Live Curious, Go Beyond

February 15th - 16th • ASFM
The Live Curious, Go Beyond 2019 Technology and Innovation in Education Conference is a two-day educational event that will bring together K-12 educators from throughout North America.
TICKETS

Schedule

  • 14 February
  • 15 February
  • 16 February

Pre-Conference: Threshold Design Institute

08:00 AM 03:00 PM

Brian  Hamm

David Jakes

Christian Long

Keynote with Jennie Magiera

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Jennie  Magiera

Session 1

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Andrea Céspedes

Kris-Anne Steele

Session 2

10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Session 3

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Session 4

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Beyond the Wrap Up

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Keynote with Ken Shelton

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Ken  Shelton

Session 5

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Session 6

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Session 7

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Beyond the Wrap Up

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

Sponsors

Speakers

Brian Hamm

Director of Innovation
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Director of Technology Integration @ASFM International Educator, Google Certified Innovator & Trainer, founder @TechCrewsaders, #MUFC fanatic, #ASFMLearns

14 February

Cory Austen

Innovation Coach
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Cory Austen is an Innovation Coach at the American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM). He works closely with the Innovation team at ASFM to bring the Live Curious, Go Beyond Conference to life. He's got a passion for STEM education, Maker Edu, sustainability, outdoor education, and true authentic learning experiences. Find him on Twitter @CoryAusten.

Diana Irene Saldaña

Innovation Coach
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Diana is an Innovation Coach at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Her interest is the fusion of education and technology, which she experienced for many years serving as a Technology class teacher. Diana writes regularly on her blog http://innovation4every1.blogspot.mx/ Follow her on Twitter @dianasaldana

Douglas Frankish

Innovation Coach
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Innovation Coach @ASFMELEM, Michigan State University Online Instructor for @MAET, Google for EDU Certified Innovator @dougfrankish Blog

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer
EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera, author of Courageous Edventures, is EdTechTeam’s Chief Program Officer focusing on educational equity. She’s also the co-founder and president of the non-profit Student Voice Foundation. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National EdTech Plan.

15 February

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken is the 2018 ISTE Digital Equity PLN Excellence Award winner.

16 February

Christian Long

Founding Partner of Wonder, By Design
Wonder, By Design

14 February

David Jakes

Chief Design Officer
David Jakes Designs LLC

14 February

Amanda Wendt

High School Science Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Amanda Wendt is a high school science teacher who has been working at the American School Foundation of Monterrey for the past four years. Her focus is on creating a student-centered learning environment that fosters creative and critical problem solving skills.

Ben Layton

Grade 3 Homeroom
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ben is a Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher at ASFM. He considers himself an explorer. Ben is the father of two lovely children and is originally from England.

Guy Gagnier

High School English Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Guy is a French-Canadian farm boy from a small community near Windsor (Canada) and has been living in Monterrey for almost 15 years. He has a B.A. in International/Comparative Politics and History, a B.Ed., and an M.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies. This is his ninth year teaching HS English at ASFM. He’s a Google Certified Educator (Level 1) and a Newsela Certified Educator.

Patricia García

Director of Professional Development
EdTechTeam
Paty was a Math and Science teacher at The American School Foundation in Mexico City. She graduated as a Biological Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Studied a Master's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Technology and Educational Innovation. She has a certification in Technology from Buffalo State University and is a Google Certified Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer. Today, Paty provides training and support to other teachers in Mexico and other countries.

Nicole Fuentes Kraffczyk

Positive Psychology Consultant
Universidad de Monterrey
Nicole is a Positive Psychology consultant and has dedicated her professional life to the study of happiness. She teaches the class “Actions for Happiness” at Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, and is an international speaker. She has a weekly blog Bienestar con Ciencia, and is a guest writer in three different magazines. Nicole is the author of the book "Felicidad en el trayecto: 8 Rutas". She loves to read, paint, bike, run, and spend time outdoors.

Andrea Logan

High School Teacher
Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland, Maine
Andrea presents annually at both the Maine Association for Middle Level Educators conference, and the New England League of Middle Schools conference.

Kaitlyn Hogan

High School Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Kaitlyn has been a Teacher at ASFM for the last five years. She has been a presenter and innovator at the Live Curious, Go Beyond conference since its inception. More about me to follow...

Perla de los Angeles Villarreal Valdez

Elementary Principal
Latin American School
Perla has been working in elementary education for the last 14 years at the Latin American School. She is passionate for technology in education and is an Apple Educator. Perla has been a previous presenter at Live Curious Go Beyond.

