Our Secret Identities

 

Chirs Young

Stategic Learning Coordinator @

Southern Hancock Schools

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Super Powers

Technology Engagement, GAFE, & STEM

Chris graduated from Indiana University as well as Indiana Wesleyan. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, and has a certificate in Technology Leadership from the CIESC. As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for hishigh energy and engaging presentation styles, as demonstrated by winning Future Ready schools and GAFE Summit demo slams. Chris resides in New Palestine with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, photography, and collecting sneakers!

Berry Stone 

Curriculum Director @

Vincennes Community Schools Corp

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Elearning Event Organization, STEM Curriculum

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Tricia Hall

Curriculum @

North Knox School Corp

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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Seth Ponder

PLTW Teacher @

South Bend Riply

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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Kyle Kline

Elearning Coach @

School

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Haveing kids

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Kristen Tayler 

Mathmatics Teacher @

School Corp

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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Jake Amstutz

Elementary @

School Corp

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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Marcus Painter

Spell Checker @

Twin Lakes High School

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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Michelle Allee

Elearning @

School Corp

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Curriculum Training, Brakeout EDU

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The EdTech Heroes met as part of a select group of public educators chosen to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program in 2015. It is said that, “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”, and that is certainly the case for these educators, who push each other to become better at their craft and to be innovative in Indiana classrooms.​

Chris Young

Strategic Learning Coordinator @

Southern Hancock Schools

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Super Powers

Technology Engagement, GAFE, & STEM

Chris graduated from Indiana University as well as Indiana Wesleyan. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and has a certificate in Technology Leadership from the CIESC. As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for hishigh energy and engaging presentation styles, as demonstrated by winning Future Ready schools and GAFE Summit demo slams. Chris resides in New Palestine with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, photography, and collecting sneakers!

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning

Twin Lakes School Corporation

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Digital Presentation Tools, App Smashing, Student Engagement

Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School.

After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie set roots in West Lafayette and with his current teaching opportunity as the Library and Instructional Technology Specialist for the Rossville Consolidated School District in Rossville, Indiana.

His wife, Carrie, is the ELL Coordinator for the Tippecanoe School Corporation.  

Marcus and Carrie have been married since 2006 and have a 7 year old daughter, named Nola. They also have 2 dogs: Piper and Walter.

In his professional life, Marcus is passionate about educational technology and teacher leadership.

His interests include: supporting Tottenham Hotspur, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Purdue Boilermakers, as well as playing fantasy sports.

Tricia Hall

Curriculum @

North Knox School Corp

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Super Powers

Curriculum Training, BreakoutEDU

Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising.

Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being a science teacher, she enjoys exploring new methods to engage students in the classroom through collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. She credits her PLN with improving her classroom technology integration. Being connected keeps her motivated/driven to continually evolve as an educator.

 

Seth Ponder

PLTW Teacher @

South Bend Riley High School

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Super Powers

GAFE, PLTW, 3D modeling, and social media

Seth graduated from Purdue University. He is certified Project Lead the Way teacher in Introduction to Engineering Design and Digital Electronics. Since Seth has experience teaching middle and high school ages, he was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He continues to share educational technology with his peers at Tech Tuesdays. Seth resides in South Bend with his wife and three boys. He enjoys running, biking, and spending time on the Lake Michigan shores.

 

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist @ Delphi Community Jr.-Sr. High

School

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GAfE, Google Classroom, Google Cardboard, BreakoutEDU, Mathematics

Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School.  Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level.  A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style.  He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of a group of educators (@EdTechHeroes) from around the state that created lesson plans that centered around the use of technologies such as drones, 3D printers, GoPro cameras, Sphero balls, and FitBits. Kyle is a board member of the Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) and the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM).

 

Kristen Taylor 

Mathematics Teacher @

Carmel Middle School

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Formative, Kahoot, Quizizz, 21st Century Lesson Planning, Mathematics

Kristen earned her BS in Mathematics Education from BSU and also holds a graduate degree from IU in administrative leadership. She has a passion for igniting student interest in mathematics through an engaging, technological environment. She has presented at various conferences around the state for math and technology. She teaches 8th grade math at Carmel Middle School and resides in Noblesville with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, hosting get-togethers and spending time outside with friends and family.

 

Jacob Amstutz

Elementary Technology Teacher @

Bluffton Harrison Elementary School

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Super Powers

Creativity, Energy, K-4 EdTech

Jake is a teacher by day, and DJ by night. That being said he designs his lessons to be engaging, fun, and interactive. As an Elementary Technology teacher he teaches students how to use tech to improve their lives, communicate with others, and promote positive online interactions. He was recently chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for IMEP. He has extended his education to become a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Teacher, and a Google Certified Educator. Jake currently resides in Fort Wayne with his wife and 2 dogs.

 

Chad LeDune

8th Grade Science, Biology, Technology Integration @

Sullivan Middle School

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Super Powers

STEM in the Classroom, Project Based Learning, Motivation to Innovation

Chad began teaching in 2003.  In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom.  Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes.  And through EdTech Heroes, Chad has found a new passion.  This new passion is sharing his techniques and educational ideology with fellow educators.  He is a Google Level 2 Certified Educator and lists as his superpowers blending meaningful technology into his classroom, STEM education, energizing students through project based learning, and ridding the world of boring professional development one conference at a time.  

