Instructors

Dana Watts

Dana collaborates on all aspects of 21st Century Learning from online courses, workshops and conferences, with a view to providing support to schools for sustainable change.

dana-wattsDana is a Technology Coach at Hong Kong International School High School and was previously technology coach at the American Embassy School in New Delhi where she lead the rollout of the region’s first 1:1 iPad program. Later she designed and facilitated the first iPad Summit conference in India. Dana is the author of iPads for Learning, as well as being an online instructor for SUNY Buffalo and the University of Kentucky. Dana is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher.

Dana is American and has lived and worked in Thailand, India and now Hong Kong.

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Michael Boll

Michael is 21st Century Learning's Director of Professional Development and Learning where he leads the development and delivery of the online courses platform.  He produces high quality content through the 21st Century Learning blogging platform and 21clRadio program. 

michaelcaricatureMichael is a passionate educator who loves helping students, educators and parents to harness the transformative powers of technology. Michael is also the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool in Shanghai  and a highly experienced Technology Coach

Michael is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator and Co-Principal Investigator for the International Schools In Asia Edition of the Horizon Report

Michael has lived in The Northern Marianas Islands, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China and Thailand.

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Lori Boll

Lori head Shot.001Lori Boll is an experienced Special Education leader with a personal connection to individuals with disabilities. In 2003, Lori’s son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This milestone event changed her focus from teaching elementary students to advocating for all children and all learners.

In Shanghai, China Lori worked as a program director for a school focused on students with special needs and went on to co-found another school, SHINE Academy,  also, for students with special needs. Lori has two graduate degrees; one in Reading Education and the other in Special Education and has been teaching for over twenty years in international schools around the world and in the United States.

Lori is currently a Learning Support teacher at International School Bangkok

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Ben Bradford


ben-240x300Born in New Zealand Ben has traveled much and found a love for Asia on his first visit to Hong Kong at 14.

Always a sports man Ben initially trained as a sport scientist, following this he went back to university and completed his PGCE in Physical Education at Southampton University in the UK. Soon after teaching in the UK, he moved with his wife to Hong Kong where both their boys were born. He has been the head of PE at the International Christian School for the last 3 years.

Ben completed an executive masters in Educational Leadership and Change from the Hong Kong Institute of Education and is one of the founders and committee chair of APPEC (Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference).

Ben is a passionate educator and has a real desire to see teachers grow in their craft and to facilitate that growth where possible.

Steve Katz

katz09Steve is a Technology Integration Specialist at the International School of Kuala Lumpur where he delights elementary students with his antics and high energy personality. Previously Steve worked in similar positions for many years at the Korea International School and The Country Day School in fabulous Costa Rica.

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