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Homa Tavangar, host
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of the widely-acclaimed, Random House release, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, named a “Best New Parenting Book” by Scholastic magazine, and hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NBC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Parents Magazine, FoxNews.com, the Huffington Post and many more.
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around [...]
Christopher Emdin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center. He is author of the book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, and also a columnist for the Huffington Post, where he writes the “Emdin 5″ series. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences, and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.
Bre Pettis makes things that make things. Passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY, Pettis builds infrastructure for creativity. He is a founder of MakerBot, a company that produces robots that make things, a founder of Thingiverse where people share digital designs and a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn.
Sree Sreenivasan is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital media program, including social media and digital entrepreneurship. He specializes in explaining technology to journalists and the general public.
Juliette LaMontagne, Ed.D., is an educator dedicated to diversifying educational opportunities to better meet the needs of learners.
Jim Groom is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been working for over fifteen years in education with a consistent focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. Jim regularly blogs about edtech, film, literature, toys, and whatever else interests him at bavatuesdays.com.
Jenny M. Buccos is the Director, Producer, and Series Creator of ProjectExplorer.org and an agent for global citizenship.
Jose Luis Vilson
Jose Vilson is a math teacher, math instructional coach, and data analyst in an NYC Public School. He can be found at TheJoseVilson.com. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Center for Teaching Quality and the Steering Committee for the Save Our Schools Movement.
Frank teaches physics and chemistry at a public high school in New York. He advocates for inquiry-based learning and for technology use that supports the inquiry process.
Jaimie Cloud, Founder and President of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, is a thought leader in the field of Education for Sustainability. She has authored The Cloud Institute’s EfS Framework, and several peer-reviewed journal chapters and articles on Sustainability and the significance of Education for Sustainability.
Jaymes Dec is the Technology Integrator and FabLab Administrator at the Marymount School. Previously, Jaymes was Program Manager at GreenFab, a high school program for students from the South Bronx that taught Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills through classes on sustainable design and green technologies.
Patrick Honner, casting call selection
Patrick Honner teaches mathematics at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he focuses on student research and writing. A two-time recipient of Math for America’s Master Teacher fellowship and a Sloan Award winner, Patrick shares his love of math and teaching at www.MrHonner.com.
Sophie Altcheck, casting call selection
Sophie Altchek is a senior at Horace Mann School. Between the months of October 2009 and January 2010 she suffered four concussions playing soccer. She was aspiring to play soccer in college and was forced to temporarily quit all physical activity and repeat her junior year. Now no longer able to play contact sports, Sophie [...]
Adam Bellow, casting call selection
Adam Bellow, Founder of eduTecher, is a passionate educator who is out to change the world. Adam is a prominent presenter on all things EdTech and is dedicated to making a positive impact in education.