Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie”, is a Technology Specialist for Ladue School District. She has been an educator since 2001. She breaks down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters the 4C’s and authentic learning. She is passionate about providing educators with practical techniques to integrate technology and make global connections. Among her many accolades as an award-winning educator, she was selected as a National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, a 2015 PBS Lead LearningMedia Digital Innovator for Missouri, and in 2006, she was honored as Teacher of The Year for the St. Louis Public Schools. She served on the advisory panel for ISTE’s member magazine, Empowered Learner. She is an ISTE Digital Equity PLN Co-Chair, and a Code.org Facilitator. Her work has been featured in several publications including, Tech & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Edtech Magazine, Entrsekt Magazine, and she also served as a monthly columnist for Edsurge, Tech & Learning Magazine, and The Pearson School Blog. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter at several state and national conferences including a featured TED Master Class speaker at the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago Illinois. On a personal side, she is a proud wife to her husband Brian, and mom-in-chief to their five sons.