Richard Byrne taught for eight years at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, ME. In the past he has also taught courses in global studies and English/ Language Arts. During that time he piloted 1:1 laptop use before the program went school-wide. He coordinated a "laptop squad" to support teachers' use of laptops in their classrooms and also served on a number of curriculum and assessment committees. And in 2010 Richard was a finalist for ACTEM's Educator of the Year award.
Richard believes that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement. He also believes that technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities.
Richard is a Google Certified Teacher and specializes in workshops on the use of video creation tools in all subject areas as well as workshops about classroom uses for Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Search, and developing an online personal learning community.
TechChef4u is led by CEO and founder Lisa Johnson. The mission of TechChef4u is to provide technology integration resources and support to all… with a splash of personality and a heaping helping of creativity.
Lisa has 12 years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state of Texas. Currently, Lisa serves Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Her love for “cooking up” technology integrated lessons and the need for a creative & productive outlet led her to create the TechChef4u blog in early May of 2011. In early 2012 TechChef4u was officially launched as an educational entity supporting and promoting purposeful and engaging integration of mobile devices at home and in the iClassroom.
Lisa presented at Mobile 2012, TCEA, ISTE, FETC, iPadpalooza, Tech Forum, iPad Summit, and Australia’s Slide2Learn.