Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Hall Davidson supports Discovery Education’s partnerships and global learning initiatives. He also blogs and develops webinars for the Discovery Educator Network.
Davidson began his career teaching middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish and bilingual mathematics. He left the classroom to teach math on television and spent the next 20 years working with teachers and districts to integrate media into curriculum in leadership roles at Los Angeles-area PBS stations. While there, he also taught technology in education classes to teacher credential candidates at a blended program in the California Community College system, an early leader in distance learning. Davidson has been on the faculty of two colleges and worked with many institutions of higher education, including a series of workshops for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Davidson co-authored TechWorks, an internationally distributed classroom technology kit. He has spoken about technology and education to audiences around the world, consulted for professional organizations and corporations, and served on advisory boards and committees for organizations including the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the California School Library Association. He frequently contributes articles to national education publications, which are used by colleges of education.
Davidson graduated from Vanderbilt University with teacher credentialing from George Peabody College. He did graduate work at UCLA and California State University and received a master's degree from Pepperdine University. In 2011, Davidson received the prestigious Make IT Happen award, an internationally recognized program from ISTE for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools.
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