MEET FOUNDER PATRICIA (MsEdtechie)
An equity-minded innovative educator with a passionate commitment to student growth and the learning experience through effective technology integration. Eager to bring students of all ages into the digital age by providing enriching, and innovative experiences that address their diverse interests and needs.
Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie”, is a Technology Specialist in St. Louis Missouri, and a current member of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. As a 19-year veteran educator, she helps break down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters the 4C’s and authentic learning. She is passionate about closing the digital equity divide through access and opportunity and sharing practical techniques to create meaningful technology interactions and make global connections. Among her many accolades, she was selected as a National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch in EdTech, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, a PBS Lead LearningMedia Digital Innovator for Missouri, and in 2006, she was honored as Teacher of The Year for the St. Louis Public Schools. She has served on the advisory panel for ISTE’s member magazine, Empowered Learner, and she currently serves as an ISTE Digital Equity PLN Co-Chair, and a Code.org Facilitator. Her work has been featured in several EdTech publications including, Tech & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Edtech Magazine, Entrsekt Magazine, and she also served as a monthly columnist for many other journals and magazines. She is a national keynote speaker and presenter and was a featured TED Master Class speaker at the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago Illinois. On a personal side, she is a proud wife to her husband Brian, and mom-in-chief to their five sons.
Passions/expertise: Equity, Digital Media, GAFE, Apple, Digital Citizenship, Coding
ISTE Creative Constructor Main Stage