I'm the Director of Academic Technology at Quest Academy, an independent school in Palatine, IL. In that role, I oversee Quest’s STEAM program, and develop a STEAM curriculum that grows and develops young leaders of engineering and creativity. Quest is a 1:1 Chromebook environment, but also promotes a BYOD program and supports students using myriad devices and platforms. My mission is to provide students with possibilities, and to help students realize their unending potential.
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
Lots of different kinds of canvases
Lots of room to move around and create
Movable desks / movable chairs
Peg boards, places to hang tools, windows, the whole room is a writable white board
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOED, what would it be about?
1) MakerSpaces Best Practices: What's needed, what's essential, and what are just plain good tools and ideas?
2) If This Than That: Sharing the BEST Recipes for Education with IFTTT.com
Have you ever attended an Edcamp?
Edcamp Illinois (organizer)