Thursday, January 16, 2020

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Ryan McGinnis



iTunes Podcast Link HERE

Really looking forward to interviewing friend and colleague Ryan McGinnis.  Ryan is a really dynamic technology integrator for CA Boces in the Southern Tier of New York State.  He truly is a great source of pedagogical and innovative best practices.  Can't wait to chat with him about his thoughts on upcoming technology trends and big ideas.

A little about Ryan in his own words:  "3rd year as a Professional Development Coordinator (Technology Integration), newly appointed CA BOCES Data Protection Officer, spent 10 years as classroom teacher (5th, 2nd, STEM), 2 years as an Elementary Principal."

Ways to connect with Ryan:

Twitter: @RyanMcGTech

Work Website:  HERE



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Coffee with a Geek 2019 in Review


It's that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year and hopefully set goals and resolutions to improve our lives, both personally and professionally.

I'm so thankful for all the people that sit and chat with me and discuss their thoughts and ideas around education.  I find it so beneficial to hear from others to gain much needed perspective.

Anyway, my goal for this year and the past is to talk about education matters that are important, with trendsetting educational leaders.  So here is my year in review.



Month
Guest/ Topic
Youtube Link
January
Dr. Shantel Scott- Teacher and Technology Innovator
February
Jennifer Gonzalez- Cult of Pedagogy  Need I say more?
March
Rabbi Michael Cohen- Edtech Leader
April
Canada Connect Conference Interviews

May
Scott Merrick- Virtual Environments ISTE PLN Leader
May 
Mike Tholfsen- Microsoft Edu 
July
Luke Nifaratos- SAM (SMART Approaches to Marijuana)
July
Black Mirror Support Group- Awesome Group of Educators discussing pop culture
August
Kirsten Lewis- 3rd Grade Teacher Extraordinaire
October
Create-a-thon Winning Students- Creative Students!
November 
Katharine Birbalsingh- Headmistress of the Michaela School
December
Kristen Swanson- Educator and Entrepreneur (Edcamp, Slack)