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.
In 1607, the first permanent English colony in America was established in Jamestown, Virginia. There are actually two Jamestown colonies, a couple miles apart, and my wife and I visited both of them. The Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum opened in 1957 to celebrate the 350th anniverary of the colony. It includes a […]
Why do we go to school? It’s an absurd question, really. If you ask students, they’re usually suprised by it. Everyone goes to school. There’s no real choice. We have to go to school. It’s what we do. And parents are generally in the same boat. They may say something about preparing students for the […]
We’re almost back to normal. Last night, we biked a few miles to a local restaurant, ate dinner inside, and stopped for ice cream on the way home. I didn’t even take a mask, much less wear one. Most of the people we encountered were maskless as well, and the social distancing markers on the […]