And speaking of leadership... Technology & Learning's advisory board and regular contributing editors are key players when it comes to providing our readers, visitors, and attendees with top-quality, up-to-the-minute content. Here, we introduce the members of our extended family of leader-experts whose active participation in T&L, techLEARNING.com, and our Tech Forum events help us remain on the cutting edge of technology and education.
Holly Brady, director of the Stanford Publishing Courses, has won numerous writing and editing awards, including top awards from both the Association of Educational Publishers and the Western Publications Association. She served as editor in chief of Technology & Learning from 1983-1994.
Bill Burrall, a former Technology & Learning National Teacher of the Year, is coordinator of instructional technology programs for Marshall County Schools in Marshall County, W.Va. He is a nationally recognized speaker on integrating technology and telecommunications into the curriculum.
Kim Carter is director of the Monadnock Community Connection School, a small public high school of choice, in Keene, N.H. Named 1991 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year and 1996 New Hampshire Media Educator of the Year, she has taught kindergarten through graduate school during her 28 years in education.
"The current best practices point to a combination of the human element, top-notch tech support, a diversity of technologies, a high level of interactivity, and need-to-know topics as essential elements."
Kim Carter, "Online Training: What's Really Working?" (May 04, T&L)
Jeff Branzburg, a former classroom teacher and district technology director, is an educational technology consultant specializing in the classroom implementation of computer-based technologies; he is also contributing editor and columnist for Technology & Learning, writing the monthly "How To" column.
Hall Davidson is director of educational services at KOCE-TV, a PBS station in Orange County, Calif. He serves as executive director of telecommunications of Orange County, a media consortium serving 200,000 students, and as director of the California Student Media and Multimedia Festival, now in its 37th year.
"....schools need to monitor and enforce fair use. If they don't, as the Los Angeles Unified School District found out in a six-figure settlement, they may find themselves on the losing end of a copyright question."
Hall Davidson, "The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use" (October 02, T&L)
Susan Brooks-Young, now an author and consultant, has more than 23 years experience as a teacher and administrator. She works with school administrators across the country on successful implementation of instructional technology programs. Her fifth book, Self-Assessment Activities for School Administrators: A Companion to Making Technology Standards Work for You will be released in May 2004.
"Administrative support is a key factor in the success of any kind of school reform, particularly reform dealing with the integration of technology into instruction."
Susan Brooks-Young, "Getting Administrators Up to Speed" (June 02, T&L)
Al Doyle is computer coordinator at The Town School, a private K-8 school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. He also teaches Learning Photoshop through Art at the Guggenheim Museum, a continuing education course that integrates the study of modern art and architecture with digital imaging.
Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, a finalist of Technology & Learning's 2003 Ed Tech Leader of the Year program, is the director of elementary education at the Montessori School of Denver. She has presented at various conferences and conducts workshops at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies.
Doug Green, a finalist of Technology & Learning's 2003 Ed Tech Leader of the Year program, teaches television broadcasting in the Carlsbad Unified School District in Carlsbad, Calif., where he oversees the nation's only daily live student broadcast to air worldwide via the Internet (chstv.com).
Ian Jukes has been a teacher, administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. As the director of the InfoSavvy Group and the Committed Sardine Web site (www.thecommittedsardine.net), he works extensively with school districts, businesses, and other institutions to help shape preferred futures.
Beverly Knox-Pipes is assistant superintendent for technology and media services at Michigan's Genesee Intermediate School District. A finalist of Technology & Learning's 2003 Ed Tech Leader of the Year program, Knox-Pipes also serves as executive director for the Genesee Network for Educational Telecommunications, a 150-mile fiber optic network for voice, video, and data.
"We focus on training superintendents and principals so they have a better understanding of how to use technology to impact student achievement. If you don't have the support of leadership, you're not going anywhere."
Beverly Knox-Pipes, "Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2003" (December 03, T&L)
Sheila Gersh is the director of technology and international projects for the Center for School Development, School of Education at the City College of New York. For the past 18 years, she has directed a variety of instructional technology projects that engage students in inquiry-based, collaborative telecommunications projects.
"Research indicates that when students write to 'real' audiences, their interest in writing improves, their excitement about doing their schoolwork improves, and their knowledge about other countries and cultures increases."
Sheila Gersh, "Technology's Role in Creating the Shared Learning Environment" (November 01, techLEARNING.com)
Richard Hoffman, former Web technologies coordinator for Fairfax County Public Schools' Department of Information Technology, is a technical architect and educational consultant based in New Hampshire. A former technology editor for Network Computing, he's currently the site editor of CMP Media's Database Pipeline.
"You may have heard the adage that when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's tough to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. That, in a nutshell, is the problem with IT planning."
Richard Hoffman, "Strategic Planning: Lessons Learned from a 'Big Business' District" (May 02, T&L)
Caroline McCullen works in state and local partnership development at SAS inSchool, the K-14 division of SAS Institute, helping school districts and state departments of education implement Web-based resources. She also collaborates with a staff of teacher editors to publish MidLink Magazine, an award-winning digital zine for students ages 8 to 18.
Judy Salpeter, an experienced educator, freelance writer, and educational technology specialist, is program chair for Technology & Learning Events and consulting editor for T&L magazine. She also served as editor in chief of T&L from 1994-2000.
Florence McGinn is CEO of Insynthesis, an educational and writing consultancy, and serves as senior vice president for GKE Corp. Formerly a U.S. commissioner on the Clinton administration's Web-based Education Commission, she was named Technology & Learning's National Teacher of the Year in 1998.
Stephanie Moore, Technology & Learning's 2003 National Ed Tech Leader of the Year, is director of instructional technology at Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School, a pre-K-12 Catholic school in St. Louis, Mo. She was one of the original teachers who pioneered MOREnet's award-winning eMINTs (multimedia interactive networked technologies) program.
"Each school decides their own definition of the word 'right' while understanding certain important issues that relate to classroom technology."
Stephanie Moore, "Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2003" (December 03, T&L)
Kathleen Schrock is the administrator for technology for the Nauset Public Schools on Cape Cod, Mass. She is well known for her work in the critical evaluation of Internet information, handheld computers, and gadgets, and the use of technology as a tool to support instruction, all of which may be found on her site, Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (school.discovery.com/schrockguide).
Alan November is an internationally known leader in educational technology. As author, designer, and practitioner, he has successfully guided schools to use technology to improve student learning. He has delivered keynote presentations and workshops in 49 states, every province in Canada, and across Europe and Asia.
"I think it's safe to assume that our current elementary students will have access to the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week from a small, very fast, inexpensive toy they carry in their pocket."
Alan November, "Teaching Kids to be Web Literate" (March 01, T&L)
Gwen Solomon is director of techLEARNING.com, Technology & Learning's Web site. She's served as senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Education, coordinator of instructional technology planning for New York City Public Schools, and founding director of New York City's School of the Future.
Jason Ohler is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a President's Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Alaska, and owner and president of JasonOhler.com. He has been a digital humanist, pioneer, and keynote speaker in the field of digital age living, learning, and leadership for two decades.
"Virtual learning has turned a seller's market into a buyer's market.
For the first time since the adoption of schooling as we know it, students and parents have real choices."
Jason Ohler, "Top 10 Technology Breakthroughs for Schools" (November 01, T&L)
David Warlick is the director of The Landmark Project, a consulting and innovation firm in Raleigh, N.C. He is the Webmaster of Landmarks for Schools, a popular Web site for teachers, has written three books and numerous articles, and delivers keynote addresses and workshops around the world.