The Google in Education South Korea Summit brings together world-class educational technology leaders.  
All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, 
or teachers with local success stories!  

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Keynote Speaker: Jim Sill

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 leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.  In addition to consulting for educational institutions around the world, Jim consults for his wife in her 5th grade classroom. 

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. 

Keynote Speaker: Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the
Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, and previously taught math to 4th and 5th graders. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Chicago Public School's 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, Jennie has been working to redefine education through effective technology use. She explores how to leverage 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks and iPads to increase student metacognition, self-efficacy and creativity. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog TeachingLikeIt’s2999.

Spotlight Speaker: Jeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht is an international educator, educational technology consultant, and author. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has been teaching at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. As a senior in high school Jeff won a community service award for his volunteer work in elementary classrooms. At Washington State University Jeff helped to pioneer a new approach to teaching math to elementary students and in 2001, in just his third year of teaching, Jeff received a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for technology education. Based on his own experiences of using the Internet to connect with educators around the world, Jeff published his first book for educators titled Reach in June of 2010. Over the past 5 years Jeff has consulted with Web 2.0 companies, educational organizations, and helped to develop a Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy program for international educators. Jeff is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Apps Certified Educational Trainer and recently did a TEDx talk in Bangkok, Thailand. But most importantly it is Jeff’s belief in this current generation that drives his passion and his own learning To learn more about Jeff visit his website at

Started as an idea after taking the Google Certified Training couse, the ninja program is being used by over 200 educators around the world as a fun and engaging way to teach students about Google Apps. This session will talk about the philosophy behind the program and get you signed up and ready to start using the Ninja Program at your school. For more information

Contact Information
Google+: Jeff Utecht
Twitter: jutecht

Michael Wacker

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as online learning specialist on the student and adult learning side, online professional development coordinator, blended learning program manager, and currently with Ed Tech Team as the Director of Professional Development. 
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 current role as Director of Professional Development with Ed Tech Team allows and supports his passion for adult and child learning, while allowing him to work and learn globally alongside tremendous teachers, leaders, and thinkers. Whenever possible Michael also serves as an adjunct professor for Regis University in Colorado on the online and face to face side. 

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. 

Michael Wacker is a Google Certified Teacher, and Certified Google Apps Trainer. Based out of Colorado, Michael leads workshops and consults internationally with his focus the Rocky Mountain region throughout the U.S. and Canada. Michael provides energetic, interactive, and productive workshops and trainings which are customized for each organization. He has experience working with administrators, educators, IT, and also support staff. 
Daddy & Husband! Learning and Instructional Design Consultant & Coach. Learner. Teacher. Education Consultant. Blended Learning Subject Matter Expert. Cage-Rattler. Professional Development. Faith, Family, Fellowship

 I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I view my blog/public posts as a personal journal and reflection opportunity for me. I am reflective, and a good listener. I enjoy designing and facilitating online learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning, and sharing new ideas, tools, and discussions with my peers. 

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.

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, which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit entities around the world.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a series of Google Apps for Education Summits around the globe in partnership with Google in Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2012. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), the director of professional development for California Vision Technologies (CVT), 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 organisations 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.

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Google +:markdwagner
Twitter: markwagner

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