Lula García

Middle School Science and Trips Coordinator
American School of Tampico
Lula is a marine biologist. She worked on baleen whales conservation programs in the Sea of Cortez. She teaches Integrated Science and have a Masters Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from SUNY. She is a Google Certified Educator working on becoming a Certified Trainer and Innovator. Always innovating her classroom making sure that students ENJOY the experience of learning. She believes the best way to learn is with fun and meaningful lessons using virtual and augmented reality.

Beckett Haight

Learning Support Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Beckett Haight was a student with special needs who went on to become a Special Educator. The experience of having an IEP led to him becoming a volunteer in Special Needs classrooms in high school, then a Teacher Assistant for four years, and he has been a Special Education teacher for the past 14 years in California, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Ethiopia and now Mexico. He loves all aspects of this field, but has a passion for behavior support and post-secondary transition.

L. Suzanne Shanks

7th Grade English & Socials
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Suzanne is a Classroom Teacher K-8, Primarily a middle school and tech integration specialist with 24 years experience in the US and 6 abroad.

Mimi Mendoza

Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator/Teacher
SHAPE - Success Happiness Education
Mimi is a teacher and a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator. Having taught in a classroom setting for over 10 years, Mimi realized her true joy was working one on one with students who were struggling in school. Through the Davis Dyslexia training, Mimi has been given unique tools to help her clients with dyslexia and other learning difficulties unlock their greatest potential.

Paula Barberis

Head of Visual Arts
Saint Andrew's Scots School
Paula has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is a researcher in creativity, complexity and design applied to education and teacher development. Perla currently working on "A designer's mindset: an approach to redesigning yourself as a teacher." She is passionate about innovation and the experience of the one who innovates.

Alejandra Garza Martínez

Spanish Language Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ale has been teaching for 10 years at ASFM. She loves to engage student learning using innovation and technology in my classroom. She has been a Digital Teacher for several years and always trying to achieve more personal and professional learning experimenting with different tools.

Sofía López

Art Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Sofia has been teaching Elementary Art for 18 years and loves learning new ways to make the art experience exciting, innovative and fun!!

Jim Burns

High School English Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Teacher at ASFM and with Global Online Academy.

Elena Cortés

High School Mathematics Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Elena is a high school mathematics teacher, with 16 years of experience. She is interested in exploring the use of technology in the classroom to provide formative feedback. She believes that a culture of integrity will greatly impact society, so she gets involved in ASFM's Integrity Council. This group of teachers advocates for all ASFM community members to live with integrity. Currently, she serves as mathematics department head, as Digital Teacher and piloting Social-Emotional Learning at ASFM.

Maricarmen Del Bosque

Teacher / Grade level team leader
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Maria Carmen is Character Education and Social Studies teacher at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. She leads the Integrity Council in ASFM, a teachers' initiative that advocates for all ASFM community members to live with integrity at all times. She advises the National Honor Society and ONE, students groups that contributes to the wellbeing of their community. Currently, she is the Grade 11 Team Leader, a Digital Teacher, and a first adopter of Social-Emotional Learning in our school.

Verónica Martínez

Movement Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Veronica has been a ballet teacher for 20 years. She has been part of the ASFM staff for the last seven year teaching Movement. She integrates art, writing, science and math into her Movement classes.

Joseph Stanzione

Elementary Principal
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Joe Stanzione is in his 7th year as Elementary Principal at ASFM. He is an experienced homeroom teacher of 15 years, 12 in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and has a master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. Joe also completed the Advanced Certificate of International School Leadership through the Principal’s Training Center. He has presented at the Tri-Association and NAESP Conferences. Joe was the recipient of the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Award in 2016.

Bobby Belden

Gifted and Talented Learning Specialist
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Bobby Belden has been teaching at ASFM for 9 years. He is the Gifted and Talented Learning Specialist at the upper school. He previously taught middle school math, english, and social studies. Bobby is a graduate student at the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing his masters degree in Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development.

Tziri Lamm

Ed Tech Integration Specialist
Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman HS
Tziri Lamm is a veteran English teacher turned Ed Tech Integration Specialist with a passion for increasing creativity and creation in the classroom. She works in a high school teaching English and computer science and empowering teachers to harness the power of technology in their classrooms. She also teaches preservice teachers about the power of action research and design thinking.

