Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”-David Warlick

Our newest goal for 2015 is from Sylvia Guinan from Greece!

Goal: Share your edtech success story

To complete this goal: Create a blog post sharing your success story of how you used technology to inspire learning. You can submit these stories to Sylvia by posting in the comments section below, tweeting it to her (@ESLBrain) or post the link in this Facebook thread where she mentions the idea. Also, discover more about this goal from her short video sharing her inspiration. Feel free to share your stories in our 30 Goals Facebook Group or tweet it with the hashtag #30GoalsEdu!

NEWS! When you accomplish any of the 2015 goals with a tech tool and post in our FB group or on Twitter, you will have a chance at winning a copy of Nik Peachey’s new interactive  iBook, Digital Video. Click here for a video, which shares some of the cool features of his book series.

New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu . At our official site,  30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom workbook. Click here to discover all the 2015 goals!

Bio Sylvia Guinan is an online English teacher, teacher-trainer, educational technology facilitator, and blogger. She uses brain-friendly techniques to help students and teachers around the world. She designs educational materials and develops courses, as well as organising and moderating professional development initiatives online. Her work is the result of much research into the psychology of learning, as well as hands-on experience with multi-media technology. She shares regularly on her blog, Sylvia’s English Online.

Current 2015 Goals



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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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