Flat Classroom® Certified Teacher Graduates 2013-1

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Bill Krakower

Bill Krakower is the Computer Technology instructor for grades three and four at Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School in the Woodland Park Public School District. For the past six years he has served in such positions as: Special Education Teacher, an Inclusion Teacher and Resource Room Teacher. He enjoys preparing his students for the 21st century by teaching them how to use web 2.0 tools such as Edmodo, Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Docs, and Espresso Education. Bill has an Advance Certificate in Educational Leadership from Long Island University, and also has earned a dual Masters Degree in Special Education & Elementary Education from Long Island University. Currently, Bill is working towards his Flat Classroom Certification as he believes that being a globally connected educator is important not only for himself but also for his students.

Bill Krakower has presented at various conferences on Technology in the Classroom including: New Jersey Association of School Administrators Techspo, New Jersey Association of Educational Technology Annual Conference, Edscape, NJEA Teacher Conference, edcamp NJ, edcamp Philly, edcampNYC, edcampNOLA (Skype) and edcampBoston (Skype). He will be presenting in March at the NJECC Annual Conference and the NJEA Technology and Learning Conference. Bill has presented on such topics as Connecting Beyond the Classroom, Twitter & You, and Edmodo.

Bill is one of the lead organizers of edcampNJ. He is the co-founder of #elemsci chat and co-moderator for #njed, #satchat & #elemsci chats. Bill has developed wiki sites for #elemsci, #njed, & #satchat. Bill Krakower recently has been voted onto the NJAET Executive Board and is a member at large for the organization.

Tracey Bryan

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Tracey Bryan, originally from Winston-Salem, NC, is a K-12 Digital Literacy Coach at The American School Foundation in Mexico City where she passionately works with teachers, students and parents to provide a global approach to education. Tracey is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Flat Classroom Certified Teacher who blogs at Insatiable Learner, pins as ASFDLC, and tweets as @tipsbytracey.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in Mexico City and does her best each day to make sure her children are bi-cultural and not just carrying two passports.
For more information about Tracey take a look at her full profile on Linkedin .

Holly Fairbrother

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Born, raised and educated in the UK, Holly only ever wanted to be a teacher - she even set up her own 'school' for the local neighbourhood kids during the school holidays!

She taught in the UK for six years before embarking upon her International adventure. She was in Qatar for four years, then in Malaysia before coming to Singapore. During her career, she has trained as an IB MYP and DP teacher and has been responsible for DP extended essay coordination as well as curriculum development at Key Stage 3/MYP and Key Stage 4/IGCSE level. She is an advocate of personalised learning and, through the Apple 1:1 system, has developed a strong ethos of innovative learning practices that foster independence and place responsibility in the hands of learners.

As a life-long learner, Holly as recently qualified not only as a Flat Classroom teacher, but also as a Google Apps for Education Certified Teacher, a Project Based Learning Certified Teacher and a Flipped Classroom Certified Teacher; all of which are innovative and current thinking and learning methods for 21st century learners, which she is currently exploring and beginning to implement in her classroom. She has also started her Masters in Education and Instructional Technology to learn how to effectively implement technology into sound pedagogical practises in her classroom. Visit her personal learning site and personal blog, which document her explorations through discovering what is best for her learners. You can also follow her @MrsHollyEnglish on Twitter.