Jay Gross is a high school teacher and adjunct professor. Educational Technology is his passion. He is a classroom teacher of 27 years who travels the country talking to educators and reigniting the passion for the greatest profession ever. He is not only a teacher, educational technology consultant, and motivational speaker, but also an author. Throughout the crazy/confusing journey in the ‘techno world’, he has been able to develop a way to decipher it, helping educators and administrators overcome fears and anxieties and take the first step into a phenomenal world of technology that can enhance, enrich, excite, and simplify lives.
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 broadcast . In October of 2014, David left the classroom to become an Education Technology Specialist with the Kennesaw State University Iteach. As part of the Iteach 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 see all of David’s resources and content at bigguyinabowtie.com.