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Jeff Utecht is an international educational technology consultant and author. He worked in international schools from 2002 to 2012 in Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand. Prior to that he worked in the United States. Jeff has consulted for Web 2.0 companies on educational issues as well as co-founded the COETAIL program for international educators. Jeff has been mentioned in several books on Web 2.0 and education and in his recent book, Reach, talks about using online communities and networks to create professional development opportunities for educators. Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, thethinkingstick.com. To learn more about Jeff visit www.jeffutecht.com.
Originally from the US, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Kim has been teaching internationally for over 10 years, first in Munich, Germany, then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, next at the International School Bangkok in Thailand, and currently at Yokohama International School in Japan.
An Apple Distinguished Educator, her work focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle.
Kim regularly consults with other international schools interested in implementing 21st century learning, has been profiled on a number of educational websites and journals, is a member of the K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board 2008 – present, and is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her professional blog, Always Learning, is an invaluable resource for teachers seeking examples of authentic student engagement.
After several years as an Elementary School Technology & Learning Coach, Chrissy Hellyer has returned to the classroom to teach Grade 3 at the International School of Bangkok. Previously a Primary School Teacher and a Middle School Teacher in New Zealand, Chrissy has been using technology to enhance learning in the classroom for many years. Passionate about the use of technology in the Elementary School, you can find out more on her professional blog http://teachingsagittarian.com
Clint is in his 14th year of teaching, working in schools in California, Japan, Tanzania and Vietnam. As the Technology Facilitator at UNIS Hanoi, Clint works with students and teachers to leverage technology to create innovative learning experiences. He has facilitated workshops at conferences across Asia, including the IB Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Learning 2.0 and ASB Unplugged. Clint is an IB MYP workshop leader and experienced MYP/DP Mathematics practitioner.
Brandon is an American expat living in Manila, Philippines after 7 amazing years in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has been living in Asia since 2002.
Brandon is an IT Curriculum Director at International School Manila, an ADE, with a degree in Engineering and Industrial Design with a Fine Arts major. One of his strongest passions (as you may have guessed) is photography.
My name is Ben Sheridan and I am a kindergarten teacher at Pasir Ridge International School in Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia. I have been teaching internationally for 8 years and have taught in Cambodia and Korea in addition to Indonesia. I am passionate about using social media in the early years to collaborate with other classrooms all over the world. I also feel that these technologies can be leveraged to enhance literacy, increase student motivation and engagement, and empower students to take control of their learning.
Robert Appino is an enthusiastic educator and learner. He enjoys teaching the middle years and has taught Humanities, Writing and Technology. Currently Robert is the MS Technology Learning Facilitator at Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also very involved in the Global Issues Network (GIN), a UbD Trainer and is passionate about game-based learning. Robert has presented at many regional conferences in Asia.
COETAIL Events Calendar
- August 13, 2013COETAIL PodcastLocation: Google+Description: The COETAILers get together once a month to talk about what is happening in their cohorts, what has them thinking, and what they have been reading lately in continuing their own professional development. Join the COETAIL Page on Google+
- August 17, 2013COETAIL@Seoul Begin Course 3
- August 31, 2013COETAIL@RIS Course 2Description: COETAIL@RIS starts course 2. Aug 31 - Oct. 5
- September 10, 2013COETAIL PodcastLocation: Google+Description: The COETAILers get together once a month to talk about what is happening in their cohorts, what has them thinking, and what they have been reading lately in continuing their own professional development. Join the COETAIL Page on Google+
- October 8, 2013COETAIL PodcastLocation: Google+Description: The COETAILers get together once a month to talk about what is happening in their cohorts, what has them thinking, and what they have been reading lately in continuing their own professional development. Join the COETAIL Page on Google+
- November 9, 2013COETAIL@RIM
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