If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I'm the Director of Technology and working to create a more innovative learning environment for students and teachers.
Your school name:
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School
Your school type:
Is your school a Title Ⅰ school?:
How many years have you been teaching?:
I am a second-career educator after spending fifteen years on Wall Street. I have a unique perspective as an "outsider" who understands competitive advantage and business models. I love technology and learning and my PLN is like oxygen. I have a unique background that combines business, education, and software. Education is broken and it cannot easily or quickly be fixed. Innovation is the key to finding leverage across schools.
Excellent scaffolding for a course. I like that students will learn (or at least gain get exposure) to various EdTech tools and can discuss how to use them responsibly. Often the digital literacy component comes after the fact or not at all.
I think it is important to build analog versions of online activities. It shows students that the underlying skills regardless of platform (online or offline). It also makes for some better interactions as devices tend to make students beholden to the screen.
Love the popup classroom idea. I was thinking about a micro-school and one of the ideas is to align the curriculum with real-world jobs (e.g., newspaper, architect, software developer, restaurant, etc.). The work environment would switch every few weeks.