I am a seasoned biology teacher at Canby high School in Canby, Oregon. I am a mobile technology innovator. I have been using iPads as a teaching tool in my classroom since 2010 to improve student creativity, engagement, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning. Using modern mobile technologies allows me to provide relevant and timely feedback to my students. It also helps me individualize instruction, monitor learning, and make decisions that direct instruction. My motivation is to inspire students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers, and to realize that science isn’t just something we study in class, it is what allows us to understand the world around us.
Professional Curriculum Development Experience:
GSLC Institute Master Teacher, 2011-2015.
Developing instructional materials for the GSLC’s learn genetics website. Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah. www.learn.genetics.utah.edu.
Contact: Molly Malone, Sr. Education Specialist, GSLC, University of Utah
COSA iTunes U Science Lead, and COSA Planning Member, 2014.
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators iTunes U initiative
Contact: Colin Cameron, COSA Deputy Executive Director
Contact: Steven Nelson, Account Executive, Apple Education
iTunes U Course Editor, 2015.
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iTunes U Course
Contact: Britney Betbeze, Project Manager, Six Red Marbles
Professional Speaking/Training Experience:
Council of State Governments – September 19, 2013.
Presentation on the use of blended learning in a 1:1 classroom. I was asked to speak to policy makers from around the country at the CSG Digital Learning and STEM Initiatives Policy Academy in Kansas City, MO. Here I discussed how blended learning can supplement student learning, allow students to collaborate online and outside of school, and how technology can help students make real-world connections with their classroom education. http://www.csg.org/pubs/capitolideas/enews/issue123_3.aspx
Jesuit High School – August 5, 2013. During this one-day training I trained Jesuit High School teachers and administrators on 1:1 Instruction and Management Strategies in preparation for transitioning to a 1:1 school.
Contact: Carol Wyatt, Asst. Principal, Jesuit High School
Concordia University – iPad Boot Camp, June 22, 2013. During this one-day workshop I instructed pre-licensed teachers on 1:1 Instructional Strategies for the classroom.
Contact: Shawn Daley, Concordia College of Education.
Oregon Academic Technology Society – Paperless classroom, 1:1 Instructional Strategies. April 12 2013. https://sites.up.edu/oats/
St. Mary’s High School – October 12, 2012. During this one-day training I trained St. Mary’s High School (Portland, OR) teachers and administrators on 1:1 Instructional Strategies in preparation for transitioning to 1:1 B.Y.O.D. instruction.
Contact: Alena Kelly, Principal, St. Mary’s Academy Portland
ITSC Conference – iPad Instructional Strategies for the Science Classroom. February 19, 2012. https://instructionaltechnologystra2011.sched.org/jeremyensrud
University of Portland, TLT Symposium – 1:1 Instructional Strategies “The Accidental Paperless Classroom”. October 14, 2011. https://it.uoregon.edu/node/3418