Sarah Thomas - The Pursuit of Balanced EdTech

Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD (@sarahdateechur) is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published three collaborative books, EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2016), The #EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide (2017), and EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2017). Sarah is also on the leadership team of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN. Sarah recently graduated from George Mason University with a doctoral degree in Education, and a concentration in International Education. She also holds a Master’s degree from Howard University in the field of Curriculum and Instruction. Sarah was designated an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2016, and was named Prince George's County Public Schools Outstanding Educator Using Technology in 2015. She is also a winner 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 was part of the Technical Working Group that refreshed the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators in 2016-2017, and in 2017, she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” Award.

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