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*Makey Makey certified training partner
*Lego Robotics Certified Instructor
*Alpha Squirrel
*Quality Matters Certified

*Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
*ISTE Administration PLN board member
*Masters Curriculum and Foundations Technology Education

Mrs. Geeky a.k.a. Laurie Green
Laurie has been working in technology and education for almost 30 years. She holds a Masters Degree from Cleveland State University in Curriculum and Foundations with a focus on Technology Education, and a Bachelors in Business from The Ohio State University. Currently, Laurie is a student in the Penn Graduate School of Education, Applied Computational Thinking Program. 

A recognized speaker, curriculum consultant, and workshop leader, her experiences have included serving on the keynote panel for Learning 2.0 in Shanghai, China, a Keynote speaker for the Maths and Science conference in Queensland, Australia, and presenting at various conferences throughout the United States including ISTE and OETC. Her expertise as a Technology Integration specialist was recently recognized by Squirrels® and was accepted into their Alpha Squirrel class. She is  a Certified LEGO Robotics Instructor, Quality Matters Certified,  INFOhio Coach  Makey Makey Certified trainer, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and serves on the ISTE PLN Admin committee.  Additionally she served as a volunteer for FIRST for 10 years including 3 years as a regional director for the Cleveland, Ohio FIRST Lego League robotics competitions.  Laurie has taught at the Laurel School for Girls, was the online learning coordinator for PBS ideastream®, Workshop leader with Western Reserve Education Services PBS , taught at the  Cleveland public schools, Cleveland State University and has worked with the Kent State University  Research Center for Educational Technology in their AT and T Classroom. Laurie enjoys developing customized professional development experiences for faculty and staff.  Additionally Laurie has had a special interest in helping schools provide environments that nurture girls interests in science and technology.


Highlights of previous presentations and workshops

OTEEA Robotics Workshop | Marion, Oh |Nov 10, 2018
Session Title: Elementary Robotics and Coding Workshop

Northwest Ohio Symposium on STEM Teaching
Bowling Green State University | Nov 17, 2018

Session Title:  Screen Free coding for K-2 with Bee and Blue Bot

GIRLS 4STEAM | Kent State University |Nov 30, 2018
Guest speaker |  “Chic to be Geek” 
Workshop session | Paper Circuits and the Engineering Design process

ISTE, Chicago, Illinois |June 2018
Workshop session |  “Make”ing it Possible-Makerspaces explained

The University of Texas at Tyler | March 30, 2017
Guest speaker | Millennial Students and Digital Distractions

Learning 2.0 Shanghai China
2010 Workshop Leader

2008 Workshop Leader
2007 Keynote Panel, Workshop Leader

Australian Council for Computers in Education, Canberra, Australia | 2008
Driving into Hands-on Technology Integration: Meet Pro-Bot , the latest in LOGO technology

STAQ conference at the University of Queensland, Australia | 2007
Keynote and Workshop Leader

AAUW |  Be Wise Camp | Granville, Ohio | 2007
Robotics and Girls | Speaker and workshop leader

Concordia International School, Shanghai, China | 2006 
Conducted school wide needs assessment, submitted summary report and recommendations, worked 1-1 with staff on tech integration within the classroom.

NECC ,  Philadelphia , Pennsylvania | 2005
“Latest and Greatest in Freeware, Shareware, and Software”

NECC, Atlanta Georgia | 2000
“Postcard Geography : A Crossroad for Technology and Geography
Co Presenter with Leni Donlan, Library of Congress


 Articles/interviews

Technology Integration

iPad allows verbally disabled to talk

Educational technology conference keeps attendees one step ahead

Technology in the Classroom | The Sound of Ideas | WCPN – Cleveland

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