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.
Schools are trying to figure out what fall looks like. Are we going to be back in the classroom like we were last fall? That seems very unlikely. Will we still be completely online like we’ve been for the last two months? That’s possible, but it’s more likely that we’re going to try to get […]
As I was writing the first part of this, I got to the section on keeping instruction brief and realized I wasn’t doing a very good job of that. So we took a little break. We were talking about how all schools are probably going to be blended to some extent. We need to easily […]
Years ago, I asked one of my high school teachers if he would consider teaching a course online. “Why would I want to do that?” he asked. “I come to work because I love being around kids. Online classes would keep all of the annoying parts of the job and get rid of the fun […]