We are excited to announce that Google Education Specialist, Jaime Casap will be our Keynote Speaker this year! Featured speakers Leslie Fisher and David Lockhart will also be joining us!
Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.
In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is also an author and serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education, innovation, and equity. Jaime teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy in Phoenix and is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap.
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.
After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. Soon after, she was assigned to study internet growth and implementation.
In 1997, Leslie was roadkill to Apple’s road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Soon, however, Apple customers requested consulting, training and presentation services. Thus, Fisher Technologies was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions. You can follow and reach her on Twitter at @lesliefisher.
David Lockhart is an Edtech presenter, speaker, advocate, and coach. For over 10 years, that meant stepping into a High School Social Studies classroom, and delivering instruction in a way that was just different. By August of 2014, his students were learning history in a historical news room concept that saw students create everything from social media accounts to news broadcasts. In October of 2014, David left the classroom to become an Education Technology Specialist with the Kennesaw State University I-teach. As part of the I-teach team, David travels across the country coaching and training teachers on all things Apple, Google, Makerspaces, Blended Learning, and more. David has also presented on numerous education technology topics throughout the country including ISTE, FETC, TCEA, GAETC, AETC, and more. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @bigguyinabowtie.