Featured Speakers

Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia, @aiz4apl

Christina Garcia a primary elementary school teacher with 21 years of experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum, teaching grades Kindergarten through 2nd.  In 2014, Christina was selected to become a Google Certified Trainer and recently earned her Master's degree in education.  Christina’s training topics range from introducing educators to the basics of Google Apps, to the innovative and creative ways that Google Apps For Education can be used to enhance the quality of their classroom instruction.   As a presenter Christina provides meaningful hands-on professional development trainings, in a slow paced and patient environment with the goal that everyone walks away feeling inspired, empowered and ready to use what they’ve learned.

Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes, @NoApp4Pedagogy

A former teacher and instructional technologist, Eric Patnoudes works with administration, curriculum and technology departments as one of CDW•G’s Education Strategists to ensure common goals are identified and pursued responsibly, cohesively and strategically. Eric has experience as an adjunct professor, is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and he represented the US at the Microsoft Global forum in Barcelona as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson, @HallDavidson

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee.  He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education.  As a former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, Hall left the classroom to become part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs.  His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples.  Hall is one of the most popular educators from Discovery Education’s Speaker Bureau.

Joquetta Johnson

Joquetta Johnson, @accordin2jo

Joquetta Lynn Johnson is an award-winning library media specialist, Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and PBS Digital Innovator. She is a highly sought-after national presenter and knowledge broker with more than 20 years of experience in instructional technology, K-12, and post-secondary education. Known for her passion-driven and energetic presentation style, she inspires educators and leaders to “think, teach, and lead as if, there is no box.” As a teacher for social justice, Joquetta’ s favorite part of the job is leveraging technology and culturally relevant pedagogy to excite, engage, empower, and enable ALL learners to have fun while achieving academic success and pursuing personal interests.

She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in curriculum and teaching.

Last modified: Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 9:45 PM