Panelists

Session Panelists

A-I | J-Q | R-Z

A-I

Katie Alaniz-001Dr. Katie Alaniz

Houston Baptist University, College of Education Faculty Member

Panel: “Back to the Future – Are you Ready?”

Bio: Dr. Alaniz is a faculty member at Houston Baptist University and supports technology integration at River Oaks Baptist School.

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John Amenson-001John Amenson

Houston ISD, Instructional Technology Program Specialist

Panels:  “Make LeARning Real!”; “You’ve Been Framed!”

Bio:  Instructional Technology Program Specialist for Houston ISD and the “Power Up” program.  I have presented at TCCA, TCEA, FETC, and ASCD.

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Michelle Barber-001Michelle Barber

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panels: “From Playdough to Plato: Flexible Seating for Learning”; “You’ve Been Framed!”

Bio: I’ve been teaching for 23 years. My classroom experience is in Science, Social Studies, and Math. I believe that all learners can learn.

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becker-try1David Becker

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panels: “Purpose of PD – Know Your WHY!”; “Put Learning into Leadership”

Bio: Currently serves as an Instructional Tech Leader for Tomball. Classroom experience includes Math, Science, and History.

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Nicole Bell-001Nicole Bell

Region 4 Education Service Center, Instructional Designer

Panel: “Engineering Online and *Blended Learning”

Bio: Instructional designer with experience in creating online professional development, high school courses, and self-paced interactive modules.

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Diana Bidulescu-001Diana Bidulescu

SchoolCity Inc, Education & CyberSecurity Strategy Officer

Panel: “Big Data – Little Privacy”

Bio: Education & CyberSecurity Strategy Officer for SchoolCity Inc. Advocate for innovative, safe and productive learning environments, educator, data privacy warrior, international digital learning presenter.

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Andres Chavez

Fort Bend ISD, Technology Applications Coordinator

Panel: “Back to the Future – Are you Ready?”

Bio: Andres is a Digital Learning Coach who is passionate about finding practical ways to empower teachers to enhance curriculum with technology.

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LaSonya Cobbs

New Caney ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Engineering Online and *Blended Learning;”

Bio: I have had the pleasure to teach Kindergarten, 1st grade, Reading Recovery, and Technology Applications (K-5). I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist for the elementary campuses in New Caney ISD. I love working with teachers to integrate technology into their lessons. New Caney ISD is a 1:1 district with Chromebooks and using Canvas as our LMS platform. Our department works with teachers, media specialists, and the curriculum team to facilitate best practices using Canvas.

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Sandy Dickerson-001Sandy Dickerson

Pasadena ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “DisruptED! How Ed Tech is an Agent of Disruption”

Bio: Instructional Technology Specialist with a growth mindset, looking to successfully actualize personalized learning.

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Nancy Everts

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Three Part Harmony: Striking a Chord with Curriculum and Technology”

Bio: 20+ years in education (former Science teacher, CTE teacher, & Coach). Current job focus is Technology Coaching.

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Seth Fewell

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Transformers: The Cutting Edge of Ed Tech Coaching”

Bio:  Constantly seeking out learning & development opportunities, Seth is currently working on his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at Texas A&M University, and holds a Masters in Instructional Design & Technology from Purdue University. Seth has several certifications including the Microsoft Office Master Specialist certification, and recognition as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEExpert) & MIE Master Trainer. He is a father to two, and step-father to 4.

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Vicki Gaido-001Vicki Gaido

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Engineering Online and *Blended Learning;”

Bio: In the world of education there is never a dull moment and that is why I love what I do! The last 37 years has proven that statement to be true. Gig’em!!

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Shaina Glass

Aldine ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “DisruptED! How Ed Tech is an Agent of Disruption;” “Get ‘er Done: Quit Talking PD and Do It”

Bio: Shaina Glass is an Instructional Technology Specialist with Aldine ISD. She is a former elementary Science & Social Studies teacher whose passion is designing and facilitating a learning experience that empowers, inspires, and equips educators with innovative, proven solutions to reach and teach their students. She’s a Google Certified Educator and a Code.org CS Fundamentals Affiliate. She has also earned distinctions such as a Discovery Star Educator/Ambassador, BrainPOP Certified Educator, ClassDojo Mentor, and REMIND Connected Educator.

She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu, Region 4 Education Service Center (Houston area), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.

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Michelle Hammonds

Region 4 ESC, Education Specialist

Panel: “Put Learning into Leadership;” “From Playdough to Plato: Flexible Seating for Learning”

Bio: I am an Education Specialist in Digital Learning at Region 4 ESC. My classroom experience was in science and robotics. I received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UH. Go Coogs! I’m a mom, wife, life-long learner, avid reader, and outdoor enthusiast.

