EDTECHTEAM
AT ISTE 2019

Philadelphia | June 23-26, 2019
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Helping Schools Meet Their Highest Goals

Join us at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia for engaging sessions for teachers and leaders, EdTechTeam Press author book signings, and opportunities to explore how EdTechTeam can help schools meet their highest goals in the coming school year. 

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TEACHING THEATER

Come visit us at booth 1722 in the ISTE Exhibit Hall Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26 daily.

Our team of experienced educators will be sharing best practices designed to help schools meet their highest goals and solve their greatest challenges. The schedule will feature sessions for both teachers and leadership on instructional coaching, DEI, SEL, supports for new teachers, EdTechTeam Press author sessions and book signings, and demo slams! And swag!

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NOT GOING TO ISTE?

Not going to ISTE 2019 because you’re still in school, teaching summer school, or out adventuring with friends or family?

No worries….we’ve got you covered! Fill out the email form to the right to participate in pop-up broadcasts, receive session resources daily by email, and win raffle prizes JUST by subscribing to EdTechTeam’s ISTE updates.

Naturally, we encourage you to share your awesome discoveries #edtechteam & #notatiste on social media!

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GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION
ISTE PLAYGROUND

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
2:00 – 5:30pm
Location: Playground A, Level 2, Grand Hall

Hands-on sessions from Google for Education Certified Innovators and Trainers along with thought-provoking speakers share their tips for using G Suite for Education apps to support student voice and learning. While we would LOVE for you to attend sessions at booth #1722, we totally understand if you break away to visit the Playground 🙂

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LEARN WITH EDTECHTEAM
PRESS AUTHORS

We are thrilled to have the largest representation of EdTechTeam Press authors at any ISTE to date. We invite you to learn with EdTechTeam Press authors at numerous sessions, workshops, book signings, and book giveaways at the ISTE Exhibit Hall – EdTechTeam Booth #1722 and across the conference Sunday-Wednesday.

Drop by the booth during the author signings each day and you might even score a FREE book (Limited availability). 

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TEACHING THEATER

Join us at booth 1722 for the EdTechTeam Teaching Theater featuring engaging sessions hosted by guest presenters and teacher leaders, EdTechTeam Press author book signings, and sessions that will help educators solve their greatest challenges.

  • 10:00-10:30
    Resources for Culturally Responsive Classroom
    Jennie Magiera

    10:30-11:00
    Supporting SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and Wellness for all Students
    Christina Sprader

    11:00-11:30
    The Power of Coaching to Help Schools Meet Goals
    Heather Dowd, Dee Lanier, & Jennie Magiera

    11:30-12:00
    G Suite for New Teachers and Newbies
    Michael Wacker & Josh Truman

    12:00-1:00
    Meet the Authors – Bethany Petty, Nathan Lang-Raad & Heather Dowd

    1:00-1:30
    Give Every Student a Voice with the Free Pear Deck Add-on for Google Slides
    Eric Curts

    1:30-2:00
    Bridging Social and Emotional Needs with Google Forms
    Mari Venturino

    2:00-2:30
    Accessibility Tools to Reach All Your Students
    Sean Williams

    2:30-3:00
    It’s News to Me! Getting Started with a Student News Show
    Jessica Williams

    3:00-3:30
    Pocket-Sized Creative: Using Your Mobile Phone to Inspire Creativity
    Al Thomas

    3:30-4:00
    From Day One – Integrating Tech into The First Six Weeks of School
    Cutia Blunt

    4:00-4:30
    Breakout EDU – ISTE Edition

    4:30-5:00
    Demo Slam
    John McGowan, Cutia Blunt, Natalia LeMoyne, Taneesha Thomas

  • 10:00-10:30
    Leadership in the Age of Google
    Mark Wagner

    10:30-11:00
    Supporting SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and Wellness for all Students
    Christina Sprader

    11:00-11:30
    The Power of Coaching to Help Schools Meet Goals
    Dee Lanier (Dynamic Learning Project)

    11:30-12:00
    Teach Teachers with Confidence – Adult Learning for K12 Educators
    Kate Petty

    12:00-1:00
    Meet the Authors – Robert Dillon, Dan Ryder, & Kern Kelley

    1:00-1:30
    Strategic Storytelling for Schools: 10 Must-Try Social Media Tips
    Monica Burns

    1:30-2:00
    WanderlustEDU – Strategies for School Change
    Micah Shippee

    2:00-2:30
    Breakout EDU

    2:30-3:00
    Where my Girls?
    Kimberly Lane Clark

    3:00-3:30
    Differentiate Like a Rock Star without breaking a Sweat!
    Becky Shorey

