We’re excited to announce some additional content at our TER Live: BYOD Policy Forum on March 25.
Currently visitng Australia from the U.S., Jim Sill and Ken Shelton, two of Google’s ‘Apps Aficionados’, will be attending the forum, and will be joining the forum to discuss apps in education. We will be cutting a few minutes of the planned 60 for BYOD, and extending the forum by 10 minutes in order to give Jim and Ken up to 20 minutes to discuss apps and answer questions.
There’s already a good crowd signed up, with over 20 people planning to stick around after for dinner, so if you’d like to come and talk tech in education with like-minded teachers, click here for full details and registration.
After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.
As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim travels the world leading professional development workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more. Today, Jim is an Educational Technology Consultant and works with educators around the world.
Ken currently holds a M.A. in Education, with a specialization in New Media Design and Production and is a lead learner on the Google Teacher Academy. He has worked as an educator for 9 years and currently teaches technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Discovery STAR Educator, and a member of the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council.
Ken was also recently appointed to the California Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Educational Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives presentations and leads workshops, many of which are hands on, covering a wide variety of educational technology, technology integration, creative expression, and instructional design topics.