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Dr. George Saltsman is an Associate Research Professor in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Global Educational Leadership at Lamar University (Texas). This role follows 17 years as the Executive Director of the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning at Abilene Christian University where he designed ACU Connected, the world’s first one-to-one program to provide all students and faculty with an iOS device to explore digital learning. George is an Apple Distinguished Educator, mobile learning policy advisor to UNESCO, and winner of multiple awards, including the Campus Technology Innovator of the Year, Blackboard's Catalyst award, and The New Media Consortium’s Center of Excellence award. Dr.Saltsman is a frequent speaker, consultant, researcher and author, having delivered over 250 presentations on technology integration in countries throughout the world, and conducting 42 empirical investigations into the effectiveness of digital learning. George has also co-author An Administrators Guide to Online Education and other books and formal publications on the integration of technology in education.
Howard Cotton is a lecturer in English language and literacy at Plymouth University, England where he is engaged in carrying out PhD work on post-modern picturebooks. He enjoyed his time as a primary teacher for over 20 years and has worked in Britain, France and Chile.
Neil Griffiths is a former teacher and Headteacher. He is the creator of the internationally acclaimed storysack concept and has been Director of a National Literacy Project in the U.K. He is currently a freelance speaker and has worked extensively around the world. He has a passion for children’s literature and is the author of 36 children’s picture books.
His sessions are informative, highly practical and an experience to remember!
Barbara Firth has been an independent consultant for the last 4 years and in the British education system for over forty. She has a particular passion for ensuring that more-able and gifted and talented children receive the best possible education. As well as being an independent consultant she leads inspections on behalf of the government’s inspection organisation – OFSTED and is an assessor for the NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) Challenge Award.