Doug BaleshtaDoug Baleshta
Doug Baleshta is the Educational Technology Coordinator and Assistant Professor at TRU. He provides support for faculty/students who wish to effectively use technology in teaching. He has presented at numerous workshops/conferences throughout North American, Europe and South East Asia.

Gerry Paille
Gerry PailleGerry is currently employed by School District 60, Peace River North, in Fort St. John, British Columbia. He also works with the Instructional Development and Research Group at Thompson Rivers University, which is located in Kamloops, BC. His current focus is in teacher training related to using technology in the classroom and the development of an online Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning at TRU. Gerry was also recently honoured by being chosen as part of Apple's Distinguished Educator program, Canadian Class of 2007.

Glenys Martin

Glenys MartinGlenys Martin is in her 30th year of teaching in Saskatchewan. In 2006, she began Graduate Studies in Education Technology and Communication at the University of Saskatchewan. Through this she became involved in Quest Atlantis, first as a teacher and then as a Canadian Contact and Trainer. She has used Quest Atlantis with her Grade 6 students for the past two years.

Grant Potter
Grant PotterGrant Potter is the e-Learning Coordinator with the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Grant has been pursuing research and development of educational technologies for the last ten years through his work in China, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. Grant leverages existing and emerging technologies to extend the potential of UNBC courses through seminars for faculty and instructors dealing with adoption, facilitation, and best practices when employing educational technologies. Grant is an active contributor to a number of open-source software projects and is currently engaged in research and development of networked platforms enabling user-generated simulations and immersive virtual worlds.

Janine Lim
Janine LimJanine Lim has coordinated videoconferenc
ing for 18 school districts in Southwest Michigan since 1999. One of the founders of TWICE, Michigan's K12 Videoconferencing organization, Janine has spearheaded popular national IVC projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest, and maintains the BCISD-TWICE-Polycom Field Trip Database. In addition, Janine teaches a popular online class for using videoconferencing, Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections, which has attracted participants from all over the world. Committed to promoting quality VC educational experiences, Janine writes a regular blog sharing experiences, curriculum thoughts, new resources, and technology comments related to K12 videoconferencing.

Lisa Read
Lisa ReadLisa Read is a Middle School IT teacher from beautiful Duncan BC, on Vancouver Island. As well as a number of years at the Elementary level, Lisa has also served her district as an IT mentor. Other experiences include work with BCEd Online, course design and writing for Open School, KnowSchool and ETraffic.

Tracy Poelzer

Tracy PoelzerTracy Poelzer is the Teacher-Librarian at Parkcrest Elementary in Kamloops, BC. She recently completed her M.Ed., during which she researched how instructional technology helps engage and motivate reluctant learners. Tracy is a web tool addict. She loves finding new ways to incorporate technology into curriculum, which she does regularly through units with teachers/classes in her school and as a member of several related district committees. She maintains and updates the Parkcrest Library website as well as numerous wikis related to instructional technology. Tracy is a certified SMARTboard trainer, and has had her work published in ASCD Express. You can follow her on Twitter as “library_goddess”.

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