I am a Senior Instructional Technologist working at a 4 year university in the NYC area.
In my role teaching teachers, I develop a wide range of technology resources for faculty and teach them best practices in using technology-based teaching methods and materials. I am also a Blackboard Administrator and am part of the Distance Learning team that helps to design and create online courses.
Over the past six years I have given engaging workshops, presentations, and talks on a wide range of topics such as Designing Effective Presentations, Fostering Discussions and Community and Collaborating on the Web: Transforming Teaching and Research in Higher Education. I strongly believe in collaboration and sharing resources, and the 98 slidedecks I have posted online total almost half a million views.
I have broad experience in helping faculty develop interactive lessons and activities both in the face-to-face format as well as online. I am well versed in every aspect of filmmaking including producing, directing, filming and editing video. I have extensive experience working with faculty to create flipped classes and I have a deep understanding of digital pedagogical methods and their potential to improve learning outcomes.
Prior to working at the higher-ed level in starting in 2008, I taught high school math for ten years. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
I am also the author of The EdTech Bible: Everything You Need To Know About Teaching and Technology.” In this well-received volume, I share my experience and expertise along with resources that will inspire teachers of all levels to explore using technology to develop engaging, original, and satisfying classroom experiences.