Sunday, 9/25 at 8pm Central
@MrMillerMarcus hosts #txeduchat
Marcus Miller is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology in Arlington ISD. He used to teach Texas History, Technology Applications, and a variety of other courses that his principal chose randomly by throwing darts at a master schedule. He majored in Philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University, and has a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. He is not certain how many of those words in the previous sentence are supposed to be capitalized. Marcus lives in Addison with his wife Anna, where they run an asylum for three criminally insane cats. For fun Marcus enjoys biking, video games, and eating at cool restaurants. He can be found at @mrmillermarcus.
Sunday, September 11th
#txeduchat host is @shannonmiller
Shannon is a mom, wife, and the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School. She encourages her students to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others within their school and around the world.
She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources.
Shannon is the author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for ISTE’s Leading & Learning journal, various blogs, and other forums. She has had the opportunity to speak and consult in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others.
Shannon is a member of ALA, AASL, IASL, ILA, ISTE, SIGMS, ASCD, Children’s Literature Network and Board of Directors, Iowa Student Learning Institute.
Shannon serves on AASL Best Websites committee and STEM Task Force; advisory boards for Library Journal, Horn Book, and School Library Journal; School Library Monthly; Rosen Digital Library, StarWalk Kids board of advisors; EasyBib advisory board; BiblioNasium advisory board; eSchool Media advisory board; and Gale K12 Customer advisory board. She is a FableVision Learning and Scoot & Doodle Ambassador. Shannon is a Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day and on the Educational Advisory Board for In This Together Media. She is part of the Bammy Awards Council of Peers. She has served as advocacy chair for IASL and Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Council.
Shannon was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In March 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects partnered with the US Department of Education. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
Student Voice, Choice, & Leadership with host @SaneeBell on #txeduchat 9/4
Dr. Sanee Bell
Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, TX. She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. Prior to becoming an administrator, Sanée taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor. Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning and school culture. Sanée recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others. Sanée has presented at local, state, and national conferences, and has written publications and several guest blog posts focused on leadership and its impact on students and teachers. Sanée shares her thoughts on leadership on her blog saneebell.com and via Twitter @SaneeBell.
Kick of the year with a look at Emerging Technology as @TechBradWaid hosts #txeduchat 8/21
Brad is an educator with over 15 years of classroom experience, an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality and Emerging Technology. He specializes in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies and their impact on the education system.
Brad is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, is Co-Host of the wildly popular “Two Guys Show”, host of the new show “Appy Days with Techbradwaid” and he has been honored by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Educational Technology, a program that identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years. 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.