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I have been a professional educator for over 40 years. I completed my BA in Education at ASU, and earned my M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. I began my teaching career in special education and have taught grades 1-6. I have had many administrative/leadership roles throughout my career including elementary principal, special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program in the Madison District affiliated with ASU-West, and teacher education lecturer at ASU-West. Courses I have taught include action research, classroom instruction and management, curriculum organization, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, classroom assessment, and the student teaching capstone seminar. Since my second "retirement" in May 2007, I have been involved in many educational technology projects related to Web 2.0 and best practices for technology integration in schools/universities. I co-host the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate which are dedicated to supporting teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching and learning. I am actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community through weekly webcasts. I am am also an active AzTEA Member (ISTE Affiliate) and a DEN STAR.
My passion is continuing to explore all of the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers in powerful interactive learning experiences, and to share these resources with other educators. I am a regular user of Twitter, Diigo, Livebinders, wikispaces, Skype, and my RSS feed reader is one of my favorite tools for following educational blogs, podcasts and wikis.
Global Education Projects Sponsored By You or That You're Involved In (if applicable):
Not involved in any global education projects currently but I am very interested. I participate in many global communications via Twitter, Skype, edublogs, wikis, podcasts, EdTechTalk, and currently am involved with the Webcast Academy.
Favorite Education Resources:
Twitter, Diigo, Livebinders, Ning (many networks), wikispaces.com, edublogs, Weebly,
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