Patricia Brown is a technology integration coach at Ladue School District, an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University, and an edtech consultant. She has been an educator since 2001. She spent nine years as a classroom teacher with the St. Louis Public Schools. Patricia instantly became intrigued with discovering how students learned, and how technology enhances student achievement. Patricia wanted to provide her student with opportunities to conceptualize the impact technology has on their daily lives. Like most public schools, her school did not have adequate funding for technology, so she applied for and was awarded a technology grant valued at over $25,000 for her classroom.With two advanced degrees in Educational Technology, she is passionate about providing educators with practical ways to integrate technology through her trainings, blog, and website. She believes, preparing teachers will ultimately prepare students to compete in our global society through 21st century teaching and learning. In 2006, she was honored as Teacher of the Year. On a personal side she is a lifelong partner to her husband, and mom-in chief to her five sons.