(left) Mary O'Brien is a third grade teacher at Manchester Elementary School with over 25 years of experience. She received her B.S in Education from the University of Southern Maine and her M.Ed. in Education-Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Computer in Education from Lesley College. She is a National Board Certified Teacher as a Middle Childhood Generalist. Mary has been actively exploring educational opportunities in virtual worlds for the last three years and is excited to share her enthusiasm with other teachers from Maine.Email Mary
(right) I have taught social studies at Nokomis High School since 2005 and been Department Chair since 2011. In that time I have taught core courses in United States and World history, including AP World history, as well as many electives. In addition to these face-to-face courses, I have designed and instructed online courses in U.S. History, Ethics, and one in world religions called Prophets and Poetry. Since 2012-13, I have taught AP World as an online course with the State of Maine AP4ALL program, using Moodle as the online platform. I am currently the Lead Teacher for the Maine Virtual Learning Consortium (MEVLC), designing and instructing a fully online course in U.S. History using Google Apps.
(left) Jeff Bailey has been teaching for 14 years at Mountain Valley High in Rumford, Maine. He earned his B.S. in Secondary Education with a Concentration in English from the University of Maine at Farmington and taught English for 10 years. He later went on to earn his M.S. Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine at Orono. For the past 4 years, Jeff has been teaching Broadcast Journalism, Architectural Design, Video Production and Engineering courses, putting his technology degree to use with his students. He is a former SEED (Spreading Educator to Educator Developments) Developer Award winner and Technology Learning Leader, providing technology training for adults throughout Western and Central Maine. Jeff is a frequent presenter at the annual ACTEM MainEd conference in Augusta and co-hosted the Wicked Decent Learning Podcast. Jeff is always testing out new web tools and finding ways to incorporate technology into his classes. He enjoys helping other educators find technology tools to suit the needs of their students. He lives in Jay, Maine with his wife and 8 year old daughter.
First Grade is an exciting and happy place to be, and I've taught it for 25 years at Atwood Primary School in RSU#18. My BA is from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and I received my MSEd from the University of New England. I am a passionate advocate for good use of technology integration and digital citizenship at the early childhood level. I've presented at ACTEM, joyfully shared at EdCampMe, and taught a 2 month workshop in my own school helping teachers to make friends with their MacBook. I enjoy sharing what I've learned and learning from others.
(Jason isn't the only one who provides daily doses of chocolate! If we run out, we know where to go...)
(left) Jason K. Baack, M.Ed., CISSP is an entrepreneur, local business owner, and Technology Coordinator for the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Certified as an Information Security System Professional (CISSP), Jason has vast experience in the development and management of secure computing systems. Jason has a wealth of experience with technology and the proper implementation of technology in the education and healthcare environments. Jason specializes in collaboration technologies, information security, as well as distance education. He loves teaching at Summer Tech and working with the teacher population who are jacked up on the chocolate that he provides in ALL of his sessions.
(right) Scott has been integrating technology into a career exploration program called Pathways since 1999. He currently works with primarily eighth graders at the Skowhegan Area Middle School and co-leads the student tech team with integrationist Laura Richter. He has been actively on board utilizing the MLTI laptop since the program began in 2002, each year looking for new ways to integrate new and updated software. After school and weekends Scott can often be found helping his family at their dairy farm where they milk 330 cows…TWICE A DAY! His wife, Stacey, operates a daycare business out of their home so kids are never in short supply. Scott has a B.S. in Secondary Education from UMF and Masters of Education in the area of Instructional Technology from UMaine.
(left) I have taught Integrated Technology www.itsvms.com for six years in RSU 19. The previous 13 years were at Oxford Hills School District SAD 17 at the Middle School Level. Having taught Language Arts, Social Studies and serving as the School Librarian I have a varied background. Jack of all trades master of none comes to my mind, but I have found that my variety of experience helps me teach for a vast mixture of learning styles.
(right) I have been providing technology support for educators for over ten years. I started my career as an elementary teacher at the Parawai School in New Zealand and I am presently†the Educational Technologist in central Maine at Regional School Unit #19. I am a Google Certified teacher which takes me all over the world to help train teachers.
I have conducted professional development in technology at district, state and national levels. I have always loved working with students with a special focus on having them teach others. I believe strongly that when students teach others, the experience involves students (and teachers) in a richer and more engaging learning environment when compared to the traditional " just learning the content". Technology has become a natural medium for the roles of teacher and learner to become interchangeable. http://thetechcurve.blogspot.com/Email Kern