Who is Scott?

9-17-2013 10-45-45 AMMy name is Scott.  After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education, I have made the move to become a full-time Ph.D. student.  This decision was difficult but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done.  Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge.

As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered.  I earned National Board Certification in Young Adult Math.  I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!!

My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers.  I flipped my class.  I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!).  I started using gamification and mastery learning.

I went rogue and changed my practice.

I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could.  To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line.  Now I get to do it every day as the Director of Instructional Technology at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences, given keynotes, and led teachers through professional development.  I enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.  It is through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students.  Students deserve the best we can give and we sell ourselves short when we don’t give it.

I love talking with teachers about change.  About incorporating educational technology.  About the power that they have to change lives.

My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings.  If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages.  If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started.

I would love to meet you!  Do not hesitate to reach out!  I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you – let me know!

Have a great day! #BeBrilliant

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