Navigating ChatGPT, Chatbots and AI in Education
Ditch Summit Panel Discussion
Podcast: The Digital Learning Podcast
Holly Clark is an award-winning educator and speaker based in San Diego. She is both a National Board Certified Teacher and Google Certified Innovator. A long time teacher and administrator, Holly consults globally with schools to help them successfully and purposefully innovate instruction through the use of learning theory, technology integration and design thinking strategies. Holly holds an MA in Education from Columbia University, New York.
She is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, passionately spreading the idea that we need to disrupt education and innovate our classroom curriculum. She authors a successful blog and has written three books.
Blog: Solve In Time Blog
Dee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequality. Dee is an award winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Google Certified Coach that specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning experiences. Dee is a founding mentor and architect for the Google Coaching program pilot, Dynamic Learning Project, and a co-founder of Our Voice Academy, a program aimed at empowering educators of color to gain greater visible leadership and recognized expertise. Dee is also the creator of the blended-learning educational activities called, Solve in Time!®️ and Maker Kitchen™️. Dee is currently a Transformation Agent with LINC.
Classroom Site: www.mrpiercey.com
Donnie Piercey is the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and teaches fifth grade in Lexington, Kentucky. After graduating from Asbury College and earning his master’s from Auburn Montgomery, he has been teaching in Kentucky since 2007. Donnie specializes in using technology to promote student inquiry, learning, and engagement.
Over the past fifteen years of teaching, these interests have given him the unique chance to represent Kentucky and his students around the world. Donnie was the recipient of a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship to Antarctica, and he also represents Kentucky on the inaugural National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council. He is the North American lead for the Google Earth Education Experts Network, and he was the first teacher in Kentucky to become both a Google Certified Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer.
Victoria Thompson is an Education Industry Executive for the K-12 division at Microsoft Education, an instructional designer for EduSpark, and an ISTE Ambassador. She began her journey teaching fifth and sixth grade math and science in Summerville, SC. After completing her masters degree in curriculum and instruction she moved to the Seattle, WA area in 2018, where her career has pivoted to focusing on STEM integration in schools, K-12 mathematics instruction with research on decolonizing mathematics curriculum for teachers and learners, creating inclusive math environments, and using technology to bridge equity gaps in education. As an Industry Executive at Microsoft, she helps support account teams in digital transformation initiatives in 23 states and leads the Microsoft Innovative Education Expert (MIEExpert) and Showcase School programs. She has presented at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, ImpactEducation, CUE, and DigCitSummit on topics such as creating inclusive math classrooms, culturally responsive STEM education, and equity in educational technology. Additionally, she was recently awarded the title of one of the top 30 K-12 IT influencers in 2021 by EdTech Magazine. She lives in Winter Garden, FL with her wife, Kourtney, and their dog, Ren.