Jennifer Dorman taught social studies and computers for 10 years and was recognized as the Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies. Following her classroom teaching, Jen worked as a Staff Development Facilitator for the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA, focusing on best instructional practice and technology integration. Jen was recognized as a Keystone Technology Integrator and STAR Discovery Educator in 2005 and as a Google Certified Teacher in 2008. Also in 2008, the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology recognized Jen as the Outstanding Leader of the Year and she represented Pennsylvania at NECC in 2008 as the state’s nominee for the ISTE Leader of the Year Award.
Jen has delivered keynote addresses and presented at regional and national educational technology conferences as well as in Second Life. Jen has been featured in Education Week Digital Directions and THE Journal. She is currently an adjunct professor and course designer for Wilkes University in the Instructional Media Masters Program. Jen blogs professionally at Cliotech and Dorman’s Trouvailles and she authors a best practices wiki, Grazing for Digital Natives, and a training Google Site, Google Tools for Schools.
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools