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I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.
Jon has spent over fifteen years in educational technology at the elementary, high school, and university levels in both public and independent schools. He currently leads the Information and Technology Literacy Team and Personalized Learning Task Force in the Oregon School District. He presents at numerous conferences and workshops including Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), Illinois Associate for Gifted Children (IAGC), the Role of Technology in Education Conference, WEMA/WEMTA, WiscNet's Future Technologies Conference, the Midwest Principals Center, SLATE, and Brainstorm.