Educational Consulting

Having worked in education for 20 years (and having completed a Doctoral degree in Educational Technology), I’ve acquired a number of skills and built up areas of expertise that might be useful to other teachers, school districts, businesses, and organizations. In many cases, I’m only too happy to share for free (as I do when I make presentations at events such as the ASTE conferences). I’m also happy to spend some extra time designing courses, creating lessons, or simply giving advice. I’ve led the creation of several online courses (used by University of Alaska Southeast and KPBSD; see the overview below, complete with an outdated version of Blackboard); I’ve taught cohorts of teachers (local and international) how to design and teach in an online environment; I’ve written a wide variety of social studies lessons (for I also served as Gifted Youth Coordinator for MENSA Alaska for several years (I did let my membership lapse but still maintain my ISPE membership). This is, of course, in addition to my usual teaching, designing, and presenting.

My preferred projects would have to be in gamification and online course design/development. Currently, I use the Canvas LMS in my own classrooms (and have trained colleagues in its use), though I can work with many others.

I can also train teachers and administrators in any of the following:

  • Interactive whiteboard strategies,
  • Screencasting
  • Online tools for synchronous and asynchronous discussion
  • Designing a blended classroom for efficiency
  • Use of geospatial tools for engagement
  • Online lesson/module/course design
  • Digital filmmaking