Background 

16 year Catholic School Educator and Administrator. Grades K-16

As Director of Technology, K-12 in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - coordinated programs for educational technology and communications technology for over 200 schools. This included many Virtual Academy webinars, technology conferences and administrator and teacher face to face professional development.

  • Launched innovative Virtual Academy for Educators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Online Professional Development for Technology in Education in 2009
  • Completed two consecutive 3 Year Technology Plans for K-12 schools in 2008 and 2011. This included planning surveys and Acceptable Use Policy creation and implementation. 
  • Created this Catholic Educator Skype wiki which connects educators and classrooms via Skype
  • Professional Learning Networks and #CatholicedChat Twitter Chat. I'm a co-organizer of this chat which meets on Saturday mornings 9am EST.  

Find my Education Blog which includes Educational Technology and also Catholic Educational Technology at http:/ncara.edublogs.org 



 

Recent Presentations and Workshops

March 2017

Digital Citizenship - Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg

April 2017

NCEA NATIONAL CONVENTION - Saint Louis, MI

Social Media and Collaborative Communication

September 2016 through June 2017

Web Tools and Educational Technology - After School Workshops

April 2015

NCEA NATIONAL CONVENTION -San Diego

February 2015

Web Tools and Online Learning Tips

Social Media for the Classroom

April 2015

NCEA NATIONAL CONVENTION, ORLANDO - Social Media and CatholicEdChat

Leadership and Social Media Tools for Commuications

Webinar for Teachers - Reading Assessment and Implementation

May 2015

Learn Mobile Device Management - Large Scale Implementation

June, 2014

Summer Sandbox - Teacher Projects, Web Tools and Apps

Summer Sandbox - Student Projects, Web Tools and Apps

May, 2014

Mobile Apps for Classroom Productivity and Learning, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Business Curriculum Committee at Gwynedd College 

April, 2014

NCEA National Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Presentation Topics: 

Social Media and Leadership Communication, 'School Communication Goes Social' with co-presenter Jim Meredith

Professional Learning Online, Educator Self Powered Professional Learning, with co-presenter Barb Gilman

 

Fall, Winter, Spring 2013, 2014

Technology Integration and Instruction, Mobile Devices for Learning, Leading

Series of elementary and high school technology integration workshops - Philadelphia Area

  • Bonner Predergast High School

  • West Catholic High School

  • St. Cornelius

  • St. Mary Magdalen

 

April 2-4, 2013 - NCEA National Convention in Houston on April 2nd and 3rd on Educator Professional Development, Technology, Social Media and Learning.

April 28 2013 - Technology and Curriculum Day, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Ryan High School

June, 2013 - Completed year-long educational technology workshop series for teachers at St. Mary Magdalen School, Media, Pa.

 

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