Brian McDavitt spent ten years teaching elementary students in Pleasant Hill, MO. He taught third grade for eight years and has taught fourth for two. In addition to teaching in the classroom, he has served as vice-president and president of his district's professional development committee, been a team leader for third and fourth grades, and is the chair of his building's standards based grading committee. Starting in August, 2016, Brian will be taking on a new position as the Technology Integration Specialist for Millennium @ Santa Fe Elementary School, part of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District in Kansas City, MO. He holds a BA in Elementary Education from Graceland University and a Master of Education in Technology-Enhanced Teaching from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Brian is passionate about creating authentic learning experiences for his students, technology integration, professional development, and improving classroom management. Connect with Brian on Twitter: @bmcd25.
Rob Sheppard | @robshpprd
In over 10 years of English language teaching Rob has held a variety of roles in many teaching contexts. These include the cram-school culture of Taiwan and Korea; intensive academic English programs in Boston; advanced conversation and TOEFL prep via Skype; and nonprofit adult English programs for immigrants to Greater Boston. He is the founder and CEO of Ginseng English, former director of adult education and interim executive director at Quincy Asian Resources, a member of the community advisory council at First Literacy. He has a master’s degree in TESOL from The New School, and his areas of interest include pronunciation and grammar instruction, curriculum development, and assessment. He is also a regular contributor to the TESOL Blog on the topic of adult education.
Jules Csillag is a licensed speech-language pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), who has presented at conferences such as ISTE, LDA, ILA, ASHA, and the Everyone Reading Conference. She is the author of Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve (Routledge, 2016).
Michael Schultz is a teacher and vice-principal at a Catholic Independent School in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. He has sixteen years of teaching experience at his current school and three others. He currently teaches fifth grade, but has also been a technology and physical education specialist. He earned his Masters Degree in Leadership and Administration through Gonzaga University. He is passionate about student learning and about helping students to not only be consumers of content, but also creators.
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca Unified School District and Pre-Service Technology at Teachers College of San Joaquin (Stockton, CA). She is a popular presenter and trainer around the country. She presented at the 2015 Microsoft Global E2 conference (where she earned two global awards for project excellence), and will be presenting at ISTE 2016 (with Angela Maiers), CUE 2016, ETC! 2016 and CTA’s Good Teaching Conference 2016. Follow her on @TammyDunbar or find her at http://www.teachergeekischic.com
Dunbar is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Certified Educator, Master Trainer & Regional Lead as well as a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and an NCCE Professional Learning Specialist. She won the 2010 eInstruction $75,000 Classroom Makeover Video Contest, wrote a successful Enhancing Education Through Technology grant for Manteca Unified School District in 2008, and was Teacher of the Year in MUSD in 2006. She serves on the MUSD Superintendent’s Technology Committee and as a district Tech Champion Expert as MUSD continues their “Going Digital” project.