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Gayle Berthiaume

Gayle Berthiaume is an educational technology integration consultant and trainer. She helps teachers throughout the world learn about technology, the Internet and creative uses for them in the classroom. Gayle taught K-2, Title 1 and gifted students for 35 years in Becker, Minnesota. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Scholastic Teacher Mentor and Tech Tutor. As a global leader, Gayle serves as the North American Chairperson for the Global Education Conference and the chairperson for the Innovative Learning Technology Special Interest Group for the International Society of Technology in Education. Gayle also has authored iTunes U courses on Global Education topics.

Meet SimpleK12 Trainer Gayle Berthiaume

Q & A with Gayle Berthiaume

If you weren't in education, what do you think you'd be doing and why?

I would own a technology or a travel company.

When you were a kid, you wanted to be a ______? Why?

Flight Attendant because I love to travel

What's your idea of happiness?

Quiet house, surrounded by family, good coffee and some chocolate mints

Twitter changed my life because:

It taught me to say a lot with few words.

What are your favorite books and authors?

What are your favorite books and authors?

The teacher who had the biggest impact on me and why:

My Dad. He taught me at my school and he taught me at home. I learned how to operate wood working machines from him.

If you were dictator and had total control, tomorrow education would:

If you were dictator and had total control, tomorrow education would:

If you could live anywhere other than where you are, it would be:

Somewhere warm, beautiful and with my family.

The biggest problem with K-12 education is:

The over-emphasis on standardized testing.

Do you have a motto you live by?

It just doesn’t matter. (This applies to a lot of the little things.)

I've always wanted to visit:

South America

What are your most treasured possessions?

My children.

If you never had to worry about making money, what would you do?

Tour the world with my family, take photos and blog the entire experience.

What kind of kid were you in high school?

Quiet, Lettered in Library Club.