    3:30-4:00
    Powerful Learning Moments for Every Student, Every Day: Pear Deck
    Dave Frayser – Pear Deck

    4:00-4:30
    Communicating without Barreras (Barriers)
    George Barcenas

    4:30-4:50
    Jim Sill, George Barcenas, Ben Friesen, TBD

  • 10:00-10:20
    Resources for Culturally Responsive Classrooms
    Al Thomas

    10:30-10:50
    The Power of Coaching to Help Schools Meet Goals
    Christina Sprader – Dynamic Learning Project

    11:00-11:20
    Supporting SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and Wellness for all Students
    Christina Sprader

    11:30-11:50
    Teach Teachers with Confidence – Adult Learning for K12 Educators
    Kate Petty

    12:00-1:00
    Meet the Authors – Rushton Hurley, Mark Wagner, Lisa Highfill, Sarah Landis, & Kelly Hilton

    1:00-1:30
    Improve Student Writing and Save Time with WriQ for Google Docs
    Mark Schwartz – Texthelp

    1:30-2:00
    Posters, Flyers, & Graphics (Desktop Publishing for Dummies)
    Ben Friesen

    2:00-2:20
    Demo Slam
    Paty Garcia, Emily Fitzpatrick, Dan Sharpe & Eric Curts

SPEAKERS

Catch up with leaders from our Teaching Theater and other sessions. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Mark Wagner
CEO, EdTechTeam, Inc.
  • Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional development and consulting services to learning institutions, non-profits, and for-profit education companies. The EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation with a mission to improve the world’s education systems using the best technology and pedagogy available. They aim to inspire and empower other educators to do the same. In this capacity, Dr. Wagner leads a global series of EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google for Education. He was the director of the Google Teacher Academy and the Google Workshops for Educators by Computer Using Educators (CUE) from 2008-2011. He has also been the professional development coordinator for CUE, the educational technology coordinator for the California League of Schools (CLS), and the provider of the technology module for Orange County’s Administrator Training Program. In addition, he works directly with school districts, independent schools, and other organizations that provide educational products and services. Mark Wagner has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in cross-cultural education. His doctoral research focused on the use of video games in education, and specifically on the potential applications of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) as constructivist learning environments. #moresoon

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Jennie Magiera
Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
  • Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam. Prior to joining EdTechTeam, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62 and previously the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Jennie uses her classroom experiences to inform her work supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for “edventures”: student-centered, passion-based experiential learning. Her work centers around acknowledging problems and finding innovative ways to navigate them so as to allow teachers and students dive into these classroom edventures.

    Jennie is also passionate about reimagining professional learning to facilitate more relevant teacher support. She has served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founded various new conference concepts such as PLAYDATE. She has been recognized for her work as a White House Champion for Change, Chicago Public Schools Innovator of the Year, TEDx Speaker, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator, and featured on various programs such as NBC’s Education Nation, C-SPAN’s Reimagining Education and NPR.

    Jennie shares her experiences taking risks in the classroom and helping others to feel comfortable doing the same in her book, Courageous Edventures. You can follow her on Twitter at @MsMagiera and learn more about her work and her book at bit.ly/edventuresbook.

    Jennie holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Psychology and History and a M.S. in Mathematics Education from University of Illinois-Chicago. Aside from her students, her great loves in life are sci-fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband.

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Michael Wacker
Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
  • A former elementary teacher, Michael has since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops. On the student side, his experience involves directing the build and design of online courses, technical development, and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than six years of progressively responsible experience in eLearning and Blended Learning, he is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation in public and private schools internationally to support the professional development and redesign of classrooms, pedagogy, and traditional instructional models, to better serve all learners. Michael’s strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, he strives to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.

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Jim Sill
Instructional Technology Specialist, Executive Director of Product Development, EdTechTeam
  • After working in the television and film business, Jim spent many years as an award winning video production teacher in the central valley of California working with students to produce service projects that addressed the growing number of issues impacting teens. His work in the classroom was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series on Building Career Skills in Video Production. As a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator, Jim specializes in Google’s collaborative tools, project-based learning, and visual / media literacy. Now as the Director of Global Business Development for EdTechTeam, Jim is based out of Melbourne, Australia and works with schools all over the world inspiring new uses of technology in teaching and learning. Throughout his travels, he has developed a passion for finding great stories in education while writing a few of his own.

