Instructors

Jeff Utecht


Jeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht is an international educator, educational technology consultant and author. He has worked internationally since 2005, prior to that he worked in Washington State. Currently Jeff is working as the High School Technology and Learning Coordinator for the International School Bangkok and as a freelance consultant.

Additionally, Jeff is the technology consultant to EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools) and has consulted for Web 2.0 companies on educational issues. Jeff was a founding member of the Learning 2.0 Educational Technology Conference in Asia. He has consulted with international schools and conferences globally. Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, thethinkingstick.com.

Jeff’s first book titled: Reach: Building Online Communities and Networks for Professional Development was published in June 2010. Jeff has also written and contributed to other publications as well. To learn more about Jeff, visit www.jeffutecht.com

Brandon Hoover


Brandon Hoover

Brandon Hoover is the HS IT Curriculum Director at International School Manila, Program Leader for the Design and Technology Dept, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and COETAIL alumnae and instructor. He has been in international education since 2002, having spent 7 years in Jakarta as an IT Director and Instructional Technology teacher, and has called Manila, Philippines home since 2009.

In addition to his educational background, Brandon holds degrees in Engineering and Industrial Design with a Fine Arts major. This diverse education allows him to approach technology integration, teaching and problem-solving with a creative and unique perspective. He is a published photographer, and has held exhibitions of his work across Southeast Asia and the U.S

Rebekah Madrid


Rebekah Madrid

Rebekah Madrid is a Third Culture Adult currently living in Japan, where she teaches MYP Humanities and is Head of Department at Yokohama International School. She is an experienced IBMYP and IBDP Humanities and Theory of Knowledge teacher, both internationally and in the US. She helped develop the new MYP Humanities curriculum and helped introduced the Connected Learning Community 1:1 MacBook program at YIS. Rebekah was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2010 and Google Certified Teacher in 2013. She is also a COETAIL alumnae and instructor. Rebekah is passionate about thinking about how technology affects her pedagogy and finding the best ways to learn skills and concepts in the 21st Century. To see her personal blog, go to https://rebekahmadrid.wordpress.com and to see her class blog go to: https://blogs.yis.ac.jp/madridr. You can follow her on Twitter @ndbekah.