EdTechTeam Global Summits featuring Google for Education
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We invite you to join us for the EdTechTeam Google for Education Thailand Workshop

January 16 & 17, 2016
NIST International School

Two Full Days of Learning

This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

Google in Education Experts

The program features Google for Education Innovative Educators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers.

NIST International School
Bangkok, Thailand
January 16 & 17, 2016

We are excited to announce the preliminary schedule

Check back often for details, including session titles, descriptions, and other fun events happening throughout the Summit

Day 1

8:30AM - 9:00AM


9:00AM - 10:00AM

Session 1

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Morning Break

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Session 2

11:30PM - 12:30PM

Session 3

12:30PM - 1:15PM


1:15PM - 2:30PM

Session 4

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Session 5

3:30PM - 3:45PM

Afternoon Break

3:45PM - 5:30 PM

Session 6

Day 2

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Session 7

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Morning Break

10:30PM - 11:30PM

Session 8

11:30PM - 12:30PM

Session 9

12:30PM - 1:15PM


1:15PM - 2:30PM

Session 10

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Session 11

3:30PM - 3:45 PM

Afternoon Break

3:45PM - 5:00 PM

Session 12

5:00PM - 5:30PM


Open to attendees from around the globe

The Summit includes two keynote presentations, 8 breakout sessions, a demo slam competition and a closing capstone session. Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on uses of Google Apps in the classroom.

World class presenters

EdTechTeam Workshop Presenters

All presenters are Google for Education Certified Innovators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local successful stories!

Spotlight Speakers

  • Chris Betcher Sydney, Australia
  • Suan Yeo Google Australia
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NIST International School

NIST International School

The EdTechTeam Thailand Summit featuring Google for Education will be at the beautiful NIST International School. NIST provides a truly international education to a diverse group of students ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. The campus occupies 10 acres of urban, green land, which includes a sports complex with covered tennis courts and 25­metre pool, an Early Learning Centre, Creative Arts Building, playing fields, separate Elementary and Secondary buildings, as well as classrooms equipped with state­of­the­art technology. NIST is a leading IB World School, NIST’s mission is to inspire and empower each student to pursue individual excellence and to enrich the world.

Since its inception in 1992, with guidance and support from the United Nations, NIST has gained a reputation as one of the leading International Baccalaureate schools worldwide. The School is a non- profit, international day school, governed by the Foundation for International Education and accredited by CIS, NEASAC, IB and ONEQA. NIST is one of only a few IB World Schools in Bangkok that offers a well­established curriculum of all three International Baccalaureate Programmes. Our students consistently earn high scores in the IB Diploma and move on to top colleges and universities worldwide.

The teaching faculty comprises professional expertise from more than 20 countries, with over 50 nationalities represented within the student body. In addition to the excellent academic curriculum and extensive world language programme, NIST offers a broad range of musical, sporting, artistic and other activities through its after­school competitive sports and extra- curricular programmes. NIST has an extensive World Language Programme. Learned languages offered include French, Mandarin, Spanish and Thai, as well as many more mother tongue languages under offer. NIST also provides an extensive extra­curricular programme with over 900 students taking part in recreational and competitive sports and other activities. Amidst all this, NIST has committed itself to IT excellence and innovation. The School is proud to offer students the use of new iPads, tablet/laptops, a completely wireless campus, SMART Boards, FrontRow classroom amplification system, and LCD­equipped classrooms, to name but a few IT developments. Through NIST’s rigorous academic curriculum, challenging sports, enriched arts, and access to cutting­edge technology, students are well­prepared as world citizens.

Host City

Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand has developed into one of Asia’s premier tourist destinations welcoming over 20 million international tourist arrivals every year. Thailand is rich in culture and also offers stunning beaches, amazing temples, lively nightlife and of course delectable cuisine.

Bangkok, or Krung Thep, “the city of angels” can be overwhelming due to its sheer size and the vast number of attractions it has to offer. The downtown districts along Silom and Sukhumvit Roads have a convenient electric rail system, including an elevated sky­train and underground subway that have made travel in Bangkok both easy and enjoyable. Connecting hotels directly to shopping malls and traditional markets, such as Mah Boon Krong Center (MBK) and Chatuchak (JJ) weekend market, the MRT and BTS systems have literally elevated Bangkok shopping to world­class status. No Thailand visit is complete without experiencing Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife.

