I am a Digital Learning Consultant for the Region 10 Education Service Center in Richardson, Texas. Region 10 provides services that impact more than 650,000 students and 53,000 educators in 80 public school districts, 31 Charter Schools, and numerous private schools.
As a Google Certified Teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer, I have led a variety of instructional technology trainings across the US, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. I was also selected as a finalist for the 2015 Instructional Technology Specialist of the year by TCEA. I am also on the Educational Advisory Board for the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, as well as co-leader for the North Texas Google Educator Group, and an Edcamp organizer.
I am also a blogger. ShakeUpLearning.com provides educators with instructional technology resources, tips and tricks, and classroom technology integration ideas. Shake Up Learning, was recognized as a Must Read EdTech Blog for 2014, and a 2014 Edublog Awards Finalist for best new blog and best edtech resource blog. As a blogger, I create and share original technology integration ideas, resources, cheat sheets, and more!
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
Flatten those walls! My ideal classroom is not a classroom at all. I would love to see flexible learning spaces that move and adapt as needed by the learner. This classroom includes virtual learning spaces with synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. My classroom would also be very hands-on and authentic, giving students the opportunity to spread their creative wings and innovate while connecting and collaborating with other students across the globe.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOED, what would it be about?
Google Apps and Social Media
Have you ever attended an Edcamp?
Many Edcamps in Texas!
Edcamp Awesome (organizer)