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  • Dr. Vivian Johnson Dean for Technology and Learning/Associate Professor in the School of Education at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Johnson enhances learning and instruction through the intergration of technology. She also developed the curriculum for The Teaching and Technology Certificate Program (a 4-course graduate continuing studies certificate program for licensed teachers), has created courses ( Microworlds, Logo, NIH Image Processing) in a summer program for young women in grades 5-8, and is involved in technology-related professional development activities for pre-K-16 teachers. She is a frequent presenter on the topics of technology integration, technology-related professional development, and digital equity.

    • School of Education, Hamline University
    • 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
    • (Office) 651.523.2432


  • Cara Hagen is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES in St. Paul, MN. At TIES Cara does professional development for educators interested in expanding their uses of education technology through coaching, workshops, presentations, and the TIES Education Technology Conference. She has presented on topics related to technology integration at local, regional, and national conferences including Minnesota Catholic Education Association (2005, 2007, 2010), TIES Education Technology Conference (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Education Minnesota Professional Conference (2008, 2009, 2010), MEMO (2009, 2010) and ISTE/NECC (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

    • TIES
    • 1667 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
    • (Office) 651.999.6505


  • Scott Schwister is a technology integration specialist for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. A former middle- and high-school language arts teacher, he has taught as an adjunct instructor in Hamline University's Teaching and Technology certificate and additional licensure programs. In 2008-09, he was the project lead for Developing Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration, an intensive E2T2-funded professional development project. He has presented on topics related to technology integration and language arts at ISTE/NECC (2007, 2010), TIES Education Technology Conference (2008-10), Hamline University Summer Literacy Institute (2009-10), and International Visual Literacy Association Conference (2009). He blogs at Higher Edison.



  • Carl Anderson is a technology integration specialist for East Metro Integration District 6057 in St. Paul, MN, an online art and technology teacher for Minnesota Connections Academy, an adjunct instructional technology teacher for Hamline University, and an independent technology integration consultant. In 2008 he received his MAED from Hamline University with a certificate in Teaching and Technology. He also was a classroom art teacher for eight years. He has presented on topics related to art and technology integration at the local and regional levels including the Minnesota Retreat for the Arts (2002), the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs Conference (2007), TIES Education Technology Conference (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), ITEC Education Technology Conference (2008), SEMTEC Education Technology Conference (2008, 2009, 2010), and the ISTE Conference (2010). He also writes the Techno Constructivist blog about education technology issues and has been a guest blogger at Change.org and DangerouslyIrrelevant.org.