Russ Steponic

Math Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Russ Steponic has taught high school mathematics in the American and International Baccalaureate programs for more than 20 years. In addition to designing math curricula, he develops interactive GeoGebra applications for online textbooks. Once a strong critic of standards-based grading, Russ is now on the leadership team helping ASFM transition from traditional grades to standards-based learning and assessment.

Katie O'Gorman

Instructional Coach for Math
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Katie O'Gorman is the Elementary Instructional Coach for Math at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Her experiences include elementary and middle school classroom teacher, math interventionist, and curriculum writer. Katie earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction within Mathematics and completed her thesis on the impact of games on development of mathematical thinking. She is passionate about math education and strives to make math engaging and accessible for all learners.

Adriana Mascareñas

Academic Principal
Latin American School
Adriana has more than 25 years in education experience. She is a technolgy enthusiast and an Apple Distinguished Educator from since 2015.

Josef Behrens

High School Social Studies Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Josef is originally from Los Angeles, California. Besides teaching history and government, his main interests are traveling, snowboarding, hunting, and eating tacos!

Eva Lamadrid

High School Assistant Principal
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Eva Lamadrid has been the High School Assistant Principal for the past eight years. She is passionate about students and their wellbeing. She was a Character Education teacher for eight years, before moving to administration. Eva is the co-lead for the Values Committee - part of ASFM's four strategic plans.

Perla Beatriz Zamora González

Technology Integration Advisor and Service-Learning Coordinator
American School of Tampico
Perla is a passionate teacher who holds a Master's Degree in Multidisciplinary Science by SUNY, a certification in Cognitive Coaching and she is a Google Certified Teacher. Perla has been in contact with teachers around the world developing and trying new ideas to engage students in positive learning experiences. She is currently a member of the GEC and CWI’s Advisory Board. Her experience as guest speaker includes events sponsored by EdTechTeam Mexico, Vicky Davis and Live Curious Go Beyond.

Ashley Kramer

6th Grade Math
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ashley has been a math teacher the last six years with middle school students; 4 of these years while living in Mexico. She is passionate about education and providing students the most innovative and enlightening experience possible. Ashley is originally from Colorado and loves the outdoors. She enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and being out in nature. She loves her dogs, gardening, and game nights with friends.

Emily Albrecht

Classroom Teacher
San Roberto International School
After seven years as an educator, Emily is more passionate than ever about helping kids get excited about learning! She has a Master's of Education from Old Dominion University. Emily taught in both Virginia and rural Alaska before coming to San Roberto International School here in Monterrey. She has been designing and implementing PBL units for the last three years and has seen how effective this model is for student engagement and academic rigor.

Jonathan Chenier

MSHS Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Dr. Jonathan Chenier is the AP for Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction at ASFM. During his 17 years in international education, he has worked as a teacher, Activities Director, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and Principal in 3 different countries, and has overseen the organization and execution of over 80 K-12 experiential education trips, and completed a dissertation study analyzing the impact of such experiences on the affective growth of international school students.

Marybell Rodríguez

Teacher
Universidad de Monterrey
Marybell Rodriguez, former ASFM teacher, specializes in tech integration, supports schools in building innovative learning environments and teaches edtech courses at UDEM. She has been involved in education for more than 20 years, is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an APL Specialist, as well as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. She shares edtech experiences in her blog: Integrando Tecnología en el Salón de Clase.

Joelle Hernandez

Business Teacher/Business and Technology Department Head
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Joelle Hernandez is a committed educator with an enthusiasm for teaching that stems from seeing her students leverage classroom instruction to change their lives and the world for the better. Before joining the teaching profession, Joelle worked as a financial underwriter and marketer in the financial and technology sectors. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and later, in preparation to pursue her passion for teaching, her Masters in Education from Temple University. Joelle now works at the American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM), where she teaches AP Economics, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Marketing. She also focuses on cultivating a world-class education experience as the school's Business/Technology Department leader. Prior to moving to Monterrey with her family, Joelle taught technology and business in Pennsylvania as well as in Colombia, where she lead her Robotics team to a national championship. In her spare time, Joelle is an avid traveler, skier and loves spending time outdoors.

