I am available to help with Google projects, conference speaking engagements, keynote speeches, and consulting on technology integration.
For years, I worked with middle school students on a daily basis as a classroom teacher. I use those valuable experiences to inform my work with schools and districts.
I spend a lot of time helping businesses, schools/districts, and individuals how to leverage the power of Google. I’m a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, a Google Apps Authorized Reseller, and a Google Certified Sales Specialist.
I learn every day. My goal in life is to be the best learner I can be and to inspire others to do the same. I have a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Research, a M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a B.A. in Spanish.
Skills // Google Apps | Keynote Speech | Conference presentation | Consulting | 1:1 | iOS App Development with Kids
I wish all keynotes could be like Dr. Chris Craft’s. @crafty184 is excellent. #gafesummit – @wteral
This tweet was sent by @wteral during my keynote talk at the Google Apps for Education Southern Summit in Atlanta, GA. Pictured are Tina from the Geo team at Google (left) and Stacia from the Lovett School (right).
I work with teachers all around the world.
I spend a lot of time with teachers. Together, we learn about a variety of topics, ranging from Google to Educational Research, from 1:1 to iPads and Chromebooks.
Awards // I've been pleasantly surprised to be the recipient of several awards for my innovative teaching. Find information on those awards here.
I’m thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as one of the NSBA’s 20 to Watch this year! In their words, the honor recognizes innovative educators working hard to impact their students. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.
“The ’20 to Watch’ honorees offer school board members and other leaders real-world stories that help them evaluate the intersection of policy and practice when it comes to today’s emerging technologies,” said Ann Flynn, NSBA’s Director of Educational Technology. “These early adopters are naturally curious about technology’s potential to help transform learning and exhibit traits that inspire and motivate their colleagues to join them on the journey. Their voices and experience will inform local, district, and state approaches to education technology decisions for years to come.”
NSBA established the “20 to Watch” program in 2006. This year’s honorees will be recognized at 2013 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Conference on March 11th in San Diego and also at TLN-hosted luncheon at NSBA’s 2013 Annual Conference, also in San Diego, this April. TechSmith Corporation is sponsoring the “20 to Watch” celebration events and is providing software scholarships to the honorees.
The full press release is available on the NSBA website.
Each year The State newspaper chooses 20 local leaders that are younger than 40 years of age. This year I am honored to have been chosen! You can read the entire article in Monday’s (February 20) newspaper or online at www.thestate.com/20under40. I am thrilled to have been nominated by a friend and colleague, and look forward to representing the Midlands of South Carolina well.