Apple Distinguished Educator (2001 - present)
President ISTE ILN - International Society of Technology in Education Innovative Learning Network (2013 - 2015)
Microsoft Innovative Educator (2013)
Sony Education Ambassador (2012)
Finalist for the Capital Region Society for Technology in Education Kathy Schrock Digital Pioneer Award (2010)
Apple Distinguished Educator National Advisory Board (2005 - 2008)
Apple Learning Interchange Recognized Author (2002 - 2010)
Apple Learning Interchange Editorial Review Board (2003 - 2010)
International Reading Association Technology, Literacy and Communication committee (2005 - 2007)
Scholastic.com's Tech Tutor (2007 - 2009)
Scholastic.com's Teacher Mentor Grade 1-2 (2003 - 2004)
Scholastic.com National Teacher Advisory Board (2002 - present)
Classroom Connect's Internet Educator of the Year- Central Region (2002) Inspiration Software's Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning (2002)
Minnesota Teacher Network Researcher and Developer (2001- 2009)
US West/NEA Minnesota Teacher Network (1996 - 2009)
Becker Public School's Teacher of the Year (1989)
Who's Who in America (2006 - 2012)
Who's Who in American Education (2007 - 2012)
Who's Who of American Women (2007 - 2012)
"I recommend Gayle to anyone wanting a clear and innovative view of the reality of classrooms, specifically early learning classrooms in the US."
Karen Cator, CEO Digital Promise, former Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education.
"I have used Gayle on many occasions to project manage web content, online contests, and administrative duties for a global program educators. Her work is of very high quality. She is very proactive, always on time, and a joy to work with. Gayle is authentic in everythig she does. When she's working on a project or collaborating with a team to solve challenges she remains very grounded in what's realistic, yet pushes ideas forward. She has an incredible talent for getting people excited to do what they thought was impossible."
Maxx Judd, Global Apple Distinguished Educator Program Manager, Apple Inc.
"I have known Gayle for years and have requested her technology integration expertise on many occasions. She is wonderful to work with and always goes above and beyond the call of duty. If you get her to speak at or work with your school, you will be happy you did."
Janet Wozniak, IT & Learning Solutions, Apple Inc.
"Thank you for providing such OUTSTANDING training for our customers. You make the adjustments as needed. A true professional! You are so appreciated."
Karen Miller, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"Thank you for presenting to our teachers in PA. The training was helpful for all of our teachers. Thank you for adapting as necessary t their needs. You are truly a professional educator - meeting student needs."
Dr. Jeff Bovee
"Gayle has a depth of knowledge that comes from over a decade of experience with integrating technology into the learning process: for adults and kids. She has an innate ability to establish a trusting relationship with clients that creates the perfect learning environment."
Dr. Debb Oliver National Practice Manager, Digital Learning Transformation at The Leadership and Learning Center
“Gayle is a determined person with incredible knowledge, skill and enthusiasm. She is dedicated and a team-player."
Gail Lovely, co- founder of Suddenly It Clicks.
“Gayle is a highly creative person, with a great understanding on how to relate to students. During my first years as a teacher, Gayle always had an encouragement for me to keep pushing myself as a teacher. Her knowledge of technology and how it applies to the classroom setting are a great testament to her own drive to learn more!”
Nate Bucher, Teacher, Becker Primary School, Becker, Minnesota
“I have worked with Gayle for several years, first when she was an instructor in the classroom, and now as she organizes Apple's presence at an important technology conference. Gayle does excellent work and is a joy to work with.”
Paul Musegades, Development Executive, Apple Inc.
“Gayle expertly managed a college student video contest this past summer on the topic of "What freedom means to me?". In all phases the project, Gayle was a pleasure to work with.”
Peter Hoffman, Apple Inc.
"Gayle has incredible expertise with technology and instruction. Her enthusiasm is contagious. She organizes fantastic learning experiences for teachers and easily shares her knowledge with others."