Alejandra Castañeda Aladro

Art and yearbook adviser
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Alejandra is a graphic designer from UDEM. She has a master's degree in education from Framingham college and has been working at ASFM for 9 years. She has taught all grade levels at the middle and high school level. She is also in charge of the design and production of the Nursery-12th-grade yearbook at the American School Foundation, along with 10-12 grade students. She has completed multiple human potential programs and is a strong advocate for the use of art as a therapeutic tool for children and adults.

Rosy Zambrano

Grade 2 Homeroom
American School Foundation of Monterrey
TBD

Amanda Ohge

HS Science Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Amanda Ohge is a high school science teacher from Iowa having taught biology, chemistry, and physics over the past three years. She is interested in creating hands-on learning experiences applicable to students' lives using purposeful integration of technology.

India Wyncoll

Classroom Teacher
San Roberto International School
India is in her eighth year as an educator. She earned her Master’s in Elementary Education while teaching in Chicago. Currently, she teaches 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies at San Roberto Institute in Monterrey. Throughout her career in education, she has witnessed firsthand the benefits of learning through authentic projects. India is passionate about helping others transform their teaching to best meet the needs of our 21st century learners.

Heather Rich

Instructional Coach for Science
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Heather Rich is the ES Instructional Coach for Science at ASFM. She has taught and coached at a variety of international schools, from PYP to Common Core aligned. She is passionate about making learning student-centered, inclusive, and integrated.

Rossana González Garza

IT Integrator Coach
Colegio San Patricio Del Paseo
Rossana is an experienced Computer Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in E-Learning, Apple products, Computer Science, Classroom Management, and Lesson Planning. Rossana is an Apple Certified Educator. She has a Bachelor's Degree focused in Computer and Information Sciences.

Imelda Guerra

Grade 3 Homeroom
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ime Guerra has been teaching at the American School Foundation of Monterrey for 16 years. She graduated as an Architect from the Universidad de Monterrey and then completed her Master's Degree in Education from Buffalo State University. She has taught Art, First Grade, and is currently teaching Third Grade. Ime has been learning a lot about Positive Education and the Responsive Classroom Approach and is an advocate for both.
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Mariana Cavazos Avalos

Makerspace Specialist
Latin American School
Mariana has been teaching for the past 14 years, and currently teaches at the Latin American School where she is in charge of the Maker Space. This is a place of creation, where students from first to sixth grades develop their creativity and innovation skills; at the same time, they apply and enhance their critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. Through STEAM and Design thinking, her students are challenged to solve real-world problems autonomously and innovatively.

Rosa María Pérez Villanueva

Technology Educator
Latin American School
Rosa Maria has been a teacher for 17 years. She worked 6 years in the HISD. Later she taught one year in Junior High, then moved to Latin American School where she has been working for 10 years. I taught 6 years as a 5th grade teacher, and now she has been the Technology teacher for 4 years. In this position as a Technology Educator, she has had the privilege to introduce our students to the world of coding, digital citizenship, virtual reality and many iPad apps to enhance the quality of their learning.

Graciela Andrade Alvarez

Advanced Math Teacher - Elementary
Latin American School of Monterrey
Graciela has been a teacher for over 30 years and a tech advocate ever since she can remember. She teaches Advanced Math in Elementary levels at Latin American School, where she has worked for 20 years. Graciela also teaches at Prepa Tec, Campus Garza Lagüera, in the diploma courses for Instructors of English Language.

Barbara Brunell

PreKinder Homeroom Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Barbara believes that children should experiment and construct their own learning. She also believes that every child will learn, some on a different day or others in different ways. As a Preschool Teacher her biggest reward is being part of each of their lives of each student.

Elizabeth Salinas

Business Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Elizabeth Salinas is a collector of economic data, creative procrastinator, passionate teacher of business and amateur philosopher. She loves to see how people and ideas from different disciplines can come together to make new and exciting projects like the ASFM Startup Hub. Stop by to talk about how alternative learning spaces like the Startup Hub can in turn become the jumping off point for the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.

Alba Quezada

Computer Teacher K-5
Colegio San Patricio del Paseo
Alba is the Technology Teacher at Colegio San Patricio del Paseo. She has a master's degree in robotics and she is an Apple Certified Teacher.

Luisa Ordaz

Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
I have been teaching for over 20 years in different schools in the Monterrey area. I have a bachelor’s degree on Education from UDEM and a Cambridge English accreditation. I’m passionate about inclusion and have worked in constructivists schools with inclusion programs, gaining experience and knowledge on this important area.
The past ten years I’ve been working at ASFM, the first seven as a 3rd. grade home room teacher and now in 4th. grade. Over these years, I’ve been a math rep for seven years, developing, unpacking and assisting fellow teachers on this subject.

