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Published:June 25th, 2011 13:25 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet's Executive Director, Co-founder and Visionary

Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet's Executive Director, Co-founder and Visionary

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres is Global SchoolNet`s executive director, co-founder and visionary. A former classroom teacher and educator for two decades, Andres taught pre-school through university and is passionate about demonstrating the power of Internet-based collaborative learning.

Ms. Andres has been champion of telecollaboration since 1984 as a project director for various networks including the AT&T Learning Network, CORE (California Online Resources in Education) Network, and CERFnet (California Education and Research Federation). She is co-creator of the Global Schoolhouse and producer of International Schools CyberFair and the US State Department`s Doors to Diplomacy program. She designed a pilot Internet-television video project with ABC World News Now.

Andres has been a keynote and featured presenter at the National Education Computing Conference each year for the past 23 years and provides leadership at conferences and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa. Ms. Andres was named one of the 25 most influential people worldwide in education technology and was invited to meet with President Bush to launch the Friendship Through Education initiative.

Andres was also awarded the International Soroptimist Making a Difference Award, for advancing the status of women and children. Yvonne is a co-founder of GSN

For more information: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/