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Anthony Fitzpatrick

Anthony is the Founder and Director of Professional Development for Teachers Train Teachers. He served as a classroom teacher in the Kingsway Regional School District, as well as a Supervisor of Curriculum and Technology in the same district. Anthony also served as the Vice-President for Professional Development Services for the American Institute for History Education; where he developed innovative critical thinking strategies. He is the author of the academic-best selling book "Social Studies can be SPECtacular as well as a contributing writer for Cicero: History Beyond the Textbook, the New Jersey Amistad Commission Curriculum and SojournerHistory.com. He is a nationally-renowned speaker and professional development provider who regularly delivers keynotes and training sessions at national, regional, and state conferences as well as provides workshops to districts and schools around the world. Anthony was also appointed to the New Jersey Department of Education to implement the AchieveNJ Educator Evaluation and Support System. Twitter: @antfitz
Education:
B.A. History Concentration in Secondary Education and International Studies: Rowan University M.A. Educational Administration Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction: Rowan University
Topics:
K-12 Level Courses
Reading Strategies
Humanities
United States History
World History
Critical Thinking
Leadership
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john stevens

John is a high school math teacher at Alta Loma High School in Upland, California. He has been teaching since 2006 when he earned his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. In 2011, John received his Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Grand Canyon University and has a passion for integrating technology into the classroom. Outside of school, John enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing, playing and watching sports, mountain biking, and hanging out with his amazing sons and beautiful wife. He has been married since 2008 and, in 2010, welcomed a beautiful boy into this crazy world. Life as we know it evolved into family time and enjoying the experiences that life threw his way! Life changed again in September of 2012 as the Stevens family welcomed a second boy to the family tree. Get ready for bruises and boys being boys! John is also responsible for the site for his students, mrstevens.weebly.com. On his site, John offers his Algebra curriculum as a flipped model as well as additional materials for his students and visitors to the site. Along with his other responsibilities, John leads a team called the iPad Jedi Masters, or the AppsInClass team, that runs the website www.appsinclass.com and Twitter handle @appsintheclass. He started the project as a college assignment and has seen is grow into a strong team of educators who are passionate about technology and getting the tech into the hands of kids. John hopes that this website and program that has been started will be the start of something bigger. He hopes to inspire others to have the students use the iPads in their classrooms on a regular basis and, through tutorials and trainings, he is making that happen. Follow John on Twitter @jstevens009
Education:
Masters in Education: Technology and Instruction (Grand Canyon University, 2011) Single Subject Teaching Credential: Mathematics (California State University, San Bernardino, 2008) Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (California State University, Los Angeles, 2006) Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (Taft College, 2003)
Topics:
Math
Algebra
Math test prep
Word Problems
Education
Mathematics
Computers
Engineering
Math
Grade:
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
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Grade 12

Liz Ramos

Elizabeth Ramos, a H-SS teacher at Alta Loma HS in Southern California and a three time Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies Teacher of Excellence, has been exploring ways to integrate technology into her classroom as a tool for teaching and learning since she first entered the classroom. She has participated in international video conferences with students, involved them in creating digital documentaries,digital storytelling, blogging, digital collaboration, and much more. All the while she has learned from her experiences and improved with each iteration of her projects, willingly sharing with others. After discovering the technology blog she had been operating for her colleagues and students, the CCSS Publications Committee asked her to join and share educational technology resources and developments with their members.
Education:
Masters in Education (University of La Verne; La Verne,CA; 2005) Single Subject Teaching Credential: Social Sciences (University of La Verne; La Verne,CA; 2004) Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (University of La Verne; La Verne,CA; 2003)
Topics:
Informational text
Reading Strategies
For All Subject Areas
Social Studies – History
Civics
Government
United States History
Common Core
Critical Thinking
Instructional Technology
Professional Learning Communities
Other
Grade:
Grade 6
Grade 7
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Lisa Lund

Lisa Lund is a Technology Integration Coordinator for the USD 232 De Soto School District. She holds her BS in Education and her Master's in both k-12 Administration and Instructional Design & Technology. Lisa has been creating professional development online and in person for over five years in the technology integration field. You can learn more about Lisa from her website at www.tinyurl.com/techbylund, Twitter @techintegratio1, and Pinterest llund1.
Education:
BS in Education MS in K-12 Administration MS in Instructional Design & Technology
Topics:
K-12 Level Courses
English Language Arts
Expository Writing
Informational text
Reading Strategies
Vocabulary
Writing
Classroom Management
Coaching
Common Core
Instructional Technology
Professional Development
Professional Learning Communities
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Grade 3
Grade 6
Grade 8

Chantal Simonelli

As a teacher leader I have chaired the District Professional Development Committee for Holmdel School District for the past 4 years. In this capacity I have helped assist the school district in creating a professional learning community and implementing professional learning teams. I am committed to the improvement of the school and the success of the students. A teacher leader with a vision I work collaboratively with teachers towards important collaborative work and use innovative ways to challenge teachers to grow professionally. I provide training and support in implementing Student Growth Objectives (SGO’s) and Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs), use a collaborative coaching model to introduce curriculum teams to Backward Design, and provide support and training in technology integration.
Education:
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ * MSED Principal – May 2009 * SLLA Exam – Passed with Distinction (191) * M.A.T. – May 1999 * B.A. in Psychology and minor in Child Psychology and Foreign Languages, Dec. 1993 * Praxis Language Certification in Spanish & Italian, April 2000 * New Jersey State Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing K-8
Topics:
K-12 Level Courses
Grade:
Grade 7
Grade 8

Alessandra de Campos

I've been an educator for 24 years. I have taught English and Portuguese in schools (middle and high school), in language institutes (teenagers and adults) and in companies (Microsoft, Adobe, Ci&T and Boehringer Ingelheim). I have also designed language teaching material (Spanish, French and English) and trained teachers at multiple places.
Education:
I have a BA in Literature and a post-graduation in Applied Linguistics (Literacy) from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Brazil, and am starting a Master's program in Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Washington. As part of my education, I've done courses in Teaching for Understanding, Making Thinking Visible and Differentiated Instruction at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Assessment at the University of Oregon. I also have a CELTA and am in the process of getting a DELTA. My main interests at the moment are teacher development, autonomous learning, education policy and assessment. I've been working as a Cambridge speaking assessor for the past 2 years and have just joined AdvancED's external review team, working on school accreditation.
Topics:
English Language Arts
EFL-ESL-ELD
Grammar
Portuguese
Coaching
Instructional Technology
Professional Development
Education
Foreign Languages
English
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