Sightseeing opportunities span more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782 by King Rama I, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty and since then, Bangkok has swelled to become a cosmopolitan, 21st century city of more than twelve million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island, the gleaming spires of the Grand Palace are conveniently located nearby Bangkok’s most spectacular temples, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and Wat Pho, which features an enormous reclining Buddha and was home of the first Thai massage school in the kingdom. a visit to Thailand’s Grand Palace, arguably the premier Bangkok sightseeing attraction.

Bangkok has many types of attractions, from exotic temples, which underscore Thailand’s strong Buddhist history, to modern shopping malls, which make shopping an integral part of any Bangkok visit. Bangkok features attractions guaranteed to please visitors either simply passing through the city or spending their entire Thailand trip in Bangkok.

Hotel Recommendations

Royal President, Sukhumvit Soi 15.

A perfect blend of contemporary living and old­world charm greets every guest at the Royal President Bangkok, where the warm ambience of our serviced apartments provides a haven of tranquility that belies our location at the heart of the bustling city streets of Sukhumvit, Bangkok. This serviced apartment complex consists of 186 spacious rooms, suites and rooftop penthouses that combine the comforts of home with facilities and service of a deluxe hotel. More information.

The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Bangkok

This sophisticated hotel in Bangkok is a top choice for your trip to Thailand. Conveniently situated just one kilometre from MRT Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on Sukhumvit Road, the hotel’s location is ideal for your business trip. Stop by Terminal 21 and Emporium for great shopping or take a relaxing stroll through Benjasiri or Benjakitti Park, both located on Sukhumvit Road. More information.

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 15.
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 offers a new kind of comfort, approachable style and fun. Located in the heart of Sukhumvit, a short 5­minute walk from the subway and sky train, you can enjoy the simple pleasures in life, including great value and stylish comfort, feel­good treats, free bottled water, Free Wi­Fi in the lobby, and the promise of a great night’s sleep. More information

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Road.
Celebrate L’art de vivre in one of the world’s most vibrant cities and in one of its top hotels Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Anticipate an exuberant bien venue or welcome at the heart of this lively and cosmopolitan city. More information.

The Westin Grande, Sukhumvit Road.
Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s best shopping, restaurants, entertainment area and unique cultural attractions. This luxury five star hotel is within easy reach to leading shopping malls, Terminal 21, Emporium, Siam Paragon, MBK, and Central World. With the added convenience of the skytrain and the subway mere steps away, you are instantly transported to all that Bangkok has to offer. More information.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Road. A Luxury Hotel in Bangkok in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. This renowned luxury Bangkok hotel features a pedestrian sky bridge link from the hotel entrance to BTS Asok SkyTrain station, MRT Sukhumvit subway station, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and more. Hotel guests are just minutes away from all entertainments, cultural sites and other attractions that Bangkok has to offer. More information

Travel Information

Air Travel

When Travelling to Thailand from overseas, it is quickest and most convenient to fly directly to Bangkok from nearly any major city to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel and dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. Suvarnabhumi Airport provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.

Travel within Thailand is possible by Air, by Bus or by Train and the former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, but functions as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for flights to and from Bangkok. Buses and Trains run from all major cities within Thailand and are cheap and convenient ways to travel to and from the capital city.

Public Transportation

Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 7 baht between most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. Air­conditioned buses have minimum and maximum fares of 10 and 22 baht and Air­conditioned micro­buses charge a flat fare of 25 baht for all routes. More information on Bangkok’s public buses is available at: www.bmta.co.th

Taxis cruising Bangkok city streets are metered and are required by law to use them. If a taxi offers you a fixed­price fare politely ask to use the meter. If not, then flag down another taxi. In general, parked taxis will ask for fixed fares while those already driving will generally use the meter. Taxis using the meter charge a minimum of 35 baht for the first 3 kilometers, and approximately 5 baht per kilometer thereafter. Make sure you have change as taxi drivers often don’t! Passengers must pay tolls in the case of using an expressway, though drivers will occasionally pay these tolls and then expect reimbursement on arrival.

Tuk Tuks are three­wheeled, open­air, motorized taxis are popular for short journeys) but fares must be bargained in advance and are typically higher than for taxis and higher for foreigners than for Thais.

Motorbike Taxis will take passengers for anywhere between 10 and 30 baht and are certainly the fastest way to get around the city, but they are also the most dangerous and would not be recommended as they rarely have a helmets for their passenger to wear.

