Great Plains Summit 2020 - Quarantine Edition

We had an AMAZING 2020 Great Plains Summit!

The Great Plains Summit: Quarantine Edition was a 3 day conference focused on the use of Google Suite for Education in K-12 environments as well as other tech topics such as AR/VR, tech leadership and engaging learners of all ages.

This year's summit happened July 14–16, 2020.

Topics range from classroom tools like Google Classroom and Chromebooks to productivity apps like Google Docs and Forms to exploration and research apps such as Google Earth and YouTube. The Great Plains Summit, due to the coronavirus, will be presented online for this, its eighth year.

2020 Presenters-in-Quarantine

George Barcenas

Technology Coordinator

Bellevue Union School District

Santa Rosa, CA

Allatesha Cain

Third grade teacher

Martin Luther King Elementary School

Tuscaloosa, AL

Jon Corippo

Executive Director


Coarsegold, California

Book Author

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist

Curtsworks LLC

Canton, OH

Book Author

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist

Franklin Township Schools

Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Gilmore

Educator, author and education consultant


Berlin, Germany

Book Author

Lauren Heil

Digital Arts and Computer Science Teacher

Denver, CO

Jessica Lenore Williams

Technology Department Head

Illing Middle School

Manchester, CT

Cicely Lewis


Meadowcreek High School

Norcross, GA

Jesse Lubinsky

Chief Learning Officer

Ready Learner One

Mount Kisco, New York

Book Author

Paula Martinez



Madrid, Spain

Derek McCoy

Director of Innovation and Learning

Grady County Schools

Cairo, GA

Book Author

John Meehan

English teacher, instructional coach

Bishop O’Connell High School

Arlington, VA

Book Author

Joe and Kristin Merrill

Fourth and First Grade Teachers

Lake Park Elementary School

Naples, FL

Book Author

Pat Noonan

Special education teacher

Methuen, MA

Ryan ODonnell

Video Production teacher

Rocklin High School

Rocklin, California

Britton Picciolini

Regional Manager


Donnie Piercey

Fifth grade teacher

Fayette County Public Schools

Lexington, KY

Traci Plitz

Kindergarten teacher and K-3 technology integration specialist

Billings Public Schools

Billings, MT

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology

Bullis School

Potomac, MD

Book Author

Micah Shippee

Chief Executive Officer

Ready Learner One

Syracuse, NY

Book Author

Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant


Seattle, WA

Wanda Terral

Director of Technology

Lakeland School System

Memphis, TN

Sarah Thomas

Regional Technology Coordinator

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Upper Marlboro, MD

Daren White

Learning Technologies Lead

2 secondary academies

Essex, UK



The Great Plains Summit is the perfect starting point for your journey if you are new to The G Suite for Education. From Docs to Sheets to Forms, we offer a variety of sessions aimed at the novice user. Walk in as a beginner, walk out with confidence!


Climb Higher

Ready to take your Google Apps skills to the next level? Our presenters are ready to pull you up. Use scripting to tie Google apps together to create powerful workflows or see how to manage a school or district full of users and devices using the Administrator Dashboard.



We bring in some of the most-skilled and best-presenting k-12 edtech speakers from around the country. They can't wait to share their knowledge and experience with you.