Avra’s Bio

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Avra’s Bio

Avra Robinson is a passionate educational technologist and authorized Google Education Trainer who has been working with teachers and students for over 15 years. Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Avra was an Instructional Technology Coordinator, coach and teacher for the Creston Community Consolidated K-8 school district in Northern Illinois. Over the course of 14 years, she developed a district-wide technology education program for teachers and students that integrated with core curricula while meeting technology standards. Additionally, she wrote and administered grants for funding, created professional development opportunities for faculty, and involved parents and other community members by creating an open-door policy for her technology classes.
Avra collaborated with leadership to develop and implement the 1:1 program that transitioned the district to GAFE and integrated Chromebooks, iPads, and Windows computers. She piloted several early learning management systems in an effort to teach online learning skills to students, developed a blended learning environment, and increased student engagement.

She has presented at local and regional conferences such as ICE (Illinois Computing Educators), IETC (Illinois Education & Technology Conference), NICE (Northern Illinois Computing Educators), and the 2014 ETT Summit, sharing ideas about digital publishing, student collaboration, Google Apps for Education, coaching teachers, digital portfolios, and more. In May 2014, she was invited to present with her students to legislators at the Capitol Building in Springfield at the TECH 2014 Conference.

Avra holds a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Illinois Springfield and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State.

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