Karen Thompson, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Springfiel Illinois
"Gayle is a dedicated educator with a vast knowledge of both curriculum and technology. These combined talents make her a well- respected leader in the educational technology field."
Kris Vassos, Technology Teacher , Mount Laurel Schools, New Jersey
"Gayle is part of a unique breed of educators who are not only great teachers but who can also pick up any piece of technology and help other teachers understand how to use it meaningfully as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. I've been fortunate to work with Gayle on several occasions and have learned a great deal from her over the years. She's a great communicator and can easily explain even complex technology without going into geek-speak. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat!"
Tami Brass - Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, Minnesota
"I have worked at a number of conferences with Gayle and worked on projects with her as an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is very creative, a visionary and knowledgeable about how to integrate technology into educational settings. She is a real asset to the Educational community."
Bill Bierden - Augsburg University, Minnesota
"Gayle is a dedicated educator with a passion for making learning fun. She is someone who will always come through in a pinch. I've called upon Gayle to collaborate or lead in various content development and presentation opportunities for Apple Computer, Inc. Gayle demonstrates an outstanding work ethic while remaining extremely approachable. She has the ability to multitask and remain focused on creating a quality product of contribution to others. As a content expert, Gayle continues to develop and share her knowledge. Her enthusiasm is contagious. I give my highest recommendation to Gayle Berthiaume."
Dianna Williamson, Los Gatos Unified, California
"For me, working with Gayle was an absolute delight! I found the work she had done with her kindergartners and first graders to be both inspirational and exciting! Gayle presented with patience and acceptance for those at varying levels of comfort with technology. Through her expertise and guidance, I was able to pick up on simple tips and strategies to use with my kindergartners and the Mac laptops. After working with Gayle, I didn't feel as intimidated to "jump right into" projects using the digital cameras and Mac laptops with my children! She knew just how to put my mind at ease by stating again and again this was all a process and we learn from our mistakes. She did an excellent job modeling her thinking for both me and the children and gave me tips of how to do this myself. Just the other day I took a risk with the children and opened our external microphone in front of them during shared reading. Together we learned how to set it on the computer and work through any problems we encountered together. What a great learning experience! Gayle helped me realize
this was possible: to trust myself and my learners with technology! :-) "
Julia Swartley - kindergarten, Hartland-Lakeside, Wisconsin
"We loved you! The teachers were very grateful and I can't thank you enough for helping me with this group. Coming in to model a lesson was extremely valuable not only for the kids and teachers, but for me : )"
Therese Jilek, Director of Technology and Instruction, Hartland Lakeside, Wisconsin
"When talking to teachers about technology integration, I would often share Gayle's lessons. Teachers were always amazed at what her young children were able to do with technology. You could tell the kids enjoyed working on the projects and it was apparent that they were lessons and concepts that they would not forget. Gayle's projects were so easy to adapt to existing lessons that teachers felt eager to try them out with their own students."
Tyler Gerhart Wood, Sr. Marketing Manager, K-12 Education Marketing and Products, Apple Inc.
“I have known Gayle since 2005 through the Apple Distinguished Educator Program. She is very knowledgeable about educational technology, particularly in relation to primary grade levels. Gayle also makes an excellent workshop presenter because of her fabulous sense of humor and engaging style. She really makes workshop participants feel comfortable while learning about technology. We've had the opportunity to work together several times, and I have found her to be the consummate professional.”
Lucy Gray, Lead Technology Coach, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
“Gayle is one of the nicest people I know. She is always so helpful, encouraging, and enthusiastic. As a true visionary, it is no surprise that she was selected by Apple Computer to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. I wish there were more people like Gayle!”
Dr. Larry Anderson, National Center for Technology Planning
“Gayle is an excellent educator and professional development leader. Gayle's integration skills and creativity coupled with her experience make her an extremely well-qualified presenter and trainer. Gayle is professional, conscientious, and responsible, and her pleasant personality makes her a joy with whom to work. I recommend Gayle highly for any professional opportunities your organization may have.” Julene Reed, Director of Academic Technology, St. George's Independent School, Memphis, TN