The TeachMeet will be opened by Drew Buddie and hosted by Bart Verswijvel and Arjana Blazic.
Meet the hosts:
Arjana Blazic is a language arts teacher, education technology consultant, course designer and international speaker. Currently she is working as a Teacher Trainer with the International Expert Working Group for the Implementation of the Curriculum Reform in Croatia at the Croatian Ministry of Education.
Arjana holds a Master of Education from the University of Zagreb and a Course Designer Diploma from the CARNet e-Learning Academy. She is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Award at Penn State University, where she successfully completed a year-long Teaching and Learning with Technology Programme. Arjana is author and founder of award-winning projects, learning platforms and online and onsite professional development training courses. She has written articles about teaching and learning with technology and an ICT book for children. Her projects have been awarded by Microsoft Partners in Learning, eTwinning, Europe@School and Edublogs. Arjana speaks at conferences, hosts teachmeets, moderates Twitter chats and leads workshops, seminars and webinars.
Bart Verswijvel s a Belgian educator and expert trainer who works as a Pedagogical Adviser for European Schoolnet. Bart’s special interest is in whole-school approaches to the use of information and communication technology and the ways in which sustainable, growing networks of teachers are developed to enhance technology integration in teaching and learning. Bart promotes and investigates innovative teaching practices and new ways of continuous professional development for teachers. Bart is an international keynote speaker and a leader of workshops, Teachmeets and Twitterchats. He is the pedagogical lead of the Future Classroom Lab, the concept of a flexible learning space. He also coordinates the EUN network of Future Classroom ambassadors and the emerging network of Future Classrooms. For European Schoolnet Bart Verswijvel is currently active in projects like ITElab, Selma and eTwinning.
Bart Verswijvel holds a master’s degree in Germanic Philology and a post graduate in E-learning and Digital Didactics.
Before joining European Schoolnet, Bart worked as a teacher of Dutch in a secondary school and as a coordinator at the Flemish National Support Service of eTwinning. In 2010 he was awarded the Queen Paola Prize for education.