I am a teacher, turned educational technologist, turned teacher. Most of my career has been spent in the classroom, and most of my career will be spent not far from one. Above any other reason to be in this profession, it is the students who are central to why I do what I do. I truly believe that teachers have the power to change the lives of the students they reach, creating a generation of compassionate, empathetic, critical thinkers ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
I believe the use of technology in the classroom can have a positive effect on student learning, opening up possibilities that have never before been possible. I strive to integrate technology in ways that support instruction, not replace it. A classroom can be transformed into a unique learning experience when technology supports pedagogical best-practices, the content expertise of the teacher, and the established curricular goals of the institution. The intersection of these elements creates a true 21st Century classroom, giving students the tools they need to create quality, meaningful work today, while equipping them with the skills they need to change the world tomorrow.