I am an Educational Technologist and Instructional Designer, who specializes in training educational leaders and teachers with all levels of computer skills. This is a relatively new chapter in a multi-decade career as a school and non-profit leader. I have an earned doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University and an MS in Education Media Design & Technology from Full Sail University.
As an Educational Technology Leader for the 21st Century, my mission is the transmission of STEM literacy, in order to prepare students of all ages for engagement in the workforce and participation in a meaningful life in the 21st century.
I am pleased to announce the publication of a book co-authored with Dr. Martha Osei-Yaw: Building a K-12 STEM Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide for School Leaders and Tech Coaches.
This ISTE Publication guides the reader through all aspects of STEM Lab development, from planning, budgeting, and stakeholder engagement to curriculum integration, professional development, and day-to-day management. This book will be a helpful resource for principals, tech coaches, and other school leaders who wish to build a successful STEM Lab in either a public or private school.
Table of Contents
1. Idea + Passion + Opportunity
STEM Leadership as a Mindset
2. Preparing a Strong Foundation
Making your Vision a Reality
3. Building a Budget
Budget Considerations and Resources
4. It Takes a Village
Partnerships and the STEM Lab
5. PD That Fits to a T(as in Technology)
Building a PD Toolkit
6. At the Intersection of STEM Lab and Curriculum
Standards, Interdisciplinary Learning and the STEM Lab
7. Ready, Set...Now Implement
STEM Lab Administration 101
8. Impact and Expectations
Student Voice and Choice