The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – has been providing educators across the country with FREE professional learning this summer. This week’s schedule boasts the like of super-star educators like Holly Clark, Michael Cohen, Pernille Ripp, Brett Salakas, and Michah Shippee.

Brett Salakas was excited to share his experience with GETA. Salakas is an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED (the (largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. Brett is a Primary School teacher who, over the past 20 plus years, has taught in South East Asia and Australia. He is passionately committed to turning educational theory into real classroom practice. Salakas is “all about connection, collaboration and inspiration.”

It was because of this love collaborating and sharing that Salakas joined forces with CUE & Microsoft. “I love to share!” Salakas confirmed. “The principles behind the Global EdTech Academy are parallel to my personal goal of open collaboration across all education sectors to support teachers and students enhance learning through the informed use of appropriate EdTech. I feed on the energy I see when other educators get excited to learn new techniques that can have a big impact on the learning in their classrooms!”

Micah Shippee – a middle school social studies teacher and author of the book “WanderlustEDU” – is also excited about the sessions he’s offering this week. Shippee is encouraging educators to join GETA to help “navigate the changes [they] face.” Shippee states, “Change is scary and we often do what we can to avoid it! Some change happens through unplanned disruptions, like COVID-19, which we cannot control, but we can control our choice to grow in our knowledge and skills to equip us to support our students.”

Both gentlemen are slated to present this week and welcome educators to join in. Salakas states, “I want to help people learn digital pedagogy today, that they can use in their classrooms tomorrow!”

Shippee shared similar sentiments. “I hope that my sessions provide educators with both the mindset and tools needed to keep moving forward in our beloved profession with bravery as we prepare our students for their future.”

For more information, or to view Salakas’ and Shippee’s sessions, please check out the Global EdTech Academy Schedule HERE.

About Kristin Oropeza
Kristin is a full-time special education teacher, contract consultant, and educational content writer. She is a Google Certified Teacher (Level 1 and 2), Google Certified Trainer, and MIE Expert for 2020-2021.