As an educator, I am most passionate about helping teachers & school leaders reflect on their practice so that ALL children experience learning environments emphasizing global connections, digital literacy, creativity, collaboration, compassion, & community. I believe a multilevel approach is needed to inspire new forms in schools and that the heart of these new forms lies in building teacher capacity to move from teacher centered to student centered classrooms:
Level 1: On a broad level, we should be leveraging resources and strengthening the practices of teachers & school leaders via networked learning communities.
Level 2: At the school level, we should be encouraging and strengthening school based professional learning community initiatives to build relationships and foster the type of collaboration needed to transform practice.
Level 3: At the classroom level we should be teaching school leaders, teachers and students how best to utilize the power of digital tools and social media to foster more authentic, engaging and rigorous learning tasks that are grounded in place and culture.
- Pepperdine University, Malibu – Ed.D. Educational Technology 2011
- University of California, Los Angeles – M.Ed. Teacher Education 1990
- University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. Political Science/International Relations 1988
- California Professional Clear Teaching Credential (Social Studies 6-12)
- California Bilingual Cross-Cultural Teaching Credential (K-Adult)
- Hawaii Teacher’s License (Social Studies 5-12/ESL PK-12)
- HCWYC Registry License (PreSchool Director/Teacher)
Deeper Learning, Building Effective Professional and Networked Learning Communities, Digital Storytelling, Innovative School Design, Eco-Friendly Schools, Blended Learning, 1:1 Initiatives, Authentic Curriculum Development, Leadership Development, Second Language Acquisition