Myrella Aida Gómez Becerra

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher
Colegio Euroamericano de Monterrey
Myrella is currently a Kindergarten Teacher. She has worked on an educational program as author and has developed academic courses for local universities. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience from early childhood through graduate level courses. Myrella has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2012 and Apple Teacher since 2016. She has been supporting teachers to implement technology inside and outside the school day. Myrella has been a workshop presenter at regional coferences and recently at the ISTE 2017 conference.

Alejandra Cantú Canales

Kinder Educational Assistant
American School Foundation of Monterrey
There is no "one-size fits all" in education. Everyone learns at a different pace and in a different way. As teachers, it is our responsibility to discover how each student learns best. Through choices, meaningful content, collaboration and critical thinking, students will be active participants of their own learning, while teachers act as facilitators.

Fernanda Travé

PreKinder Educational Assistant
American School Foundation of Monterrey
As an Early Childhood educator, Fernanda likes children to come up with their own answers as she plays the role of a guide, accompanying the learning. She believes that if we provide the appropriate space, materials and questions prepared, children can then construct their knowledge. The most exciting and significant way to do this is by hands on exploration that allow them to experiment different outcomes and alternatives to a question or problem.

Connie Gámez

Curriculum Coordinator
Euroamerican School of Monterrey - Valle
Connie has vast teaching experience which ranges from early childhood until graduate courses. She has been actively involved in integrating technology to enhance teaching practices. She is currently a Curriculum Coordinator at the International School where she works at and continues her job as a professor at a private university.

Adrian Mendoza

Instructional Specialist
San Marcos CISD
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Teresa González Garza

MSHS Head of Learning Specialists
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Teresa is a psychologist and a lawyer with a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. She is certified in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Positive Discipline. Teresa has a Digital Badge in special education, has 28 years of experience working in education, and is currently pursuing on a doctoral degree in Children and Adolescent Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Yvon Sanchez

Curriculum Coordinator
Euroamerican School of Monterrey - Sur
Yvon was a Preschool teacher for 11 years. During the last 6 years, she has been a Curriculum Coordinator. She has a Bachelors Degree in Pedagogy, Preschool Education and Marketing plus a Masters Degree in Education. Yvon is an Apple Teacher and a Google Certified Educator Level 1. These skills helped her become the creator of a Curriculum Digital Platform. Yvon is passionate about learning and transforming education by sharing best teaching practices.

Montserrat Aguirre

ICT Coordinator
Euroamerican School of Monterrey - Sur
With 20 years of teaching experience in K - 9 technology integration, Montse is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator, Edmodo Ambassador, Apple Teacher with Swift Badges. Her abilities to integrate technology and empower teachers make her become the founder of #EuroEdchat, a place for sharing, seek advice and collaborate.

Tyler Justin McCubbin

11th Grade US History Teacher / Social Studies Department Head
Colegio Americano de Torreon
Tyler Justin is entering his 4th year of teaching, 3 of which I have been at Colegio Americano de Torreon in Torreon, Mexico. He is originally from the state of Iowa and is the youngest of 3 kids. He loves creating new ways of learning for kids and helping them grow as they learn the skills of being historians of not only the past, but also the future.

Sergio Sedas Gersey

CEO
Solution Center Group
Sergio is an Amazon #1 International Best Selling Author, an Engagement Consultant and CEO Solution Center Group. He helps companies elevate ENGAGEMENT. He is the author of Context Based Learning, the Intentional Possibility Challenge and programs that increase ENGAGEMENT & Resiliency. He has a MSc. & PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Sergio is a founder of companies that developed robotic solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He is on the faculty at EGADE Business School, and is the former Head of Mechatronics Academic Program at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Daniela Sedas Ruiz M.

Abnormal Psychology Teacher and Online and Data Coordinator at ASFM
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Daniela has a MSc Education from SUNY Buffalo State University; a MSc Ed. with Cognitive Development from Tecnológico de Monterrey; and a BEd UDEM. She is certified in Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Cambridge and International Teaching Certificate (ITC) ECIS & Cambridge. She has diplomas in Psicología Positiva and Dieta Emocional y Autoestima. She works with courses in High Academic Demands in the University Classrooms; Educational Perspective in Adolescent Mental Health; Neuropsychology Rehabilitation in Mental Illnesses and Abnormal Psychology.

