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We invite you to join us for the EdTechTeam Ottawa Summit Featuring Google for Education

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October 17 & 18, 2015
La Cité

Two Full Days of Learning

This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

Google in Education Experts

The program features Google for Education Innovative Educators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers.

La Cité
Ottawa, Ontario
October 17 & 18, 2015

We are excited to announce the preliminary schedule

Check back often for details, including session titles, descriptions, and other fun events happening throughout the Summit

Day 1

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Registration and Grab & Go Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM


10:00AM - 11:00AM

Session 1

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 2 Lunch & Learn

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Session 3

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Session 4

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Demo Slam

Day 2

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Registration and Grab & Go Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM


10:00AM - 11:00AM

Session 1

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 2 Lunch & Learn

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Session 3

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Session 4

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Demo Slam/ Closing Session

Open to attendees from around the globe

The Summit includes two keynote presentations, 8 breakout sessions, a demo slam competition and a closing capstone session. Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on uses of Google Apps in the classroom.

World class presenters

EdTechTeam Summit Presenters

All presenters are Google for Education Certified Innovators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local successful stories!

Keynote Speakers

  • Jaime Casap Chief Education Evangelist
  • Kevin Brookhouser Teacher, Trainer, Technologyer
    Author, The 20Time Project

Standard Registration

Group rates are now available online!

Register below and join us for Bilingual Ottawa Summit Featuring Google for Education to be held at La Cité on October 17 & 18, 2015.

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Bilingual Ottawa Summit Featuring Google for Education is produced by EdTechTeam, Inc.

La Cité

La Cité

We invite you to join us for the second annual Ottawa Summit EdTechTeam Google for bilingual education to be held in The City on 17 and 18 October 2015. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. The city lies on the south bank of the Ottawa River and with Gatineau, Quebec, is the National Capital Region. This area has museums, galleries, restaurants and unique attractions. Come explore the area of ​​the national capital waiting for you!

La Cité is the first French language college of applied arts and technology in Ontario. It has been in existence for nearly 25 years and offers more than 90 programs that help strengthen the uniqueness of Canadian bilingualism in the field of teaching arts as well as the workplace. La Cité serves more than 5,000 students from across Ontario, Canada and foreign countries.

Surrounded by greenery, the Ottawa campus is a location that is considered to be on the cutting edge and is able to meet the growing technology needs of its visitors.

Travel Information

Air Travel

Driving Directions

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801, Aviation Parkway Ottawa (Ontario) K1K 4R3

Please enter off of Aviation Parkway ­ see campus map

From the East
Take Highway 40 West towards Ottawa. (Highway 40 becomes 417 in Ontario) In Ottawa, take exit 113B (Aviation Parkway). Follow the Aviation Parkway to the entrance of La Cité (the entrance will be on your right).

From the West
Take Highway 417 East. Take the St. Laurent Boulevard exit, Northbound. Turn right on Ogilvie Road. Turn left onto Aviation Parkway. Follow the Aviation Parkway to the entrance of La Cité (the entrance will be on your right).

Campus Map & Parking

Please click here to access the campus map.

Parking will be FREE for all participants at La Cité this weekend. Volunteers will direct participants to vacant spaces to fill the parking lot effectively.We suggest that participants carpool to the Summit, if possible. Please note that there are reserved parking places for persons with reduced mobility. If you require one of these spaces, please mention it to the volunteers when you arrive.

If necessary, there are alternative parking spaces available at nearby schools :


EdTechTeam members with red Google t­shirts will be welcoming participants in the parking lot and directing them to the check­in locations at both major entrances. Upon arrival, participants will receive a badge on which they will write their name. Participants will also be asked to take part in the Photobooth ­ a #gafesummit tradition! Volunteer student photographers will be on site to take pictures! So grab a prop and strike a pose! Photobooth participants will be entered into a draw to win great prizes!

*If weather permits, the photobooth and check­in will be done outside.

What to expect?

Before coming to the Google Summit, we suggest that you prioritize workshops you want to attend, in case they fill up quickly. That way, you’ll have a first, second and third choice for every session. There will be no pre­registration for sessions. Participants are welcome to drop in and out of sessions as they please. Please note that some sessions tend to fill up quickly, please arrive early to ensure that you get a seat!

Please come with your devices fully charged and bring your charging cord! If need be, there will be charging stations reserved for this purpose. We suggest that you bring a laptop instead of a tablet because it may not be sufficient for this type of summit.

Lunch & Learn

Please note that there will not be an allotted time slot reserved for lunch. We encourage participants to take a lunch box and eat while attending a session. Lunch boxes will be made available to all participants and will be distributed by volunteers at Lunch Pick­Up locations in each building. All meals will be free of nuts and/or seafood. Participants who indicated that they will need a specific meal (for example: lactose­free, gluten­free or vegetarian) must head to the cafeteria to pick­up their lunch box.