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Michelle Hicks

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “DisruptED! How Ed Tech is an Agent of Disruption”

Bio: This is my 21st year in education and my 10th year in educational technology. I’ve been a high school CTE teacher, a CTE coordinator, and an Ed Tech Specialist in three districts. I love learning about new technology and how it impacts teaching and learning.

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Kim Hocott-001Kim Hocott

Pearland ISD, Executive Director of Communications

Panel:  “The Voice: Giving Learners the Stage”

Bio:  Kim is proud to lead the best Communications team in the industry. She believes technology has been a game-changer in the way we communicate.

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J-Q

Michelle Leggett

Pearland ISD, Digital Media Specialist

Panel: “Three Part Harmony: Striking a Chord with Curriculum and Technology;” “You’ve Been Framed!”

Bio: As a educator, I am always looking for new and innovative ideas to share with others. Be a gamechanger (with technology) and own your own learning! Everyday do something that challenges you to do things a little better.

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Kevin Lewis

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Project Manager

Panel: “Big Data – Little Privacy”

Bio: Innovative leader in student data privacy, safety & security

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Thurman Nassoiy

Region 4 Education Service Center, Education Specialist, Digital Learning

Panel: “Make LeARning Real!”; “Tech Fads – Hot or Not?”

Bio: Providing support for schools in Region 4 and across Texas in the area of Digital Learning.

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Tina Niemann

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “The Voice: Giving Learners the Stage;” “Tech Fads – Hot or Not?”

Bio: Instructional Technology Specialist, Teacher, Trainer, Seeker of Knowledge, Technology Advocate, Love My Job!

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Jackie Nowlin-001Jackie Nowlin

Region 4 Education Service Center, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “The Voice: Giving Learners the Stage”

Bio: Jackie has been in education for 24 years based on the sound advice provided by her parents as she meandered through college. She transitioned from teaching HS biology to Region 4, initially as a member of the science team, but eventually joining the digital learning team. Jackie blames her parents for her love of learning.

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Shaun Pitre

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Flipping your Tech Life from Day to Night; Night to Day”

Bio: 18 years in education, former school administrator, BA Mass Comm. and chemistry, MA Ed. Technology, doctoral student

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R-Z

Laura Reeves

Pearland ISD, Assistant Director, Educational Technology

Panel: “The Tech Ready Admin: What Every Digital Leader Should Know & Do”

Bio: Wife, Mom, Educator for 24 yrs, EdD Student @ Texas A&M c/o 20, M.S. in Instructional Technology, MIE, Avid Reader, Life-long Learner.

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Dr. Tiffany Regan

Deer Park ISD, Principal

Panel: “The Tech Ready Admin: What Every Digital Leader Should Know & Do;”

Bio: Dr. Regan is the principal at Deer Park Junior High, an Apple Distinguished School. Additionally, she serves on the Apple Distinguished Schools National Board.

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Gretta Rogne

New Caney ISD, Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Engineering Online and *Blended Learning”

Bio: I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Central High School. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and my Masters degree from Holy Family University. I have 11 years of classroom experience, primarily in middle school, in social studies and technology instruction. I also served in the role of a campus media specialist and am currently the Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist for NCISD. I am passionate about working with teachers in their endeavors to transform their classrooms using technology in a meaningful way to enhance the student learning experience. New Caney ISD is a 1:1 district with Chromebooks and using Canvas as our LMS platform. Our department works with teachers, media specialists, and the curriculum team to facilitate best practices using Canvas.

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Debbie Sitler

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Get ‘er Done: Quit Talking PD and Do It”

Bio: Ed Tech Specialist; Tech Instructional Coach; Microsoft Innovative Educator; Believer in embracing technology to engage students and prepare both students and teachers for their digital future

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Adrienne Smith1-001Adrienne Smith

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Flipping your Tech Life from Day to Night; Night to Day”; “Transformers: The Cutting Edge of Ed Tech Coaching”

Bio: EdTechie who believes technology is the bridge linking students, teachers, & learning together in an engaging, effective, & impactful way.

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Tangila Webb 2-001Tangila Webb

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Transformers: The Cutting Edge of Ed Tech Coaching”

Bio: Tangila Webb is an instructional technology specialist who loves learning and growing both professionally and personally.

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George Williams

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Make LeARning Real!”

Bio: George has been an ITS for 3 years in Tomball ISD. He loves to chat about future tech including the use of AR, VR, and AI in the classroom setting.

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Dr. Dawn Wilson

Houston Baptist University, Professor, Instructional Technology

Panel: “Back to the Future – Are you Ready?”

Bio: Dr. Wilson has taught 16 years in middle school, and 16 years at Houston Baptist University in the area of instructional technology.

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