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21st Century Education

Technology is fundamentally changing the way we educate.  I support educators in being lifelong learners, risk-takers, and tireless advocates for the needs of students.  I strive to ask the tough questions that challenge the underlying paradigms that shape schools today.

I focus on leveraging technology to improve student outcomes.  It is the learning and not the tool itself that makes the difference.  I listen and work collaboratively with teachers to find the leverage points for digital tools in their classrooms. I locate digital resources to support student learning and troubleshoot the pitfalls of the technology itself.  I model innovation by looking for creative solutions to challenges teachers face.  I advocate for students to become digitally literate and responsible digital and global citizens.  And I share what works and doesn’t work to create a community around the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes.

I am highly in-tune with the responsibilities of educators to prepare students for lives and careers of the future.  I see the skill necessities of 21st century learners as:

  • Technology literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

GIN students prepare

Project and Challenge Based Learning

I often utilize challenge and project-based learning to facilitate the skill development of my 21st century students.  With my students, we often collaborate on projects globally such as:

GIN student presentation

Classroom Technology Integration

I have designed and taught two separate technology-embedded global issues courses.  Click the links below to see a course homepage and a sample project.

Global Issues Course Website

Global Issues Course Website

Conflict Resolution Project

Conflict Resolution Project

Technology Coach

I have also served as the Secondary Technology Coach at Colegio Internacional Puerto la Cruz in Venezuela.  View the slideshow below to learn about the type of coaching I offer:

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”― Alvin Toffler