Tanya Avrith M.A. EdTech is an Innovation Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator. Tanya helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students as a full time pedagogical consultant with Amplified IT. Tanya previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program (dcp.lbpsb.qc.ca) which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education. Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.
She facilitated the deployment and professional development of 1:1 initiatives including Macbooks, iPads and Chromebooks as well as the adoption of Google Apps for Education for her district. Tanya’s passion stems from a strong desire to effect change and inspire others to explore how they can use the technology to help differentiate individual students' needs, provide a vehicle for collaboration and allow for deeper purpose and voice in student learning.