I teach 7th and 8th graders about the world we live in (geography) and why things are the way they are (history). I’ve been doing this for thirteen years and I still feel like it is my first year. I am a fan of: humanity, authentic learning, listening to kids, and hip hop.
Twitter:@judyarzt | Blog: judyarztblog.blogspot.com
Formerly a high school English teacher in Windsor Connecticut, I now teach education courses at the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut. Most of the courses I teach are in the field of computer education, and I particularly enjoy working with teachers and pre-service teachers helping them envision and implement technology tools in their teaching. I hold a BA and MA in English from The State University of New York at Albany and earned a 6th Year in Administration and Supervision and PhD in Education, with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction, from The University of Connecticut. When I am not teaching and engaged in professional work, I love to travel, and have visited more than 40 countries and almost every US state.
Twitter: @sedson | Blog: www.sarahedson.com
I joined the Ethel Walker School community in 2009 after more than a decade working in the fields of education and academic technology. After graduating from Middlebury College with a B.A. in history, I attended Harvard University where I completed my master’s degree in education with a focus on technology and innovation in education. I’ve worked as a Spanish teacher, instructional designer, professional development leader, program manager, and producer of various learning technologies, and I’m thrilled to help bring the edcamp revolution to Connecticut!
Twitter: @jluss | Website: brewsterkorn.weebly.com
I am a teacher librarian for grades K-4 and formerly an elementary teacher in Regional School District 13. I have a passion for research, children’s literature, and technology and love to share and learn with kids and adults! I have presented on topics of Research, Technology and the Common Core, Building Global Classrooms, Using Web 2.0 Tools at the Elementary Level, and Building Professional Learning Communities at various conferences and unconferences.
Happily for his family and sadly for us, EdcampCT Co-Founder and Co-Organizer Emeritus, Ben Wildeboer, has relocated to Illinois. We’ll pour a milkshake on the ground for you this summer, buddy.
Twitter: @WillyB | Blog: blog.benwildeboer.com
Born and raised in Michigan, I emigrated to Connecticut in 2008. I’ve been teaching science for over a decade between time spent in Michigan and Connecticut. As my career has progressed, I’ve found myself thinking much more critically and creatively about how, why, and when technology should be (and should not be) used in education.