I’m joyful to announce that I’ve bought EdTechTeacher Inc. to Tom Driscoll, who has now assumed the position of EdTechTeacher CEO. Tom is the consummate skilled, an individual of excessive integrity, and a frontrunner of huge skills with an inspiring imaginative and prescient of scholar studying. I’ve identified Tom for greater than a decade and seen up-close his eager understanding and software of rising tutorial design fashions — blended studying, customized studying, deeper studying, project-based studying, game-based studying, faculty management, and extra — in addition to his potential to attach deeply with educators in any respect ranges and in all faculty environments. I really feel blessed that Tom is prepared and able to information EdTechTeacher within the many years forward.
For me personally, I really feel pleasure and nostalgia at this second. For fourteen years I’ve been main EdTechTeacher and for 20 years I’ve been serving to educators leverage expertise for scholar studying. The expertise has been greater than I ever imagined, main workshops for over 10,000 educators in additional than a dozen international locations and organizing conferences attended by hundreds. However all wouldn’t have been doable with out the steering and assist of others, particularly my EdTechTeacher co-founder Justin Reich and my EdTechTeacher Director Gail Ross McBride. Justin impressed me and my conception of innovation in schooling and Gail’s unbelievable talent, caring and dedication have been nothing wanting astonishing.
Final, however not least, I consider all of the educators I’ve come throughout over the past twenty years. So devoted, so caring, so inspirational. It was an honor to work with them. Some, like Avra Robinson, impressed me a lot I employed them (!) and so many others I wanted I might have labored with longer. However, now I’m 60 years of age and I wish to journey, spend extra time with my ageing dad and mom, enhance my Spanish and Italian, and never fear about working a enterprise. So, retirement appears interesting. Happily I’ll keep linked to EdTechTeacher as a part-time guide and teacher, however I’ll even be doing extra volunteer grownup ESL instruction and spending extra time in beloved Colombia.
Thanks for the reminiscences.