaborative inquiry through Global Partnership.
Kyle Tuck [More Info]
Systems Administrator and Technician
Brock University
Kyle Tuck has worked in Brock University’s Faculty of Education for over 17 years, providing guidance on the management, deployment, and use of a wide variety of educational technologies. His roles have included Systems Administration, Instructor for the Educational Technology Leadership course, SMART Certified Trainer, and event organizer for Brock’s Teaching with Technology Showcase. He helps prepare future teachers for classrooms that may use any of a wide range of technologies.
Ms. Amy Valentine [More Info]
Executive Director
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning
Amy Valentine is the inaugural executive director for the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. Valentine is the former executive director of three online and blended schools in Colorado, where she was focused on academic and operational turnaround. Prior to driving change and school improvement in this role, she served as global development manager for The International Academy, an online school that spans the globe. During her time at K12 Inc., Amy worked in a variety of capacities, including school development, national marketing, and helping to launch the first online virtual academy in 2005. Prior to joining the world of digital education, she worked as a teacher, facilitator, and teacher trainer in various school districts in Colorado.

Amy is working on her dissertation to complete her PhD in instructional technology and adult learning theory at the University of Wyoming’s Department of Education. Additionally, she earned her Master of Arts in Spanish civilization and culture and her Bachelor of Science in organizational communication and business from Ohio University.

Regalado Vasquez [More Info]
Grade 5 Gifted Classroom Teacher
Halton District School Board
Reggie Vasquez is currently a Grade 5 Gifted Classroom Teacher and IT Lead Learner with the Halton District School Board. He has lectured at the Edtech Toronto Summit featuring Google Apps for Education, BringIT conference, HDSB Our Voices conference and performed technology workshops for the HDSB Gifted Community. He is a published author, past professional coach and speaker in the sports industry, often lecturing at some of the most prestigious tennis teachers conferences internationally (Australian Open ­Australia, Wimbledon ­England, US Open – United States) on teaching children sport using non traditional pedagogy. Technology has always been a big part of his coaching practice both on and off the court. Reggie’s books have been endorsed by professional athletes such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and Rod Laver. His creativity and inquiry­ based pedagogy combined with web based 2.0 tools make his classroom transform into a 4th dimensional world of endless possibilities and wonder for his students.
Liane Vipond [More Info]
iCoach – Central Region
District School Board Ontario North East
I am an Innovation Instructional Coach with DSBONE. I am passionate about technology and the 21st Century Skills. In my position, I have the opportunity to support teachers and students with our 1:1 iPad initiative, Challenge-Based Learning, and MakerSpace equipment. Previously to becoming a coach, I have taught French Immersion to primary, junior, intermediate and senior students and always used technology as a tool to support student learning.
Mr. Cameron Watt [More Info]
Classroom Teacher, Curricular Head
Peel District School Board
I am a media art and design teacher at the Peel District School Board. Over the last ten years my focus has been to engage students to work creatively with traditional and digital technology. My strength as a teacher is in creating innovative learning spaces that support project based learning.
Andrew Wheelock [More Info]
Technology Coordinator
Technology Integration specialist in Western New York. Help schools in all areas of educational technology to help students learn and teachers become more effective and productive. I have a passion for Games and Simulations for Education as well as creating powerful professional learning communities. Author of Coffee with a Geek Blog and Interview Series.
Karen Wilson [More Info]
21st Century Learning Consultant
Hamilton-Wentworth DSB
Karen is part of the 21st Century Learning team at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Her teaching experience includes Family Studies, Science and Teacher-Librarian in both Hamilton and Windsor. She has also enjoyed participating in collaborative writing projects for the Ministry and eLo related to Adolescent Literacy, Financial Literacy, Geography and Social Science and Humanities.
Bryan Wires [More Info]
Wendy Wright [More Info]
Who am I? Teacher, librarian, wife, mother of 4, water polo coach, sister, daughter, friend…I am many different things to many different people, but to my students I am the robotics/library lady.
I have been teaching for 6 years (yes this is a second career), and in the beginning, was very computer illiterate (I didn’t know how to turn on my laptop in my first computer course). I chose to change that. I am a doer, and my personal goals were to get up to speed with what’s going on in the world. I chose to focus my attention on becoming a 21st century learner myself and have since begun to share this knowledge with other educators and especially with my students. What do I know about robotics? Very very little, but we are having a great deal of fun learning together and exploring this new and exciting world.
Education: BA Psychology/French, BEd
My strengths: Inquisitiveness, perseverance, dedication
My Goals: Develop a school wide program incorporating robotics into curriculum based
learning and inquiry.
Develop an outline of curriculum links based on robotics use for educators
Mrs. Joanne Zanin-Minkiewicz [More Info]
Halton Catholic District School Board
Grade 8 Math Teacher