District Instructional Technology Specialist
Marine Biology instructor.
(certainly not in order of importance)
I am currently in my second year of a new position within our district as an instructional technology specialist in the department of curriculum and instruction. I most recently spent the past four years as a generalist instructional coach in one of our district’s high schools where I also taught biology.
This weblog is authored by me, Sean Nash. Important to note within the scope of this mission is the fact that I still retain one classroom. I continue to teach a course in Marine Biology. I began this program over ten years ago in the St. Joseph School District. I know, it is Missouri… we get that a lot. It’s OK.
As an instructional technology specialist, I am focused on helping administrators and teachers develop two thirds of their TPACK (technological pedagogical content knowledge). Yes, it is a mouthful. However, this framework -characterized by Punya Mishra & Matt Koehler at MSU- is something I have in the back of my mind nearly every single day.
Every day is an interesting journey. I try to scribble a few things here whenever I get a chance, and sharing makes me feel good. I wouldn’t have spent nearly two decades in this profession if it didn’t. Stop in and poke around from time to time. Chances are, if the word cloud from your blog touches mine in some virtual venn diagram, then I have likely read from yours already.
Wordle.net word cloud for this blog as of 11.1.2008:
Below is a snap of the word cloud on 12.05.2009. Wow. a pretty major difference:
My classroom network…
Our district network…
Me……i’m not always screaming. .