Professional development in the area of Educational Technology is my strength and passion! I continue to seek ways to improve my practice, especially since the beginning of 2019 when I started working for Region 10 Education Service Center as a Digital Learning Consultant. My smart co-workers push my thinking daily, and I am looking forward to continuing my own learning journey as I encourage others in theirs.
Previously, I was a Digital Learning Specialist in Plano ISD for twelve years, working with educators at 72 campuses to integrate technology into their classrooms in the most effective ways. As an ISTE Standards expert, having served on the team that developed ISTE’s new and exciting ISTE Certified Educator program, I focus on pedagogy, not tools!
I am passionate about digital citizenship and was privileged to serve as co-chair of ISTE’s Digital Citizenship PLN for 2017-2018. I am one of two authors of ISTE-Metiri’s PD Curriculum for the Digital Citizen student standard. Check out my Digital Citizenship app, a way for teachers to have at their fingertips a one-sentence-a-day talking point for #DigCit!
During my pursuit of my second Master’s degree (M.Ed in Digital Learning and Leading), I conceived and launched CLICK, a website of student-created technology tips. I am a Google Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer. And I’m most excited about that Google Innovator badge (thanks to my CLICK project), completing the Google quadfecta. According to this site, there are only about 2200 Google Innovators worldwide, and I am so proud to be one of them.
I have presented on a variety of professional development topics at the Region 10 Tech Conference, ASCD-Texas, Texas Google Summit, TCEA, TLA, and ISTE.