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Join Us for a #NotAtISTE Live Twitter Q&A

Get the ISTE Scoop from Educators Live at the Scene!

The annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference is one of the biggest and most anticipated technology-centric educator gatherings every year. Principals, teachers, tech coaches, and thought leaders from across the country collaborate to share ideas, strategies, and news on the latest and greatest in education technology.

Not every inspired educator can make it to the event, but all deserve the chance to network, learn, and seek out valuable resources. That’s why we’ve gathered a team of ISTE attendees to share their ISTE experiences, learnings, and news with you live on Twitter.

Our live Twitter Q&A will be held on June 25 at 8 PM EST (that’s 7 PM ISTE time!). Our panelists will answer the questions posed by @McGrawHillK12 during that time, designed to bring the best in ISTE discussion to those who are #NotAtISTE! We invite anyone not attending ISTE to join in by soaking up the panelist knowledge and by asking them questions of your own! If you are attending ISTE, feel free to jump in and share your own experiences. To join in, simply follow @McGrawHillK12 and use #NotAtISTE! Any burning questions about ISTE now? DM us on Twitter and we’ll do our best to answer during the Q&A!

Our panelists will be:

John Hummel, @jhummel_tech

Director of Technology, IL

My name is John Hummel. I am married and have three wonderful kids. I have a Master’s degree in European history from Roosevelt University and a Master’s in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. I currently hold the position of Director of Technology for Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove, Illinois and I am an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, where I teach U.S. History. I am always on the lookout for new avenues of innovation and collaboration. I cannot wait to see what my next adventure might be, risks and all!

Read John’s Writing:

Diana McGhee, @dmmcghee

Director of Technology and Information, KY

A 33-year veteran educator, Diana is the Director of Technology and Information for the Fort Thomas Independent Schools, a high-performing school district in Kentucky. In addition to her technology duties, Diana teaches the high school journalism class in which she helps students produce a newspaper, a magazine and the yearbook. In 2013–14, Diana served as President of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE), an ISTE affiliate organization, and she currently serves as an ISTE PLN leader. Diana is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator and a Level 1 & Level 2 Google Certified Teacher. She holds a BA in English Education with a minor in journalism, communications and speech from the University of Kentucky; an MA and Rank I in secondary guidance and counseling from Eastern Kentucky University and a Director of Pupil Personnel endorsement from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

See Diana’s blog:

Shaelynn Farnsworth, @shfarnsworth

School Improvement Consultant, IA

Shaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as a School Improvement Consultant for Central Rivers AEA in Iowa. There her primary focus is on technology, literacy and authentic instruction, providing support to schools in Planning and Implementation of various school based initiatives. She is a Google Certified Innovator and has training in Project Based Learning from the Buck Institute. Visit her site at:

Steven Anderson, @web20classroom

EdTech Consultant, NC

Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat. Visit his blog at

More from Steven & Shaelynn:

Bethany Petty, @Bethany_Petty

High School Teacher, MO

Bethany Petty is a Christian, Mommy, Wife, high school Social Studies teacher, blogger, reader, runner, and shopper who is excited about using educational technology to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement! Bethany is the blogger behind Teaching with Technology where she shares tips, tools, reflections, and ideas from her flipped/gamified/blended high school classroom. Bethany’s blog was recently included in EdTech Magazine’s Must Read K-12 IT Blogs. Bethany is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Nearpod Pionear, EDpuzzle Pioneer, and Flipped Learning Ambassador who loves to share ideas and experiences with educators around the world! Follow Bethany on Twitter @Bethany_Petty.

Read Bethany’s work:

If you ARE attending ISTE, be sure to catch our panel with Tom Murray of Future Ready Schools! →

“Achieving the Best Possible Digital Transformation for Your School”



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