Los Angeles, California
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.
Sally-Ann Williams is the Engineering Community & Outreach Manager for Google Australia. She is responsible for a broad portfolio of programs including leading Google’s efforts in CS and STEM education & outreach (K-12), research collaborations with universities and entrepreneurship and startup engagement.
In her role leading Google’s CS/STEM education engagement she manages over 45 partnerships & programs designed to inspire students, equip teachers, and connect the community to the possibilities careers in CS can lead to. Most recently this work has included national implementation strategies to support ACARA’s Digital Technology curriculum and help position Australia as a nation of innovators.
Prior to joining Google 8 years ago, Sally-Ann worked at several Australian tertiary institutions in a range of academic and academic administration roles spanning executive education, public sector management, research and postgraduate degrees and tertiary management. A life long learner she holds an undergraduate and research masters degree and several other postgraduate qualifications.
Suan heads up Google Enterprise Education efforts in Asia-Pacific, covering 48 countries in this multi-diverse region. He is responsible for promoting the adoption of Google technology at the institution level for schools and universities. Suan is passionate about Educational Technology, and is constantly advocating for collaborative learning, open access and innovative experimentation. He is a lifelong learner, and firmly believes that no child should be left behind in education.
A Google veteran of 10 years, Suan most recently managed the Enterprise SMB business in Asia-Pacific, growing annual revenues to $15M in 3 years. Prior to that, he managed various teams in the Ad Sales organizations, pioneering teams and offices in Europe and Asia. Starting in Mountain View (Google HQ) in 2002, he’s moved to Dublin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and now lives in Sydney with his wife and 2 kids.
USA and Australia
After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.
As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.
In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award.
Kimberley is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher and authorised Google Education Trainer who recently departed her Secondary English, IT, History and Future Leaders classrooms to work for the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne. Being part of a fabulous eLearning leadership team in an Apple Distinguished School, with 1:1 iPads and laptops, ensured that Kimberley is experienced in empowering others to pursue their own learning journey to seeing technology as an essential ingredient in their teaching and learning. She was also the leading teacher for student voice, engagement and local and global connections which allowed her the chance to collaborate with students on real world projects including philanthropic work.
Kimberley has been invited to present at conferences across Australia and around the world as well as facilitating workshops for both students and parents throughout her local school community. She has also collaborated with educational publishers and departments to produce ICT based resources for schools across Australia. Kimberley believes that ICT enables transformation of practice, can be harnessed to promote higher expectations and create a community of learners.
Educational Strategist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Presently she consults with schools internationally on improving their iPad integration and using Google Apps for Education to empower learning. Holly has taught for over 16 years and is a former administrator.
Chris Betcher started his career as an art teacher but evolved into graphics, design, multimedia, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve learning. He currently works as the ICT Integrator at PLC Sydney, assisting teachers and students discover how digital technology can make learning more creative, engaging and meaningful. With teaching experience in Australia and Canada, he also presents at numerous education conferences in Australia and globally.
Chris is both a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Education Trainer, and is a regular host of the Google Educast on the Edreach Network. He has a curious mind, asks way too many questions, and likes making things out of zeroes and ones.
Anthony Speranza is the ICT Learning & Teaching Leader at St. Mark’s Primary School in Dingley, Victoria. In his time at St. Mark’s, he has established several digital literacy initiatives, developed cyber-safety and global citizenship programs, and introduced multimedia software and hardware into P-6 classrooms.
Currently he is implementing a 1:1 Chromebook Program and is supporting teachers and students from Years Prep to 6 to utilise Google Apps for Education. He is an authorised Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, and the recipient of the 2014 DLTV Educator of the Year as awarded by Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria.
He is passionate about contemporary spaces, pedagogies, and collaborative practices amongst educators. Anthony is an avid speaker and facilitator at the local, national and international level.
Tim Lee is the Chief Technology Officer of the EdTechTeam and founder of Amplified IT. After 8 years of leading infrastructure re-design projects and rollouts, Tim shifted his focus to Google Apps in 2009. Tim applies his background in Technology infrastructure, deployment planning and leadership to assist schools and districts in re-designing their infrastructure and successfully move to the cloud. As one of the first Google Apps Edu Certified Trainers and Google ChromeBook Crew for Education, Tim has assisted numerous schools to adopt Google Apps and rollout Chromebooks and is ‘affectionately’ known as GAFE Yoda in the EdTechTeam circles.
Amplified IT is the technical arm of the EdTechTeam. Founded by a group of IT consultants, Amplified IT is an education-focused Google Apps consultancy with a unique approach that focuses on empowering schools and districts. Working with a large number of schools and districts has enabled Amplified IT to tailor best practices for the deployment of Google Apps to each school’s unique environment.Since 2008, Amplified IT has assisted hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to successfully adopt Google Apps and Chromebooks.
Kim Sutton is an energetic educator with experiences educating in early childhood, primary and university. She currently works in a 1:1 blended BYOD environment utilising iPads and Chromebooks. Kim is excited by exploring new ways in which educational technology can be used to motivate, engage and extend independent learning experiences for all learners.
She firmly believes in giving students opportunities that will take their thinking and learning outside the box. Kim encourages critical and creative thought so that students can become not just joyful and engaged learners, but extraordinary people who will have profound impacts on their world.
She is a Google Certified Innovator, leader of the Sydney chapter of Google Educator Group and is known around the Twittersphere for her involvement in #aussieED. Kim’s education adventures have taken her around the world attending and speaking at conferences and summits.
Nick Brierley is an Australian educator advocating for student talents, interests and needs inspiring classroom practice. He has completed studies in gifted education, religious education and educational leadership. Currently teaching in a Sydney primary school, Nick is interested in creativity, problem solving, digital pedagogy and curriculum innovation.
Nick has experience introducing Google Apps for Education into a school context and has conducted professional learning to ensure successful transition. He currently uses both Google and Apple tools in the classroom to inspire and impact student learning and motivation.
Nick has been approached to speak both internationally and around Australia about the Australian Curriculum, education and how technology can be integrated into an authentic and personalised learning process.
Nick is the co-founder of the #aussieED professional learning medium and writes, blogs, speaks and podcasts about education and education technology.
Rich Lambert is Assistant Principal of Kalinda Primary School in Ringwood, Victoria. He has worked in government primary schools for more than a decade, specialising in the impact new technologies can and should have on teaching and learning practices.
In 2006, Rich was part of a teaching team that won the Victorian Education Department’s Excellence Award for Innovative Curriculum. Following his move to an Assistant Principal position in 2010, Rich led Kalinda Primary to becoming one of the first Google Apps for Education schools in Australia.
In 2013, Rich became a Google Certified Teacher, the next year working as a mentor for the 2014 Google Teacher Academy.
In addition to his Assistant Principal role, Rich has worked as an education consultant over the last 5 years, speaking at various conferences and running PD sessions and workshops for school and Principal groups. He has assisted in Federal Government projects such as the [Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) ‘Illustrations of Practice’](http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/illustrations) resource and [Education Services Australia’s ‘ICT in Everyday Learning: a toolkit for teachers’](http://www.ictineverydaylearning.edu.au/) resource.
Rich has also worked on State projects, such as the [‘Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century’](http://teaching.global2.vic.edu.au/) professional learning programs.
Rich’s work at Kalinda Primary over the last 5 years has recently been featured on ACARA’s [Illustrations of Primary Curriculum Management](http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Illustrations/Metadata/IPCM00014?group=SchoolLocation) resource.
Rich is the co-author of ‘Action Stations: Digital Storytelling’ published by Curriculum Press.