Michele Haiken

Michele Haiken

Michele Haiken, Ed.D. has been teaching middle school English for more than 20 years and is an adjunct professor of literacy. She is the author of New Realms for Writing (ISTE, 2019) and co-author of Personalized Reading (ISTE, 2018). Learn more at http://theteachingfactor.com

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Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Eric has been in education for 29 years, and serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio. He is a Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. Eric is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at bit.ly/gegohio and runs his award-winning blog ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his edtech resources can be found. He is the author of the book "Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects".

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Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer, founder of friEdTechnology, is a nationally known speaker and presenter and a veteran public school educator who is a sworn enemy of standardization. friEdTechnology is a Google PD Partner providing professional development and inspiration for educators across the land.

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Jessica Twomey

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey

Christine and Jessica have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively, collaborating on a daily, yearlong, basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years.

They have moderated the #InnovatingPlay/#GAfE4Littles Slow Flip Chat via Flipgrid for a year and half, and are proud to be published with Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. When opportunities arise, Christine and Jessica travel to present about Innovating Play and how they preserve, protect, and transform early childhood experiences in and beyond the classroom.

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Chris Bugaj

Christopher R. Bugaj

Christopher R. Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools, author of The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All, co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools, and co-host of the Talking With Tech podcast.

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Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz is the Product Manager for WriQ, Texthelp’s online assessment tool for Google and MS Office. Mark taught a range of Social Studies and ELA classes for over 15 years at both the middle and high school levels, in both urban and suburban districts in Massachusetts.

Mark has a passion for making teachers’ jobs a little easier while also improving the writing skills of students at all ages and skill levels. He strives to balance the data analysis of WriQ’s writing metrics with the understanding that successful teaching is an artful mix of science, patience, caring, communicating, and collaboration.

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Joni Degner

Joni Degner

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with learners and educators, Joni Degner is a recognized international expert on the implementation of UDL for schools, districts and institutions of opportunity.

A member of the CAST Professional Learning Cadre and now full time Texthelper, Joni is passionate about Universal Design for Learning, for instructional designers, teachers and leadership. Having previously worked UDL facilitator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Joni brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the session.

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Louis Shanafelt

Louis Shanafelt

After spending 20 years in a large urban district as a teacher & administrator, Louis is excited to be a contributing member of the Texthelp family, a leader in Assistive Technology in the EdTech community.

Having taught both elementary & secondary mathematics as well as obtained extensive experience with Instructional Design, Louis has trained other instructional employees how to use technology in the classroom & how instruction can be differentiated to meet the needs of learners. During his sessions, Louis is excited to share with you all the benefits of using EquatIO with your students.

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Megan Mongelli

Megan Mongelli

Megan Mongelli is a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Mill, South Carolina, supporting teachers and students in grades K-12. As a technology integration specialist, Megan creates and delivers district wide professional learning opportunities in addition to supporting, empowering, and inspiring teachers as they integrate technology into their curriculum through model teaching, co-teaching, and lesson planning.

Prior to her current role, she taught technology for students in grades K-5 and both first and second grades for a total of 16 years in education.

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Diana Petschauer

Diana Petschauer

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional & Managing Director of AT for Education, ATforED.com. She manages her team of expert consultants who provide evaluations, consult & training to students & adults as well as professional development for professionals & families.

Previous to ATforED, Diana was the AT Specialist at UNH, supporting students transitioning to higher ed with AT & accommodations. She started her career in public school Special Ed. Diana presents often on AT & Literacy Intervention to provide multi-sensory support for Dyslexia or LD.

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