I've spent 10 years working at independent schools in Chicago and Los Angeles. I've developed curricula in technology from Google Docs to Photoshop to Digital Filmmaking. Primary age group starts in 6th grade. I did take a two year break during those ten years to direct a feature documentary, The Long Green Line. I also worked as a professional photographer. I bring practical, real world creative insights into my classroom.
I'm a project based technology teacher. I strongly that students inherently want to express themselves creatively with new technology. I give the kids small bits of orientation in new software. I believe kids can teach themselves technology, and I create the environment for them to be able to teach each other new skills. My job is to structure the storytelling the design lessons in the projects. Technology is ubiquitous. The creative expression is whats important. Many of my lessons are "me" centric. Kids live online to express who they are. Teaching technology while letting students express themselves is perfect for this generation.
THE LONG GREEN LINE DIrected By: Matthew Arnold BEST DOCUMENTARY Naperville Independent Film Festival Lake Forest Film Festival #10 Best Sports Film of All Time - ESPNrise.com
BA - Electronic Media Graduate Second City Conservatory: Chicago Graduate I.O. Conservatory: Los Angeles
Because, I want to remove "It's Not Letting Me" from people's vocabulary, I blog at: www.itsnotlettingme.com My film projects are available online. My high school cross country running documentary is here: www.longgreenlinemovie.com My L.A. Singer/Songwriter Web Series is here: www.legendsoflala.com