Serious Games for Learning

@ak_leeg hosts #txeduchat Sunday 8/30

Lee Graham


Dr. Lee Graham is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Alaska, Southeast. She teaches the courses in the Educational Technology Master’s Program and has served as the Program Coordinator for the STEM Program. Dr. Graham was a finalist for the Bammy Award for College Professor of the year in 2014, and was awarded Teacher of the Year by Liverpool University for her work in their online Ed.D. Program in 2011. Her work with online course design yielded her the award of Platinum Award for Best Practices in Online Programming in 2007. Dr. Graham’s research and creative activity centers on emerging online pedagogy and innovative practice. She is a Member of the Editorial Review Board for the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Journal of Online Learning Research. You may follow her on twitter at @ak_leeg and on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeeGrahamAK/posts.

Best Summer PD Experiences

Rachelle Wooten and Janet Corder host #txeduchat

Sunday, August 16th at 8pm Central

Rachelle Wooten:



Rachelle Wooten is a Digital Learning Specialist with Fort Bend ISD. Her passion is designing and facilitating a professional development experience that empowers, inspires, and equips teachers with innovative, proven solutions to reach and teach each their students.  She is the author of the iBook: Mission ‘Pod’sible: A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasting.  She’s an authorized Google Education Trainer, Adobe Education Leader, and Certified Adobe Education Trainer.  She has also earned distinctions such as: an Edmodo Certified Trainer,  and Common Sense Media Certified Graphite Educator, and is a Nearpod Pionear.  She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu, Region 4 Education Service Center (Houston area), Rice University, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD).  She’s a proud member of several professional learning communities.


Janet Corder:



Janet Corder is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her with many opportunities to present at national, state and local conferences and in school districts throughout the United States. She has co-authored four books on technology integration and professional development. Janet served in various positions for the Texas Computer Education Association Board of Directors for several years and was awarded ISTE’s Making It Happen award given to leaders in educational technology.  Janet is also a Nearpod Pioneer and an Edmodo Certified Trainer.

Education’s Culture of Innovation

@techbradwaid hosts #txeduchat

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8pm Central

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Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead.  He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21 Century Learning and Augmented Reality.   Brad is an expert in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a monthly meet up where industry leaders and visionaries come together to talk about the application and future of Augmented Reality.  Brad is also the Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, an internationally viewed blog from over 120 countries and over 500,000 visitors. He has been honored by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Educational Technology. In addition, he is the Co-Host of the wildly popular and number one rated “Two Guys Show” on the EdReach Network.  Brad’s knowledge of educational technology and his passion to inspire educational change, makes him a highly sought after speaker who makes an impact where ever he goes.

Educators and Social Media: What do you know, and what do you want to learn?

Join #txeduchat host Stanley Crawford

Sunday, July 26 at 8pm Central for 

“Educators and Social Media: What do you know, and what do you want to learn?”

Dr. Stanley Crawford


Stanley T. Crawford is Director of Education of Trinity Basin Preparatory. Dr. Crawford has served as an administrator in Richardson I.S.D. from 2008 to 2015 and Duncanville I.S.D from 1999 to 2008. Prior to that time, Dr. Crawford was a teacher for four and a half years in the Dallas I.S.D. He taught for Southern New Hampshire University from 2013 to 2014. Dr. Crawford is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Ed.D., 2011), Webster University (MA, 1992), and Southern Illinois University of Carbondale (BS, 1989). He is the author of the book, Cinquains: Volume I. He is the co-author of a chapter in Research in Finance titled, “Managing Real Options in Not-for-Profit Organizations: The Case of Shell Space.” His most recent article titled, “Strategically Increase Your Network Using LinkedIn” appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of OnSite. Prior to public education, he worked for three years as a manager in the service industry. Dr. Crawford is a United States Air Force veteran.

Globally Connected Learning

Join @ashleyhhurley when she hosts #txeduchat 

Sunday, July 19th at 8pm Central!

Ashley is a Professional Development Specialist in North Carolina. She works with secondary teachers who serve urban Title 1 schools and her area of focus is literacy. An

educator for 20 years, Ashley has had the opportunity to present sessions at the local, regional, state, and national levels that focus on topics such as: balanced literacy, instructional coaching, instructional design, assessment development, close reading, writing, blogging, the CCSS and literacy shifts, becoming a connected educator and building a PLN, globalization, professional development differentiation, and intentional integration of ed tech with instruction. She is an Achieve EQuIP Peer Reviewer/ELA Juror, a leader of the North Carolina Google Educator Group (GEG), a member of multiple EdCamp planning teams (EdCamp Leadership NC, EdCampWNC, EdcampQC), a co-founder of CoffeeEduQC, a co-moderator for the #satchat Voxer group, and a certified Symbaloo Edu.

Ashley has also been an Education Support Staff Bammy nominee (2015), a presenter at ISTE 2014 and ISTE 2015, a guest blogger for ISTE Connects and The Teaching Channel, an edWeb webinar developer and facilitator, a featured guest on Pushing the Edge–a podcast produced by Greg Curran, and a Twitter chat guest moderator for #EQuIPchat and #21stedchat.

Connect with Ashley via Twitter (@ashleyhhurley) and/or Voxer (ashleyhhurley). Her website can be found at http://www.ashleyhurley.net/.


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