 

Ryan Culbreth

Language Arts Teacher @

Seymour Community Schools

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Super Powers

Curriculum Training, BreakoutEDU

Ryan Culbreth is a 7th grade language arts teacher in Seymour, IN.  He is in his 12th year of teaching, and has spent all of those years at Seymour Middle School, teaching both 7th and 8th grade.  He graduated from Ball State University in 2004 with a BA in Education, English.  Then he received his MA from Michigan State University in Education, Literacy, in 2010.

 

Ryan enjoys identifying and making the most of impromptu teachable moments and embarking on the eternal quest to ensure that proven literacy skills are not lost in the world of on-demand media.  He sponsors the coding club at Seymour Middle School

 

Outside of school, Ryan is married to his lovely wife, Brittany, and has 3 kids.  He is also one of the co-founders of ReadEngage Literacy Program.

 

Curt Schleibaum

PLTW @

Seymour Community Schools

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Inquiry Learning, Near Eagle Space Baloon Launcher

Curt Schleibaum is a technology education teacher at Seymour Community Schools in Seymour Indiana. Curt not only currently teaches Project Lead the Way and STEM Computer Application classes at Seymour he manages both their multimedia morning announcements, and has developed an active Makerspace. Within the makerspace setting he introduces students to many STEM EdTech items such as Drones, 3D printing, Coding, launching Near Space Balloons and many more. His passion for STEM continues to grow as a participant of the Indiana DOE Migrant Education STEM Curriculum writing committee. Curt enjoys building  community both online and offline and was awarded Indiana connected Educators Teacher of the Year. In 2015, he became a Google Certified Trainer and enjoys leading energetic PD presentations for fellow educators to foster a love for integrating technology into all classrooms.

 

Chris Young

Strategic Learning Coordinator 

Southern Hancock Schools

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Super Powers

Technology Engagement, GAFE, & STEM

Chris graduated from Indiana University as well as Indiana Wesleyan. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and has a certificate in Technology Leadership from the CIESC. As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for hishigh energy and engaging presentation styles, as demonstrated by winning Future Ready schools and GAFE Summit demo slams. Chris resides in New Palestine with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, photography, and collecting sneakers!

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning

Twin Lakes School Corporation

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Super Powers

Digital Presentation Tools, App Smashing, Student Engagement

Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School.  After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie set roots in West Lafayette. He taught at Twin Lakes H.S for 9 years and spent 2 years as the Library and Instructional Technology Specialist for the Rossville Consolidated School District.

In the Fall, Marcus will begin his next challenge as the Coordinator of Digital Learning for the Twin Lakes School Corporation.

Marcus and Carrie have been married since 2006 and have an 8 year old daughter, named Nola. They also have 2 dogs: Piper and Walter.

His interests include: supporting Tottenham Hotspur, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Purdue Boilermakers, as well as playing fantasy sports.

Eddie Small

CTE Innovation Coach

Central Nine Career Center

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Super Powers

Audio/Video Production, Podcasting, Google Innovator, Live Streaming

Currently serving as the CTE Innovation Coach for Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood, Indiana, Eddie Small has had direct involvement school systems as an Technology Integration Specialist and a Communications Program Instructor for the past 10 years. Eddie uses his knowledge and experience in classroom video and audio production to provide authentic learning with a focus on immediate impact.  His work gives him the wisdom needed to create customized live streaming studios for professional development and blended-learning. Eddie is also passionate about giving smaller schools a seat at the table as a board member for the National Speech and Debate Association. He has also been recognized as a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, as well as a GSuite for Education Administrator. 

Tricia Hall

Curriculum Director

North Knox School Corp

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Super Powers

Curriculum Training, BreakoutEDU

Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising.

Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being a science teacher, she enjoys exploring new methods to engage students in the classroom through collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. She credits her PLN with improving her classroom technology integration. Being connected keeps her motivated/driven to continually evolve as an educator.

 

Seth Ponder

PLTW Teacher 

South Bend Riley High School

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Super Powers

GAFE, PLTW, 3D modeling, and social media

Seth graduated from Purdue University. He is certified Project Lead the Way teacher in Introduction to Engineering Design and Digital Electronics. Since Seth has experience teaching middle and high school ages, he was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He continues to share educational technology with his peers at Tech Tuesdays. Seth resides in South Bend with his wife and three boys. He enjoys running, biking, and spending time on the Lake Michigan shores.

 

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist 

Delphi Community Jr.-Sr. High School

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Super Powers

GAfE, Google Classroom, Google Cardboard, BreakoutEDU, Mathematics

Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School.  Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level.  A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style.  He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of a group of educators (@EdTechHeroes) from around the state that created lesson plans that centered around the use of technologies such as drones, 3D printers, GoPro cameras, Sphero balls, and FitBits. Kyle is a board member of the Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) and the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM).