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Dee Lanier
Director of DLP Partnerships, EdTechTeam
  • Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequality. Dee served at Crossroads Charter High School as a full-time Vocational Studies teacher, Testing Coordinator and Title I Director then went on to become the Technology Catalyst for the Lower School at Trinity Episcopal School. He was also an Executive Director of a national nonprofit and a founding board member and tech coach at Charlotte Lab School. Dee is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning activities. Dee is currently a Program Coordinator for EdTechTeam. You can find him on Twitter @deelanier

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Kate Petty
Director of Events, EdTechTeam
  • Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada, Reno and a MA in Teaching from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to coming to EdTechTeam Kate was the CUE Blog Editor and CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow. Kate is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and is a Certified PBL Teacher in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute. Kate’s passions in education are Genius Hour and Alternative Assessments.

    Kate serves as the Director of Certification Programs for EdTechTeam. She primarily coordinates Level 1 Certification, Google Level 2 Certification, and Certified Trainer Bootcamps featuring Google in Education with districts around the country to give teachers an opportunity to certify in all of those programs.

    Kate currently lives in Irvine, CA with her husband and daughter.

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Paty Garcia
Director of Professional Development, EdTechTeam Mexico
  • Paty García has witnessed the impact that technology has had in this field, and understands the importance of developing in students, the 21st century skills needed to succeed in our global and changing world. She worked at Humanitree School as a coordinator for Math and Science for Primary school and as a Science teacher for Secondary school. Prior to this, Paty worked at the American School Foundation in Mexico City as a Science and Math teacher for Middle School and served other leadership roles for 10 years. Her teaching career started working as a teacher for Middle School at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. Paty has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry, a Master’s in Education, a Master’s in Technology and Innovation in Education, a Certificate in Educational Technologies from Buffalo SUNY University, a Coaching Certificate and she is a Google Certified Innovator.

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Heather Dowd
Senior Director of the Dynamic Learning Project, EdTechTeam
  • Heather Dowd is the Senior Director of the Dynamic Learning Project for EdTechTeam. She enjoys helping instructional coaches inspire their teachers to use technology in meaningful ways for student learning. Teaching English in Japan inspired her to become a teacher and the adventure hasn’t stopped. Heather is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of “Classroom Management in the Digital Age” where she encourages teachers to set the learning free with a solid classroom management plan. She is a former physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach who loves talking about physics, digital citizenship, coaching, spreadsheets, and design. She believes that students should have access to current technology in order to connect to the world and be creative in ways that weren’t possible when she was in school.

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Emily Fitzpatrick
Director of Professional Development, EdTechTeam Canada
  • Based in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, Emily is the Director of Professional Development for EdTechTeam, Canada.  Previously she was a classroom teacher with experience in math, computer science, ESL and special education in Canada, Belgium and the UK.

    As a Certified Trainer and Innovator, Emily believes that technology should be accessible by all students in all subjects to deepen their understanding and create real-world connections.  With EdTechTeam, Canada Emily helps to facilitate professional learning opportunities with Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students.

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Al Thomas
Director of Events, EdTechTeam
  • Al Thomas was a digital learning consultant with more than fifteen years in the field of education serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and educational consultant. He is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2. His passion is to develop and curate unique and innovative tools that improve the quality of the learning experience and to inspire change by helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration.

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Christina Sprader
Director of Education Partnership, EdTechTeam
  • As Director of Education Partnerships at EdTechTeam, Christina brings a passion for rethinking education to ensure experiences are learner-centered, with a focus on developing the capacity of others to lead and implement transformational work. Christina has worked in various roles in elementary, middle, and high school environments, as Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, and as a Manager of Partnerships at Discovery Education. She uses her experience as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, principal, and professional development specialist to understand the challenges districts face, and partners with them to create a design that works toward the district’s vision and goals. From Design Thinking to STEM to apprenticeship experiences, Christina is always looking for ways to further empower educators and engage learners in real-life experiences that impact their future.

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Josh Truman
Senior Director of Education Partnerships, EdTechTeam
  • Josh is the EdTechTeam Senior Director of Education Partnerships in North America. With a team of education partnerships leaders, he leads public and private educational institutions to foster innovation and develop better learning and teaching environments through Professional Learning. Before that, he worked at Discovery Education for 8 years as the Director of Education Partnerships, working with school districts across the country to foster the transition of classrooms to 21st-century learning environments, in an effort to help districts reach strategic goals. Josh started his education career in Virginia as a middle and high school teacher and then became a Social Sciences Department Chair in IL. Josh was also recognized as the Student Teacher of the Year, in his home state of Michigan.

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Ben Friesen
Director of DLP Partnerships, EdTechTeam
  • After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator – Level 1 and Level 2. He likes traveling, VW Vanagons, coffee, 8-bit video games, pizza, canoeing, his goofy family and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world.

