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We invite you to join us for a special one day EdTechTeam Switzerland Summit featuring Google for Education

May 21, 2016
International School of Genève

One Full Day of Meaningful and Practical Learning

This special one day event focuses on authentic and practical ways to pedagogically apply Google Apps for Education and technology in all school levels. Sessions will be interactive, hands-on, and support all levels from Early Years to Secondary School.

Google in Education Experts

Featured Speakers

The one day program offers carefully selected speakers who have certifications including Google Certified Innovators, Apple Distinguished Educators, and SMART Exemplary Educators among many others. Each will provide attendees with a unique learning experience along carefully selected learning strands covering all levels from Beginner to Advanced. A French language strand is also being offered

International School of Genève
Genève, Switzerland
May 21, 2016

We are excited to announce the preliminary schedule

The special one day event features an opening keynote, 4 breakout sessions along the listed strands, a fun and high-energy demo slam, and closing capstone. Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on applications like Google Classroom, gmail, Drive, Google Maps, Google Earth, Docs, Search, integration with iPads, and many others.

Day 1

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Keynote

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Session 1

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 2

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Session 3

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Session 4

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Demo Slam

Featured Strands Include

Google Apps for Beginners

Google Apps for Education in French (Français)

Google Apps & iOS

SMART Amp and Lego

Technology and Geography

Google Classroom

Infrastructure and Domain Management


Open to attendees from around the globe

The Summit includes an opening keynote presentation, 4 plenary sessions, a demo slam competition and a closing capstone session. Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on uses of Google Apps in the classroom.

World class presenters

EdTechTeam Summit Presenters

All presenters are Google for Education Certified Innovators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local successful stories!

Master of Ceremonies and Featured Speaker

  • Ken Shelton Los Angeles, California

Spotlight Speakers

  • Richard Allaway
  • Boris Berlijn Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Standard Registration

Group rates are now available online!

Register below and join us for Switzerland Featuring Google for Education to be held at International School of Genève on May 21, 2016.

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Produced by EdTechTeam

Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors!

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Should you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Chris Craft at chris.craft@edtechteam.com.


Switzerland Featuring Google for Education is produced by EdTechTeam, Inc.

International School of Genève

The International School of Geneva, otherwise known as Ecolint, is a foundation that was established in 1924. With 4400 students Ecolint is the oldest and largest international school in the world. The Foundation is comprised of 3 campuses and 8 schools. This summit is being hosted by Campus des Nations.

Located in the heart of the international organisations district, on the right bank of Lake Léman, Campus des Nations was inaugurated in 2005. It is the only one of the campuses offering the complete International Baccalaureate Programme (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-Related Certificate Programme)

Host City:

Geneva is the most populous city in French-speaking Switzerland. This cheerful city of sits on Lac Léman’s western shore with lofty snowcapped peaks creating a gorgeous backdrop on all sides. Geneva prides itself on its unparalleled quality of life, and of course its iconic Water Fountain, the Jet d’Eau. Renowned for being the Capital of Peace, Geneva’s small size and international calling always come as a surprise. It is easy to get around this verdant city steeped in history, on foot or via the superb public transport system.

Nearby Points of Interest

Hotel Recommendations

Trip Advisor Hotels in Geneva

Campus des Nations is easily reached from most of the hotels in the area. Before booking a hotel look at the public transport website (which is available in French and English) to see whether it will be a boat, bus, train or tram you will need to arrive at the Summit.

Travel Information

Air Travel

Geneva Aeroport

Transportaion

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About

Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus one full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers. - Deployment & Management of Google Apps - Google Apps Scripts - Google Apps for Education Certification - Chromebooks in Education - Android and Google Play in Education - Google Maps and Earth Across The Curriculum - YouTube for Schools - Google Glass for Learning - Google Plus for Personal Learning Networks - 20% Time for Students and Educators - Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Gmail power tips, and… even more! - All presenters are Google for Education Certified Innovators, Google for Education Certified Trainers Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local success stories! Open to attendees from around the globe, this summit offers unique and cost-effective advantages for all participants: - FREE parking and WiFi - Continental breakfast and lunch with networking time each day. - Direct access to Google employees and world-class educational technology leaders ## Credit ### Certificate of Attendance Certificates of Participation for the general conference will be available after the conference. Please complete the following form and once attendance has been verified, a certificate will be emailed to you. ### Graduate Credit Graduate credit is available from Adams State College. Registration is available here. Each 1 hr credit costs $55 USD. Please use a credit card to register. Contact Christine Archer with EdTechTeam with any questions. Note: Some additional coursework is required for credit.

Presenters

Master of Ceremonies and Featured Speaker


Ken Shelton

Los Angeles, California

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.

 


Richard Allaway

Richard is a geography teacher. He is also the Technology for Learning Coordinator at the International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations, a Google Certified Teacher, MindMeister Ambassador, Chartered Geographer and Consultant.

Richard is the author of [geographyalltheway.com](http://geographyalltheway.com/) - an established website of Geography teaching resources that has a worldwide network of subscribers.

He lives in France, teaches in Switzerland and come from Yorkshire. He ran away from the United Kingdom 10 years ago, in a bright red camper van. He chose France for a life of teaching in better weather, supping fine wines close to big mountains. He has since sold the van, had two fantastic children and become a bit of a Geography geek and educational technology nut.


Boris Berlijn

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Boris teaches geography and global citizenship in secondary education at SMART Showcase School Ashram College in the Netherlands. Boris teaches in a SMART Collaborative Classroom which enables students to collaborate on the multiple boards in his classroom on a variety of group assignments and the use of education technology such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers within a Google apps for Education domain. Due to the fact that Boris is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, Boris is always on the lookout and trying to adapt new workflows in his teaching.

Committee


Chris Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated and is now the Chief Operating Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam.

Chris most recently was the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversaw the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms utilizing Chromebooks, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning.

Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. Chris was actively involved in the development of the Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Apps Certified Trainer program, and has developed online courses for Google (g.co/educourses). Chris is a Google Certified Teacher (Boulder 2009) and a Google Education Trainer


Chris Craft

Director of Online Learning

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, he has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. Most recently he was selected from among more than 1,000 teachers to be one of 20 to visit the White House and meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was also titled to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Education Trainer, and was recently accepted to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. Find out more about Chris at www.christophercraft.com or follow him on Twitter @crafty184


Ben Friensen

Director of Professional Development

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.


Wendy Gorton

Director of International Education

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world!

Her Master’s degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia!

Networking with groups such as the Google Certified Teachers amazes her in the ability to find new tools, new project ideas, and–her favorite!– new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves the power of a PLN (personal learning network) and can’t wait to continue learning with and from folks at conferences!


Monica Martinez

Director of Professional Development

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada and Germany. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.


James Sanders

Director of Innovation

James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and founder of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda.

Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.


Molly Schroeder

Director of Professional Development

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.


Ken Shelton

Director of Professional Development

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also titled to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.


Jim Sill

Director of Professional Development

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.

As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award.


Lisa Thumann

Director of Professional Development

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE’s Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI’s Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.


Michael Wacker

Chief Professional Development Officer

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops. On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than six years of progressively responsible experience in eLearning and Blended Learning, he is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation in public and private schools internationally to support the professional development and redesign of classrooms, pedagogy, and traditional instructional models, to better serve all learners. Michael’s strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, he strives to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.


Mark Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), and the provider of the technology module for Orange County’s Administrator Training Program. In addition, he works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other organizations that provide educational products and services.

Mark Wagner has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in cross-cultural education. His doctoral research focused on the use of video games in education, and specifically on the potential applications of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as constructivist learning environments