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Technology Unites: Global Goals and Social Justice in the Classroom

Thursday, March 5 1:15 pm–2:05 pm
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ISTE Standards for Students and Educators highlights the importance of Global Collaborators. But how do you get started? Hear from a panel of educators from early childhood through high school, with awards from Discovery Education Network, National Geographic, and EdTech Leadership Award Global Leader. They will talk about how they approach Global Collaboration with technology and supported by ISTE Standards, Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and free tools like Skype, and social media. See how Graduate studies at University of Washington can inspire impact in Social Justice, and Identity, locally as well. Hear from students who will also add to this panel to show their impact in reaching other educators around the world. As a Microsoft Flagship School, we receive visits from people from around the world, and also share our work farther than students ever imagined. .

Type: Panel
Focus Area: 1:1, AI/AR/VR, Assessment, Brain Research/Neuroscience, Coaching, CTE, Digital Citizenship, Emerging Trends, Leadership, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, Online/Blended Learning, Professional Development, Special Ed, STEM/STEAM, Teacher Librarian
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All levels

Presented by

Marci Chang Marci Chang, Renton Prep Christian School

Marci Chang has taught Kindergarten Prep for the last 10 years and is excited to teach KinderPrep/Kindergarten this year at Renton Prep Christian School in Seattle. She has over 20 years’ experience in educational programs and is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Marci really enjoys teaching early education and has a passion for bringing literacy and science to the classroom. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs.


Emily Chant Emily Chant, Renton Prep Christian School

Emily Chant is a Fourth Grade teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert at Renton Prep just outside of Seattle. Emily's desire is to bring learning to life in the classroom with hands on experience for her early learners and a mantra that: "the sky is the limit". After extensive travel throughout the world and experiential learning of her own, Emily knows that we best learn through exploration, creativity and finding our voice. Emily has also presented at TCEA’s Elementary Technology Conference on Early Childhood Learners using Microsoft Tools such as: Paint3D and Sway.


Deanna Wright Deanna Wright, Renton Prep Christian

I am a Kindergarten teacher at Renton Prep Christian School. I am a National Geographic Certified Educator, Minecraft Global Mentor, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. The accomplishment I am most proud of in my teaching career is participating in Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) in Bwindi, Uganda. During July 2018, I provided in school support to local teachers by observing, giving feedback, coaching, and mentoring. I also planned and facilitated teacher training workshops for local teachers focusing on the needs observed and expressed by the teachers.


Michelle Zimmerman Michelle Zimmerman, Renton Prep

Michelle Zimmerman, author of “Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning” received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from University of Washington, College of Education. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, she is a third year Microsoft MVP for global impact. With 18 years in the classroom (PreK -10th), her students gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates at Renton Prep from China, Pakistan, Serbia, Australia, UK, Japan, Brazil, France, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Netherlands, and U.S.A. She is published in Springer’s International Human-Computer Interaction Series and press such as VentureBeat.