Derek Tangredi is the Director of Integrated STEAM Education with Fair Chance Learning as well as an award winning teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board (London, Ontario) committed to progressive Education through student centered actions. He is also founder of Hacked Education, a non-profit venture to give students the access and ability to use technology and equipment ordinarily unavailable to them at home or through their schools. Derek has an Engineering background and is a speaker on several subjects including STEM, Makerspaces, Coding in the Classroom, Mathematics, Engineering, Design & Computational Thinking & Robotics.
Based in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, Emily Fitzpatrick is the Director of Professional Development for EdTechTeam, Canada. Previously she was a classroom teacher with experience in math, computer science, ESL and special education in Canada, Belgium and the UK.
As a Certified Trainer and Innovator, Emily believes that technology should be accessible by all students in all subjects to deepen their understanding and create real-world connections. With EdTechTeam, Canada Emily helps to facilitate professional learning opportunities with Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students.