George Lucas Educational Foundation

Ross Cooper

Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12, Salisbury Township School District

I am the coauthor of Hacking Project Based Learning, and the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. My passions are inquiry-based learning and quality professional development. I blog about these topics at I regularly speak, present, and conduct workshops related to my writings and professional experiences.

When I am not working, I enjoy eating steak and pizza, exercising, reading books, playing on my computer, and provoking my three beautiful nephews. Please feel free to connect via email,, and Twitter, @RossCoops31.

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  • School Leadership

    Innovate Salisbury: An Action Research Project

    One school district spent a year working with 15 teachers to determine the conditions needed to identify, create, and promote the scaling of classroom innovations.
  • Technology Integration

    Creating Your District's Digital Hub

    Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access.
  • Literacy

    (Almost) Paperless Literature Circles

    By giving students jobs like Passage Picker, Psychologist, and Wonderer within their literature circles, you can foster critical thinking in a clearly defined collaborative environment.
  • Professional Development

    Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

    Summer is almost here, an ideal time to read PD books and learn about strategies and resources that will give your classroom a fresh look in the fall. Here are five books that are worth a look.
  • School Leadership

    5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

    For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence.
  • School Leadership

    Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

    An online form could clarify and streamline classroom walkthroughs by focusing on a summary, specific and targeted feedback, teacher reflection/action plans, and adding multimedia.
  • Education Trends

    Author Commentary That's Simply App Smashing

    Guest blogger Ross Cooper, a fourth grade teacher with a creative approach to literature study, gets his students into the authors' heads by having them imagine an interview and then construct it via app smashing.