Grade(s): Middle School
School: MORTON RANCH JUNIOR HIGH, KATY TX
I am a Secondary Science Instructor in Katy, Texas. I have 18 years of experience as an Educator. I love teaching using the Flipped Model with technology in the classroom.
Instructional Technology Specialist at St. Anne Grade School 256 and St. Anne High School 302. M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Lewis University and M.Ed in Educational Leadership from DePaul University.
Ryan has been an educator for nearly 15 years. He began in 1999 as a middle school science teacher with 15 computers in his classroom, which at the time, was quite cutting edge. Since then he has taught in both public and private schools in various subjects including technology classes. An Ohio Certified Teacher with Computer Technology Endorsement, Ryan holds his Master's Degree in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology. He has spent the past 4 years as an Integrationist supporting Saint Joseph Academy. In his tenure, the school has made major improvements in the world of EdTech and has rolled out a true 1:1 Chromebook program for the school's 700 students called SJA+. Ryan is also actively involved in the EdTech community throughout Ohio as a co-founder and participant in OETCx, the state technology Alt-conference as well as EdCampCLE and other EdTech groups including #craftedu. With the success of the technology program at Saint Joseph Academy, Ryan has spent significant time presenting locally and regionally as well. Ryan has taken the role of Technology and Media Literacy Teacher with Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools.
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.