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Peggy George has been a professional educator for over 30 years. She completed her BA in Education at Arizona State University, and earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She began her teaching career in special education and has taught grades 1-6. She has had many administrative/leadership roles throughout her career including elementary principal, special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program in the Madison District, and teacher education lecturer at ASU-West. Courses she has taught include action research, classroom instruction and management, curriculum organization, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, classroom assessment, and the student teaching capstone seminar. Since her second "retirement" in May 2007, she has been involved in many educational technology projects related to Web 2.0 and best practices for technology integration in schools/universities. She co-hosts the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate, The webinars are designed to support teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching and learning. She is actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community through participation in weekly webcasts.
Her passion is continuing to explore all of the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers in powerful interactive learning experiences, and to share these resources with other educators. Retirement has provided her with time to spend with family, home projects, reading, getting together with friends, and most of all, playing with all of my technology tools.
Blog: "My Web 2.0 Adventures"
Twitter username: pgeorge
Kim Caise has been an educator and technology specialist for the past 20 years after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She recently graduated from Western Governors University with a Master of Education in Learning and Technology. Kim began her educational career teaching elementary grades and middle school math. In 2006 she achieved the pinnacle of educator certification and became a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education with a specialty in Technology Education. Kim has written and secured funding through several national and local grants. She is a S.T.A.R. Discovery Educator and was nominated for the 2005 Disney Teacher of the Year Award for her dedication to the teaching profession. Currently, she serves as a FableVision ambassador in addition to co-hosting the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE weekly webinar series with Peggy George and Lorna Costantini.
Kim has conducted numerous professional development sessions to educators around the world. She has been a guest speaker at several national and local conferences. Currently Kim is enrolled at Western Governors University in the Master of Education Learning and Technology program. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Marty, two Maltese dogs Mia and Max, and Napster, her orange tabby cat. She is an avid reader of technology periodicals and participates regularly in live webinars about technology integration in the classroom. You can often find the many resources Kim shares with her Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter, Plurk, or Facebook. Kim writes an educational blog, "Kim's Technology Treasure Chest", and maintains a wiki on video conferencing resources.
Blog: Kim's Technology Treasure Chest
Lorna is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada with a specialty in Family Studies. She received her teacher training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC. In addition to her work in the classroom, Lorna has devoted her attention to helping parents and schools work effectively together.
Lorna has been a School Board trustee for 12 years; parent representative and the Chair for the Niagara Catholic Regional School Council; a Working Group Chair for the Ontario Ministry of Education consultation on Information Communication Technology in the classroom, the Early Years Community Coordinator for Niagara and the Project facilitator for the Parent Reaching Out project for the Niagara Catholic District School Board.
Lorna describes herself as a life long learner with a keen interest in all things technical. A graduate of the Webcastacademy, she currently hosts the Parents as Partners Webcast at www.edtechtalk.com. Lorna has a passion for helping parents and educators understand and embrace the use of web 2.0 tools in supporting student achievement. Lorna offers training and support in real time and online as a workshop presenter. You will find her as a participant in numerous collaborative communities across the Internet.
Web site: "Lornacostantini.com
Twitter username: lornacost
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