The BTS Sky Train is the above­ground train and has two lines that travel above Sukhumvit, Silom, Sathorn, and Phahonyothin roads. The routes connect Bangkok’s leading hotels and major shopping areas such as Siam Square, Silom Road, Ratchaprasong, and Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fare ranges from 15­60 baht according to the distance. The trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight, daily. The most convenient BTS Stations for NIST International School are either Asoke or Nana Stations.More information about the BTS Skytrain is available at: www.bts.co.th

The MRT Subway (Metro) is Bangkok’s subway system that connects many of the top tourist attractions with various accommodation areas, markets, and business districts. Fares range from 14 to 36 baht. The trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight, daily. The most convenient MRT Station for NIST International School is Sukhumvit Station. More information about the MRT system is available at: www.bangkokmetro.co.th

Parking Instructions for Attendees

Parking is available at NIST International School on the Saturday and Sunday of the Google Summit but is limited.


Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Open to attendees from around the globe, this summit offers unique and cost-effective advantages for all participants:


Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Participation for the general conference will be available after the conference. Please complete the following form and once attendance has been verified, a certificate will be emailed to you.

Graduate Credit

Graduate credit is available from Adams State College. Registration is available here. Each 1 hr credit costs $55 USD. Please use a credit card to register. Contact Christine Archer with EdTechTeam with any questions. Note: Some additional coursework is required for credit.


Chris Betcher

Sydney, Australia

Chris Betcher started his career as an art teacher but evolved into graphics, design, multimedia, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve learning. He currently works as the ICT Integrator at PLC Sydney, assisting teachers and students discover how digital technology can make learning more creative, engaging and meaningful. With teaching experience in Australia and Canada, he also presents at numerous education conferences in Australia and globally.

Chris is both a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Education Trainer, and is a regular host of the Google Educast on the Edreach Network. He has a curious mind, asks way too many questions, and likes making things out of zeroes and ones.

Suan Yeo

Google Australia

Suan heads up Google Enterprise Education efforts in Asia-Pacific, covering 48 countries in this multi-diverse region. He is responsible for promoting the adoption of Google technology at the institution level for schools and universities. Suan is passionate about Educational Technology, and is constantly advocating for collaborative learning, open access and innovative experimentation. He is a lifelong learner, and firmly believes that no child should be left behind in education.

A Google veteran of 10 years, Suan most recently managed the Enterprise SMB business in Asia-Pacific, growing annual revenues to $15M in 3 years. Prior to that, he managed various teams in the Ad Sales organizations, pioneering teams and offices in Europe and Asia. Starting in Mountain View (Google HQ) in 2002, he’s moved to Dublin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and now lives in Sydney with his wife and 2 kids.


Chris Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated and is now the Chief Operating Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam.

Chris most recently was the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversaw the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms utilizing Chromebooks, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning.

Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. Chris was actively involved in the development of the Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Apps Certified Trainer program, and has developed online courses for Google (g.co/educourses). Chris is a Google Certified Teacher (Boulder 2009) and a Google Education Trainer

Chris Craft

Director of Online Learning

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, he has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. Most recently he was selected from among more than 1,000 teachers to be one of 20 to visit the White House and meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was also titled to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Education Trainer, and was recently accepted to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. Find out more about Chris at www.christophercraft.com or follow him on Twitter @crafty184

Ben Friensen

Director of Professional Development

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.

Wendy Gorton

Director of International Education

Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world!

Her Master’s degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia!

Networking with groups such as the Google Certified Teachers amazes her in the ability to find new tools, new project ideas, and–her favorite!– new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves the power of a PLN (personal learning network) and can’t wait to continue learning with and from folks at conferences!

Monica Martinez

Director of Professional Development

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out state-wide. Monica has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada and Germany. Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is also a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer and Administrator.

James Sanders

Director of Innovation

James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and founder of Future Ready Schools. Previously, James served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House working on education open data initiatives. He was the founder of the White House Film Festival (showcasing technology in education) and helped develop the President’s postsecondary education agenda.

Before the White House, James oversaw innovation for KIPP Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In addition to his work at KIPP and the White House, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU (Google). At Google he created YouTube Teachers and managed the K-12 video content curation project. James is also the co-founder of ClassBadges, a website that allows teachers to award digital badges to students. ClassBadges was acquired by EdStart in April of 2014. His career in education began teaching history in both South Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he pioneered a paperless, fully-blended, classroom model.

Molly Schroeder

Director of Professional Development

Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education.

Ken Shelton

Director of Professional Development

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also titled to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.

Jim Sill

Director of Professional Development

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 Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production.

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.

Lisa Thumann

Director of Professional Development

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE’s Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI’s Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Michael Wacker

Chief Professional Development Officer

A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops. On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. 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 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.

Mark Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

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, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same.

In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), 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 organizations 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

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