In the spring of 2012, I co-founded and chaired the first EdCamp Cleveland, a participant-driven education conference for teachers. I also chaired the second EdCamp Cleveland a year later, increasing the number of participants and sessions by 50% over the first year.
From 2007-2012, I co-hosted the EdTechWeekly webcast on the EdTechTalk network. As an active participant in this all-volunteer community of educators, I have also provided support to fellow webcasters and assistance in managing and maintaining the community’s servers.
In 2009, I served as one of two Americans on a team of teachers coordinated by Education Beyond Borders, a Canadian non governmental organization engaged in sustainable professional development efforts in South Africa and Kenya. As part of this team, I spent six weeks in Cape Town, South Africa and Mbita, Kenya facilitating educational technology workshops for teachers.
From 2007 to 2009, I served on FirstEnergy’s Educational Advisory Council.
John Hattie wanted to answer a very simple question. We’ve been studying school improvement for decades. We’ve tried all kinds of new initiatives, programs, philosophies, and approaches to improve student learning. We’ve spent millions of dollars on research, and thousands of graduate students have wrestled with the question of how to make our schools more […]
Years ago, I put together some professional development workshops for teachers centered around using “web 2.0” technologies in the classroom. At the time, the idea of the World Wide Web as an interactive, participatory tool was pretty new. The classes addressed things like blogs and wikis and video conferencing and personal learning networks. They were […]
The first time I used a computer was in 1981. I think it was an Apple IIe, but it might have been a Radio Shack TRS-80. My middle school had both located in a “math lab.” I don’t remember why I was there. There were only a few kids in the room, and 3-4 computers. […]