InterActiv Team | Teaching the world one educator at a time....
Scott Christensen, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Curriculum, with licensure in Educational Technology, is a 21st Century technology specialist. Scott currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology with the Burlington Area School District. He works with K-12 educators to explore, educate and integrate technology into their classrooms. As a teacher, principal and technology director, Scott has a great understanding of educational environments, and how technology can benefit both staff and students. Scott provides customized staff development programs for schools, and teaches graduate courses in the area of educational technology. He is also an adjunct instructor with Aurora University and UW-Whitewater. Scott is the creator and executive director of the InterActiv Conference, a multi-day event that provides hands on staff development to educators in the area of educational technology. The InterActiv Conference hosts over 300 participants, and provides more than 75 sessions aimed at integrating technology into the K-12 classroom. The event is held on the UW - Whitewater campus, as a partnership with the university.
Gena Aspinall is a technology specialist with the Burlington Area School District. She has extensive experience with the setup and management of Google Apps for Education, Google Chromebooks, and iPads. She is also very experienced in managing, imaging and deploying Macintosh and Windows computers. Gena has been in the technology field for more than 10 years, has been an integral member and presenter at the InterActiv Conference since the first event in 2010.
David Wagner is a technology and network specialist with the Burlington Area School District. David is very experienced with both wired and wireless installation and management. He is also a certified Promethean installer. David has degrees from UW-Platteville and Gateway Technical College, along with several technology based certifications. David has been involved with the InterActiv Conference since 2010.
My name is Anne Thompson. This is my twenty-sixth year in the Burlington Area School District, fourteen of which were in first grade. This is my tenth year teaching at the second grade level. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1989 and with my Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in August of 1994. For two years I was out of the classroom and I was working as a Mobile Technology Mentor for the district serving all district staff in the areas of learning technology hardware and software and helping teachers integrate their lessons. I have presented at a number of technology conferences over the last 5 or so years. Promethean software and hardware has been an integrative part of my classroom since we began using it 7 years ago! I enjoy teaching both students and adults and look forward to our 6th year at the Interactiv Conference.
Robert Slane (@BobSlane) has been an elementary principal for nearly 25 years, the past 15 years at Section Elementary (@SectionSchool) in Mukwonago. He is the administrative chair for technology on the district curriculum team. Mr. Slane was in the first class to complete the AWSA/WASDA Amplified Administrators program and has been involved in major initiatives including technology integration, facilitating technology conferences and establishing a personalized learning program in the district.
Dana Goe graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (2004), a Master of Education in Instructional Technology (2006), and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership (2013). She has been a teacher for the Glendale-River Hills School District since 2004. Ms. Goe spent nine years at Parkway Elementary School as a 2nd grade teacher. Currently, she is a Reading/Math Interventionist at Glen Hills Middle School. In addition, Dana has a passion for developing and implementing technology staff development. She has a proactive approach of obtaining resources that allow students to connect to classroom content and demonstrate their depth of knowledge. She truly enjoys any opportunity to connect with adults and with students to share her experiences for integrating technology into the learning process. Dana has been a part of the InterActiv Conference since 2010.
Linda Nortier is a versatile educational consultant and facilitator who is able to draw on a broad base of district, regional, higher education, and non-profit organization experience. From curriculum development incorporating the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to long range systems planning, Linda has worked with many districts in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois as well as area non-profit entities. Linda has held several leadership positions in K-12 public education, and is currently the Education Outreach Coordinator at UW-Whitewater. She has been involved with the InterActiv Conference since 2010.
Kerry Trampe is a technology and network specialist with the Burlington Area School District. Kerry is very experienced with network design and management, active directory, linux, and security. Kerry has a degree from Gateway Technical College, along with several technology based certifications. He has been involved with the InterActiv Conference since 2010.
Molly Ebbers is currently the Reading Interventionist for the middle level with the Burlington Area School District. This is her twenty-eighth year in the district. She has taught in the middle level her entire career, in addition to reading, she has taught multiple disciplines, including math, science and social studies. Molly completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and her masters degree in education from Aurora University. Molly is a self professed “technology geek” and has numerous graduate credits in applying technology in the classroom. Molly loves technology conferences and learning the newest ways to infuse technology for both students and teachers. She has presented at the InterActive Conference from it’s inception as well as other conferences.