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Awards

ISTE - Outstanding Teacher of the Teacher

ISTE

I was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the year for my work on the national level connecting with educators and other schools in a continued effort to grow as an educator and provide the best learning environment for my students. 

MACUL - Technology Using Teacher of the Year

MACUL2

I was awarded the 2013 Technology Using Teacher of the Year award for my innovative uses of iPads in the classroom, Project Based Learning, my dedication to professional development and creating a paperless environment for my English Students. 

In The Media

CNN Article on 20 Time

CNN.com

This is an article about my implementation of 20 Time/Genius Hour in my classroom. 

New York Times Article 1

NYT1

This is an article from the New York Times about the value of the backchannel in education. I was interviewed for this piece that ran in the print edition in May 2011. 

New York Times Article 2

NYT2

In this article, I was interviewed about the value of reaching out to students using Social Media. 

Grosse Pointe Patch Article 1

GP Patch

This is an article on my use of social media and a hash tag that I created (#SchoolDidAGoodThing) that went viral around the country. 

Featured Article in The Asahi Shimbun

GPS in Japan

This is an article that The Asahi Shimbun did on my class and how I use Social Media to engage my students inside and outside of the classroom. 

Grosse Pointe Patch Article 2

GP Patch

This is an article about my Romeo and Juliet Project that connected my classes in Grosse Pointe to classes in Van Meter, Iowa. 

About.com Teaching

GPS Tech Guide

This is an article that featured my use of iPads in the classroom. 

Conferences

Michigan Google Conference

Mi Google Conf

I spoke at the first MiGoogle conference on the value of blogging as an educator and with students in the classroom. 

Edcamp Detroit

Edcamp Detroit

Edcamp Detroit is a conference that I have organized for three years. It is a free conference that promotes the idea that teachers are the experts and should be encouraged to share their best practices. This conference is hosted annually at Wayne State University's College of Education. 

MACUL

MACUL2

MACUL is the State's organization dedicated to educational technology. I have been a presenter at MACUL for the last two years. I have presented on blogging, project-based learning, and cloud computing. I was awarded the 2013 Tech Using Teacher of the Year. 

ISTE

ISTE

I have presented the last 3 years about blogging, Project Based Learning, Professional Development and Research in the Digital Age. ISTE is the premiere educational technology event in the country and I'm very happy to be a regular attendee and presenter. I was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by ISTE.

Fashion Institute of Technology

FITNYC

I was invited to the Fashion Institute of Technology to speak as an expert on Cloud Technology in Education. 

ISTE Young Educators Network

This is a video  about the Young Educators Network that I was a part of for ISTE.

AP Annual Conference 2011

AP Conference

I was invited to speak at the Annual AP Conference in San Francisco about the importance of Teacher Advocacy. I sat on a panel that included CNN correspondant Mario Armstrong and discussed the role that technology should play in teacher advocacy. 

140 Character

I was asked to be on a panel for the 140 Character Conference in Detroit in the Fall of 2010 to discuss the role of Social Media in Education.