EdTechTeam Oman Summit featuring Google for Education 
brings together world-class educational technology leaders.  
All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, 
or teachers with local success stories!  

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Keynote Speaker: Jim Sill

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA. By involving students in real world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national level. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.

As a Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, Jim leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and video production. 

In 2012, Jim was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series for his work in Building Career Skills in Video Production. He was also awarded The Computer Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009 and nominated for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award. 

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Twitter: mistersill 
Google +: Jim Sill

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser teaches English and digital citizenship at York School in
Monterey, California. He is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for EDU Certified Trainer, National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, and University of California Certified Integrated Course Developer. 

Kevin’s students experience a blend of traditional literature and composition with a significant portion of new media studies. Shakespeare is definitely on the agenda, but so is podcasting, filmmaking, and audience building. Students participate in an innovative “20% project” where they spend a fifth of their time pursuing a large meaningful project of their choosing and share their work in a TED-style conference at the end of the year. 

When not in the classroom, Kevin trains teachers and administrators around the United States to effectively employ technology in the classroom.  

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Lissa Layman
Lissa Layman is a chemist turned teacher. After leaving the land of pharmaceuticals, she entered the game of teaching. In a surprise turn of events, she has actually enjoyed the daily challenge and adventure teaching brings. During her three years in South Carolina, Lissa helped write a grant to get iPod touches into the hands of students in the World Language classrooms at her high school. She was also fortunate enough to teach French in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom in a Google Apps for Education District. Lissa is a Google Education Trainer and holds a Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL). She is currently working towards her Masters in School Technology Leadership with the University of Kentucky. Lissa is a Technology Integration Coach in Kuwait. She spends her days collaborating with colleagues to meaningfully implement their BYOD initiative.

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Jeff Layman

Jeff is a Design teacher at the American International School in Kuwait. It’s year 3 of his
international teaching career and he has loved every minute of it. Before moving to Kuwait, he spent 4 years teaching in the US. 

He has worked in schools with iPads, Chromebooks, desktops and laptops - all with Google Apps.

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Twitter: @mrlaymanss

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