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John Sowash - Sowash Ventures. Greater Detroit Area, MI, US

John Sowash

Fearless Leader, Founder, and Owner | Sowash Ventures

Greater Detroit Area, MI, UNITED STATES

Inspiring the next generation of Educators





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John Sowash is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to lead their classrooms with creativity and inspiration. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. You can connect with John via his blog ( or Twitter (@jrsowash).

Industry Expertise (2)

Corporate Training


Areas of Expertise (3)

Educational Technology

Google Apps

Technology in the Classroom

Accomplishments (2)

Google Certified Teacher (professional)


Boulder, Colorado, 2009

Google Certified Trainer (professional)


First Cohort, Mountain View, California, 2011

Education (3)

Spring Arbor University: BA, English, Biology, Secondary Education 2008

Certified Michigan Teacher: English (9-12) and Biology (9-12)

University of Oxford: Guest Student, English Literature 2005

Guest student. Scholar of Middle English literature and C.S. Lewis: January-April 2007. Teaching Experience

Liberty University: M.Ed., Administration and Supervision 2009

Affiliations (4)

  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
  • EdReach Network
  • Google Certified Teachers
  • Google Certified Trainers

Testimonials (2)

Ms. Collette, 3rd Grade Teacher | BEST Academy Google Apps Workshop

Thank you for your assistance with the workshop! It was informative and I learned several new things. I am so glad that your website will be available as a resource to us. Again, thank you for your time and expertise in the area!

Greg Bagby, Educator | Google Apps Workshop: The University of Tennessee Board of Regents

Okay, so this guy knows his stuff. He has propelled me to an entirely new level in my thought process. He was a great presenter and worked the room well.

Event Appearances (7)

The Digital Natives are Restless

Walled Lake Spice It Up Conference  Walled Lake, Michigan


Collaboration for STEM Classrooms

ICE Conference (Illinois Computing Educators)  Chicago, Illinois


Google Apps with Students: Succeeding in the Cloud

MACUL Conference  Grand Rapids, Michigan


Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

University School Milwaukee Technology Conference  Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Google Spreadsheets for Beginners

Google in Education Webinar Series  Virtual Workshop


Apps for Professional Development

Workshop for Educators  Virtual Workshop


Collectors or Connectors?

2013 Michigan Google Education Summit  Brighton, Michigan


Sample Talks (1)

Getting Started with Google Apps

Description: Google Apps for Education is a suite of tools designed to help educators do more professionally and pedagogically. Built for collaboration and sharing, these powerful tools can help you communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, and parents. Learn how to effectively use Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, and more. This workshop is specifically geared for educators and will features practical classroom applications.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 3000