Ceci is a collaborator, co-teacher, and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners’ needs. She has been the leader of an ELL support program based on support practices within a sheltered immersion philosophy and the use of differentiation strategies. She is an innovator and COETAIL graduate who effectively integrates eLearning tools and contemporary practice to enhance learning across all divisions for ELLs and all students.
Gary is a technology integrationist, systems administrator and former COETAIL graduate who has worked in Asia for 17 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He started his career as a middle school math and science teacher but soon came to learn the potential of transformational technology and impact that it can have on teaching and learning. He has made a career from teaching professionals on how to become better educators and how to leverage technology to help expedite assessment, create new learning products and improve feedback on student learning. Gary holds an M.A. in Education and is a frequent presenter at Asia Pacific conferences such as Learning 2.0, 21st Century Learning, The Vietnam Tech Conference, KORCOS Korea and is a workshop leader and keynote speaker for Google Apps events. Starting in the summer of 2019, his family will be traveling around the world to explore far-flung destinations and homeschool their daughter using mobile technology. You can follow Gary’s educational blog at “Teaching Ahead of the Curve” here and his travel blog “Nomadic Edventures.”
Jason Graham is an international educator with over 17 years experience. He is currently the Learning Technologies Coordinator at an international school in Indonesia. Jason is an IBPYP Workshop Leader and an IB Online Lead Facilitator and has a keen interest in connecting and collaborating with educators from around the globe. Jason enjoys presenting at conferences and learning from others whenever he can. He is in his second year of a Doctor of Education programme at an Australian University.
Furthermore, Jason is the moderator two twitter chats, #pypchat mainly for PYP educators and also #satchatoc, a twitter chat for educational leaders. He also enjoys using technology to enhance student learning and is now dabbling in Design Thinking. Jason’s work can be found in many online spaces. He blogs at The Learning Journey and tweets from @jasongraham99.
Lissa Layman is a chemist turned teacher. In a surprise turn of events, she has actually enjoyed the daily challenge and adventure education brings. After 3 years of teaching French in South Carolina, Lissa & her husband’s desire to experience different cultures led them to international teaching. Lissa is an Instructional Coach (Tech Integration) in Kuwait, a Critical Friends Group Coach, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, COETAIL graduate and has an M.Ed. in School Technology Leadership. During her time in education, she has discovered a passion for inquiry-based education, global collaboration, and teaching teachers. Professionally, she spends her time collaborating with colleagues to develop an instructional coaching culture, planning for and meaningfully implementing learning with technology and seeking out her next learning opportunity. Lissa occasionally blogs at Te(a)ch French.