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.
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 […]
For about 20 years, my family spent Independence Day with the Boston Pops. Each year, they would give a free concert on the Charles River Esplanade complete with the orchestra, special guest stars, and fireworks. Attendance varied widely depending on the weather and the guest artists, but could be anywhere from 200,000 – 500,000 people. […]
One of the challenges I face in my role is deciding when not to do something. I can see possibilities for systems to work together. I can repurpose technology tools in different contexts to do useful and unexpected things. But building and maintaining these systems takes a long time, and often falls out of the […]