We are excited to host the first ever Google Apps for Education New England Summit here at BHS on November 3 and 4. The list of speakers has been finalized for the weekend and its is an amazing group that you will not want to miss.
I have decided to quickly profile one of the speakers over the next few days to offer a preview of what is to come. Kicking things off for us on Saturday with our opening Keynote will be Google's Senior Education Evangelist Jaime Casap.
Here's a bit on Jaime from the Summit's website:
Jaime Casap is the Senior Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. With more than 15 years of technology experience, he is responsible for working with K12 educational institutions and organizations to bring current and future technological innovations into the education environment. Mr. Casap evangelizes the power of technology and the use of Google tools, such as Google Apps and Chromebooks, to help students build the skills needed to succeed, close the digital divide, and help level the playing field. He has worked with hundreds of school systems and states to build the capability to bring Google tools to millions of teachers and students.
Mr. Casap is also a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes in organizational behavior, leadership, and innovation. He serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for New Global Citizens and the Arizona STEM Education Program, and is a member of the Digital Education Council. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and a Master’s from Arizona State University.
We have been discussing the integration of technology in education for as long as most of us can remember. In his keynote, Jaime will examine technology's role in education and why now it's no longer a question of whether we should integrate technology in education, but rather it is now a question of how we can leverage it to build the skills students will need to compete on a global scale.You can check out all of the presenters here and the full schedule for the summit here.