Speakers

Stephanie Sandifer

TWITTER @ssandifer
COMPANY Houston A+ ChallengeJOB TITLE Technology CoachINDUSTRY Education
WEBSITE http://ed421.com
BIO
Stephanie Sandifer is an educator, technology coach, and author with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She currently teaches online courses in education, art history, and humanities at the college level, serves as a K-12 Technology Coach for Houston A+ Challenge, and is author of Wikis for School Leaders (Eye on Education, 2011). As an educator who enjoys sharing and learning with colleagues, Stephanie began exploring the use of blogging as a tool for connecting and collaborating with others in March of 2006 when she launched the Change Agency blog (http://ed421.com). Over the past six years she has explored the use of social media to develop a Personal Learning Network of hundreds of other connected educators who share her curiosity and passion for learning. For more information: http://stephaniesandifer.com/
BOOK URL http://amzn.to/Q77vP4
BLOG URL http://ed421.com
QUALIFICATIONS
Over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator -- most recently working as online educator and technology coach. Edublogger since 2006 focusing on leadership, ed tech, and emerging trends in the use of Web 2.0 and social media in learning. Has taught in traditional brick-and-mortar schools at the K-12 and college levels, in a blended learning environment at the high school level, and in 100% online environments at the college level. Classroom work has always included the use of emerging technologies with a focus on student-centered learning. She has also served in a variety of leadership roles as a Literacy Coach, School Improvement Facilitator, Dean of Instruction, and Curriculum Specialist. Author of the books Wikis for School Leaders (Eye on Education, 2011) and Wikified Schools (Wakefield Publishing, 2009.) Davis, V., & Sandifer, S. (2011). "Wikis." What school administrators need to know about digital technologies and social media. Eds. McLeod, S., & Lehmann, C. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass Wiley Sandifer, S. (2011). Wikis for School Leaders: Using technology to improve communication and collaboration. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education Sandifer, S. (2009). Wikified Schools: Using Wikis to Improve Collaboration and Communication in Education. Houston, TX: Wakefield PublishingPRIOR SPEAKING EXPERIENCEConnected Educator Month, ISTE 2012, SXSWedu 2012, TCEA 2012, TCEA 2011, NECC 2008, ASCD 2009, NASSP 2009, TCEA 2009 Several presentations each year over the past decade at the local, regional/state, and national level for audiences ranging from classroom teachers to school and district administrators on a variety of educational technology, instruction, and school improvement topics.



Carolyn Foote

TWITTER @technolibrary
COMPANY Westlake High School; Eanes ISDJOB TITLE District, High School Library DirectorINDUSTRY EducationWEBSITE http://www.futura.edublogs.orgBIOCarolyn Foote is a “techno-librarian” and educator who is fascinated by the intersection of education and technology. Her writing and speaking revolves around the innovation that is possible in libraries and classrooms as mobile technologies become more prevalent. She has published articles in numerous library and technology journals, as well as contributing a chapter to No Shelf Required 2(2011) and to an upcoming book The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Learning in an App Based World.(2012). Her blog Not So Distant Future has been recognized with a Salem Press blog award, and she is a three time finalist for TCEA Librarian of the Year.BLOG URL http://www.futura.edublogs.orgQUALIFICATIONSCarolyn has been one of the leads on a 1:1 iPad implementation at Westlake High School, and a leader in professional development on her campus for teachers inolved in mobile learning and teaching. Books: No Shelf Required 2(chapter); New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Learning in an App Based World (chapter)PRIOR SPEAKING EXPERIENCECarolyn has been presenting at technology conferences since 1991. Recent conferences include presentation at ISTE 2012, SXSWEdu panel(fill-in) 2012, Tech Forum Texas(2011, 2012), TCEA 2012, 2011, Computers in Libraries 2012, Internet Librarian West 2008, TASLA 2012, as well as regional conferences and has presented recent webinars for ABC_Clio.