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Patricia Brown is a technology integration coach at Ladue School District, an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University, and owner of Inspirational Images, an edtech consulting company. She has been an educator since 2001. She was selected as a 2016 MidWest Educational Technology Conference Spotlight Educator, and a 2015 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.  She is also an Edsurge Columnist. She spent nine years as a classroom teacher with the St. Louis Public Schools. Patricia instantly became intrigued with discovering how students learned, and how technology enhances student achievement. Patricia wanted to provide her student with opportunities to conceptualize the impact technology has on their daily lives. Like most public schools, her school did not have adequate funding for technology, In 2007, she was awarded a technology grant valued at over $25,000 for her classroom. With advanced degrees in Educational Technology, she is passionate about providing educators with practical ways to integrate technology through her trainings, blog, and website. She believes, preparing teachers will ultimately prepare students to compete in our global society through 21st century teaching and learning. In 2006, she was honored as Teacher of the Year. On a personal side she is a lifelong partner to her husband, and mom-in chief to her five sons.


Common Sense Media Certified Educator and Ambassador
Certified Graphite Educator and Ambassador
2016 METC Spotlight Educator
2015 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
MIDWEST TECHNOLOGY '11, '12, '13 Workshop PRESENTER 
Educational Technology Consultant
EDTECH Magazine- Must Read Blog
Symbaloo for Educators Certification, 2013
Featured in EDTECH K-12 Magazine- 50 Must Read Honor Roll K-12 IT Blog, 2013
Featured in EDTECH K-12 Magazine- Badge of Honor, A Spotlight on 5 Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs, 2013
Featured on edudemic.com as #1, on the 20 Best Pinterest Blogs for Educational Technology, 2012
Featured on teachthought.com as #3 on the 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Education, 2012
Featured on EdTech Review as #6 on the 20 Best Pinterest Boards in Edtech, 2013
Cognitive Coaching Certification, 2012
Contributing Writer, Edsurge Magazine
Contributing Writer, Sparkman Publications
TL Advisor, Tech Learning Magazine

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