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Dr. Vivian Johnson is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Johnson uses technology to enhance instruction in her face-to-face courses (Blackboard, Inspiration, etc), developed the curriculum for The Teaching and Technology Certificate Program (a 4-course graduate continuing studies certificate program for licensed teachers), has created courses ( Microworlds, Logo, NIH Image Processing) in a summer program for young women in grades 5-8, and is involved in technology-related professional development activities for K-16 teachers (Identify Changes, Exploring Possibilities and Developing Technology Skills (ICED), faculty development with faculty in the Graduate School of Education, NSF Integrated Instruction In-service Project,). She is a frequent presenter on the topics of technology integration, technology-related professional development, and digital equity at local (2002, 2008 TIES conference, state wide broadcasted keynote address for 1999 Minnesota Technology Week) and national conferences (NECC 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997).




Cara Hagen is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES in St. Paul, MN. At TIES Cara does professional development for educators interested in expanding their uses of education technology through coaching/mentoring, workshops, presentations, and the TIES Education Technology Conference. Prior to joining TIES, Cara coordinated and taught the technology related course work at Hamline University’s Graduate School of Education. She was also the Technology Coordinate at Highland Catholic School in St. Paul, MN. She has presented on topics related to technology integration at local, regional, and national conferences including Hamline University’s Summer Literacy Institute (2005), Minnesota Catholic Education Association (2005, 2007, 2010), TIES Education Technology Conference (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Education Minnesota Professional Conference (2008, 2009), MEMO (2009) and NECC (2007, 2008, 2009).




Carl Anderson is a technology integration specialist at East Metro Integration District 6067, St. Paul, MN, an online art and technology teacher for Minnesota Connections Academy, and an adjunct instructional technology teacher for Hamline University. In 2008 he received his MAED from Hamline University with a certificate in Teaching and Technology. He also was a classroom art teacher for eight years. He has presented on topics related to art and technology integration at the local and regional levels including the Minnesota Retreat for the Arts (2002), the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs Conference (2007), TIES Education Technology Conference (2007, 2008, 2009), ITEC Education Technology Conference (2008), and SEMTEC Education Technology Conference (2008, 2009). He also writes the Techno Constructivist blog about education technology issues and is a frequent guest blogger at Change.org.




Scott Schwister is a program administrator in Hamline University's School of Education. A former middle- and high-school language arts teacher, he co-teaches courses as an adjunct instructor in Hamline's Teaching and Technology certificate and additional licensure programs. In 2008-09, he was the project lead for Developing Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration, an intensive E2T2-funded professional development partnership between Hamline University and a collaborative of northeast metropolitan districts. He has presented on topics related to technology integration and language arts at NECC (2007), TIES Education Technology Conference (2008), Hamline University Summer Literacy Institute (2009), and International Visual Literacy Association Conference (2009). He blogs at Higher Edison.