OGC Community

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Preparing Educators for the Future

OGC Community believe:

One World
One Classroom

As educators, teaching allows us to change the lives of children, to make them worthy citizens; show them how to be empathetic and to prepare them for the future. Meet our MASTER MENTORS doing this everyday in their classrooms.

Over four explosive days of learning and one cultural day, participants can engage with hands on workshop sessions, key-note presentations and panel discussions. Focus areas will be Digital Technology, Creativity, Innovation in the Classroom, Global Connections and Collaboration and Research.

This is going to be the hottest ticket to have in your hands in 2020, as the world comes together in Australia to celebrate educators everywhere.

We’re Creative

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge...

We’re Passionate

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.

We’re Awesome

Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done...

Team OGC

Team of Passionate Educators, Innovators and Change-Makers

Malinda Hurt

Our Global Classroom Co-Pilot
Master Mentor Northern Illinois, USA

Malinda is a teacher in Northern Illinois, USA. She is an eager educator focused on innovation and 21st century learning. She is a level two Google-certified educator who enjoys finding new ways to integrate technology into the classroom…

Michael Drezek

Our Global Classroom Co-Pilot
Master Mentor Buffalo, New York

Michael is passionate about providing quality learning opportunities for educators and students. He is driven to help teachers step out of their comfort zones in the classroom and supporting them along the way. In his role as a technology integrator…

Melisa Hayes

2nd-Grade Teacher
Master Mentor Ohio, U.S.A.

Malinda is a teacher in Northern Illinois, USA. She is an eager educator focused on innovation and 21st century learning. She is a level two Google-certified educator who enjoys finding new ways to integrate technology into the classroom…

Dr. Ilene Winokur

Director, Foundation Program, University
Master Mentor Kuwait

Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid has lived in Kuwait for over 30 years and is currently Director of the Foundation Program Unit (Math and English) at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). She taught and was an administrator at the early childhood…

Grayson McKinney

Grade 4-5 Teacher
Master Mentor Michigan, U.S.A.

Grayson is a dynamic presenter who loves connecting with teachers to grow his Professional Learning Family. He has shared his expertise and knowledge at various universities, conferences, and Edcamps around the midwest, speaking on topics…

Jennifer Saarinen

Middle School – Inquiring Minds Teacher
Master Mentor Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Jennifer Saarinen believes in the power of a student voice as a means for making meaningful connections. Jennifer served as an initial member of her district’s Digital Learning Team in 2015. This experience was a launchpad from which she developed…

Luis Oliveira

Director of Unified Arts / High School English Language Learner Teacher
Master Mentor Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Luis Oliveira was born in Portugal and moved to the United States at the age of 9. Learning English as a Second Language gave him an appreciation for other languages, cultures, and those who help students to learn. It is this experience that guides his passion… Read More

Dr. Michael Harvey

Science Teacher
Master Mentor Malaysia

Michael is a Kiwi science teacher based in Malaysia. He is an active global collaborator, being a Flipgrid ambassador and chair of the ISTE Global collaboration PLN. He is passionate about connecting learners through the use of technology based on…

Kankam Mensah Felix

Grade 1-6 Educator
Master Mentor Accra, Ghana

This is Mr. Kankam Mensah Felix and he teaches at L & A Memorial Academy in Mallam, Ghana. He is the Librarian of the school, International Relations Officer, Ghanaian Language (Twi) Tutor and also Founder for Belouga KidClub Ghana…

Jennifer Casa-Todd

Teacher-Librarian, Author of Social LEADia
Master Mentor Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former English-Special Education-ESL-Religion-Cooperative Education teacher, and former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District…

Laura Krenicki

Grade 6 Global Educator, World Cultures
Master Mentor Connecticut, U.S.A.

Laura Krenicki is a 6th-grade teacher at William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT. She’s been an adjunct graduate instructor at Eastern CT State University (Early Childhood Social Studies) and University of New Haven…

Linda Edwards

Special Needs Teacher, Grades 4-6
Master Mentor Ontario, Canada

Linda Edwards has been a Special Needs Educator in Toronto for the last 20 plus years. She is currently an Ambassador for Buncee, Flipgrid, GoBubble, 3DBear and Seesaw. She is also a Microsoft Innovative.

Karie Frauenhoffer

7th-Grade Language Arts Teacher
Master Mentor North Carolina, U.S.A.

Karie Frauenhoffer is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher from the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. She has experience teaching all 3 Middle Grades but, admits that the “middles of the middle” (7th) is her favorite. She is certified 6-9 in both Language Arts…

Yasodai Selvakumaran

Rooty Hill High School teacher named as a Top 10 finalist for the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019
Master Mentor NSW, Australia

Yasodai teahes at Rooty Hill High School, a comprehensive public school in Western Sydney with the challenges of a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students in a socio-economically deprived area… Read More

Priscilla Heredia

Specializes in Technology/STEM, Enrichment, & the Gifted Academic Program
Master Mentor New Jersey, USA

Priscilla Heredia specializes in Technology/STEM, Enrichment, & the Gifted Academic Program for grades 1-4 at Springville School in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She has taught 19 years, is a member of the NJAGC, & her district’s Innovation…

Bernadine Reeb

Teacher: Grade 4
Master Mentor Ontario, Canada

Bernadine believes that we can give every student the opportunity to shine when their interests are driving what we do in the classroom. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator and a Skype Master teacher who is committed to finding new ways to make…

Jessica Chandler

English / Language Arts / Social Studies Teacher
Master Mentor Meridian, TX

Jessica has been in education for 10 years, and is passionate about reaching her students through empowerment. She believes student voice and student led initiatives can drive the change to launch the next level of leadership in a schoolhouse…