Education Technology Consulting and Expertise in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey Tri-State Area

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Hi! If you’ve landed here, chances are you are interested in learning more about education technology and are searching for expertise in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey Tri-State Area.

My name is Kelly Walsh, I am the CIO at The College of Westchester, and I’ve been running EmergingEdTech since early 2009. I am an avid advocate of education technology when it is well planned and thoughtfully deployed. I do not favor implementations of technology just for the sake of getting technology in place – there must be clear goals associated with any technology project, and ideally those goals should  have a positive impact on student learning. If you are interested in a dialogue about some instructional or education technology that you are considering, feel free to reach out to me through this site’s contact page and I will 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 the meanwhile, I hope you’ll subscribe to EmergingEdTech.com and actively participate in the dialogue!

My qualifications
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.

I have 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 recently developed and delivered an online “Flipped Classroom Workshop”, and will be offering it again frequently over the coming year or two. My newest eBook, “iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights” is slated for publication this fall. 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. These are just a few of the ed tech topics that I am passionate about.

There are right ways and wrong ways to approach “Ed Tech”. Just like any successful business project, technology implementations in schools and classrooms, no matter how small or large, will benefit from proper planning. Failing to properly learn and plan how technology will be used in an educational setting is a sure way to give Ed Tech a black eye, and sour students, educators, and parents on the prospect. I try to offer guidance, and hindsight, on the “right ways”, and ways to avoid furthering the disconnect that often exists between technology and the classroom.

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

About 

Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer, and an adjunct faculty member, at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Class Workshop in a Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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