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Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Aida Awad

To The Cloud EDU
Lead Learner
United States
Aida Awad is an Educational Consultant, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, former Earth Science Professor at Broward College, and Admin Academy presenter for the IL Principal's Assn. She’s a recovering high school administrator, Google Certified Trainer, long time science teacher, and geologist. Her deep engagement with educational technology integration and teacher training continues to forge change in the learning experience for students. She is passionate about working to build bridges between industry/scientists and the classroom that ignite student passions for learning and make a difference!

Aida was the Science Department Chair at Maine East High School for thirteen years, after teaching Earth Science, Geology, Chemistry and Physics at Maine West High School for nine years. Aida served as an adjunct instructor at Broward College and Oakton Community College, teaching Earth Science, Environmental Science and Oceanography courses, and as an adjunct instructor at Aurora University, teaching courses in educational technology integration.

Aida is the Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), as well as a Past President of the organization. She was a co-convener of the Summit on the Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the Earth and Space Sciences, and a presenter at the Geological Sciences of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) GIFT workshop, and the AGU Fall meeting. Aida has been a Spotlight Speaker at the Midwest Google Summit, presenting on educational technology integration and on integrating geospatial tools into the K-12 classroom. Aida leads Climate Change and Sustainability teacher workshops for Northwestern University’s Office of STEM Education Programs, developed curriculum for the Watershed Dynamics and MyWorld GIS programs, and was a member of the Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) Assessment Team.

Aida received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Science from the University of Illinois Chicago, and her Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois Chicago. Aida was named as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Thursday, April 6
 

7:30am

8:30am

8:50am

9:30am

10:10am

10:40am

11:10am

11:50am

12:30pm

2:00pm

 
Friday, April 7
 

8:30am

9:00am

10:30am

12:15pm