About Us

Welcome to the ECIS TID Interest Group Blog

We are an interest group which is part of the European Council of International Schools organization.

Our group represents members from ECIS community working, facilitating and coordinating EdTech and/or Design at their respective international schools.

Our Committee Members for 2016-2017

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Kimberly House: Bavarian International School in Munich (Chair)

Kim is originally from California and has been working at BIS for 20 years. Kim is the EdTech Integrator for the Primary School and has been in this role for 10+ years. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Educator and has presented at ECIS conferences, AGIS conferences and at Learning2. Kim is passionate about authentic integration, documenting learning using technology, blogging, GAFE and coaching teachers.

@techiehouse

John Mikton: Intercommunity School of Zurich

The Director of eLearning at the Inter Community School Zurich, in Switzerland. Previously, John was the Director of Information Technology at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic.  He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Education Trainer and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified Educator. Currently John is a trainer at the  Principal Training Center and AppsEvents Summit Speaker and Presenter.

@jmikton

 stephen_r Steven Reiach: American School of Milan

Stephen is the Director of Technology at the American School of Milan in Italy. He is originally from Nassau, Bahamas where he also worked as the IT Director at St Andrew’s International School. Stephen is a Google Certified Educator and has a Masters in Education Technology Leadership from George Washington University. He believes that we are just getting started as to how technology will impact education and is excited to be at the forefront of a new dynamic and innovative time for learning.

@sreiach 

 

Aaron Tyo-Dickerson: International Community School of Addis Ababa

Aaron is the MS HS Technology and Innovation Coach at ICS Addis Ababa. Previously he has worked at the American School of The Hague and TST-BOCES in upstate New York. Aaron is a Google Apps Certified Teacher and Trainer and has presented at ELMLE, ECIS, Apps Events and MedCIE. Aaron started his school career as German teacher and believes that communication and collaboration are at the heart of what we do in the IT world.

@atyodickerson

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Sarah Woods: International School of Amsterdam

Sarah is an MYP Design teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. Previously, she was the IT Director and high school technology integration coach at Pechersk School International in Kiev, Ukraine. Sarah is both a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and holds a Masters of Science in Education in K-12 Technology Integration. She has presented at ECIS conferences, Appsevents Google Summits, ELMLE,  and Learning2 Europe conferences. She is passionate about making a connection between tactile and digital learning experiences – bringing the best of the past forward and embracing the future!

@placeomanytrees

 

Will Kirkwood: Zurich International School

Will is the LS Educational Technology Coordinator at Zurich International School. Previously he has worked at NIST International School in Thailand and Stavanger International School in Norway. Will is a Google Apps Certified Teacher and Trainer and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified Educator. He has presented at a range of conferences throughout Europe and Asia. Will is passionate about exploring the intersection between technology integration and helping to support and improve student learning.

@wkirkwood

Many of our resources, conversations and updates can be found on our community portal for ECIS iSkoodle and through this blog.

We look forward to collaborating and supporting you as a ECIS Subject Committee.

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