Francisca Flores Contreras

Coordinador Tecnología Educativa
Instituto Edinburgh
Francisca Flores, Lic. Informática Administrativa, experiencia en Sistemas y Contabilidad, con pasión por la enseñanza, involucrada en educación por más de 15 años, Google Certified Educator y en aprendizaje permanente. Ha fusionado sus pasiones: Sistemas, Tecnología y Educación como encargada de Tecnología Educativa, en el Instituto Edinburgh, maestra de Tecnología 4º a 9º grado, Technology Integration Coach, Promotora del movimiento Maker, el Emprendimiento y la Innovación desde el aula.

Ana Paula Villarreal

Inclusion Assistant Elementary
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ana Pau is an Inclusion Assistant at ASFM. Her background in Special Education and Occupational Therapy, plus several years working in inclusive environments has equipped her to provide 1-1 support to Tier 3 students and to teachers working with specific needs. Ana Pau is passionate about the inclusion of students with disabilities, helping teachers feel confident in meeting the diversity of their students' needs, and building inclusive environments.

Andrea Céspedes

Math Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Andrea Cespedes is in her 13th year in the education field. She graduated from the University of Central Florida where she completed her Bachelors and Master of Science in Mathematics. During her career, she taught 6th through 9th grade mathematics. After nine years of teaching and two as a Math instructional coach, she thought it was time for a change and decided to go back to the classroom and teach abroad. She is currently teaching 6th and 7th grade Math at ASFM.

15 February

Kris-Anne Steele

Math Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
My name is Kris - Anne Steele, and this is my 13th year teaching high school mathematics. I graduated from Hofstra University (N.Y.), where I completed my Master of Science in Mathematics and Special Education in 2003. In my teaching career I have taught 7th - 13th grade mathematics, particularly in the International Baccalaureate program. However, here at ASFM I will be teaching Advanced Algebra 10 Honors and PreCalculus 11.

15 February

Angel Durán

MS/HS Tech Teacher
Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo
Angel is an Mechatronic engineer that fell into education by helping a group of students to build a robot for an international competition, that was 7 years ago since then he has been integrating what the engineering and technology fields can contribute to make education more motivating and challenging.

Josh Almoite

MS Science Coordinator
American School Foundation of Monterrey
TBD

Juan José Moreno

G6 Science and Social Studies teacher/Team Leader
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Juan Jose has been teaching for 12 years and has been using inquiry to teach for 4 years now. He has broad experience in planning, developing and using inquiries, as well as assessing them both as formative and summative assessments. Juan Jose loves incorporating technology into the classroom and making the classroom a friendly space for students. He focuses on creating better relationships between students to help them learn better, and create a safe and caring learning environment.

Juan Bottia

Middle School Technology Teacher
Carol Morgan School
Juan started his teaching career as an elementary school teacher in the city of Chicago. During his time teaching at Chicago Public Schools, he obtained a masters degree in practical application of educational technology, which propelled me to become a technology integrator for primary and middle school grades in an international school located in Alexandria, Egypt. After culminating 3 years in Egypt, he decided to move to the Dominican Republic to teach tech courses at Carol Morgan School.

Rocío Acevedo

High School Teacher
American School of Tampico
Rocío Acevedo has been a teacher for the last 24 years. Among other achievements in her career as an educator, she has been instrumental in designing and implementing staff development programs at ATS. Her desire is to guide other teachers in the use and integration of the latest technology in the classroom for the students' benefit. As a Google Educator and an EdTechTeam presenter, she has been inspiring teachers across all the country on the effective use of the Google Suite for education.

Paola López Campos

Technology Coach Integrator
American Institute of Monterrey
Paola is a visionary and she is motivated by passion. She is a technology coach integrator and the lead for computer science. Her major was in computer science and she has a master degree in education. Throughout her teacher life, she has achieved her professional development as a Google Certified Educator 1 & 2, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Minecraft Global Mentor, Seesaw Ambassador, Codespark Ambassador and a Flipgrid teacher.

Sheldon Guenther

MSHS Head of Campus
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Sheldon has been an educator the past 31 years. He began as a teacher in his home country of Canada, but has been involved with international education the past 27 years in Tanzania, China, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, and now Mexico. Sheldon loves learning, and is excited about the future of education which he knows will look very different from our current reality.

