Our facilitators

To deliver this training, we’ve partnered with EdTechTeacher; a highly respected educational technology training company with international experience in helping teachers and administrators use technology to create active communities for learners. We’ve collaborated with EdTechTeacher to customize their Google and Office 365 for Education Partners training for the Ontario adult literacy context. 

Shawn McCusker

Shawn is great. Very patient. Very energetic and very willing to share share share.

Winter 2023 session participant

Shawn McCusker has a skill and talent to make a new learner understand the concepts and applications attainable and teachable. He brings a wealth of knowledge. Shawn was able to recognize which concepts needed more instruction and when the attendees were getting the information. These sessions were extremely worth the time commitment and I would recommend them to anyone in the field of education or where shared reporting is required.

Winter 2023 session participant

Shawn McCusker - Google

Shawn McCusker is an author and Senior Director of Professional Learning at EdTechTeacher with 25 years of experience as a teacher and leader in public, private and alternative schools. 

As an author, his book Becoming Active Citizens was published by Solution Tree Press in 2022, and he was a long time columnist for Digital Learning magazine. Shawn is passionate in his belief in student centered experiential learning and the power of student storytelling. 

An early innovator in the organization of online learning communities, he was a co-creator of #sschat and #1to1techat. As an expert in technology integration his lessons and student products have been featured in the Journal, Educational Leadership and the Huffington Post. 

In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In 2016 he was named a Top Trailblazing Educator on Twitter by eSchoolNews.

An inspiring speaker, he has keynoted the IOWA 1:1 Conference, Innovation Summit San Diego, the Illinois School Library Media Association and NICE Minicon.

Lindy Hockenbary

Lindy Hockenbary - Office 365

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators utilize technology to enhance learning experiences. 

She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, including classroom teacher, curriculum writer, technology integration specialist, and professional learning manager. In addition to various roles, Lindy has worked in virtually every area of education: schools, education service agencies, non-profits, and EdTech companies. 

As someone who loves to learn, her spare time is spent pondering how to make learning better. She uses these skills to facilitate hands-on trainings for teachers, engage educators through speaking engagements, and provide product feedback and training solutions to educational technology companies. 

She is the author of “A Teacher’s Guide to Online Learning” and holds several edtech certifications, including Google for Education Certified Trainer,   Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Master Trainer and Expert and Newsela Certified Educator.

More here:  Instructor Spotlight: Lindy Hockenbary