Keynote Speaker

DR. YONG ZHAO

 

Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education University of Oregon College of Education

Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 10 most influential people in educational technology by Tech & Learning magazine He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education.

Zhao currently serves as the presidential chair and associate dean for global education at the University of Oregon, where he is also Weinman Professor of Technology and a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Until December, 2010, he was a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. Born in China’s Sichuan Province, Zhao received his B.A. in English Language Education from Sichuan Institute and taught English in China for six years before coming to the United States as a visiting scholar in 1992 and then going on to earn an A.M. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Matthew Barry

 

Social Studies Teacher, The Davis Academy, Atlanta, GA.

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Stacy Brown

 

21st Century Learning Coordinator, The Davis Academy, Atlanta, GA.

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Wendy Cope

 

Librarian Woodstock Middle School, Kennesaw, GA

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Heather Cox

 

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools, Canton, GA.

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Dr. Jill Earman

 

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA

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Becky Faulkner

 

Assistant Principal/Tech Integrationist, Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery. AL

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Cat Flippen

 

Educational Technology Training Coordinator, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA.

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Angie Foerster

 

District Instructional Technology Specialist , Fayette County Board of Education, Fayetteville, GA

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Dan Gagnon

 

Social Studies Department Chair, Cherokee High School, Canton, GA

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Lee Green

 

Instructional Technologist, Floyd County Schools, Rome, GA

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Eva Harvell

 

Technology Integration Specialist, Pascagoula School District, Pascagoula, MS

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Brian Hayes

 

IT Coordinator The Davis Acacdemy, Atlanta, GA

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Jessica Jackson

 

Media and Educational Technology Instructor, Fulton County Schools, Canton, GA

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Matt Jackson

 

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fayette County Board of Education, Fayetteville, GA

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Melissa Jackson

 

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Newton County Schools, Covington, GA

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David Lockhart

 

Education Technology Specialist, Kennesaw State ITeach Center, Marietta, GA

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Kate Matthews

 

Lead, Instructional Technology Department Fayette County Public Schools, Fayetteville, GA

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Nishant Mehta

 

Head of School The Children's School, Atlanta, GA

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Adam Phyall

 

Director of Instructional Technology, Hickman Mill C-1 School District, Kansas City , MO

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Arvin Ross

 

Director of Professional Development, iSchool Initiative, Atlanta, GA

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Gary Shattuck

 

Director of Technology, Newton County Schools, Covington, GA

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Stephanee Stephens

 

Program Specialist-Instructional Technology, Fulton County Schools, Canton, GA

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Donna Teuber

 

Team Leader for Technology Integration, Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC

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Jaime Vandergrift

 

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sara Harp Minter Elementary, Fayetteville, GA

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Connie White

 

Director of Technology & Learning, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, GA

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