Jill Hobson, Director of Educational Technology for Forsyth (GA) County Schools, is responsible for bringing high quality, relevant online instructional material that serves to raise the bar for student engagement to the district. Under her leadership, the district has created a blended appproach to online learning that reaches across all grade levels and has resulted in reducing (and in some cases eliminating) the need for textbooks.
School Board News Today, an online publication of NSBA, provides timely and relevant stories and analysis from NSBA and other news outlets to school board members, administrators, and all others interested in K-12 education.
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As Senior Project Coordinator at ALTEC, Kari Stubbs is the project leader of the Title IID initiative in Kansas, known as Technology Rich Classrooms. The program has impacted teaching and learning in 168 classrooms across the state. Kari is also expected to complete her PhD in Curriculum with a technology emphasis this winter, and teaches the undergraduate course on technology integration at the University of Kansas.
To provide a 20/20 perspective on the industry of Education Technology, we need to know where we came from. The below interviews are with some of the leaders who were around at its inception and who were instrumental in transforming educational technology into what it is today.
Linda Smith has been a Technology Director for three large school districts. She has been involved in E-rate since she was on the Board of the Consortium for School Networking. For the past two years she has been working with CSM as an E-rate consultant. She works with over 40 Districts on Technology Planning and E-rate.
Cheryl Williams is a nationally recognized leader and executive in education reform. She is currently a Vice President of Conferences and Marketing at Teachscape, a San Francisco based company. Teachscape works with local schools and districts to design and deliver professional development services and resources. Before coming to San Francisco with Teachscape, she served as Vice President of Education at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, DC. And prior to that, as Director of Education Technology Programs at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Alexandria, Virginia.
Keith Mann is an educational technology consultant. He started his educational career as a teacher of math and computer science, which he did for 17 years. He then became a district Technology Coordinator. Two years later he became the first Director of Technology for the Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He held this position for 10 years until he retired in 2004.
Geoff Fletcher is Editor in Chief of T.H.E. Journal and executive vice president of T.H.E. Institute, anytime, anywhere professional development for educators. Geoff served for many years as the head of technology for the Texas Education Agency.