Kevin became the K-4 Technology Facilitator at Northfield Community School in Northfield, NJ USA in 2003. In this role he is responsible for technology instruction in a lab setting for the entire elementary student body (520+ students). Rather than just “teaching computer class,” Kevin delivers engaging, informative, challenging and enjoyable lessons that integrate with content being taught by his classroom-teacher peers while leveraging state-of-the-art Web 2.0 and social media technologies.
In addition to his classroom instructional duties, Kevin mentors his fellow teachers on the integration of technology into their teaching practices and has designed & lead technology professional development workshops in his district and around the country. A Google Certified Teacher, Kevin was named Northfield Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year in 2008-2009. He also received the International Society for Technology in Education’s “Making It Happen” Award in 2008 in recognition of his efforts supporting ISTE’s presence in Second Life. Kevin is a firm believer in the value of social networks for learning and is very active on Twitter. He is an active member of the New Jersey Education Association and has assisted the NJEA with a range of technology initiatives and played a substantial role in planning and organizing the the NJEA Convention’s “High Tech Hall” in 2009 and 2010.
Outside of school, Kevin is the advisor for Northfield Community School’s student newspaper/media club, The T-Bird Times (which is powered by the Ning.com social networking platform). Kevin also teaches online, part-time at Walden University in the Master’s program at the Richard W. Riley School of Education & Leadership specializing inIntegrating Technology into the Curriculum. Kevin left a 17-year career in the private sector (most recently I.T. project management & consulting) to pursue teaching as a second, “dream” career, a change that was the basis for this Education World article. He lives in Northfield, NJ with his wife Mary and two daughters, Jamie and Holly.
Presentation: Second Life in Education: An Introduction
Description: An overview of Second Life and its implications for education complete with examples, resources, links to YouTube videos, tips and more.
Date & Times: Fri. July 30th 4:30pm-5pm LA/ 7:30pm NYC/12:30am, Sat. 7/31, London/ 1:30am, Sat. 7/31 Paris/ 9:30am, Sat., Sydney/ 8:30am, Sat., Tokyo
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Presenter’s Website: NCS-Tech