The Concordia EdTech Podcast is a collaboration of Concordiaâ€™s Elementary, Middle and High School Tech Coaches. Each week we discuss the latest headlines in Ed Tech, interview an innovative individual or company andÂ toss in a few free tech tips.
This podcast is brought to you byÂ ConcordiaÂ InternationalÂ School Shanghai.
Jamie was born and bred in Asia and attended several international schools in Hong Kong and Taiwan before heading to United States to attend Bethel University in Minnesota. She graduated from Bethel with a degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Development. She spent four years teaching part-time at a pre-school in Minneapolis before returning to Asia to teach fourth grade at an international school in Hong Kong. Jamie and her husband moved to Shanghai in 2010.
Michael Boll @autismpodcast
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Podcaster and Technology Coach at Concordia International School Shanghai.Â Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology.
Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. Â HeÂ works to make his courses and presentations information packed, slightly provocative and fun.
Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. Â This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai (ShineAcademy.asia) for their son.
For more information check out Michaelâ€™s web presence:Â www.MichaelBoll.meÂ and his latest venture, Innovative Professional Development.
Chris Carter @chrstocarter
Chris Carter is a Tech Coach, Team Leader, and TeacherÂ who uses tech as a tool to guide kids through higher-order thinking, project-based learning experiences at Concordia International School Shanghai, China
Rita is originally from Wuhan, China near the middle lower reaches of the Yangtze Riverbut but now calls Shanghai her home. She has a B.A. in Mass Communication from Central China Normal Universit and studied Film Directing at the Shanghai Film Art Academy. Rita's experience included working with a Shanghai TV Station with a series of talent show broadcasts. Â Rita joined Concordia Shanghai as a Multimedia Coordinator in 2010. Her interests include reading, traveling, dancing, sudoku and trying new foods.