Rooms / Salles

Since the Summit is officially bilingual, participants have access to all workshops. The buildings are divided by language: - French workshops - Buildings F et H - English workshops ­ Buildings A, B, D, E, G et I

Wi­Fi / Internet / Twitter

Wi­Fi SSID for the weekend is GAFESUMMIT with no password.

We ask you to demonstrate good digital citizenship by activating only one device on this Wi­Fi network.

Our keynotes will be live­tweeted in both official languages. Please follow @lisegaluga and #gafesummit to be able to participate fully in this two­screen experience.

Tweet with us! Circle Us on Google+ During the Summit we’ll be tweeting and sharing to the #gafesummit hashtag on Twitter and Google+. We hope you’ll join us and share out what you’re learning at the Summit! We also invite you to join the Google in Education Summits by EdTechTeam community on Google+.

GEG Community

Changing technology and education in the province of Ontario.

GEG image

GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology both in the classroom and beyond. Via face to face meetups and online activities, GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like minded people and share, learn, and collaborate together.


Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Open to attendees from around the globe, this summit offers unique and cost-effective advantages for all participants:


Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Participation for the general conference will be available after the conference. Please complete the following form and once attendance has been verified, a certificate will be emailed to you.

Graduate Credit

Graduate credit is available from Adams State College. Registration is available here. Each 1 hr credit costs $55 USD. Please use a credit card to register. Contact Christine Archer with EdTechTeam with any questions. Note: Some additional coursework is required for credit.


Keynote Presenters

Jaime Casap

Chief Education Evangelist

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. Jaime is a member of the Google for Education Team and works across other Google teams, including, Google Fiber, the Google Policy Team, the YouTube Team, and the Google Capital Team.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Science Foundation, New Global Citizens, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on education and access, including South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu,) the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and is on the GSV Advisors Advisory Board. Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes and guest lectures.

Kevin Brookhouser

Teacher, Trainer, Technologyer
Author, The 20Time Project

Kevin Brookhouser teaches English and digital citizenship at York School in Monterey, California. He is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainer, National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, and University of California Certified Integrated Course Developer.

Kevin's students experience a blend of traditional literature and composition with a significant portion of new media studies. Shakespeare is definitely on the agenda, but so is podcasting, filmmaking, and audience building. Students participate in an innovative “20% project” where they spend a fifth of their time pursuing a large meaningful project of their choosing and share their work in a TED-style conference at the end of the year.

When not in the classroom, Kevin trains teachers and administrators around the United States to effectively employ technology in the classroom.



Chris Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated and is now the Chief Operating Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam.

Chris most recently was the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversaw the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms utilizing Chromebooks, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning.

Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. Chris was actively involved in the development of the Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Apps Certified Trainer program, and has developed online courses for Google (g.co/educourses). Chris is a Google Certified Teacher (Boulder 2009) and a Google Education Trainer

Chris Craft

Director of Online Learning

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, he has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. Most recently he was selected from among more than 1,000 teachers to be one of 20 to visit the White House and meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was also titled to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Education Trainer, and was recently accepted to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. Find out more about Chris at www.christophercraft.com or follow him on Twitter @crafty184

Ben Friensen

Director of Professional Development

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.

Wendy Gorton

Director of International Education

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world!

Her Master’s degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia!

Networking with groups such as the Google Certified Teachers amazes her in the ability to find new tools, new project ideas, and–her favorite!– new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves the power of a PLN (personal learning network) and can’t wait to continue learning with and from folks at conferences!

Monica Martinez

Director of Professional Development

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada and Germany. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.

James Sanders

Director of Innovation

James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and founder of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda.

Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.

Molly Schroeder

Director of Professional Development

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.

Ken Shelton

Director of Professional Development

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also titled to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.

Jim Sill

Director of Professional Development

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 Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award.

Lisa Thumann

Director of Professional Development

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE’s Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI’s Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Michael Wacker

Chief Professional Development Officer

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops. On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than six years of progressively responsible experience in eLearning and Blended Learning, he is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation in public and private schools internationally to support the professional development and redesign of classrooms, pedagogy, and traditional instructional models, to better serve all learners. Michael’s strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, he strives to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.

Mark Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), and the provider of the technology module for Orange County’s Administrator Training Program. In addition, he works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other organizations that provide educational products and services.

Mark Wagner has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in cross-cultural education. His doctoral research focused on the use of video games in education, and specifically on the potential applications of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as constructivist learning environments

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