Greg & Shawn are instructors, writers and creators for EdTechTeacherEdTechTeacher is a professional development group that works with schools and districts across the country to create customized year long professional development experiences around the thoughtful use of technology, Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, Personalized Learning and more.  

 Dunking at 40 was a personal goal...mission accomplished! 

Dunking at 40 was a personal goal...mission accomplished! 

Greg

Technology isn't neutral...

I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 13 years old when I asked if it would be okay if I was "just" a teacher.  I had no idea how powerful that word was then.  I wasn't "just" a teacher, I was a teacher, I now know the significant difference between the two.

I am a husband, father and teacher.  I am worried like all parents but I am hopeful for what the future holds for my kids and education as a whole across the country.  Our work in schools gives me a unique opportunity to have an impact on thinking, creativity and the potential of students.

Major accomplishments include:

  • Husband
  • Dad
  • Dunker
  • DJ
  • Lefty

Shawn

Making education better is how I’m going to change the world.  That's what I tell my kids when I go to work everyday. 

My mind pretty much thinks exclusively in analogies.

I have no understanding of how to fall asleep.  Therefore I am awake a lot learning about things that grab my interest.  For example:

  • Balancing  a chair on my face.  
  • Solving a Rubik’s cube in about 95 seconds.
  • Everything and anything related to educational technology.

I've also had some cool adventures:

  • I’ve been to 45 of 50 states and 5 countries on 3 continents. 
  • I was in the military for 6 years.  
  • I'm a teacher: Public, private, alternative, high school, junior high, elementary. 

You should say yes to new challenges when they present themselves.  

I too am left handed.  

 I spent more time then I am willing to acknowledge learning how to do this... and i don't regret it.  

I spent more time then I am willing to acknowledge learning how to do this... and i don't regret it.