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 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.
Grant 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 has coordinated videoconferencing 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 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.