Educator / Technology Integration Specialist / Blogger / Speaker / Podcaster
Anne is an education technologist with over 20 years of classroom experience. Her background is in special education. She dreams of a world where technology integration is truly invisible and seamless.
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant. She is the former Director of Educational Technology Innovation at Waukegan (Il) Public Schools District 60 where she enjoyed the challenge of rolling out 5000+ Chromebooks. She is a Google Certified Innovator, DEN STAR, Tech4Learning Innovative Educator, and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in partnership with ISTE: Supervision and Leadership program. She loves all things technology and isn’t afraid of trying new things. Anne has presented at ISTE 2001-2016, ICE 1998-2016, TCEA 2015 and was a featured speaker at MACUL 2009-2012. Anne is a Past President of ICE and a former Co-Chair for the ICE Conference. Currently She enjoys presenting and sharing her lifelong love of learning and technology passion with others.
Anne Truger started her career as a Special Education teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. She went on to become a Director of Educational Technology Innovation at Waukegan (Il) Public Schools District 60. In this position she has co- facilitated a 1:1 Learning Initiative comprised of 5000+ Chromebooks and also the co-facilitator for the district’s Lighthouse Lead Learner program. Under her leadership the Waukegan annual Google n’ More Conference was born. She co-chaired this conference for three years. Today she is an educational technology consultant with over 10 years of public speaking experience. She is a Google Certified Innovator, DEN STAR, Tech4Learning Innovative Educator, former President of ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) and former co-chair for the ICE Conference. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in partnership with ISTE: Supervision and Leadership program. She loves all things technology and isn’t afraid of trying new things. Anne has presented at ISTE 2001-2015, ICE 1998-2015, TCEA 2015, Tech Learning Live Chicago 2015 and was a featured speaker at MACUL 2009-2012. She enjoys presenting and sharing her lifelong love of learning and technology passion with others. Anne dreams of a world where technology integration becomes truly seamless and invisible, where learning opportunities exist for all students regardless of ability levels.
Speaker Menu Items
- Change: Ready or Not It Is Here!
- Starting from Scratch: Lighting the Way to Excellence
- One Size Does Not Fit All
- Swimming in the SAMR Pool
- Don’t Laminate your Lesson Plans
- Automagical Add Ons and Excellent Extensions
What Others Are Saying
Anne Truger was outstanding as the keynote speaker this year at Wauconda School District’s Tech Fest! She engaged an audience from newbies to tech gurus about how change is inevitable and how we can embrace it. Her presentation left everyone excited for the day and her follow up sessions were packed with real life applications to immediately use in the classroom.
– Val Donnan (Assistant Superintendent Wauconda Il District 118)
When you attend a technology conference, you can either leave feeling inspired or stupid. Anne Truger is a master of making you feel empowered. She has the ability to share a plethora of knowledge to each and every participant and make you feel that she is only speaking to you. She has a deep understanding of pedagogy and differentiation. I can truly say that I have laughed and cried during her revivals of technology instruction. I walk away with pertinent information that always strengthens or changes my instruction the next day. I cannot sing her praises enough.
– Dacia Jones (Educational Consultant)
Anne Truger smiles & reassures you as she blows your mind with all of the knowledge she’s come to share on educational technology integration. She’s great! ”
– Tamara Feldman (4th grade teacher)
Anne Truger is an energetic, engaging, and enthusiastic presenter that shares her knowledge on varying topics. But beyond that, she’s ‘real’. She is someone who is actually ‘in the trenches’ and connects to participants on a real level. Participants can expect to take back knowledge and experiences that they can share and use the next day in their classrooms.
– Cheryl Lykowski (teacher)
ISTE (NECC) – International Society for Technology in Education
2001 – 2016
EngagEDnwi – Indiana State Conference
2016 *Featured Presenter
Wauconda District 118 Summer Academy
2016 – *Keynote
MACUL – (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning)
2013,2012,2011,2010 – *Featured Speaker
Illinois Winter GAFE Summit
ICE (Illinois Computing Educators)
2009 – *Spotlight Speaker
2010, 2011 – Conference Co-Chair
2011,2012,2013 – President of ICE