Brenda Álvarez

Technology Integrator
San Roberto International School
Brenda Alvarez es Licenciada en Relaciones Internacionales tiene Maestría en Educación en innovación tecnológica por el ITESM.Maestra en tecnología comprometida con el uso innovador de la tecnología en la transformación del aula. Apple Teacher and Common Sense Educator. Es especialista en temas desarrollo profesional de las mujeres, equidad de género, liderazgo, balance de la vida personal, familiar y laboral.

Alejandra Cantú

Fine Arts DH
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Ale has been an art teacher for the past 18 years in Monterrey, Mexico. she is currently working with high school students at ASFM and is also the Head of the Fine Arts Department. This is her first time presenting at Live Curious, Go Beyond and is excited to share her knowledge and experience.

Karina César

Nursery Homeroom Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Karina has been a preschool Homeroom teacher for over 10 years. She has several years of experience teaching students with a wide range of needs and developing inclusive classroom environments that respond positively to differences. She regularly incorporates Social-Emotional Learning concepts into her daily teaching, showing students how to embrace uniqueness and celebrate diversity. Karina is passionate about educating our community on empathy, diversity, and fostering inclusive environments.

Gabriela Campoy

Middle School Assistant Principal
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Gabriela is the Middle School Assistant Principal at AFM and has 24 years of experience in the field of education. She has a master's degree in education. She is certified as a teacher trainer, in the Fundamentals of Mindfulness, in the Essentials of Mindful Education, Mindful Communication, and Collaborative Games for Peace.

María Eugenia Martínez González

Maestra Tecnología Jr High
Instituto Edinburgh
Ma. Eugenia Martínez, Lic Informática Administrativa FACPYA-U.A.N.L. Formación en Tecnología, Negocios, Emprendimiento e Innovación: Diseñar, Crear e Implementar, y en constante investigación en estos temas. Con 18 años de experiencia en educación privada, es maestra de Tecnología 7º. a 9º grado en el Instituto Edinburgh. Participó en el evento #innovarparami Mty organizado por Google for Education, donde sus alumnos presentaron proyectos bajo su asesoría obteniendo éxito y reconocimiento.

Andrea Isabel Martínez González

Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher
American Institute of Monterrey
Andrea Martínez has a degree in Liberal Arts, with a major in Art and Anthropology studies. She then got an international certification as a Montessori teacher for Elementary, and got a Master’s degree in Education. She now teaches at the American Institute of Monterrey in 2nd grade. She teaches Math, Literacy and Science and loves to get her kids to merge their learning with technology. She is a Seesaw Pioneer and a certified Apple Teacher.

Jessica Elizondo

Technology Integrator
San Roberto International School
Jessica's educational background includes a BA in Bilingual Education, a Masters Degree in International Teaching, as well as a certification in PYP. For over 10 years she has worked as an educator in international schools in Mexico and a school year in Saudi Arabia. She is currently working as a Technology Integrator at San Roberto International School where she helps teachers design and deliver meaningful educational experiences through the implementation of Technology in their PBLs.

Patty Zamora

Director of Educational Strategies
EdTechTeam
Patty was a Digital Literacy Coach & teacher, at ASF. Today, as part of EdTechteam she is dedicated to working with teachers to achieve integration between literacy goals & digital content, as well as providing training & support, to create a global & collaborative approach to learning. Patty is a Google Certified Trainer & Innovator. She has also co-created & taught MA courses offered by SUNY. She holds a MA Degree of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from SUNY, & in Elementary Ed,U of Alabama.

Jorge Jesús Colunga Farías

Design Technology Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Jorge is a Computer Science Engineer. He has a master's degree in IT. He has taught middle and high school levels for 9 years. He has been working at ASFM for 2 years. https://sites.google.com/asfm.edu.mx/jorgecolunga/

Gerardo Orozco

Permanent Substitute Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Permanent Sub at @ASFM and coach for the Robotic Eagles team. Mechatronics engineer and Maker movement enthusiast.

Patricia Romero

Head of Educational Technology
AIM Preparatory School
Patricia works as Head of Educational Technology at the AIM Preparatory School in Mexico as well as a Technology Science teacher in grades 6th and 7th.
She also works as a Technology Integration Coach.
She has successfully implement in her school the use of Minecraft using STEAM principals to facilitate learning.
She is an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2011.
She was recognized as a Teacher Ambassador for Microsoft as well as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Minecraft World Mentor.
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Bertha Ruiz Gutiérrez

Psycotherapist
Family and Couple Therapist, with a humanistic background. She's devoted herself to assist people who seek for emotional growth, who want to improve their personal and social life. In order to do so, she works with a useful tool, based on a nine personality model called Enneagram. This model allows individuals to embrace their uniqueness through knowing themselves, their motivations and fears. As a result, balanced relationships based on respect and empathy are built.

