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 Petra Luhrsen @petraluhrsen I am a Teacher Consultant for the Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP). I possess an Administrative Services Credential and support first and second year teachers as a Support Provider for BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment).This is my 10th year as a classroom teacher and I spend my days with 26 first graders at Star Academy, located just north of Sacramento. Before joining Star Academy, I worked with students at Oak Ridge Elementary, one of five schools identified as "priority schools" by Sacramento City Unified School District. In 2010, I attended the Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP) Summer Institute. I currently serve as a Teacher Consultant (TC) for A3WP. As part of an A3WP TC, I facilitate an Inquiry Group consisting of teachers teaching grades 1st-8th grade.




 Brian Briggs@bribriggs CapCUE Board MemberBrian is currently the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for the Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Before being a Director, he was a EdTech Coordinator and prior to that, an educator for 12 years. His passion has always been integrating technology in classroom and collaborating with other. With his educational background, he tries to make learning engaging, entertaining and fun.


 Jennifer Kloczko  @jkloczko

Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant

National Writing Project Teacher

CUE RockStar Tahoe & Napa Faculty

CapCUE Tech Fest Presenter

CapCUE Board Member

CUE Lead Learner

#queenofsparkle
Jennifer Kloczko is a first-year elementary principal at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento who has spent the last 16 years teaching and learning with amazing students and teachers in Northern California. She is also an Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant and leads K-12 professional development in literacy, technology and the Common Core. She is a  CUE Rockstar  presenter and presented recently at the 2013 Fall CUE conference and Annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. She is passionate about technology and the power it has to connect us– to other classrooms, to authors, and to the world. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with her crazy puppy Lola. Jennifer blogs at Learn. Lead. Sparkle.
 Kristen Spall@SpallNCS NWP Teacher, Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning CSU East Bay, KQED Do Now cohort 2012/13, Fall Cap Cue Tech Fest Presenter, Guest NWP Online Radio My best lessons start with, "I am not sure how we are going to do it, but we will figure it out!"  I have been awarded the Natomas Charter School’s Instructional Innovation & Leadership Award, integrated digital writing into my Freshman English class, developed an approach for using whiteboard animated videos to teach argumentative writing, and became a part of the KQED Do Now Twitter project. After ten year of being a teacher leader,  I jumped into the role of Administrator and became a Homeschool mom!  I continue to integrate technology and education by teaching a blended online Drawing class for the NCS Virtual Learning Academy,leading technology professional development for my teachers, blogging about the homeschool experience, producing a new, weekly homeschool news broadcast for our school, and integrating technology into my own living room lessons!

 Sean J. O'Neil @Seanjay GCT
Google Education Trainer
LEC Online Teacher
Dialogue for Peaceful Change Facilitator
Sean is Educational Technology Coordinator for Butte County Office of Education. A Google Education Trainer & Certified Teacher, he presents around the country on gamification, mobile apps, and texting tools for teachers. With a MA in Theatre Directing and 17 years in the classroom, he’s become an expert in communication in this digital age. Last year he was chosen as THE Journal’s Innovator of the Month for May 2013 and is the creator of ShakespeareCast.com.