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Mari Venturino
Mar Vista Academy
  • Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National Board Certified Teacher. Mari was awarded the CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher of the Year and ISTE Emerging Leader awards in 2017 and is a member of the ASCD Emerging Leader Class of 2018. Mari is the editor of Fueled by Coffee and Love, a collection of real stories by real teachers. She is currently working toward her EdD at Boise State University.

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George Barcenas
Technology Coordinator, Bellevue Union School District
  • George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College. Technology has always been in his teaching from creating commercials in Spanish class to work on vocabulary to creating a production of Romeo and Juliet with zombies… He now teaches coding, G-Suite and video design with iMovie and Adobe After Effects. In his current role he also works with teachers find the right tool to help the students. His passion for teaching has found a place with Google apps for education and pushing the boundaries of being geeky.

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Eric Curts
Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
  • Eric has been in education for 26 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at bit.ly/gegohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found.

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Cutia Blunt
Director of Academic Technology, The Galloway School
  • Cutia Blunt serves as the Director of Academic Technology at The Galloway School in Atlanta. Prior to this year, she was the Assistant Principal of Early Learning at Galloway. She also spent 14 years as a classroom and gifted program teacher in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Cutia has earned an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. She also is a Level 1 and 2 Google Certified Educator. Most recently, she gained the Apple Teacher and BrainPop certifications.

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Jessica Williams
Manchester Public Schools
  • Jess has been providing professional development on tech integration since her early days as a 7-12 Reading and Language Arts teacher. Now a Technology Integration Specialist for Manchester Public Schools in Connecticut, she has overseen Chromebook 1:1 deployment at both the high school and middle school levels, provided G Suite training at the district level, and has even spearheaded her district’s first Maker Spaces. As head of the Technology Department and Video Production co-teacher at Illing Middle School, she is passionate about tinkering, 360° photography, coding, improvisation, karaoke, tacos, and trying new things. Jess has presented at numerous conferences on how to effectively roll out technology in engaging ways and looks forward to learning with you!

Join us at ISTE in Philadelphia, June 23 – 26, 2019
Sean Williams
Ledyard Public Schools
  • Sean is originally from Southern California where he taught elementary for a decade before shifting to High School Biology. Always looking for new challenges Sean got his administrative license and is currently Director of Instructional Technology for Ledyard Public Schools in Connecticut. Lots of badges, big fan of the Google, coffee, and dogs.

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Becky Shorey
Manager of Strategic Projects, Jeffco Public Schools
  • Becky Shorey is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and piloted a 1:1 Chromebook classroom for four years before becoming the school’s EdTech Coach where she worked one on one with teachers developing customized lessons integrating technology into their classrooms. Before that, she taught high school Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Astronomy for 17 years at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, CO. Now Becky works for Jeffco Public Schools and is the Manager of Strategic Projects where she is planning for a 1:1 roll out for the District in the fall of 2019.

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Kimberly Lane Clark
Lancaster ISD
  • Kimberly began her career in educational technology 11 years ago gaining experience teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi and Texas. In the latter part of her years in education she also served as a campus technology coordinator. She has also served as a technology consultant for SchoolHouse 21 since 2011. She currently serves as a technology consultant for Educate Texas, serves as the city lead for Black Tech Women in Dallas, TX, and she serves as a guest technology consultant for the Global Academic Technology Essentials Teacher Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2016, she was selected as the third cohort of the TED-Ed innovators and she currently serves as the 2017-2018 ISTE Computer Science Network president. Kimberly is currently a District Blended Learning Specialist in Texas. Kimberly earned a B.A. in Educational Technology, a M.Ed in Secondary Education and an Ed.S in Secondary Education with a specialization in Educational Technology from Jackson State University.

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Taneesha Thomas
CEO, FlutterTech LLC
  • Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, is a certified Instructional Technologist, a Google Trainer, an Apple Teacher, an EdTech national presenter, as well as CEO of Flutter Tech LLC. She serves as a captain for Chicago’s Google Education Group, she has also presented at EdTechTeam Summits, ICE, IETC, and ISTE conferences. After dedicating more than twenty years in the classroom she extended her reach and spent the last five years supporting teacher growth and building their capacity in her role as a technology integration specialist. Her experiences range from 1:1 deployment and management, student support, to job embedded professional development, to creating and managing a maker space. In 2014, Taneesha successfully rolled out the largest deployment of Chromebooks ever in the 3rd largest school district in the US, Chicago Public Schools. Taneesha was also recognized for her technology innovation by CPS and was awarded the ‘Ones to Watch’ award in the spring of 2016. She began a new chapter in River Forest SD #90 this fall as an Instructional Technology Specialist.

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