Rocío Suarez

Preschool Homeroom Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Rocío has 20 years of experience in preschool education. She's been a part of the ASFM staff for the past 15 years and believes that students need to feel safe and accepted in order to learn. She has been working towards her beliefs, attending workshops as well as seminars in positive psychology, responsive classroom and the Enneagram model. She  truly believes that this model can help teachers have a better understanding of their students, learn and accept their differences and built positive relationships.

Monica Acosta

School Psychologist
American School Foundation of Monterrey
School Psychologist for MS and HS at American School Foundation of Monterrey. Fifteen years experience working in Support Services. Has a BA in Psychology, Masters in International Teaching, a Masters in Children and Teen’s Clinical Psychology, Digital Badges in Early Childhood and Inclusion Certification programs. Has attended specialized workshops offered by Peg Dawson, on Advanced Executive Functions Interventions.

Zennhya Escamilla

Middle School Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Zennhya has been a Middle school teacher for the last 23 years. She holds a Bachelor in Education degree and graduate studies that range from Science of Education, Administration and is currently working on an Inclusion badge. She's taught English, Science, Math, and Social Studies; for the last four years, she's been teaching a career choice class called Introduction to Early Childhood, also teaches Digital Photography and Leadership. Her purpose as an educator has been to create a safe learning environment in her classroom.

Veronica Diaz Lozano

Spanish Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Vero has been teaching for 10 years at ASFM. She loves to explore and use new computer tools in her classroom. She has been a Digital Teacher for several years. She loves to teach her students with fun tools and engage students through enduring learning .

Gabriela de la Garza

Spanish Teacher
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Gaby is a Spanish teacher. She likes to use computer tools to engage and motivate her students. The use of technology helps make the class fun and meaningful.

Charlotte Layton

Grade 4 Homeroom
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Charlotte is an educator who loves exploring the world. She is originally from Ontario, Canada, however, she has been teaching and living outside of Canada for 11 years! Charlotte has had the opportunity to work at elementary schools in Guatemala City, Bristol, England and Bangkok, Thailand. This is her 3rd year teaching fourth grade at ASFM. Charlotte is passionate about making learning hands-on, memorable and meaningful. She was lucky enough to redesign her classroom in her first year at ASFM. She is proud of the flexible learning space she has created with her students.

Miriam Campas

Instructional Substitute
American School Foundation of Monterrey
Miriam has been working at ASFM for 11 years, first as a Kinder Educational Assistant and now as an Instructional Substitute. For 9 years she has been an Innovative Teacher.

Call for presenters is open! Apply by September 15, 2018!

Tri-Association

Adopter

Pre-Conference: Threshold Design Institute

08:00 AM 03:00 PM

Speakers

Keynote with Jennie Magiera

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Guillermo Zambrano Auditorium

Speakers

Administrators/School Leaders
Elementary
Middle School
Preschool
Spanish
STEM
Teachers/Educators

Session 1

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Description: Mathematics is not about following rules, it is about exploring, breaking, creating, and wondering. In this session teachers will be exploring innovative researched based strategies to meet the challenge of educating our children atHigh levels in mathematics using Number Webs as a graphic organizer. What do participants need: Growth Mindset Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M9vSZBHMlVeonTsx5ia_KiE9s-EVV7YdAClLJ5lHm78/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers

Session 2

10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Description: Lately, I have been pursuing the creation of art as an outlet for feelings and emotions. As teachers, we are always looking for ways to be better for our students and the school and we sometimes forget to make time to be better for ourselves. During this workshop, we will make time for all to be introspective and have some fun while creating their visual art journal.

What do participants need: NONE

Resources: https://sites.google.com/asfm.edu.mx/alejandracantu/home

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Session 3

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Session 4

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Beyond the Wrap Up

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Elementary Cafeteria

Keynote with Ken Shelton

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Elementary Cafeteria

Speakers

Session 5

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Session 6

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Session 7

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Beyond the Wrap Up

02:45 PM 03:15 PM Elementary Cafeteria