Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board, and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She loves to read, play cards with her kids, travel, and curl. She had been an active member of parent council for over 10 years. Jennifer is also is a grad student at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology focusing on social media in education. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute who partners with people, schools and organizations around the world to host Digital Citizenship Summits as a way to unite local, global and digital communities. As a wife, mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist.
Tina Zita is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher with the Peel District School Board as well as a Sessional Facilitator for OISE’s Additional Qualification courses. Her innovative spirit has landed her the honour of being in Apple’s Distinguished Educator (ADE) Class of 2015, and the OISE Continuing and Professional Learning Award of Excellence. Whether working with children or adult learners, she is passionate about engaging learners with current digital tools and seeing that spark from a meaningful learning moment. Tina is an avid user of social media, finding each platform can lead to new connections with educators both near and far.
Carlo Fusco is a Teacher-Librarian and Science Teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, in Waterloo, Ontario. He has always been passionate about the use of technology to enhance student learning and engagement. He regularly shares his expertise when he facilitates Professional Development in the areas of blogging, podcasting, collaborative writing, cloud based tools, 1:1 chromebooks, elementary coding, flipped classrooms, and digital citizenship.
Patrick is currently an Education Officer in the Ministry of Education with experience as a district leader in innovation and school effectiveness. His work included promoting and supporting innovative learning and teaching practices K-12 and connecting educators to support technology enabled learning environments to solve local and system problems. Patrick is an experienced AQ instructor with the Ontario Principals’ Council for both the Principal’s Qualification Program and the Principal’s Development Course.
Diana Hale is a Teacher and Tech Leader at Alvin Curling Public School in Toronto, in the TDSB. In addition to her classroom roles, she coaches both the FLL and FLL Jr teams at her school, as well as coordinating the school’s annual “Evening of Code” event and leading the student Tech Crew. Diana is an alumni of the Digital Lead Learners in the TDSB, and was the TLLP Project Lead for “Digital Citizenship Is Not A Subject” in 2016. She is the proud mom of 2 amazing teenagers who keep her on her toes, and she really enjoys opportunities to travel with her family.
Jason Richea is the Lead Learner of Global Studies at Jean Augustine S.S. in Brampton, a former Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for the Peel District School Board, as well as husband to a wonderful mother & elementary teacher, and father to two crazy fun boys. With each lesson, he has strived to support student learning through the implementation of educational technology, design thinking, and modern assessment practices. Jason enjoys disrupting the status quo, especially around professional learning.