Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an international speaker, innovator, teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert and has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the Big 10: Most Influential People Transforming EdTech by Tech & Learning (2015). Shelly also is the founder of EdSpeakers, a professional group of over 100 presenters with the two-fold mission to help conferences and schools represent diverse voices in education when training teachers and to support the professional development and growth of edupreneurs. Her charity, ETHOS, received the SAMMS Ministries 2001 Volunteer Group of the Year award for the creation of a spoken word and music program for homeless children. Shelly is an innovator and humanitarian who helps over 200,000 teachers each year inspire learners worldwide.
Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens.
Url- ShellyTerrell.com Blog- TeacherRebootCamp.com Twitter-@ShellTerrell
Sarah Thomas (@sarahdateechur) is a Google Certified Innovator and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among teachers around the world. She is also a a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince Georges County, MD.
Sarah holds a Masters degree from Howard University in the field of Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently a doctoral candidate at George Mason University, with a major in Education. Her upcoming dissertation, Using Technology to Facilitate Language Acquisition of English Language Learners, is rooted heavily in student-created artifacts through the use of project-based learning.
Sarah received the honor of the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Award in the “Sharing is Caring” category, and was named by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in 2015. She also received the honor of the Prince George's County Public Schools Outstanding Educator Using Technology in 2015.