The Power of “You Count”

TED-style Insights and Panel on Significant Learning


  • Dr Greg Gerber New York Institute of Technology


In this session, you will hear from passionate and innovative educational speakers who each represent a participating PDGIA organization. These mini TED-style talks invite vision, experience, and inspirational learnings from the most impactful developments at their institution. This session promises to be a unique and memorable way to explore living examples of our conference themes.

Author Biography

Dr Greg Gerber, New York Institute of Technology

Greg Gerber is an experienced instructor and public speaker with a demonstrated history of transforming educational practice. He trains law enforcement in digital reconnaissance, mentors graduate students in Instructional Technology and is focused on invoking and facilitating positive life and educational change.

His interests and research are focused on inquiry-based learning, assessment methods, and the appropriate application of educational technology integrations. Greg is active in law enforcement and K-post-secondary circles as an innovator and trainer of digital media reconnaissance and threat assessment techniques. He also serves as an advisor to the British Columbia Ministry of Education in matters of curricular application.

Greg Gerber is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching and holds a Master of Educational Administration (2006) and a Doctorate of Education (2016). He has extensive experience in technology infrastructure and securities, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership, and instruction. His previous professional experience includes serving as a high school teacher and vice principal, as senior technical consultant for corporations and educational institutions, as director of learning for 43 independent schools in British Columbia (SCSBC), as adjunct professor in Education at Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University, and as thesis reviewer and supervisor at Royal Roads University. He finds joy in solving complex problems and helping law enforcement and educators resolve tensions between practice and theoretical understanding—particularly where technology can play a mediating role in improving efficiency; this idea underpins his research interests.

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