I am available for education and instructional technology speaking engagements and presentations in the Northeast, and across the U.S.
My name is Kelly Walsh, I am the CIO at The College of Westchester, and I've been authoring EmergingEdTech since early 2009. I am an avid advocate of education technology when it is well planned and thoughtfully deployed. I am excited about what technology can bring to education when it is thoughtfully leveraged, and love informing others through inspiring presentations and dialogue!
I have developed and delivered presentations on a variety of education technology topics at technology conferences and at schools across the U.S., including the breakout session “Flipping the Classroom: Succeeding with Reverse Instruction” at the Campus Technology 2012 conference in Boston, and “Using Popular Social Media Tools in the Classroom” at the 2011 conference. I delivered a Keynote address focused on “Engaging Students and Enhancing Learning Outcomes” at the regional conference, “Education Technology Learning Summit – Teaching & Learning with the iPad” in North Carolina in November, 2012. These are just a few of the ed tech topics that I am passionate about.
I also recently developed and delivered an online “Flipped Classroom Workshop”, and will be offering it again frequently over the coming year or two. My new eBook, iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights, has just recently been published (it is available here on iTunes). A chapter on “12 Potential Education Technology Implementation Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid them” is currently under consideration for inclusion in the Classroom 2.0 5th Anniversary Book Project, and it is available for download here.
I have been in the information technology field for over 20 years, working at a senior management level for more than half of that time. I joined The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY in 2008, and have focused increasing attention on instructional uses of current and emerging Internet technologies. There is so much that can be done to engage students with these evolving technologies. I also feel strongly that educators should strive to be aware of these technologies, and actively strive to leverage those that can help to improve student learning.
Please contact me through this site's contact page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can (note: sometimes SPAM filters catch these replies, so be sure to check there if a few days go by and you get no response in your In Box). Thanks! – KW