Speakers: Tech Forum Chicago 2014


Keynote Speaker
Ramsey Musallam, Science Teacher, Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
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Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor and the acting science department chairperson and director of inquiry and innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco. He also serves as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. Musallam delivers keynotes, webinars and facilitates workshops for teachers nationally and internationally with a focus on using technology as a strategic classroom partner in designing learning environments grounded in inquiry fueled by student curiosity. Additionally, he is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Musallam’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TEDs first ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.”
Meet Some of the Tapped-In Team Members for Tech Forum Chicago
Tech & Learning's Tech Forum conferences are known around the country for their amazing presenters and roundtable moderators – not to mention interesting and dedicated attendees. Tech Forum Chicago will be no exception. Here are just a few of the K-12 thought leaders you will have the chance to talk with and learn from in Lincolnshire on May 9:
Program Chairs:
• Charlene Chausis, Creativity & Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy, Aptakisic-Tripp District 102, Buffalo Grove, IL
• Hank Thiele, Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Maine 207 Schools, Park Ridge, IL
Some of Our Other Speakers & Roundtable Moderators:
• Lindsay Abbeduto, Principal, North Boone USD 200, Poplar Grove, IL
• Dr. Steve Baule, Superintendent, North Boone USD 200, Poplar Grove, IL
• Shannon Bosley, Technology & Curriculum Coordinator, Diocese of Covington, Covington, KY
• Stephanie Cardella, Curriculum Coordinator, North Shore School District 112, Highland Park, IL
• Mickey Chavannes, Director of Instructional Technology, School District of Cudahy, Cudahy, WI
• Rico D'amore, Director of Educational Technology, Warren Township High School District #121, Libertyville, IL
• Jennifer Ferrari, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, North Shore School District 112, Highland Park, IL
• Brian Gervase, Mathematics Teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL
• Stacey Gonzales, Director of Instructional Technology, Indian Prairie School District 204, Naperville, IL
• Michael Gorman, PD and Innovation Specialist, Southwest Allen County Schools, Fort Wayne, IN
• Lucy Gray, Consultant, Lucy Gray Consulting, Northbrook, IL
• James Gubbins, Technology Coordinator, Maine 207 Schools, Park Ridge, IL
• Pete Helfers, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, District 112, Chicago, IL
• Pat Jewell, Instructional Technologist, Hawken School, Lyndhurst, OH
• Dr. Philip Lacey, Director of Instructional Technology, NTHS 219, Skokie, IL
• Maureen Chertow Miller, Director of Instructional Technology, Township High School District 113, Highland Park, IL
• Don Ringelestein, Director of Technology, West Aurora School District 129, Aurora, IL
• Michelle Russell, Technology Integration Coach, Mount Prospect School District 57, Mount Prospect, IL
• Robert Schuetz, Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211, Palatine, IL
• Anne Truger, Director of Ed Tech Innovation, Waukegan Public Schools Dist 60, Waukegan, IL

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