I am fortunate to be working with administrators who are strong supporters of professional development in multiple contexts, including external consulting.
Supported by my school community, I am honored to be developing my leadership skills as an educational consultant in international and public schools throughout Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
For a full listing of all professional development I have offered and received, please see here.
Dependent on my school schedule, I am available for:
School-Wide Professional Development
I enjoy working with teachers from different divisons and subject areas to inspire them to use technology in new and innovative ways, to develop connections with colleagues around the world, and to build a personal learning network. As a visiting consultant, I can offer:
- Technology Coaching for Teachers
- Hands-on Technology Training
- Curriculum Development
- Review and Recommendation for Technology Integration
- Labsite Workshops in the Classroom
- Developing a Technology Leadership Team for Technology Integrators/Coaches/Facilitator
- Weekend Workshops (see below)
One- and two-day workshops are a great way to kick-start new conversations in your school community. Spending at least two days together gives us a chance to not only explore new ideas and ways of thinking about technology, but to also try different tools, build solid curricular connections, and share expertise among the group. I am happy to design workshops based on your school needs. As a starting point, I’ve recently offered the following workshops:
- The Flat Classroom Workshop, with Julie Lindsay, at ASB Unplugged
- The 21st Century Educator at Shekou International School, China
- The 21st Century Classroom at Suzhou International School, China
- Making the Shift Happen at the NESA Fall Training Institute in Abu Dhabi
Keynote and Conference Presentations
One of my favorite things about being a teacher is all of the opportunities we have to share with each other at regional conferences. I feel lucky to be living in Asia where we have a close-knit community of learners, and a wide variety of opportunities to present. I am happy to design keynote and conference presentations based on conference needs. As a starting point, I’ve recently offered the following presentations:
- The Future of Learning: Mobile, Connected Collaborative at TEDxTokyoTeachers
- Digital Citizenship: The Forgotten Fundamental at ETC 2012
- Connecting Your Community: How to Develop a Blogging Platform for Your School at Learning 2.012
I am a co-founder of the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy 15-credit post-graduate program, accredited through Buffalo State, SUNY. This program began at the International School Bangkok in Thailand, and has expanded to international schools around Asia. Currently I am the coordinator, facilitator and instructor of the YIS cohort. Having facilitated the ISB, EARCOS and YIS cohorts, I am consistently impressed with the innovative, creative, forward-thinking collaborative work of our graduates. The COETAIL program engages participants in new ways of thinking about technology and how it can enhance and support learning. Our team is growing, and we are able to offer local cohorts hosted at your school, as well as an online cohort. For more information about COETAIL, please see our website.
Although I am not always available to travel due to my teaching schedule, I am happy to present virtually via Skype (or your preferred communication method). For me, this is a great opportunity to connect with other educators in areas of the world I may not normally have the chance to visit!
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