 

Diana Gill

Instructional Technology Coach

East Porter County Schools

Super Powers

Copyright in Education, Google Innovator, Information Literacy, GSuite

Diana Gill is the Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County Schools. She is a Google Certified Innovator #WDC17, Google Certified Trainer, and a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. 

 

She also serves on the Indiana Connected Educators Board and Conference Committee and is a #INeLearn Twitter Chat moderator. Diana works to connect tech coaches in Northwest Indiana by facilitating #eLeadNWI as part of the Connected Coach Collaborative. Diana is a proud member of the EdTech Heroes and is one of five educators who discusses all things education on The 411 Vodcast found on YouTube.

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Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning

M.S.D. of Wayne Township

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Online and blended design, Personalized learning, EdTech Leadership

Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. 

 

Michele is a CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, 2018 EdWeek Leader to Learn From, Past President of the ISTE Online Learning Network, IUPUI online instructor, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators organization, member of the EdTech Heroes, and moderator for the #INeLearn chat.

Chad LeDune

8th Grade Science, Biology, Technology Integration 

Sullivan Middle School

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Super Powers

STEM in the Classroom, Project Based Learning, Motivation to Innovation

Chad began teaching in 2003.  In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom.  Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes.  And through EdTech Heroes, Chad has found a new passion.  This new passion is sharing his techniques and educational ideology with fellow educators.  He is a Google Level 2 Certified Educator and lists as his superpowers blending meaningful technology into his classroom, STEM education, energizing students through project based learning, and ridding the world of boring professional development one conference at a time.  

 

Kristen Taylor 

Mathematics Teacher 

Carmel Middle School

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Super Powers

Formative, Kahoot, Quizizz, 21st Century Lesson Planning, Mathematics

Kristen earned her BS in Mathematics Education from BSU and also holds a graduate degree from IU in administrative leadership. She has a passion for igniting student interest in mathematics through an engaging, technological environment. She has presented at various conferences around the state for math and technology. She teaches 8th grade math at Carmel Middle School and resides in Noblesville with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, hosting get-togethers and spending time outside with friends and family.

 

Jacob Amstutz

Elementary Technology Teacher 

Bluffton Harrison Elementary School

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Super Powers

Creativity, Energy, K-4 EdTech

Jake is a teacher by day, and DJ by night. That being said he designs his lessons to be engaging, fun, and interactive. As an Elementary Technology teacher he teaches students how to use tech to improve their lives, communicate with others, and promote positive online interactions. He was recently chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for IMEP. He has extended his education to become a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Teacher, and a Google Certified Educator. Jake currently resides in Fort Wayne with his wife and 2 dogs.

 

Curt Schleibaum

PLTW 

Seymour Community Schools

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Super Powers

Inquiry Learning, Near Eagle Space Baloon Launcher

Curt Schleibaum is a technology education teacher at Seymour Community Schools in Seymour Indiana. Curt not only currently teaches Project Lead the Way and STEM Computer Application classes at Seymour he manages both their multimedia morning announcements, and has developed an active Makerspace. Within the makerspace setting he introduces students to many STEM EdTech items such as Drones, 3D printing, Coding, launching Near Space Balloons and many more. His passion for STEM continues to grow as a participant of the Indiana DOE Migrant Education STEM Curriculum writing committee. Curt enjoys building  community both online and offline and was awarded Indiana connected Educators Teacher of the Year. In 2015, he became a Google Certified Trainer and enjoys leading energetic PD presentations for fellow educators to foster a love for integrating technology into all classrooms.

 

Ryan Culbreth

Language Arts Teacher 

Seymour Community Schools

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Super Powers

Curriculum Training, BreakoutEDU

Ryan Culbreth is a 7th grade language arts teacher in Seymour, IN.  He is in his 12th year of teaching, and has spent all of those years at Seymour Middle School, teaching both 7th and 8th grade.  He graduated from Ball State University in 2004 with a BA in Education, English.  Then he received his MA from Michigan State University in Education, Literacy, in 2010.

 

Ryan enjoys identifying and making the most of impromptu teachable moments and embarking on the eternal quest to ensure that proven literacy skills are not lost in the world of on-demand media.  He sponsors the coding club at Seymour Middle School

 

Outside of school, Ryan is married to his lovely wife, Brittany, and has 3 kids.  He is also one of the co-founders of ReadEngage Literacy Program.

 

Matt Modlin

Technology and Engineering Magnet Coordinator 

South Bend Riley High School

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Super Powers

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), 3D Printing,

G Suite for Education

Matt Modlin is a teacher and the Technology and Engineering magnet coordinator at Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana.  He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Technology Education with a minor in computer technology.  Since graduating in 2004, he has worked for the South Bend Community School Corporation as an engineering and technology teacher..

 

Matt has had an interest in technology from a young age.  In high school he would assist teachers with computer maintenance and repair and in the use of technology in teaching.  In college, he was a computer consultant for the chemical engineering department managing faculty computers as well as 2 computer labs.  Matt has participated in several summer research experiences for teachers at Notre Dame and was a co-author for, A Modular and Extendable Robotics Platform for Education.  His background and enthusiasm with computing in education has allowed him to integrate cutting edge technology into his classroom as well as assisting other teachers to do the same.