Cathie Gillner

Mobile Device Teacher - Dorseyville Middle School

Pittsburgh, PA

Cathie Gillner started her teaching career as an Early Childhood Educator for Carnegie Mellon University and then moved to an ESL position at Bethel Park School District. In 1997 she began teaching Gifted Education at Kerr Elementary in the Fox Chapel
Area School District. In 2003 she moved to Dorseyville Middle School and began teaching accelerated reading and language arts.

Cathie was selected as a 2014 Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Innovator, and attended a week long technology summit at Kutztown University and was named a 2014 and 2015 Champion Of Change. She currently teaches a course called Mobile Technology
Integration. This course was designed after Dorseyville Middle School went 1:1 with iPads. The course focuses on three units: Mobile Application, Digital Branding, and Creativity & Coding.

Cathie is a Google Certified Educator and an authorized Google Educator Trainer, Google Innovator, Schoology Ambassador, Newsela Certified Educator, and BrainPOP Certified Educator.

She has presented at TRETC, PETE&C, and ISTE.

BirdBrain fosters student creativity and computational thinking by allowing students to design and iterate using a multitude of coding platforms.